Tuesday, January 4, 2011

eBay Watch: 2007 First Editions Chevy Silverado

Here's a new column that I will be adding to my blog. We all know that one of our favourite spots to purchase our Hot Wheels online is eBay (or also known as evilBay to some of us). People look at eBay to find those cars they cannot find on the pegs, be it Walmart/Kmart Day Exclusive Recolours, Super/Regular Treasure Hunts, other series not available locally, older basic cars no longer in production or simply cars that are supposed to be on the pegs but they are no where to be found.

Today I will be featuring a car that I have seen regularly on the pegs back home in Malaysia two years ago when I just started collecting: 2007 First Editions Chevy Silverado.

Hot Wheels Chevy Silverado (image from southtexasdiecast.com)

The Chevrolet Silverado is a popular pickup truck in America, selling in excess of 800,000 units worldwide yearly. I would imagine the sales figures would be hard for Hot Wheels to replicate since I have seen many of these on the pegs. Hot Wheels have manufactured this model with a motorbike model on the rear trailer in four colours: Dark Orange, Dark Red, Black and Blue.

Over the last two weeks, this First Editions Chevy Silverado has seen a rise in price. The Dark Orange variation was sold for US$6.50 (equivalent to RM20) to US$8.50 (equivalent to RM26), and the Black variation sold for US$5.50 (equivalent to RM16.80). The lowest of which is now equivalent to a majority of regular T-Hunts on the market, and a whopping 500% gain in value from retail price. Not bad for a local peg warmer two years ago, I'd say.

Currently, eBay sellers are selling these starting from US$4.88 and there are active bidders for it on the market.

Do you have a 2007 First Editions Chevy Silverado in your collection? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section!


diwong said...

Lolz I dun have one in my collection but I've seen them on the racks...purple one also recently...tempted to buy it but didn't. :D

Eugene T. said...

haha yeah most of us will pass it : )