eBay Canada: “1 in 10 mobile shoppers admit to shopping while in the bathroom”

Ian Hardy

December 22, 2011 2:20 pm


The other day Rogers released a report which found 23% of Canadians have “the urge” to use their smartphone while in the bathroom. That alone is an interesting stat considering the constant beeps, bings and email alerts a device can set off at any time. A new set of stats by eBay Canada takes the fascination of using your smarthphone while in the bathroom a bit further.

They state that “1 in 10 mobile shoppers admit to shopping while in the bathroom”. In addition, the survey also reveals that “1 in 10 mobile shoppers say they’ve used their mobile device to purchase a gift for someone while they were together”. So taking those two into consideration there is a slight possibility that people are not only are shopping while in the bathroom, but could very well be shopping together in bathroom. Finally, for those who have not completed their shopping and looking for last minute deals, 61% of Canadians who shop online via their mobile “think access to online retailers or marketplaces makes it easier to comparison shop.”

  • shaggyskunk

    Funny, the only thing that I would consider using in the bathroom, would be my rogers bill….

  • Plazmic

    Seriously, it can’t wait? I’d bet that those same 1 out 10 would also admit to checking their phone while having sex…

    • mark

      Did it once, was cool

    • Kenny

      Not during sex… but definitely while getting a beejay.

      “Smartphones changed the way we poop”

  • Paulson

    As far as saving when buying on eBay goes:

    Use a site like Ebuyersedge.com to set up saved searches. You get an e-mail whenever a matching item is newly listed. Especially good for “Buy It Now”s that are priced right.

    Try a misspelling search using a site like Typojoe.com to hopefully find some great deals with items that have main key words misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers might not ever see them.

    If you see an auction that you want to bid on, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to place your bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping you to save money and avoid shill bidding.

  • howitzer

    9 of 10 surveys are blog fillers

  • Frankel

    Like this if your reading thus in the bathroom. I am and I lol’d pretty good when I saw this.