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Unwanted Christmas presents are worth e64 million

8th January, 2011

About €64 million worth of unwanted gifts are gathering dust beneath Irish Christmas trees, according to a survey by online marketing website eBay.ie.

The survey found that the average Irish person received one unwanted gift per year, valued at €50. People received an average of seven gifts and spent €312 on others this Christmas.

Three in ten Irish people will ‘‘regift’’ their unwanted items to others, while 13 per cent intend to sell their...

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