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Christmas in Preston is set to be a pre-loved affair

Posted on - 23rd December, 2019 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Christmas, Preston News
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Could there be a pre-owned pressie in here? Pic: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Over a third of Prestonians are considering buying pre-loved gifts for friends and family this Christmas, according to a new study.

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The same amount (36 per cent) suspect they have been given a pre-owned Christmas present in the past, and 60 per cent admitted they would have no problem receiving pre-loved items.  

It’s not just gifts that Prestonians are buying pre-owned, with eight per cent putting up a tree that previously had a different owner. 

The stats were revealed in nationwide research by Mazuma Mobile, which looked into how many people will be enjoying a pre-owned Christmas this year, from festive decorations to gifting. 

Results showed that 87 per cent of Prestonians now regularly purchase pre-owned products instead of paying full cost for new item equivalents.

The savviest festive shoppers nationally are those aged 25 to 34, who are most likely to have purchased pre-loved gifts in the past, and those aged 18 to 24 are most open to doing so this year. The over 55s are least likely to purchase pre-owned gifts for loved ones. 

Craig Smith from Mazuma Mobile said: “Attitudes are changing towards pre-owned shopping as people become savvier with their cash.

“There’s no longer a stigma attached to purchasing pre-loved items and many of us are simply happy to receive something we like, especially when it’s better for the environment and our wallets.

“Christmas is a tough time financially, and purchasing pre-loved items is a really easy way to save pennies over the festive period. It could be as simple as buying used decorations, regifting unwanted gifts, or buying a pre-owned gift for loved ones.”

Read more: When are the shops open over Christmas?

Have you gifted a pre-loved item before? Will you be doing so this Christmas? Lets know in the comments.

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