Press Releases

Press Releases

Thu, 17.11.2016

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS AS PRESSURISED AS RUNNING A MARATHON 

Mon, 13.06.2016

Following the Queen’s official birthday this weekend, a royal ranking released by eBay.co.uk has revealed Her Majesty is still Britain’s favourite Royal. Over the past three months, the online marketplace has seen nearly 300 items related to the Queen sold every day on site; that’s 12 items an hour and a 20% increase in sales since her actual birthday in April.  

The Queen is selling more than four times as many items than all the princes combined , with listings including everything from a £20,000 piece of art to Queen Elizabeth badges.  

Thu, 02.06.2016

eBay.co.uk reveals Brits pack £286million worth of unwanted possessions when moving house

In the run up to National Home Move Month (13th June – 11th July), eBay.co.uk has revealed that when it comes to moving house, Brits cart around £286million worth of unwanted belongings  – that’s enough money to buy six penthouses on Park Lane, four private jets or three private islands. 

Tue, 31.05.2016

Brits prioritise the living room when moving home 

During peak home move season, research from eBay has found that when it comes to moving house, over half of Brits (51%)  will prioritise the living room as the first room to unpack, swiftly followed by the kitchen (21%), and in third place, the bedroom (14%). 

Wed, 18.05.2016

eBay unveils the three classic restoration projects to take part in the first ever eBay Car Challenge.  A Volkswagen Beetle, Riley Kestrel 1300 and Mk3 Triumph GT6 will be transformed over the next three months using only parts and accessories from eBay.

Hundreds of amateur restorers applied to take part in the eBay Car Challenge with the chosen three receiving £4,000 each to spend on eBay.  The restorers will now lavish all their attention on their vehicles in preparation for the final reveal in July.

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Thu, 12.05.2016


This weekend, eBay will premiere a hilarious series of shows in the Bullring Birmingham, entitled Shop Live! with eBay. Taking place centre stage in the city’s shopping destination, the series of live performances will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May.

In a tongue-in-cheek homage to home shopping television programmes, Shop Live! will consist of two interactive performances; each allowing the audience to take advantage of deals straight from the convenience of their mobiles, whilst they watch.

Wed, 11.05.2016

Now celebrating its 21st year, eBay has unveiled the spending habits of Birmingham residents with new shopping data launched this week. With sales of handbags and lycra soaring, the latest data from the online marketplace shows that fitness is having a major moment in fashion.

Shoe and bag mad Brummies will always step out in style, with a whopping 97,400 shoes and handbags sold every year, whilst activewear purchases are also on the up, as we hurtle towards summer dressing. 

Tue, 10.05.2016

Brits are failing to get a foothold on the ‘possessions ladder’ when they move house according to new research from online marketplace eBay.co.uk.
Though the average home has £4,000  of unwanted items lying around, just a fifth of people (22%) are canny enough to sell items to fund the purchase of items for a new home. 
Despite a third (36%) of us thinking we’d need at least £1,500 to upgrade our possessions, nearly half of us admitted we’ve knowingly packed and kept items we’ll never use in our new place.

Mon, 18.04.2016

As the much anticipated action-remake of the Jungle Book hits the silver screen, online marketplace eBay.co.uk has taken a look at the most popular Disney films. While poor Mowgli and his be(ar)st friend Baloo don’t even make it into the ranking, Frozen is refusing to ‘let go’ of the top spot, selling two items every minute in the past three months . 
No longer quite belle of the ball, but still in second place is glass-slipper clad Cinderella who sells a remarkable 489 products per day .

Thu, 24.03.2016

As the much-anticipated Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice hits the big screen and the iconic superheroes battle in the ultimate power struggle, eBay.co.uk has seen Batman outselling his rivals with two pieces of merchandise every minute on the site .