eBay: Holiday items sold tripled

December 29, 2009 4:38:58 AM PST
Shoppers used their smart cell phones to buy 1.5 million products from the eBay Web site during the holiday shopping season.The online marketplace operator said that people bought three times the number of products than during the same period last year, which ran from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.

Ebay said holiday mobile purchases include thousands of Zhu Zhu Pets, watches, video games and even a 1966 Chevy Corvette that sold for $75,000.

Ebay says nearly 6 million people have the eBay app for their iPhone.