eBay Releases Its iPad 2 Sales Data

Posted on April 3, 2011 by

Apple hasn’t released the official sales numbers for its iPad to yet, but eBay is sharing data of iPad 2 buying activity from its site. Since the iPad 2 is sold out at many locations and Apple’s online store has a ship time of 3-4 weeks, many people have been going to eBay for their iPad 2 purchases. According to eBay’s data, nearly 12,000 iPad 2s were auctioned or bought instantly during the first two weeks.

People have been willing to pay a premium for the iPad 2. CNET has outlined the average selling price of the various iPad 2 models:

eBay averaged out the selling price of the various models (excluding color and type of 3G), which sit well above Apple’s own retail pricing. For instance, the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2, which retails for $499 had an average selling price of $697, which is $198 higher. It goes up from there, hitting a $264 premium on the 64GB model, and a staggering $406 average premium on the top-of-the-line 64GB model with built-in 3G.

The data shows that 65 percent of the iPad 2 purchases were sold to customers in the United States.

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