78% of Americans Will Do Christmas Shopping on Craigslist This Year?
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.
Originally posted on November 10th, 2022