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Top 10 suburbs indulging in retail therapy this lockdown

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A rolex watch, hands holding $100 notes and a TY Beanie Baby
Millions of Aussies have been shopping to beat the lockdown boredom. This is what they have been buying (Source: Getty)

From Beanie Babies to video games consoles, the millions of Aussies stuck in lockdowns are turning to different hobbies to beat the boredom.

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

  1. 2560: Purchases are up 33 per cent, with car parts and women’s clothing among the top items bought

  2. 2250: Purchases are up 30 per cent, with car parts and men’s shoes among the top items bought

  3. 2770: Purchases are up 30 per cent, with car parts among the top items bought

  4. 2145: Purchases are up 29 per cent, with graphics cards one of the top items bought

  5. 2155: Purchases are up 28 per cent, with computer monitors one of the top items bought

  6. 2259: Purchases are up 26 per cent, with TY Beanie Babies the top item bought

  7. 2153: Purchases are up 25 per cent, with computer monitors one of the top items bought

  8. 2170: Purchases are up 24 per cent, with watches one of the top items bought

  9. 2148: Purchases are up 21 per cent, with car parts and laptops among the top items bought

  10. 2000: Purchases are up 16 per cent, with video game consoles one of the top items bought

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