iPod Mania Going Strong On eBay (AAPL)

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by: Yankee Group

By Carl Howe

We wrote yesterday about the appreciating prices of iPod minis on eBay. Today, eBay put out a press release on Business Wire noting that both iPod minis and iPod nanos are some of the top-selling items this holiday season (you will need free registration on Business Wire to read the press release). While the volumes are high, we should note that they really are a drop in the bucket compared to the 8 million iPods we've predicted Apple will sell this quarter, but it is a strong gauge of iPod demand.

Also, checking the Apple store, I note that the $249 4GB iPod nanos shipping times have now slipped past Christmas. $199 42GB iPod nanos and $299 iPod videos seem to still be available with one to two day availability, but my guess is that will start to stretch out as panic buying sets in closer to Christmas. So if you want one, don't wait.

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