Daily Archives: December 26, 2007

Richard Waters

Kitchenaid_stand_mixer_2  During their most important sales period of the year, ecommerce companies like Amazon and eBay rely disproportionately on the latest must-have gadget, movie or game.

As John Donahoe, head of eBay’s marketplace division, explained at the start of this holiday shopping season: "When they’re new, we sell a lot on eBay and the average selling prices are huge." Last year the Wii had that new-scarce-and-expensive mix, the year before it was the Xbox 360. Elmo has also leant a hand. Read more