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AirPods may look goofy, but they topped Best Buy's sales ranks along with LOL Surprise Dolls

1 year ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in People, Tech

If you haven't heard of the LOL Surprise! Glam Glitter Series dolls, chances are you will as we head into the holiday season. These $10.99 collectible figures have become one of the hottest items sold at Best Buy, shooting to the retailer's top-10 items sold in October.

According to sales-rank data we track for Best Buy ($NYSE:BBY), the collectible figures came in at an average sales rank of 55.96, having appeared in the top-ranked products for 23 days of the month of October. This put it at spot #9 ahead of the Sony ($NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4, antivirus software, and even Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Meanwhile, Apple's AirPods wireless headphones shot to the #1 spot for October for their first time (they were #2 in September behind the Amazon Fire TV Stick).

Apple ($NASDAQ:AAPL) also continued to sell its Lighting-to-3.5mm Headphone Adapter like it's going out of style. The ubiquitous $9 headphone adapter landed at #3 for the month of October, up one spot since September. They were outranked only by Apple AirPods and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Name

Category Rank (Average)

Name (Count)

1

Apple - AirPods - White

11.38

29

2

Amazon - Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - Black

14.62

29

3

Apple - Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Adapter - White

19.69

29

4

Best Buy - Total Tech Support Yearly Membership

20.79

29

5

Internet Security  (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS [Digital]

37.52

29

6

Apple - EarPods with Lightning Connector - White

44.62

29

7

Apple - 3.3' Lightning to USB Cable - White

47.14

29

8

ZAGG - InvisibleShield HD Glass+ Screen Protector for Apple® iPhone® XS Max - Clear

48.31

29

9

L.O.L. Surprise! - Glam Glitter Series Doll - Blind Box - Styles May Vary

55.96

23

10

Insignia™ - 4' Lightning Charge-and-Sync Cable - White

56.88

25

11

Smart Choice - 6' Stainless-Steel Washing Machine Fill Hose (2-Pack)

57.93

29

12

Webroot Internet Security + Antivirus 2018 (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription) - Android|Windows|iOS [Digital]

60.14

29

13

Sony - PlayStation 4 1TB Console - Black

61.97

29

14

Apple - 6.6' Lightning-to-USB 2.0 Cable - White

62.38

29

15

Sanus - Premium Series Advanced Tilt TV Wall Mount For Most 42" - 90" TVs - Extends 5.75" - Black

62.48

29

16

Solo: A Star Wars Story [Blu-ray] [2018]

70.10

29

17

Apple - Lightning Digital A/V Adapter - White

74.28

29

18

Insignia™ - Apple MFi Certified 6' Apple® Lightning Charge-and-Sync Cable - White

75.88

25

19

Smart Choice - Semi-Rigid Dryer Vent Kit Required for Hook-Up - Silver

76.28

29

20

ZAGG - InvisibleShield HD Glass+ Screen Protector for Apple® iPhone® XS - Crystal clear

76.52

29

PlayStation 4-exclusive game Marvel's Spider-Man disappeared from the top-20 in October, as did Google's Chromecast streaming device along with the Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch laptop.

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Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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