Australians put 100 unwanted Christmas gifts up for sale online every minute

Australians put 100 unwanted Christmas presents for resale online every MINUTE – and one item was a clear loser

  • 100 pre-loved gifts were listed every minute on Boxing Day by Australians
  • Ebay Australia unveiled its research showing how Australians sell gifts
  • They also tell you which gifts are most likely to end up on their digital shelves










‘It’s season to be … selling unwanted Christmas presents online.

Research has found that more than 100 pre-loved gifts were listed every minute on Boxing Day by Australians on eBay, where Victorians were the most productive shopkeepers.

And it was not the proven socks and jocks that topped the online list of relieved offers, with data showing that the unwanted pile mostly consisted of women’s clothing.

Research has found that more than 100 pre-loved gifts were listed every minute on Boxing Day by Australians on eBay, where Victorians were the most productive shopkeepers

Research has found that more than 100 pre-loved gifts were listed every minute on Boxing Day by Australians on eBay, where Victorians were the most productive shopkeepers

Ebay Australia says their research has revealed that 29 per cent of Australians donated fillers to charity, while 28 per cent donated them again while only nine per cent sold them.

But the few who sold them online did not waste time, with eBay Australia data showing 108 lovers of presses listed every minute on Christmas Day.

Women’s clothing topped the list of online donations with eight dresses and seven tops listed every minute on December 26th.

Women's clothing topped the list of online donations with eight dresses and seven tops listed every minute on December 26th

Women’s clothing topped the list of online donations with eight dresses and seven tops listed every minute on December 26th

“Fashion can be changeable and it seems that many Australians have unpacked items that did not quite meet the target,” said eBay Australia.

A secret Santa Claus – books – were also popular to pass on, with five listed on eBay every minute the day after Christmas.

Others who appeared on the Boxing Day blitz list were trading cards (four listed every minute), DVDs and Blu-rays (four every minute) and coins (two every minute).

The Victorians proved to be the most frugal, with the state boasting three of the top five zip codes for reselling festive gifts online on Christmas Day, with Sydneysider filling in the remaining two

The Victorians proved to be the most frugal, with the state boasting three of the top five zip codes for reselling festive gifts online on Christmas Day, with Sydneysider filling in the remaining two

The Victorians proved to be the most frugal, and the state boasts three of the top five postal codes for reselling festive gifts online on Christmas Day – Werribee (3030), Melbourne CBD (3000) and Dandenong (3175).

NSW residents were also eager to give new life to unwanted gifts with Sydneysiders in Baulkham Hills-Bella Vista (2153) and Ryde-Putney-Denistone East (2112) rounding out the top five.

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