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Resale of gifts on eBay: eco-friendly or thrifty?


The resale of gifts just after Christmas is an increasingly democratized phenomenon in France. Ecological issues, accentuated by a year

This year, the French are determined to spend less on Christmas gifts.

For the first time, the Kantar 2022 study, carried out for the e-commerce platform eBay, looked at the issue of inflation: 50% of respondents plan to reduce their budget for the holidays.

Added to the rise in prices is the energy crisis and ecological concerns, after a year breaking all heat records.

Christmas 2022 will be placed under the sign of savings, but also of more responsible consumption.

The increasingly dynamic circular economy is one of the recommendations of the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

The resale of superfluous Christmas gifts contributes to this, by extending the life of the objects.

Earn money to save it or reinject it into the economy (up to 336 million euros this year) and trigger the virtuous circle of a drop in overconsumption: the resale of Christmas gifts offers a double advantage, win-win for the French and for the planet.

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The resale of gifts, a gesture for the planet

Do you know the 5 Rs, the absolute golden rule of the zero waste policy?

Refuse (what we can do without), Recycle, Return to the earth, but above all Reduce (its consumption) and Reuse.

Among the objects which it is possible to extend the duration of use, the Christmas presents which do not please.

They're the wrong size, the wrong color, are already part of your video game collection, or just don't suit your tastes.

Do these objects have to be thrown away or clutter up your cupboards to avoid offending the person who gave them to you?

Reselling your presents allows you to give them a second life and make a happy buyer, delighted to acquire a new product at a reduced price.

You are thus participating in a circular economy.

You limit the superfluous, the pollution as well as the use of resources and energy, for the manufacture of new products.

No doubt, the resale of Christmas gifts with eBay is an ecological gesture for the planet.

43% of the money earned from the resale of gifts is saved

But the benefits of this practice do not stop at protecting the environment.

They are also financial.

In the current economic context, earning money by reselling an object that we would not need is a significant advantage.

For 70% of French people who resell gifts, the profit derived from them meets two economic needs: putting money aside (43%) and financing Christmas-related purchases (27%).

The profit depends, of course, mainly on the resold product and its condition.

A brand new high-tech product will fetch more than a pair of damaged socks.

But if the 25-34 year olds are the most optimistic, hoping to recover €64, the eBay barometer announces an average profit of €50 on resale.

A precious sum, including for shopping.

What if you take advantage of the profits from your resale to buy second-hand?

Because among gift sellers, 31% plan to use the money to treat themselves after the holidays.

Perhaps they will turn to the second-hand market, where they can do good business?

Perhaps they will even want to anticipate their purchases for next year?

They will be right: second-hand gifts at Christmas are increasingly accepted (52% of respondents feel ready to opt for this option this year).

An eco-friendly, economical act, but also a good deed, the resale of each Christmas gift on the e-commerce platform also allows Cékedubonheur to collect €1.

For the fourth consecutive year, eBay is renewing its partnership with the association chaired by Hélène Sy, which supports hospitalized children and improves their daily lives, with outings and shows.

From December 25, 2022 to January 16, 2023, add the hashtag #CKDB in the title of your ad to participate in this great operation.

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Source: leparis

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