Britain didn’t win any gold medals today for the first day since the London 2012 Olympic Games started. That means we’ve no new gold pillar boxes and no new gold medal stamps to share with you.
Not to worry though, Matt Lindley who is an SEO consultant who’s worked on the London Hotels booking campaign for HotelClub and also sells on eBay , has been getting into the Olympic spirit and looking at London 2012 collectables available on eBay. He’s found some crackers to share with Tamebay.
Matt’s Top Five Olympic eBay Auctions
There’s a huge amount of London 2012 merchandise out there, and if you’re after a souvenir it can be difficult to know where to begin. This guide focuses on some of the ‘pieces of the Games’ that you can take home. Sure, not everyone can afford an Olympic torch (which have been commanding serious prices – are they really worth it?) or a promotional tour bus. But you may be able to snap up an official pin badge or Andy Murray-signed tennis ball. Here are my top five Olympic auctions on eBay right now:
5 – Team Japan Pikachu Pin
This particular caught my eye for its sheer quirkiness, featuring the loveable Pikachu character. Not sure what Pokemon have to do with the games, but lots of people seem to be bidding on it!
4 – Nurse’s Costume from the Opening Ceremony
Among the props and costumes that have been auctioned are drums, Isle of Wonder short story books and shoes. But my personal favourite is this rather fetching .
3 – ‘Teem GB’ Number Plate
The plate is being sold by an existing Team GB member and went for a very reasonable £265, which sounds like a bargain to me.
2 – Coca-Cola Future Flame Tour Bus
The vehicle was part of Coca-Cola’s Future Flames campaign, which followed young torch-carriers up and down the country before London 2012. It’s no standard double-decker, having been re-fitted and customised with DJ booth and pop-out roof.
1 – Signed Team GB Cycling Jersey
At the time of writing, bidding is at a staggering £570 with the auction not due to end until the Olympics does. Fingers-crossed it hits the £1,000 mark!