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Scots trade in nearly 250,000 unwanted presents over Christmas

Emeli Sande has been nominated for four Brit Awards. Picture: PA

Emeli Sande has been nominated for four Brit Awards. Picture: PA

  • by PETER SIMPSON
 

SCOTS have wasted no time in offloading their unwanted Christmas gifts, with nearly a quarter of a million undesired presents re-sold online over Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

• Scots sell on 225,000 gifts on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

• Over 40,000 copies of Emili Sande’s debut album traded-in online

More than 40,000 copies of Aberdeen singer Emeli Sande’s debut album ‘Our Version of Events’ were sold on to musicMagpie.co.uk, a week after Sande celebrated her album becoming this year’s Christmas number one. Only Adele’s multi-platinum album ‘21’ was traded-in to the site more frequently.

The trade-in website reported that Scots traded in 102,743 unwanted CDs, DVDs, video games and other presents on the website on the 25th, with 125,589 sold on the 26th. Across the UK, nearly 2.5 million items were traded-in.

The news comes as Boxing Day sales across the UK netted almost £3 billion, with both online and high street retailers receiving a welcome boost after a difficult year.

The top 10 unwanted gifts returned to musicMagpie:

Adele: 21 (CD) - 47,315 copies

Emeli Sande: Our Version of Events (CD) - 41,038

One Direction: Up All Night (CD) - 37,846

Twilight (DVD) - 36,217

The Dark Knight (DVD) - 35,461

Ed Sheeran: + (CD) - 34,731

Casino Royale (DVD) - 31,902

Topshop dresses - 30,529

Diesel jeans - 30,148

Nintendo Wii (games console) - 29,974

 

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