“Smart Irish people sell their unwanted gifts to make cash!” says Irish classified listings website

Are you Irish? And struggling to know what to do with those unwanted Christmas gifts? The Sun and The Independent have some not-too-subtle PR-led advice for you:

Passed the parcel

NEARLY a quarter of Irish adults have sold unwanted gifts online to make some extra cash in January, a report found.

The practice is becoming increasingly common as post-Christmas blues make this the year’s tightest month.

Source: The Irish Sun, 3 January 2013

One in four sells festive gifts online

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.

Source: The Irish Independent, 3 January 2013

Good to know there’s money to be made from unwanted gifts, but if you were looking to heed this sterling advice and cash in on the generosity of your loved ones, where could you possibly head? Fortunately, both newspapers carry the name of the company which commissioned the research:

According to the survey, almost three in five adults would now consider buying second-hand gifts online in order to save money in the future. DoneDeal.ie CEO John Warburton said: “It’s great to see so many people are now buying and selling online in Ireland.

“Why leave those unwanted gifts languishing in the back of your wardrobe gathering dust when you can sell them online and make some cash for yourself?

That would be DoneDeal, ‘Ireland’s biggest classified listings site’.