Get them in a ‘nano’ second: Online marketplace selling an iPod related product every 30 seconds

Press Release

The announcement that the iPod Shuffle and Nano has been discontinued has seen Apple fans flock to to stock up on the classic music players

The announcement that the iPod Shuffle and Nano has been discontinued has seen Apple fans flock to to stock up, with more than 395,000 sales of iPod related products in the last three months – that’s nearly two every 30 seconds.[1]


The online marketplace has also taken a look at which iPod models we’ve rather have in our back pocket, with the iPod touch selling more than 700 related products every day in the last three months, and the iPod Nano following with more than 500 in the same timeframe – that’s more than 10 every half an hour![2]


With an anticipated increase in demand as the products disappear from shelves across the nation, and more than 500,000 iPod related products currently on site[3], has also pulled together some top tips on how to get the most out of selling your iPod model.


Murray Lambell, Senior Director, UK Trading at eBay says: “We know that when these big tech moments happen we see a ripple effect on site, and with an inevitable increase in demand for nostalgic products like the iPod Touch and Nano it’s great we are able to provide our customers with the key essentials to be able to sell their old tech in order to afford something new or make a bit of extra money.”


Top tips for selling on eBay:


Do your research – Find out what your items are worth on eBay and make sure that you’re pricing your item to sell – as one of the easiest ways to put customers off is overpricing. Pricing competitively is a key factor for making a sale. 


Key words and relevancy – Make sure you include the brand name in the title – as this will help catch the buyer’s attention. Your listing title should be clear and relevant and always spelt correctly. A good description is also important to helping buyers find out everything they need about the product and reassuring them before a purchase.


Take good pictures – Agood picture speaks a thousand words. Including multiple photos from different angles of your product is a good idea. Clean white backgrounds are a safe choice and be sure to show any tags and packaging.


Honesty and communication – Be honest. Complete clarity concerning any marks and scratches from the start means a happy customer. Answer questions from buyers as quickly and as professionally as you can. A good line of communication will help buyers trust you and buy with confidence.


Shipping – It’s a good idea to offer your item with free shipping. Many electronic items are small enough to be shipped inexpensively, so it’s a great way to make buying from you that much more attractive. It could also help target buyers who filter their searches to see only items with free shipping.


Encourage feedback – Customer feedback is essential as it lets other people know that you are a reputable seller and encourages others to buy tech, including refurbished. Always encourage a happy customer to feedback on your service. 


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[1] Data taken from 21.04.17 – 19.07.17

[2] Data taken from 21.04.17 – 19.07.17

[3] Data taken from 02.08.17