Every Kiwi Could Make $ 1,700 Without Leaving Home, Says Trade Me
The country’s second-hand economy is thriving, according to a Trade Me survey.
Stop leaving that pile of clothes you no longer want in a bag in the trunk of your car – by selling it, along with other household items you no longer need, you could earn up to $ 1,700, said Trade Me.
A recent Trade Me report on the second-hand economy found that, on average, every New Zealander had at least 26 items they could get rid of.
That’s 133 million items across the country, with clothing, footwear and accessories, home and living items, books, CDs and DVDs being the most common.
“Based on the average selling price of items sold on Trade Me, each Kiwi has around $ 1,700 of unwanted items gathering dust in their closets, wardrobes and garages,” said Ivan Fuyala, Market Manager of Trade. Me.
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“This represents an increase of $ 200 from 2020 and a huge increase of $ 500 from 2019.”
More than 4,400 people took part in the survey, which paints a picture of a thriving second-hand economy, Fuyala said.
“In the past six months alone, 58% of Kiwis have sold an item they liked and two-thirds of Kiwis bought something second-hand,” he said.
Millennials were the most likely to buy items they liked best, with 78 percent of those surveyed in the age group saying they would buy second-hand items, while 67 percent of baby boomers said they would buy used items.
Northland is the center of the opportunity, with 44% of them saying they would “definitely buy” from the occasion, while 37% of Wellingtonians and Cantarbrians said they would definitely buy from the occasion.
“Aucklanders were a bit late, with 32% saying they would definitely opt for the opportunity,” Fuyala said.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a massive impact on the economy this year, and after the nationwide lockdown in August, there has been a marked increase in the number of second-hand goods listed and sold online.
Research data from Trade Me has shown that buyers are looking for second-hand items to make their foreclosure more enjoyable, he said.
“The August lockdown turned out to be a good time for Kiwis to look to the second-hand economy for a more comfortable couch, order an air fryer, or upgrade their home workstations. “