(Closed) Would it bother you to get something used for Christmas?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How would you feel about getting a used, like-new Keurig for Christmas?
    Awesome! Who cares if it was used 4 times before! : (35 votes)
    56 %
    It wouldn't like to get a used Keurig. I want it brand new from a store. : (28 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
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    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It really depends on the person. My family and I are really not picky and would love lightly used or like new items. I can see other people being really bothered though!

    Post # 4
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    8361 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wouldn’t care honestly but I am all for reusing items. But I would like to know that it was secondhand- just because I am a clean freak and would have to really clean it before using it.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @NewfieBullet:  Ok, so I have this purse, that I’ve used for a couple months, and when my friend saw it, she absolutely gushed over it, asked where I got it, went to find it, it was sold out, so she searched ebay, and it wasn’t there.  I keep having half a mind to just give it to her as a gift, but totally question whether that’s at all ok as well…. but have pretty much determined that it’s not.

    Personally, I’d rather have a more useful/expensive/loved/thoughtful gift that was used as long as it’s still in really good shape than something I barely want that just happens to be new and in budget, but would probably never GIVE someone a used gift.

    Post # 6
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    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Ok so I wouldn’t have a problem with some things being used.  But I wouldn’t want to receive a used cooking gadget.  I’m weird with food and a total germaphobe so I would get a little iffy using someone else’s coffee maker if I haven’t known where it’s been, but that’s really just me.  I would prefer new items or to get something less expensive.  But I guess my answer is it would really depend on the receiver because some would be fine with it others may not.

    Post # 8
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    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It depends on how “used” the item is, and what the item itself is. Like I would be bothered to get a used pair of shoes for Christmas, but not a nice used TV.

    Post # 9
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Buying something used for yourself is one thing, but buying a used item as a gift is completely inappropriate in my opinion, (unless it’s a car or antique!). It just seems cheap. Plus you don’t know how the peson feels about used stuff. I say either buy it new or skip it.

    Post # 10
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I would do it!! I personally love used items, and I try to either make or thrift Christmas presents.  Last year I got my mom a complete set of china that she had years ago (all the pieces broke), and only a couple plates were a little chipped.

    Ok now I want a used Keurig of my own!  I’ve been stalling because I don’t want to pay so much money! 🙂

    Post # 11
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d loved a used gift!

    I’d take something used I need or really want that they could afford over something I didn’t need or want that they could afford new.

    My grandmother gave me her Keurig when she bought the newest version. It works great, it looks great, it was clean and makes good coffee. No complains here, she saved me a ton of money and gives us boxes of k cups everytime we visit!

    Post # 12
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    I would buy something used for myself (maybe), but would never gift a used item.

    Post # 14
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d ask the seller a lot of questions. Make sure all the packing and the box is with it and instructions. If it is, you might not even have to tell your friend it’s used. Less packaging, then let her know. 

    Post # 16
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    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Last year I bought one gift for each family member and included used items that I didn’t need anymore. Some stuff ended well (makeup kits, bath and body works soaps). My mom didn’t like that I regifted something she gave me. 

    Pretty much everyone thought it was funny and joke about what I’m gonna give them this year.

    But those were things I’d used. I don’t know about stuff strangers had used.

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