Queen of bar­gains

If you re­ceive some presents you don’t want this Christ­mas, here’s what you could do with them

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Whether it’s a scarf you can’t stand or a gadget you’ll never use, if you open a gift on Christ­mas morn­ing that you don’t like or don’t want – don’t worry! You can take ac­tion…

Try tak­ing it back

Re­turns poli­cies will dif­fer by re­tailer, so check their terms – you may find they are more gen­er­ous over the fes­tive pe­riod.

You’ll of­ten need proof of pur­chase, so if you don’t have a gift re­ceipt you’ll need to con­tact the per­son who bought it for you.

How­ever, if you don’t have a re­ceipt – or don’t want to ask for one – it’s still worth try­ing to take the item back. You may find some stores are more re­laxed if you just want to ex­change it.

Flog it

If you’re tempted to sell your un­wanted item and use the cash for some­thing you re­ally want, you’re not alone. Last year, ebay said the most pop­u­lar time to start list­ing un­wanted presents on­line is 29 De­cem­ber and that 9pm-10pm that night is the best time to sell as searches peak.

Find a new home

You could get rid of un­wanted presents by re-gift­ing them to some­one else. But to avoid any em­bar­rass­ment, make a list of who gave you what be­fore putting the items away, then add a note to each one with the giver’s name. Or, do­nate the gift to a char­ity shop. Turn to page 58 to see our de­bate on re-gift­ing Christ­mas presents

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