You’ve already bought the best Christmas presents ever. You’ve been sporting a sneaky smile and hiding gifts in obscure places around your home. Cheery gold ribbons are strewn around each room with the remnants of curled wrapping paper inhabiting every corner of your living space.
And it’s no wonder that you’re excited – because Christmas shopping this year was so easy. When people ask how you managed to get it done so quickly you can’t help but feel a little smug…because really, you did ALL your shopping online.
But you didn’t just do it anywhere. Nope, you resorted to Kijiji, the holy grail of Christmas shopping destinations conveniently located on the world wide web and accessible through the Kijiji app. And because of it, you haven’t been stressed out about money since each gift was reasonably priced.
By using Kijiji you were able to find all your gifts literally right at your fingertips, reaping the benefits of the prosperous second-hand economy. To show you how rewarding this method of shopping really is, we’ve listed the benefits you can enjoy once trying it out.
It saves you money
This is one of the main reasons why people resort to Kijiji for their Christmas gifts. But this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering how much you can save by doing so. According to the 2017 Second-Hand Economy Index, last year alone, Canadians saved an average of $843 by buying used over new.
It helps the environment
Buying used items means you’re minimizing waste – and using Kijiji is especially popular for this reason alone. As a fact, it’s among the top three reasons why Canadians buy, sell, and donate second-hand.
Shopping using the second-hand economy makes for a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s fun to search for cool items online, knowing you’re able to find an item that’s quite original. Buying things like antiques and nostalgic items is great for the people on your list who are difficult to buy for. As an added plus, shopping second-hand means your money stays in your community. Overall, it’s a great alternative to that gift card you’d usually buy for your friend at this time of year.
Whatever you do, don’t forget that Kijiji offers even more than second-hand items. In fact, you can buy new products that are still in their original packaging. You know that iPhone you’ve been eying for your dad or the trendy new hairdryer you’d like to get your mom? You can find NEW items like these on Kijiji too, and for just a fraction of their original price.
You can earn money
Don’t forget that you can also sell your own items on Kijiji, too. If you have anything that you’d like to put up for sale, go for it! This is a great way to earn extra cash to spend on your own shopping, which will help you save even more money this holiday season.
Kijiji is Canada’s largest online classifieds site and it’s a great gateway to the secondhand economy. It’s a fun, easy and safe way to bring Vancouverites together to buy, sell, swap and help each other out, which means saving money and lessening your carbon footprint.