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    hey guys! so my bf and i are turning one next week!

    i wanna buy him a present but currently low on cash so i plan to buy him a present on a preloved site called carousell instead. their items are great but it's preloved... not too sure about it.. should i go ahead anyways?

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    I don't think it's okay... It's not personal.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    hey guys! so my bf and i are turning one next week!

    i wanna buy him a present but currently low on cash so i plan to buy him a present on a preloved site called carousell instead. their items are great but it's preloved... not too sure about it.. should i go ahead anyways?

    xx
    is there any shops nearby u that is in ur budget and u could get him something, instead?
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    I'd be fine with a second hand item, as long as it was it good condition and you put some thought into what it actually is!
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    I don't see the problem in getting them a second hand gift as long as it's a gift they would like and it's in good condition

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    As long as it's not like..a teddy and it's head has fallen off or something I see nothing wrong?
    If it's something he likes and it is in good taste then why not?

    It's really the thought that counts and I'm not just saying that! You're thinking of him and you are doing the best with your budget to get him something so that's nice enough!
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    Just make something, it's more precious than anything you can buy.
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    I don't see the issue, me and my partner are both gamers so we end up buying a lot of second hand items for each other as we are into retro gaming.

    I think it depends on your partner as well, you know him best, I'm sure they'd prefer for you to buy something that you can afford rather than spending too much and putting yourself into financial difficulty for a present.

    Sorry to be corny, BUTTTTTT, it's the thought that counts
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    It seems less personal, make him something.
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    Only thing that bothers me is you calling it 'preloved' rather then just '2nd hand'

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    Does not bother me or my wife..

    We both love charity shops, and often buy presents in them and other 2nd-hand methods.

    We have found some amazing presents in there before for both each other and for others.. Like our first christmas together, she said she wanted a big cuddly toy polar bear.. I looked in all the toy shops, nothing. Online they had some small ones, unless you wanted to pay stupid money.. but then walking through the highstreet one day, and in the window of a charity shop: a massive cuddly polar bear. £5 job done.

    we had only been together a few months, so back then I wasnt entirely sure she would be ok with it being 2nd hand..

    She opened it along with her other presents christmas morning, and said 'you got this in the charity shop didnt you??'

    I said yes, preparing to explain..

    But then she beemingly happy explained that she saw the same bear, and that is the whoel reason she asked for one.. she didnt think you could buy it, as she thought it may be part of their christmas display.. but she was so happy to have the one she first saw, rather then a random other bear.
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    i bought stuff from carousell for my gf before and she loved it!! the seller told me it was brand new and came with a tag so she didn't mind hahaha. it wasn't for anniv tho so...
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    No. That's cheap af
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    hey guys! so my bf and i are turning one next week!

    i wanna buy him a present but currently low on cash so i plan to buy him a present on a preloved site called carousell instead. their items are great but it's preloved... not too sure about it.. should i go ahead anyways?

    xx
    You mean secondhand. Don't try and sugarcoat it, that's just pathetic.

    Generally, I'd say it's not the best thing to do. But iot depends what kind of couple you are - my girlfriend and I are both more interested in what something means than how much it costs, and anything given with love means something.

    I've actually got a standing order among all my family not to get me anything expensive for any occasions; I'd rather have an old book, or something small and daft (for example, my parents got me a set of juggling balls and a book about electronics for Christmas last year, and that was fine.

    It depends what your relationship is like though. He might be like me, and happy with a good novel from a secondhand shop, or he might not be. You know him better than us.
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    it depends on what it is
    I gave pre-loved gifts a lot but they were real quality pieces like tiffany jewellery and Cartier watches
    for standard level stuff I'd say buying new is far far better
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    hey guys! so my bf and i are turning one next week!

    i wanna buy him a present but currently low on cash so i plan to buy him a present on a preloved site called carousell instead. their items are great but it's preloved... not too sure about it.. should i go ahead anyways?

    xx
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    i bought stuff from carousell for my gf before and she loved it!! the seller told me it was brand new and came with a tag so she didn't mind hahaha. it wasn't for anniv tho so...
    Have you just replied to yourself as someone else?
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    i don't think it is, i'd rather you make a handmade gift, it has more sentimental value! However, that being said, you might want to pick up a second-hand item if your gf/bf wants a particular item, e.g. a playstation 4 or an xbox one (not trying to stir any debate between ps and xbox ) Regardless, whatever you get, i'm sure your significant other wouldn't mind, because after all, its the thought that counts, no?
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    I've bought second hand stuff as gifts for my partner before, if it makes sense and means they get a better present then why not?
 
 
 
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