@Maureen: At least most of the waiting is over :) I agree, shipping this time of year is literally crazy! The actual shipping periods become longer due to the delays and in some of parts of the world the weather isn't as cooperative either. Good thing you ordered in advance so you're sure to have products in time for Christmas shopping rush!
@Marc: I do hope you get your Christmas stock in time to sell for the holidays. Although many people have been said to shop right after the new year - so maybe a new year's load might not be as bad.
@Here4you: The research lab is now up and running again! I suggest giving it a try when deciding on which products you want to sell, especially if you are selling on eBay. I just ran 'neck ties' and it returned with the following results -
Sell-Through Rate: 17.8%
Competition on eBay US/Canada/UK/AU: Very Low
Demand: eBay US/Canada: Very Low
eBay UK: Low
eBay AU: Average