Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album was the most unwanted Christmas gift this year, according to musicMagpie.co.uk.
The cash for clutter site found that it was sold over 2,686,540 unwanted presents on Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year, a 14 per cent increase on last year. Over 32,705 people sold an item to musicMagpie before 11am on Christmas Day, with the site noting a peak in visitors at 3pm on Boxing Day.
Some of the main presents to miss the mark this Christmas included Lady Gaga’s album followed by The Inbetweeners Movie DVD, Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’ album, Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ and the James Bond film ‘Skyfall.
The website saw 189,574 dresses sold, including over 36,000 Topshop dresses. Meanwhile 36,256 men’s Topman t-shirts were sold over Christmas and Boxing Day.
Liam Howley, marketing manager for musicMagpie, explained: “2013 has been a record breaking year for us and we expect this to continue in 2014.
“The period between Christmas and New Year is always one of our busiest times of year, as people don’t want to hang onto presents they have no use for and look for ways to make money to help with January finances.
“We know some people put unwanted gifts aside to re-use next Christmas, but a lot of savvy customers take advantage of the unwanted items in the home which they don’t use. We’re here to help them de-clutter and make cash.”
The research follows an unwanted gift report from eBay and Gumtree, which found that listings for computers and tablets shot up 25 per cent on the site in the UK on Christmas Day.