Paris (AFP) – the Prix Goncourt in duplicate, video game, or perfumes… The French have fewer cases of conscience to sell their Christmas gifts on the web, according to sites private sale.
As of the night of the eve, while the log background still on their plate, the French do not hesitate to post their ads on the platforms of online trading, taking advantage of the performance of their phones built-in camera and apps sites-of-sale, that allow them to post their offers in just a few clicks.
On the site PriceMinister, approximately 500,000 objects have been put on sale in a few hours between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, is estimated from the AFP Fabien Versavau, its director-general.
“This is a good start, there is a growth of about 10% to 15% of ads compared to last year,” notes Mr. Versavau, who looks around “$ 3.5 million” gift set sale on the platforms of PriceMinister until mid-January.
At eBay France, it is the same story with approximately 100,000 ads are published between Saturday midnight and Sunday morning.
“It is about 10 to 20% of ads in more than a weekend to normal”, explains to the AFP Leyla Guilany-Lyard, a spokesman for eBay France.
The trend is similar on the competitors website The Right Corner.
“there are between 10% and 20% of deposits in addition in certain categories,” said Anne Quemin, communications director of the platform for online sales.
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A grassroots movement, facilitated by the new technologies, which make it more discreet in the sale of the gift from grandma when the latter is not. Thus, 40% of the ads for the new year’s eve have been posted via a mobile phone or a tablet, the precise site PriceMinister.
“Before the democratization of smartphones, it was a bit tedious. For the last three or four years, with the application to sell eBay, in less than three minutes the ad was online. It is fast, why wait?”, comments on Ms. Guilany-Lyard.
In terms of gifts, the French seem to be in any case more demanding. According to a study by eBay/TNS Sofres, 39% of the French consider that they have received a gift unwanted by 2015, up from 22% in 2011.
And when they are disappointed or that they have received a duplicate object, the half of the French have already sold a present, or are considering doing so, according to a survey OpinionWay for PriceMinister published on Thursday.
“The French say that this is going to be fun to someone else, or they will use this small win to fix the errors, have fun. They have less compunction to resell their gifts,” says Anne Quemin, of the site The Right Corner.
“We see that the practice is widespread really strongly in the 18-34 age group”, said Fabien Versavau. “But it’s still a bit of a taboo. The people that say they have sold do not wish this to be known by the person who has offered the gift”, he adds. According to this study, 85% of the “dealers” prefer to hide is to be rid of their gift.
In all cases, if they are more demanding than before in terms of gifts, the French seem to suffer from a big lack of imagination.
We finds at the head of the ads, “the best-sellers of Christmas, all the items that we offer when we don’t know very well the people. The Goncourt prize, the DVD, perfumes and video games, gifts that are a pleasure, but that it has received dual”, explains Ms. Guilany-Lyard.
This year on the canvas, the literary success of the fall alongside so DVDS of mainstream films, bracelets connected or poles for selfie.
video games are also part of the club. Without forgetting, of course, toys. For amateurs, this is the time to dig up lego Star Wars or Disney princesses, or even the board game Monopoly Pokemon with a discount to the key.
not to mention the objects outright “flops,” says Ms. Guilany-Lyard. “Lingerie, socks, pajamas, or adult games like the toys”, who remain decidedly unappreciated at the foot of the christmas tree.