Are you going to pass on Black Friday this year, to do your Christmas shopping in a neighbor’s garage?
In a new survey, 78% of Americans say that they’re looking to save money this holiday season by purchasing PRE-OWNED gifts. And not vintage collectables or refurbished electronics.
These people are reportedly hitting up “re-commerce” sites like OfferUp, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and eBay to get cheaper, lightly-used stuff.
75% of Americans say giving pre-owned gifts has become more socially acceptable. And 86% say they’re “likely” to buy used gifts, or at least price-check a gift on re-sale websites before buying it new at the retail price.
There isn’t a list of what kinds of products people are buying used, but it sounds like some of us could be off-loading clothes on Poshmark.
In a separate poll, 45% of people say they own items of clothing which have only been worn ONCE, and many of those people don’t see themselves wearing the items again, either because they no longer fit their style OR their physique.