Online auctioneer eBay today announced that Apple’s iPod mini, which was discontinued in stores September 7th, is “is holding its own against Apple’s sleek new iPod nano.” eBay Marketplace Research, a new service that offers sellers and buyers visibility into listing, bidding and pricing trends on eBay, was used to determine these sales data results. All data cited is current through Monday, December 12, 2005. The report notes that more than 39,000 iPod minis (4GB, 6GB, all colors) have been sold since the September discontinuation for an average selling price of US$194, as compared to sales of more than 16,000 iPod nanos (2GB, 4GB, black, white) averaging a $221 selling price.