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eBay 2008 Top 10 Desired Items

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Culture, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360

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If you are thinking of trying your hand on eBay to make some extra cash or looking for that elusive hot gift, you might as well know what other folks are mostly seeking. Here is a list of the top 10 most desired items in 2008 and how many were actually sold. Not surprising, most buyers were seeking game systems.

1. Nintendo Wii: 2,056,866 related items sold
2. Microsoft Xbox360: 1,297,903 related items sold
3. Sony PSP: 350,591 related items sold
4. iPod Touch: 281,361 related items sold
5. Nintendo Wii Fit: 266,584 related items sold
6. Apple iPhone 3G: 212,837 related items sold
7. BlackBerry Pearl: 207,688 related items sold
8. BlackBerry Curve: 193,788 related items sold
9. Sony Playstation 3: 103,333 related items sold
10. Guitar Hero III: 98,159 related items sold

Check out the entire list on the link.

Read More | CrunchGear

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Lojra-K Offers Free Online Gaming

The Black KnightLet’s face it. We can’t all afford Wiis and Xboxes, but for those who still crave Link and his heroic escapades, there are Websites that offer free RPGs, such as the newly created Lojra-Ks and its “Black Knight.” You can also find action, puzzle, shooting, sports, retro, and other games there. This might be the place to check out if you have already played everything in Free Online Games, a site that houses everything from “The Legend of Zelda and the Lampshade” to “Arrival in Hell” and is always looking for creative types to add to its catalogue.

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Sell Your Old Tronics

BuyMyTronic logoBuyMyTronics, formerly known as BuyMyBrokenIpod, has obviously increased the amount of old gadgets that they are willing to purchase. This includes such items as Game Cubes, Playstations 1, 2, and 3, Wii’s, DS Lites, iPhones and Zunes. As you send them your broken stuff they send them off to other companies or chop off parts. Working and/or phased out gadgets get refurbished and sent to resellers. The site is planning on expanding to include cell phones, digital cameras, GPS devices and camcorder. What a great way to pick up a little spare change for the holidays. You might just earn enough to buy yourself a little good cheer.

Read More | BuyMyTronics

Wii Shortage Imminent - Coincidence? We Think Not

WiiNintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that demand of the Nintendo Wii will again be greater than the supply this year. Since its launch, the Wii has topped the game system charts. During August, it sold over 400,000 pieces to the Xbox’s 276,000 and PS3’s 130,000. Fils-Aime says that they are doing all they can to meet the demand and that “the issue is not a lack of production.”

Sorry, but we beg to differ. We know that half of the fun of electronics life is waiting in line for an iPhone, bargaining on eBay, and in general picking up that special item early, because you know that there will never be enough of the those things that we covet the most. It’s time that those who are in control and earnestly chart sales realized we are not as naive as they would like to believe.

Read More | Daily Tech

Sony Announces PlayStation 3 Price Cut

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Video Games

Playstation 3

You just can’t keep a good rumor down. Although yesterday we heard rumblings of a PlayStation 3 price cut from various sources, Sony finally made it official. The 60GB model will be $100.00 less (~17%,) making the new price $499.99, only $20.00 more than the Xbox 360 Elite. The company also announced that an 80GB version will also be sold beginning in August for $599.99, with more than 60 games and game-related downloads available. This makes it obvious why the price cut was made, but we hope this will aid the ailing Sony, who has certainly had their share of problems over the last several months.

Read More | Sony via Playfeed


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