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Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third party content provider. Frankly and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ The past year was full of trends, moments, and movements that changed the cultural and commercial landscape. Today, eBay releases its new Shopped report1 that takes an exclusive look at 2017 sales from the marketplace. The Shopped report spotlights and reflects on how pop culture and current affairs influenced shopping on one of the world largest online marketplaces. With over a billion listings a majority of which are new or available to buy immediately eBay continues to be a barometer of trends.”With a watch purchased every four seconds and a smartphone purchased every five seconds, eBay sales uniquely reflect the cultural zeitgeist,” said Bradford Shellhammer, eBay Head of Personalization and Engagement. “From adidas Superstars to eco friendly luxury, to Wonder Woman memorabilia and merchandise to Radiohead on vinyl, shoppers know that whatever they coveting, they can find it on eBay.”TOP SHOPPED2 17 for The Moments that Mattered MostThe Force Is Strong: In the two months before the December 15 release of Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, Star Wars fever transcended generations to reach new levels of fandom. In the weeks following the first outing as an engaged couple on November 27 and with Meghan wearing a white belted wrap coat there were more than 13 white coats purchased every hour on eBay. Since its debut, eBay shoppers collectively have bought more than 29K iPhone Xs and nearly 39K iPhone 8s. The eBay community raised nearly $800K for the New York Public Art Fund through an exclusive charity sale of Ai Weiwei works within 24 hours. Last year, there was an 85 percent increase in year over year sales of Chemex Coffeemakers, and a 70 percent increase in sales of Ninja Coffee Bars. The most popular were Nest devices (more than 211K bought), followed by the iRobot Roomba (more than 58K bought). There was a 24 percent increase in vinyl record sales on eBay compared to 2016 with almost 10K vinyl records being purchased every day in 2017. Fleetwood Mac Rumours was most coveted on vinyl, followed by Radiohead OK Computer. Gucci announced its commitment to fur free design, and sales increased by seven percent compared to 2016 sales. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2016, eBay enabled $83 billion of gross merchandise volume.1 Data is based on US sold items that included the key terms in the listing title across all categories from January 1, 2017 to December 19, 2017, as well as January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 to show year over year comparisons.2 eBay “Top Shopped” picks were culled from trends, themes, and items pertaining to pop culture phenomena across multiple categories.