7 of the Best Sellers on eBay

Money’s tight these days and shoppers are looking for more ways to stretch a dollar.

Retailers took serious losses over the holiday season but the down market may actually help enterprising folks make a few bucks online, as long as they have something worth selling.

Here is a list of seven of the top post-holiday items on eBay (Stock Quote: EBAY):

iPod Touch, 32 GB
Retail Price: $399
Recent Lowest Pre-Owned Price on a Closed Auction: $175
Lowdown: Neither rain, nor sleep nor even Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL) honcho Steve Jobs’ departure can stop demand for the iPod. The Cupertino, Calif.-based giant’s answer to the Walkman is the first name on most Americans' wishlists this year.

Both retail and refurbished prices can vary by model and storage amount. Selling your iPod will get you a little more than half of what you originally paid for it.

Rolex Day Date President Quickset Diamond Watch
Retail price:
$24,800
Recent Lowest Pre-Owned Price on a Closed Auction: $7,000
Lowdown: This Wall Street staple has been a calling card for millionaires, royalty and the occasional lawyer for generations. There may be tears if you’re forced to part with yours, but take heart: That second-hand Rolex will get you a hefty sum.

iPhone 3G, 16 GB
Retail Price:
$299
Recent Lowest Pre-Owned Price on a Closed Auction: $199
Lowdown: It’s been more than eight months since the debut of the iPhone 3G and, in that time, the block-long lines of eager shoppers have given way to a much calmer shopping environment.

Mixed reviews from tech experts and increased competition in the cell-phone market may have dulled demand a bit, but the iPhone’s mystique is strong enough to captivate the have-nots.

Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera
Retail Price:
$899.99
Recent Lowest Pre-Owned Price on a Closed Auction: $851
Lowdown: It seems that camera phones are just not enough for some shutterbugs. Consumers who want professional quality photos are lining up for the next generation of digital cameras, such as the Cannon EOS Rebel XSi and the Nikon D90 Digital SLR (despite hefty price tags on both). The newer D90 in particular holds its value well.

Nintendo Wii
Retail price:
$250
Recent Lowest Pre-Owned Price on a Closed Auction: $175
Lowdown: Now that Nintendo has found a way to make a player’s body into a joystick, serious gamers, and even not so serious consumers, want a little virtual reality for themselves.

Xbox 360
Retail price:
$299.99
Recent Refurbished Price: $164.50
Lowdown: For the non-Wii set, the Xbox 360 is the “grand old man” of at-home gaming. Despite having come out almost one full year before its closest competitor, the Xbox is still in demand.

Coach Large Soho Leather Hobo Handbag
Retail price: $378
Recent Lowest Pre-Owned Price: $72
Lowdown: Louis Vuitton may be the most famous handbag designer in the world but regular Janes prefer Coach (Stock Quote: COH).  Keep in mind that the company offers cut-rate fare at several outlet locations, too.

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