eBay has released its official figures relating to a two-week period of iPad 2 activity on their US site, between the launch and international roll out. CNET reports:
“In a release preceding the U.S. launch of the iPad 2, the company said that 38,000 Instant Sale offers had been made on original iPads as part of the program, with 22,000 of those being made in the week following the iPad 2’s announcement.”
“Unsurprisingly the hard-to-get tablet has been moving briskly on the service, reaching just less than 12,000 sales in the two-week period between the U.S. launch and the iPad 2’s launch in 25 additional international countries.”
About 65% of devices went to US residents versus just 35% of the original iPads last year. Canada and Russia are the biggest importer of iPad 2s, eBay data suggests, with the latter commanding the highest average mark-up. The average selling price for the 16GB WiFi iPad 2 was $697 on the auctioning site (versus Apple’s retail price of $499), going all the way up to a $406 premium on the flagship 64GB 3G model.
Here’s the two weeks of iPad 2 sales on eBay, and where they went:
Embedded below is last year’s chart for comparison: