Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Thursday, December 27, 2020

As people continue to assess the value of the loot they received on Christmas, this much is clear: There’s plenty of re-gifting as a result, per an eBay survey completed at the start of the holiday season.

And far from being viewed as a burden, re-gifting is actually a preferred option:

Yet for many, unwanted does not mean unappreciated: nearly one-third of all adults (32 percent) would rather get a present that they could re-gift or resell than not get a present at all, the survey found.

It is a lemons-from-lemonade worldview, but also a rather coldly-calculating one: Even if they hate the gift, many still consider a value in it, monetary or otherwise. So they still want it as an asset, to be leveraged in some way.

The reason for the season? Hmm.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 12/27/2007 10:20:09 PM
Category: Society
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