Amazon Reports Record Sales, Including Lots of Nose Hair Trimmers

Amazon’s 2008 holiday season was its largest ever for sales, the retailer reports — and among its hottest items was a nose and ear hair trimmer.

Overall, Amazon.com sold more than 6.3 million items on December 15, which is considered the peak holiday sales day. More interestingly, though, the Groom Mate Platinum XL nose and ear hair trimmer topped the charts within health and personal care products. (It’s apparently guaranteed to “never dull and to never pull or yank out nostril hairs.”)

Coming in second, by the way, was the Anti-Snore nose clippy thing that keeps you quiet at night. Is there some sort of nasal fixation that I missed out on this winter?

In any event, some other hot sellers by category included:

• Toys: Eyeclops night vision stealth goggles, Blokus classic board game, Wild Planet’s Hyper Dash

• Consumer electronics: Samsung’s 52-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color, Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation), Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive, XP Home, 6 cell battery) in sapphire blue

• Video games: Nintendo Wii console, Wii remote controller, Wii nunchuk controller

• DVDs/Blu-ray: “Wall-E,” “The Dark Knight”