eBay Canada expecting a record number of mobile purchases this season, approximately eight items every minute

Ian Hardy

November 22, 2011 10:21am

eBay Canada is predicting that this coming Sunday will be the busiest online shopping day of 2011 in Canada. 500,000 Canadians will flock online and buy “nearly two gifts every second”. The hottest holiday gadgets this year are smartphones (iPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy), and tablets like the iPad 2. eBay is also loving the direction mobile is heading in, they confidently state that this season we’ll see “a record number of Canadians” shopping via their mobile device. What does this record number look like? Well, “eBay expects that items bought from smartphones or tablets will increase by 224 per cent from last year with approximately eight items bought every minute using a mobile device.

Source: CNW

  • Kenny

    And I’m one of them. I just bought a Dell Venue Pro off eBay yesterday, it may be a year old but I want to expose someone to Windows Phone, it’s also the only one that works on AWS and has a physical keyboard.

    I also bought a Garmin Asus A50 phone 2 months ago, but that got lost in transit 🙁 still waiting on dispute resolution on that.

  • Rich

    I’ve purchased an iPhone 3G / 3GS / Nokia E71 / 2 Blackberry Bold 9000’s. All great deals, although I did have an issue with one of the BB sellers.

  • droidacolyte

    I have been thinking about selling smartphones on ebay. But I hear that when it comes to ebay/paypal, buyers tend to get the benefit of the doubt in dispute resolution and lots of sellers get defrauded on eBay. Kijiji and craigslist are probably the best places to sell things like smartphones (but there are still risks. ie. You can hand over the phone to the buyer to take a look at it before paying and then they can just run off with it). I will probably put my unwanted used videogames up on eBay though since there’s little risk involved (video games are much cheaper, especially older ones). GameStop/EB Games trade-in values are awful.