37% of Brits give second hand Christmas presents and claim they are new

XmasPresents.jpgThat’s the shock findings of a recent survey of 1,000 people conducted by web analytics specialists Webtrends. Yep 37% of us will trawl through sites like eBay, puchase second hand gifts and, here’s the naughty bit, claim that we purchased them new.

We also like to keep tabs on what we are going to to get for Christmas with the survey concluding that one-in-four of us will take a sneaky peek at what our partners have bought for us online.

The big surpise of the survey though is that only 16% of people will sell unwanted presents on eBay. It has got to be a much larger figure hasn’t it?

Amelia Wise a Chartered Psychologist and founder of Bloom Psychology comments, “Perhaps men want to know what’s been bought for them by their partner so they can make an informed decision about what they buy in return. The findings suggest that men are less confident in their judgement of what is an appropriate gift for their partner, be this in terms of the type or the cost, so in order to buy an appropriate gift they need to do this elicit ‘research’ to help them out.”

Ashley Norris

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