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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2448 - January 03, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 3

Liquidation.com Anticipates iPad, Xbox Kinect and PS3 among Top Returns

By Ina Steiner
January 03, 2011

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Online auction site Liquidation.com is expecting record-level inbound volumes of returned and overstock products following the strongest holiday shopping season in recent history. Top returns include hot holiday sellers such as iPads, iPods, smartphones, HDTVs, and newer gaming consoles like the Xbox Kinect and Playstation 3.

The site also expects high volumes of overstock product such as flip phones and DVD players, which have been replaced by more updated technologies, and 3-D televisions, which sold more slowly than expected this holiday season.

Several of Liquidation.com's largest online and offline retail clients have already advised Liquidation.com that the inbound flow of returned and overstock product would ramp quickly, and the company has increased staffing at its five national warehouses.

Liquidation.com anticipates closing significantly more auctions in January 2011 than the previous year in order to keep pace with the supply, and said the increase in inventory would present more purchase opportunities for small business on Liquidation.com and consumers on Secondipity.

"This could be the biggest returns season we've ever had," according to Cayce Roy, executive vice president of Liquidity Services Inc. "The combination of more-relaxed returns policies and increased consumer confidence means that retailers will see a higher volume of goods flowing back to their stores following the holidays."

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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