Christmas: thousands of gifts land on resale sites



AT barely offered, already resold … Each year, many Christmas gifts are found on online resale sites. This Saturday, December 25, just a few hours after the traditional Christmas meal, at 3 p.m., nearly 600,000 ads had already been placed, according to the Rakuten barometer. A figure up more than 15% compared to the previous year, reports LCI. And this is not the only platform to see Christmas presents on their site: Ebay and Leboncoin also counted thousands of announcements posted this Saturday.

Consoles, books, games … This year, the gifts that have disappointed the French the most are the Lego Harry Potter and Star Wars, but also the Fifa 2022 video game or the Code Names and Skyjo board games. On the book side, many copies ofAfter by Stephen King and the comics Asterix and the Griffin can now be redeemed on the site.

41% of respondents have already resold a gift

According to the latest Rakuten barometer, published in November, 41% of respondents have already resold a gift. And the motivations are numerous. 32% of those questioned indicated that they had resold their present because they did not need it, while 23% of them said that they had done so because they already had the object received. 16% of those polled also said the gift was not right for them.

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Many French people have nevertheless not taken the plunge, due to scruples. Some have preferred to donate it or have just forgotten to take care of it. However, one in ten said they sold the gift in order to make money.


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