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Daily Mail reports that a whopping 82 percent of newlyweds admit to selling their wedding gifts on sites like eBay according to the "latest research." Granted, the survey was conducted by gift card company One4all, who might have some stake in pushing free money over that duck-shaped egg bowl from Crate & Barrel, but the high percentage is also understandable in a way: A study we just made up says that if newlyweds don't sell the stuff they can't use, that stuff ends up in storage or on a curb, no matter how much thought went into its purchase. Which is totally a shame. But then, of course, One4all found that 20 percent of gifters "fully expect their gifts to be left unused, returned, or sold."
The study also attached a list of bizarre presents couples admitted to receiving, including but not limited to "a banana," "a rabbit's foot," "a kebab," and "bad oil painting of my cats." So even though wedding gifts are not all Cuisinarts and meaningful gifts that wedding attendees agonized over, does selling unwanted or unusable items make newlyweds churlish, ungrateful, and/or rude? Or are they acting within an acceptable realm of human decency? What factors would cause you to sell a wedding present online?
· Eight Out of Ten Newlyweds Admit to Selling Their Wedding Gifts on eBay [DailyMail]
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