Data from eBay has revealed which NSW postcodes have been shopping the most since June and what they have been buying.
As it happens, the people of NSW are avid collectors with eBay reporting that those living on the Central Coast have taken a real interest in 90’s Beanie Babies.
And those living in the Sydney CBD and Liverpool have been building up their watch collections.
Those in Greater Western Sydney, which has been hit hardest by the lockdowns, including Campbelltown and Blacktown, have been snapping up car parts to battle the lockdown boredom.
eBay Australia’s Sophie Onikul said as Aussies hunker down at home, people are once again indulging in retail therapy to bust their boredom.
“Similar to trends seen during other lockdowns, shoppers across Sydney are updating WFH setups and revisiting much-loved hobbies like restoring cars as they make the most of the additional downtime,” she said.
“But this time we’re also seeing a rise in collectors with Beanie Babies in high demand and others counting down the time with new watches.”
The top 10 postcodes shopping this lockdown
2560: Purchases are up 33 per cent, with car parts and women’s clothing among the top items bought
2250: Purchases are up 30 per cent, with car parts and men’s shoes among the top items bought
2770: Purchases are up 30 per cent, with car parts among the top items bought
2145: Purchases are up 29 per cent, with graphics cards one of the top items bought
2155: Purchases are up 28 per cent, with computer monitors one of the top items bought
2259: Purchases are up 26 per cent, with TY Beanie Babies the top item bought
2153: Purchases are up 25 per cent, with computer monitors one of the top items bought
2170: Purchases are up 24 per cent, with watches one of the top items bought
2148: Purchases are up 21 per cent, with car parts and laptops among the top items bought
2000: Purchases are up 16 per cent, with video game consoles one of the top items bought