How to Resell Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Almost 120 Million unwanted Christmas gifts are given out every year and only 1% of consumer gifts are still in use 6 months later. We’ve all been given something in the past that we’ve just politely accepted and then hidden in a cupboard or thrown in the trash. So avoid adding to the millions of unwanted gifts that head straight to landfill, and list them on resell instead. You may not love it but someone else might and then you can use the money to get something you’ll actually love!

Here are some tips to consider when listing an item for resale:

  1. Research the market value of the item. Make sure you are aware of how much similar items are selling for, so you can price your item competitively. Check out to see what other people are listing the item for. You can search over 30 sites at once to see average pricing.
  2. Take high-quality photos of the item. Use natural light and a clean background to show the item clearly. If your photographs are low quality, too dark, or blurred, people aren’t likely to trust your listing and might assume you’re not being honest in your description.
  3. Write a detailed and accurate description of the item. Include any relevant information, such as the brand, model, size, material, and condition. Think about what terms would be used to search for your item, the more descriptive you are the more searches your item will come up in.
  4. Choose the right platform for selling your item. Different platforms cater to different types of buyers, so choose one that is relevant to your item. For example, Depop doesn’t allow electronics and some market places are specifically for designer goods.
  5. Consider offering free shipping or other incentives to encourage buyers to purchase from you.
  6. Respond promptly to any questions or inquiries from potential buyers. This helps build trust and can increase the chances of making a sale.
  7. Be honest about the condition of the item and any defects it may have. This will help avoid any issues or complaints from buyers after the sale.

Hopefully, these tips will help you get the best price for your gifts and get you closer to a gift you actually wanted! Subscribe to Thriftcore for more great thrifting tips.

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