Ke December, but be a savvy Christmas shopper

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There’s less than a week until Christmas! While many of us can’t wait for Christmas and love everything about the festive season, it’s also a stressful time of year.

Christmas is a time for giving, but financially it can be straining if you spend sommer so. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressure to spend money you don’t have on finding great presents for loved ones.

Instead of entering 2018 with unnecessary debts or tapping into your savings just to get through this holiday season, make the smart choice and buy and sell on OLX.

Because everyone’s feeling the current economic pressures, there are more and more people sell goods that they no longer need, instead of simply giving them away. Use this to your advantage and buy almost new items to save hundreds off your shopping bill.

Be smart about your spending

Worried about how you’ll afford to buy everything for everyone in your life? Ska’Wara! Beat the last-minute Christmas rush, save some guap and buy all your Christmas goodies at a fraction of the cost on OLX.

Put some thought into your gifts and make a list of all the things your family and friends love. There’s really something for everyone on OLX. Whether it’s a Christmas present for a family member, a thank you gift for your favourite colleague or a little something to spoil yourself… You’ll be sorted.

Some OLX gems can be more valuable the older they get. Ever thought of vintage cars and clothes, antique furniture, autographed items and some musical instruments?

Great used gifts also include those that aren’t available anymore or are rare: classic toys, collectibles and early edition books, for example.

So you really want to impress a loved one, but don’t know what to get?

Here are some cool gift ideas:

Pre-loved games. A lot of gamers only ever play their game once. When they’ve clocked it, the novelty of the game is over, and their boredom is your gain. A good way to save on games is to buy them second-hand, whether it’s an Xbox game or a good old wooden scrabble board.

Classic books. If you’re a bookworm, you’ll know that it’s hard to find really great books anymore, unless you get them second-hand. The old school Disney merchandise also makes for a great gift for all ages.

Collectables. Know a collector? Any collector always welcomes more goodies to add to their collection. Sure, you can pick up a plate in one of those little kitsch shops, but a vintage plate, particularly a limited edition one, would be all the more welcome.

Autographed items. There are some things you just can’t buy brand new, and a special sports edition or autographed item can be an amazing present for the right fanatic. These are a rare find and fast sellers, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled.

Sports equipment and bicycles. This can be a great way for a loved one to get into that sport or hobby they’ve always wanted. If they end up really enjoying the sport, you know where to find great deals for upgrades on their equipment. Bicycles are also a great idea for the avid cyclist, or even beginner.

Your loved ones will appreciate whatever gift you decide to get them. The most important thing is spending time with them this festive season. Happy holidays!

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