New homes for festive gifts
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