Re-Gifting Gains Popularity Online

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

December 28, 2005

During the holidays-- we all occasionally get a gift or two that we don't really want, but now there are new ways to get rid them and also bring in some cash.

You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure, so don't just throw it away--you can actually sell it.

Re-gifting is becoming even more popular with the rise of internet shopping especially on eBay.

The company iSOLD It sells products at the online auction-- and sees the trend growing every year. Everything from clothes, to books, to jewelry, but the most popular may be electronics.

"People like to re-gift because they can get full value or a lot more value for their items because they are new and in the original boxes," said iSOLD It's Gary Nader.

This is just as great for shoppers as it is sellers. The rush to get rid of those unwanted or unneeded gifts has started, but should be in full force during January, which is eBay's busiest month. In fact 'iSOLD It' is expecting a 20 to 30 percent increase in sales.

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