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eBay Top Twenty Christmas Toys 2012

Free Auction Tools provider Auctionlotwatch.co.uk announced today its annual predictions for what will be the most popular Christmas toys on eBay this year. Based on industry source predictions & current searches the list highlights some past favourites.

With Christmas fast approaching now is a great time to start looking for & buying this years hot Christmas toys. In previous years high demand and short supply often meant frustrating trips to the high street combined with paying inflated prices for those must have toys. The advice from the industry specialists this year is clear - to avoid disappointment make sure you do your Christmas shopping early.

Online consumers have also become more savvy - using technology to ensure that they not only have the convenience but also access to the best prices available. Trying to get the most out of the Christmas budget is every parents goal but it's especially important in this current economic climate.

It is estimated that internet sales account for around a tenth of all shopping in the UK, and this figure is expected to rise in 2012. In December 2011 UK consumers spent almost £8 billion online on Christmas presents. The significance of eBay to the UK market cannot be underestimated - its UK site has nearly as many visitors every month as Londonís Oxford Street, at 17 million versus the West Endís 18 million.

With eBay launching a big Christmas ad campaign on the TV, mobile and online it will definately be a prominent venue for shoppers looking for an early bargain.

This year it is expected that Santa's list will dominated by techy toys - including the return of some very familiar favourites that have had a full tech makeover. In 1998 the world was introduced to the Furby range - cute, talkative and very popular they dominated many children's wish lists across the world. Now its back - the all new Furby 2012 however comes with its own smartphone and tablet app, allowing for a much more interactive experience.

Those in the toy trade also predict that tablets are also going to be huge this Christmas and for many more to come. Offerings by market leaders Vtech & Leapfrog have all earned rave reviews from technology pundits. Many of the tablets have child friendly enhancements that allow parents the ability to restrict or control certain features as appropriate for their child. Some tablets can also be set to switch off automatically after a child's bedtime which may be a blessing for some parents.


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Posted: Sun October 29 21:30 GMT



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* Top Twenty Hot Christmas Toy predictions based on manufacturer, retailer & industry sources.