Ebay and the Super Bowl, Match Made in Heaven?

It’s crunch time people! Over at SuperBowl.com – the Official website of Super Bowl XL they are actually counting down the seconds! At the time of this post: 02days 09hrs 29min 55sec.

The super bowl is notorious for being one of the biggest advertising events of the year. Can you feel the excitement? Last year, according to money.cnn.com on average advertisers paid $2.4 million for each 30 second spot.

According to broadcast analyst Multivision Inc GoDaddy Domain registration and web hosting company, GoDaddy generated an estimated $11.7 million in publicity from it’s venture.

Anyway, advertisers are not the only ones that will be spending money to make money this year. You know what I am talking about, Ebay Ticket Sellers!

With 02days 09hrs 29min 55sec until game time, you can still buy 2 lower level seats for $5,500. A steal, but hurry there’s only 5 hours left on that auction. No worries though, if you miss out on that one, you can always go for two hospitality tickets for only $7,900…….I think I’ll be sticking to my trusty TV and alarm clock for 1:00am.

On the flip side, the super bowl/Ebay combination is not solely being used for ‘evil’. The official site of the National Football League, NFL.com are reporting that they are teaming up with,

eBay and Sotheby’s to conduct the league’s fourth ‘live’ auction both online and on-site at the Super Bowl in Detroit on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Fans may participate in the auction on-site at America Online presents the NFL Experience, held at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Using eBay’s Live Auction technology, others will be able to place bids on the same items via the Internet at www.eBaylive.com or www.NFL.com. Fans may now make absentee bids on items at either web site.

NFL Auction produced Live Auctions at the NFL Experience in New Orleans, San Diego and Jacksonville. These auctions generated more than $250,000 for charity.

I guess we all win in the end……well except for the one loser. Who do you have your money on?

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