Back to School Basics

In just a few short weeks, students will be loading up their backpacks and heading off to school. You can help parents prepare by highlighting learning and living essentials for students of all ages, from crayons for kindergarteners to computers for college kids. Sales of back-to-school items have begun to climb and peak during the first half of August, so now is the perfect time to focus on back-to-school season.

Old School Essentials

Rather than fighting the crowds at busy big box stores, it’s nice to be able to get all the classroom basics for a great price in one online location. eBay has note-taking necessities like notebooks, pens, pencils and paper, along with paint, brushes, markers and construction paper for budding Picassos. Band and orchestra instruments and supplies can also be found on eBay (along with earplugs, if needed).

New School Necessities

With increasingly wired-in classrooms, school gadget needs now go beyond a simple calculator. Laptops or tablets are often now required for university students, and a dorm-sized television or video game console are nice to help unwind after exams. A digital recorder comes in handy when trying to remember lectures, and an external hard drive or flash drive can provide life-saving backup for lengthy term papers.

Fashion Forward

For something to lug around all those books and gear, students can find a range of backpacks and messenger bags from makers such as Jansport and The North Face. Help students put their best foot forward as they walk into the classroom with boots from UGG and sneakers from Nike. Find denim, the number one student apparel essential, from Levi’s and Hollister to True Religion and Seven for All Mankind.

Be sure to check out eBay’s 2012 Back-To-School Hotlist to gain insight into even more top sellers and other resources. Parents and students are already thinking about heading back to school, so move to the head of the class by getting these items in front of buyers.

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Seasonal/Back to School Link IDs:

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Daily Deals Back to School Link IDs:

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