Selling Unwanted Gifts worse than regifting or returning???

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What is worse/more rude:
    Regifting : (12 votes)
    32 %
    Selling : (18 votes)
    49 %
    Returning : (6 votes)
    16 %
    I would never even consider any of this!!!!! : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think making money off of something that was given to you is kind of inappropriate.

    Although I don’t really care if people return or regift a present. I am a huge fan of regifting, myself! Even though something is pretty or nice it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to fit into my life or my style, so I like to give it to someone who will use or appreciate it. For instance, I just gave a little George Forman style grill that I received after our wedding to a coworker.

    Post # 4
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee


    Once you give a gift it is no longer your concern what happens to it.  The receiver can do whatever they like with it. 

    It is unfortunate that this person got caught, but the Aunt really has no basis for being mad.

    Post # 5
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think selling it and returing it are the same thing- either way you get money in return. I think re-gifting it is the worst. For some reason I just think it’s strange to gift someone something that someone else got for you. TBH though, once I have gifted someone something I don’t care what they do with it. I hate clutter so I fully understand if they decide not to keep it.

    Post # 6
    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @OzRusticBride:  If the gift came with a reciept, I’d return it if I truly didn’t think I’d get any use out of it or it completely wasn’t our thing– or if it was something we arleady had.

    I recieved a gift at one of my showers that truthfully, I don’t know that I love– and so we will keep it.  That’s not to say that years and years down the road it might not end up in garage sale or something….LOL  But for the time being, it’s here to stay!

    Post # 7
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    This is why I always give cash as wedding gifts, its a gift I know will be used. If I give someone a gift and its not something they like or will use I don’t care if they return, exchange, sell or regift it, its theirs to do with as they please.

    Post # 8
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Eh. Selling online is no different than selling at a garage sale in my opinion. Some things can’t be returned and there’s no point in keeping unwanted items in my closet.

    Post # 9
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Wow that sounds like super bad luck on your friend’s part.

    I don’t think either are that bad.

    Why have boxes of unused, perfectly new stuff in your cupboards? I agree that once you give it, what is done next is up to the new owner.

    I HAVE sold stuff that we got at our house warming, and didn’t need.

    I have also given stuff to my brother in law when he was first moving out, sort of like “Hey, here’s a sandwich press we got from Aunt Kel, but we already have one, do you want one for your new place?” As opposed to lying “Hey we got you this awesome gift.”

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