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Turn Bad Gifts into Christmas Cash

Ebay Stores are hot after the holiday.

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    Turn Bad Gifts into Christmas Cash
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    North Texans are selling unwanted gifts on Ebay.

    A growing number of people are secretly turning their unwanted gifts into cash, like Billy Carter and Karen Furry who are looking to unload and cash in.

    At the "I Sold It On Ebay" store, Cheryl Goldstein sees it all.

    "This is a punching bag that somebody brought in, looks like it's brand new, never been used."

    Unwanted Gifts Sold on eBay

    [DFW] Unwanted Gifts Sold on eBay
    Some North Texans are turning to eBay to get a little cash for unwanted Christmas gifts.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 29, 2008)

    If you're feeling guilty about all this, maybe this will help, according to a recent study from Ebay, more people than ever will sell stuff like unwanted cell phones this year.

    The survey found the most popular gifts to sell include:electronics, dvd's, cd's or books, event tickets, and fitness equipment.

    Anyone worrying about being found out, no worries, your secret is safe because transactions are totally anonymous.