If Santa fell short this year, you’ll probably want to resell your gifts. Here’s a little guide to getting rid of gifts that don’t suit you.
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Once again this year Santa was generous, but not always fair. If you love your aunt, it’s not the same for the awful sweater she gave you. Rather than hiding it in your closet, you can give it a second life by reselling it online. 46% of French people admit that they have already resold or plan to resell their Christmas gifts. Although the practice is sometimes criticized, it is above all a good business opportunity. Here are a few tips and addresses to easily resell gifts that you don’t want to keep.
When you say online sales, you say photo worthy of the name. To highlight this magnificent sweater, which will certainly make the happiness of an Internet user, it will have to be photographed from every angle. Feel free to publish photos worn for clothing and detailed photos for high-tech products. You can also photograph the invoice to reassure potential buyers.
If possible, do not hesitate to keep the product packaging. For a telephone for example, do not open the blister pack if you know that the product is not suitable for you and you want to resell it. For clothes, you’ll have to keep the tags on to hope to get a good price for them.
If you did not purchase this item, you must inquire about its purchase value. Do not hesitate, when possible, to check the resale prices by comparing with other ads. For example, you can offer a discount to find a buyer faster.
To reach a buyer faster, you will need to choose your platform carefully. LeBonCoin, eBay, Rakuten and Momox are, in our opinion, the four most practical platforms for quickly reselling an item you were given at Christmas. But it may also be worth taking a look at some specialized platforms (e.g. Vinted for clothing). Don’t hesitate to be honest about the reason for the sale and to give as many details as possible about the product.
If you are in a generous mood, you can also go to the barter or donation sites. Donnons.org or Mytroc offers this kind of service. This is also the case of toutdonner.com.
You now have all the keys in hand to resell your Christmas gifts with peace of mind. To avoid unpleasant surprises next year, you can still rely on the traditional Santa list or opt for version 2.0. For example, the i-wantit application allows you to create a list that can be shared with everyone and which avoids duplicates. When a person has chosen to give you this gift, the reserved mention will appear to alert other users.
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