eBay published a list on Wednesday of the most expensive purchases made on its marketplace for 2018, reporting that some of the highest-ticket items sold for between $145,000 and $3+ million. But the announcement may be more notable because of what it did not include.
In the past, eBay has touted holiday sales the same way Amazon did today. While such releases generally don’t reveal detailed numbers, they are nevertheless opportunities for the marketplaces to brag.
Take today’s Amazon’s headline for example: “Amazon Customers Made This Holiday Season Record-Breaking with More Items Ordered Worldwide Than Ever Before.”
Record-breaking sales! But it’s a surprise to no one that Amazon had more sales this holiday season than last year; what people want to know is, HOW MUCH more?
eBay skipped the usual holiday bragging, instead publishing “the 20 Most Expensive Purchases of 2018”:
- Lunch with Warren Buffett to Benefit GLIDE (eBay for Charity): $3,300,100
- Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch: $535,499.99
- 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce: $499,900
- 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: $470,000
- 2009 Mike Trout Draft Pick Baseball Card: $400,000
- 2015 Lamborghini Aventador: $362,000
- 2018 Ferrari 488: $339,000
- 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider: $329,998
- 2016 McLaren 675LT Coupe: $325,800
- 2013 Robinson R-44 Raven II Helicopter: $325,200
- 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe: $319,900
- 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: $319,000
- 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S 650 Cabriolet: $318,000
- 2000 Tom Brady Championship Ticket: $250,000
- 2003-04 LeBron James Basketball Card: $250,000
- Ralph Togel Gold Masterpiece: $200,000
- Captain America Comic #1: $175,200
- 1952 Mickey Mantle & 1941 Joe DiMaggio Baseball Cards: $152,000
- Richard Mille RM11 Flyback Chronograph Rose Gold Titanium Watch: $148,000
- Action Comics #1 (1st appearance of Superman & Lois Lane): $145,655
eBay also provided lists of some category-specific high-value sales, including watches, entertainment memorabilia, handbags, and sports cards and collectibles. You can see the full release on the eBay corporate blog along with a video showing the top 20 most expensive products sold in 2018.