Is it rude to give second hand/preowned things as presents?

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Dust94
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I don't think things should be given if they're second hand/preowned (not talking about 'big' expensive things (cars etc)

But would you be offended if you were given a present that was secondhand/preowned?
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Depends on what it is. For example, if it's a car, then no, but other low value stuff, yes.
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Not rude as you don't have to buy anyone a present, just cheap and tacky
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depends who you're passing on to. If it is to a friend, maybe yes. To someone needy, then I guess it's okay.
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I wouldn't complain if I had received a 2nd hand Mitsubishu Evo X :coma:
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Depends, I mean giving someone a previously owned make-up set is a lot different to giving someone a used board game.
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Depends. If someone was just trying to offload their crap onto me, then yes.

But if it was something that they thought I would appreciate, then I do not see the problem. It often shows more thought that just buying some new generic gift. Several of my favourite recipe books were given to me second hand because the owners thought I would appreciate them. I've made a couple of hundred meals from them.
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So long as it's in good condition, I don't personally see why not.
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I always buy DVDs and computer games for my younger siblings from CEX or Ebay - it makes no difference to them and is cheaper. Win-Win.
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not really. I got a tablet second hand for xmas and I'm grateful for it.

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If it's from someone who I was very close to, then absolutely not. It's the thought that counts Also, it depends on what the present is.

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It's pretty cheap to be honest
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Depends what it is! For example I gave my dad some second-hand Railway books from the 1930s that I spotted in a shop - that's his great interest and I thought he would appreciate them, he was thrilled with them.
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Depends what it is, surely? One of the presents I got my friend for her birthday was from a charity shop, and she really liked it. Personal presents are so much better than getting your umpteenth bath set or gift card.
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