With the launch tonight of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, ebay has advised that Australian Galaxy S 3 owners appear to be preparing to get their hands on the latest Samsung flagship.
Ebay reports that they have seen an increase in the amount of listings for the Galaxy S 3 with ‘roughly 65,000 listings for the S3 and its accessories’ in the days leading up to the launch of the Galaxy S 4. The interest in the Galaxy S 3 is also prevalent with 235,000 searches being run on eBay for that handset alone in the first three months of 2013.
Megan English, EBay Trend Watcher said: “Whilst it’s not an exact science, the more listings for older models of phones on eBay in the days before the expected release of its successor is a good indication of its popularity.”
With 100,000 mobile phones and over 2.5 million accessories purchased by Australians in the first three months of 2013 alone, EBAY is certainly a good indicator of trends in terms of anticipation for a device. eBay has also noticed this trend with the iPhone previously in the leadup to the launch of their new phone.
We’ll know a lot more about the launch of the Galaxy S 4 after tonights launch . Make sure you let us know if you have questions about the Galaxy S 4 which we can try to get answered at the event.
Are you selling your Galaxy S 3 to get a Galaxy S 4? Is ebay your preferred method?