Free eBay selling for unwanted gifts to 5th Jan

Unwanted duplicate giftWhat did you get for Christmas and was it what you wanted or did you get a duplicate gift or something you already had? If not sell it on eBay with free listings until the 5th of January is the message of eBay’s latest tv advert.

So what was the worst gift you received? Here’s what the likely offenders are:

THE WORST OFFENDERS

  • In-laws and extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins) worst offenders
  • Most unpopular gifts DIY/tools – but average resale price of a toolbox alone on eBay is £31
  • Clothing, accessories, beauty products and jewellery are the hardest gifts to get right
  • Italians most likely to receive an unwanted gift, of countries surveyed in Europe

WHO’S GETTING IT RIGHT?

  • The rise of DIY gifting: over half of respondents in Ireland, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain and Sweden have gone out to buy a gift for someone else and ended up buying one for themselves
  • Easiest person to buy for: children, ranks higher than spouse, much higher than parents
  • Over 1 in 10 respondents in Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain have used social media to influence the gifts they receive

KEEP CALM AND SAY NOTHING – A NATION OF FORCED SMILES

  • When receiving a gaffe gift, half of all British adults thank the person enthusiastically hiding their true feelings
  • Ten per cent politely admit they do not want the present and ask for a receipt
  • Eight per cent admit that they don’t really like the gift but leave it at that
  • Four per cent don’t hold back and honestly tell their friend or relative exactly what they think of the Christmas present blooper

Free listings for private sellers only, see eBay for full T’s and C’s