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Tuesday 19 March 2019

One in four sells festive gifts online

Eoghan MacConnell

Almost a quarter of Irish adults admit to selling unwanted presents online in order to earn some extra cash in January.

According to a new survey, the practice of selling unwanted gifts online is becoming increasingly popular among Irish adults, with younger adults "substantially" more likely to engage in the practice.

Classified adverts website commissioned Amarach Research to survey 1,000 adults nationwide about unwanted gifts.

Those in Connacht and Ulster were found to be least likely to sell unwanted presents, with 22pc of people selling on. People in Leinster and Munster were most likely to sell on gifts at 26pc and 25pc respectively.

According to the survey, almost three in five adults (58pc) would consider buying second-hand gifts online in order to save money.

Males were marginally more likely to consider buying second-hand goods at 59pc compared to 57pc of females. However, the notion was favoured by young adults, with a 69pc of the under-25s saying they would do it to save money.

Irish Independent

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