New homes for fes­tive gifts

The Courier-Mail - Weekend Shopper - - Weekendshopper -

TIN­SEL lit­ters the lounge room floor. Chil­dren ar­gue over who has the best present. And, in­vari­ably, par­ents head off to the lo­cal shops to buy more bat­ter­ies.

Christ­mas is over for an­other year and with the fes­tive hang­over comes the in­evitable un­wanted gifts.

That ugly bag your aunt bought you, the DVD you al­ready own or that book you re­ceived twice.

Don’t feel bad; you don’t have to keep it hang­ing around your house tak­ing up room, you can sell it – or give it away – in Week­end Shop­per.

Over the next few weeks shop­pers will be able to snap up a host of bar­gains cour­tesy of un­wanted Christ­mas presents. It’s the ideal so­lu­tion for both buyer and seller.

Week­end Shop­per has a smor­gas­bord of items in­clud­ing things that have never been used as well as un­wanted gifts.

All man­ner of items are ad­ver­tised.

For ex­am­ple, in the Sports sec­tion you can find a “Steve Ger­rard fig­ure, in Liver­pool home kit, brand new, sell for $15.

Col­lec­tors are ad­vised to check the Col­lecta­bles sec­tion for great finds such as: “A lot of Trans­form­ers, brand new in boxes, $500 ONO” or “Swarovski blue pin­tail frog event piece 2009 new in box $185”.

The Books, Text­books and Mag­a­zines sec­tion is fer­tile ground for un­wanted presents. For trav­ellers there’s a “Lonely Planet – China 10th edi­tion, never used, un­wanted gift, May 2007, $20” or snap up a cou­ple of John Gr­isham books for a bar­gain.

Sim­i­larly, the Baby Needs cat­e­gory gen­er­ally con­tains a wealth of new items such as baby clothes from lead­ing brands like Pump­kin Patch or Osh Kosh.

Re­gard­less of the type of item shop­pers are af­ter, it’s al­most cer­tain to be ad­ver­tised some­where in here. Keep your eye on th­ese pages for a real post-Christ­mas bar­gain.

- KYLIE McIN­TOSH

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