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To think I've just spotted a new Facebook selling low?

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CherryChasingDotMuncher Sun 25-Dec-16 16:35:45

Someone has just posted on my local site - selling GHDs for £100 as they're an 'unwanted Christmas present' shock bet the giver is so pleased about that grin

ScruffyTheJanitor Sun 25-Dec-16 16:37:11

Selling fakes as "unwanted gifts" I'd imagine.

UnicornPee Sun 25-Dec-16 16:37:26

Ouch! Very harsh!

Boundaries Sun 25-Dec-16 16:37:28

Fast work...

PoochiePoo Sun 25-Dec-16 16:37:43

I've just seen the same on a post near me - someone was double gifted the same eye make up palette and is selling one of them. Shocking!

HecAteAllTheXmasPud Sun 25-Dec-16 16:43:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jdoe8 Sun 25-Dec-16 16:48:00

I don't see the issue at all? What else are you supposed to do with unwanted stuff? I've got something i plan to sell as its dupe

HecAteAllTheXmasPud Sun 25-Dec-16 16:55:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sun 25-Dec-16 16:55:12

It's the hastiness that's shocked me jdoe their sprouts will have barely digested and they're flogging their presents!

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 25-Dec-16 16:55:36

Selling it's fine.

Slapping stuff on a FB selling site where the giver may see it a few hours after you've opened it is not.

pipsqueak25 Sun 25-Dec-16 17:01:23

a lot of stuff ends up in charity shops, why not make some money in ebay ? ok hours after unwrapping might be a bit off but when is the right time ??

winchesterfan Sun 25-Dec-16 17:03:44

I saw one at 10am this morning.... one of those giant gold clown necklaces...... unwanted Christmas gift, selling for £30

Starlight2345 Sun 25-Dec-16 17:07:15

1900 items listed here.

MarjorieSimpson Sun 25-Dec-16 17:08:48

In France, this has been going for a few years now.
From Christmas Day onwards, eBay, FB and the likes are full of people selling 'unwanted presents'.

The reasons given are
- it's not exactely what I wanted
- if I sell that, I will be able to treat myself and after all the effort gone into Christmas I deserve it
- where is the issue, its mine?

It has been going on for a while anyway. It just wasn't as obvious.

sleepingkoala Sun 25-Dec-16 17:09:33

There's nothing wrong with that as long as the person who gifted it doesn't find out from looking on their Facebook. Saying unwanted gift in the description is just honest and understandable for the buyer as it's a legitimate reason why they'd be selling a new item for a lower price. That's totally normal and good.

ShadowMane Sun 25-Dec-16 17:10:14

Pandora silver floral ring, £30 RRP, brand new unworn unwanted gift
£25.00+ £3.95 Postage

So for nearly full price you could have a second hand unwanted present

TinselTwins Sun 25-Dec-16 17:28:07

I don't see the problem, at least the givers money won't be wasted as the recipient will get a bit of cash to buy something they want.

But. A lot of people think all FB are group members only and don't realise that others can see their posts. Much safer to ebay so long as your rellies don't know your username

UnicornPee Sun 25-Dec-16 17:57:56

There's always you lot who jump on the wagon
"SO what's wrong with that??" Bla bloody bla.

The OP point is that the gift has beenn given the same day as its been listed in the most public way possible and not very subtly with the whole "unwanted" ness.
Yes it's fine to sell stuff you don't want but not in this way.

John4703 Sun 25-Dec-16 18:00:48

I know that sometimes people try to raise cash by buying on credit and selling the goods on ebay etc as "unwanted gifts". It is sad that people are forced to try to pay for Christmas that way.

WanMairChoon Sun 25-Dec-16 18:33:11

My unwanted stuff goes straight into the regifting cupboard. Its full!

jdoe8 Tue 27-Dec-16 13:24:21

So you have to wait a day before selling something unwanted? hmm

Or is it a week? a month?

pipsqueak25 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:22:17

it would be better to agree not to buy presents in the first place then this doesn't happen

Theyhaveallbeenused2 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:38:47

I'll top it...just seen an unwanted gift of a Michael kors bag shock with price tag visible in picture $298 ...selling for 150

Gingernaut Tue 27-Dec-16 18:41:28

If it's brand new, can it not be taken back for a refund/store credit?

OneWithTheForce Tue 27-Dec-16 18:42:06

Nobody has any idea why it is unwanted or what has gone on between the giver and receiver. Perhaps they got two and giver said "sell it and get yourself something else with the money" nobody knows other people's circumstances. Mind your own and let everyone else mind theirs. What an odd thing to get your knickers in a twist about.

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