Let’s see how the street value (going by recent completed ebay sales) of these devices have been holding up relative to their original retail. I’ll let the numbers do the talking. Better flip those Lumias sideway folks. Ready?

product Surface RT, 32GB Nexus 7, 32GB Lumia 920, 32GB Nexus 4, 16GB
released Oct 26 (2 months) July 13 (5 months) Nov 2 (1.8 months) Nov 13 (1½ months)
retail $499 $249 $736 $299
ebay $479 $268 $435 $490
change $ $20 +$19 $301 +$191
change % -4% +8% 41% +64%

 

Update: Surur of WMPoweruser was kind enough to fact check my data and came up with some staunchly different figures. I suppose that while money may talk, so does accuracy. Thanks Surur (see his comment for more details including ebay sales figures and how he pulled it up). New table with his data below:

product Surface RT, 32GB Nexus 7, 32GB Lumia 920, 32GB Nexus 4, 16GB
released Oct 26 (2 months) July 13 (5 months) Nov 2 (1.8 months) Nov 13 (1½ months)
retail $499 $249 $450 $299
ebay $575 $220 $499 $464
change $ +$76 -$29 +$49 +$165
change % +15% -12% +11% +55%

Doug Simmons

8 COMMENTS

  1. Money does talk, wow. The Surface RT might be more appealing to me if it came with the touch cover instead of having to pay an extra $100+ to get it. Looks like pure supply and demand though, especially for the Nexus 4. High demand, low supply means higher prices.

  2. NL 920
    Sales price $100, commitment-free $449
    Avg. price sold $499
    Listings sold in last 7 days 274

    Nexus 4
    Sales price $299
    Avg. price sold $464
    Sold in the last 7 days 1019 – Why do I get a feeling people are buying these to flip them?

    Microsoft Surface
    Sales Price $499
    Avg. price sold $575
    Sold in the last 7 days 178

    Nexus 7
    Sales price $249
    Avg. price sold $220
    Sold in the last 7 days 7130

    http://cgi5.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?SellHub3

    Use quotes around the names.

  3. Good stuff Surur, I appreciate the contribution and I’ll use that next time. I share your feeling, makes sense that scalpers would flock to this particular concert.

    Rob: Perhaps the supply was not low but normal if not much greater than that of the Galaxy Nexus, and not tactfully suppressed for whatever reason by Google. Seems they were caught by surprise by rapid sellout.

      • how do you still pay attention to our local google troll? Simmons you’re full of shit! you’re worse than google docs…

      • Woah hey tough guy, after inviting others including you to do this article yourselves I posted the most recently finished ebay sales, all linked for your perusal, that were unopened and offered by sellers with good ratings. Surur provided average prices of multiple sales over a week, the current retail for the Lumia and units sold.

        When you want to find out the price of some stock you generally are interested in the price of the most recent trade, not some average of older trades. What I offered was at worst only misleading at a quick glance. It lead to more data being produced by one of our big fans and I included it in the article with an addition to the excerpt on the front if the site.

        So you can suck it Ramon.

        In other news, did the Surface not flop in Christmas performance as I said it would, or are those billions of dollars making a perceivable difference?

        You low resolution-using jive turkey.

      • so this is how we measure success? stop it up against a 15 year old solution and sales numbers? lucky for the both of us, the people still bleeding the money behind this knows different. The way i see it, google is positioned to run away and will be a in a dangerous position never to be caught.

        but i will say this about google like i said about apple 2 years ago when you people called me crazy! google will be the only ones to stop google. Much like apple was the only ones to stop apple. google and apple are still the new comers to this “leading” game, slow and steady plus a $14 stock is a painful lesson to learn from microsoft, but it will be learned!

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