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Almost everyone, at one time or another, has received an unwanted holiday gift, such as a gift card for a place you never frequent or isn’t available in your town. The undesirable gift could be something quite nice, but it just isn’t your style. Other types of unwanted gifts could be so totally inappropriate and garish that you wonder what the gift giver was thinking. Luckily, it’s easy to sell the unwanted gift and replace it with something you will use.
Online selling sites, such as eBay and Amazon, are smart places to get rid of gifts you prefer not to store while waiting to recycle them during the next Christmas season. Some sites even sell only certain items, such as uSell for electronic goods and Cardpool for gift cards. It is a relatively simple process to open an account and sell an item on these sites, and you will likely get a good price for it.
Consignment stores are available in almost every town, but the catch is they take a certain percentage, typically around 30 percent to 50 percent, of the sale price. Many places give the item at least 90 days to sell before you have to remove it. The fact that the item is new and still in the package will likely help it sell quicker.