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People are selling unopened presents on eBay


Posted on Tuesday, 29 December, 2020 | Comment icon 15 comments

Would you bid on an unopened present ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 US Embassy Madrid
The peculiar trend has seen some recipients selling on their presents without even knowing what's inside them.
While it's not particularly unusual to sell on a present or two that you don't particularly want or like, some people this Christmas have resorted to selling gifts without even opening them first.

These still-wrapped presents, which in some cases have appeared on eBay mere hours after being received on Christmas morning, are often gifts from ex-partners that the recipient wants shot of as quickly (and as profitably) as possible.

"It's a long story, the gifts are from someone I no longer want to be in contact with!" one seller wrote. "We now don't talk but the gifts were given before the fall out!"

"Hope the gifts will be appreciated by someone else as I don't want them."
Incredibly, despite there being no indication of what's inside these gifts, people have been bidding on them in their droves, sometimes paying upwards of $100.

Some may get lucky and acquire something valuable, while others might pay this and receive little more than a pair of socks - it's almost akin to buying a lottery ticket.

It's also likely that at least some of these auctions are for 'gifts' that have been deliberately wrapped up by the seller who knows exactly what's inside them.

This doesn't seem to have stopped enthusiastic buyers from bidding on them, however.

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (15)


Tags: Christmas, Presents


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by acute on 28 December, 2020, 18:54
People are so gullible.
Comment icon #7 Posted by diddyman68 on 28 December, 2020, 23:01
How much are they going for.? Might grab a bargain.
Comment icon #8 Posted by acute on 28 December, 2020, 23:11
I suspect... it's rich idiots, with too much money and too much time on their hands, who bid on these (supposedly) unopened gifts.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year on 29 December, 2020, 13:55
   
Comment icon #10 Posted by HandsomeGorilla on 29 December, 2020, 16:57
I'm just done with humanity. I truly, truly am. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Matt221 on 29 December, 2020, 18:41
I did think of buying a load while the're cheap keeping them till next year and giving to people ............ saves on wrapping paper and shopping next year   
Comment icon #12 Posted by mesuma on 30 December, 2020, 1:57
Lynx Africa
Comment icon #13 Posted by ercbreeze on 30 December, 2020, 4:02
I am sure 95% of these Ebay auctions are listed by scammers who know what's inside the package.  As PT Barnum once said: "There is a sucker born each minute"  
Comment icon #14 Posted by qxcontinuum on 30 December, 2020, 6:56
?dishonest sellers that is, who knows 100% what they've been gifted. They can wrap crappy stuff themselves and no one knows. Ebay is filled with croocks, many legally endorsed by the greedy eBay. The first ever sold item on ebay was a broken laser pointer. Go figure 
Comment icon #15 Posted by Nuclear Wessel on 30 December, 2020, 16:34
People can be so dumb lol


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