Easy does it with your Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping on DoneDeal will not only save you hassle and shoe leather, but the fact that you can collect the goods from the seller means you’ll have no worries about the item arriving on time Escape Christmas shopping hell by doing the leg work on DoneDeal for gifts (Photo: David Porter) ]text[ As Christmas draws closer every year, there’s one thing that’s on everybody’s mind: “Where will I find the ideal present?” Much of the shopper’s day is spent scouting for the best deal, queuing at tills and shifting heavy bags from hand to hand. While some people relish the thought of this, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Since the dawn of ecommerce, an alternative is available – shopping online. But, the closer December 25 gets, the more shoppers worry about whether items are in stock or will arrive on time. However, there is another option – searching for and finding the ideal Christmas gift online and meeting the seller in person. DoneDeal isn’t a website where you just look for items you want or need for yourself. It’s an ideal starting place for finding a present with a difference for a loved one, no matter what their age or your budget. If you’ve read our Safety Guide (and if you haven’t, please do), you’ll know that we recommend you deal with people locally, whom you can meet in person. We also recommend you use cash or bank drafts when paying for goods and never pay for anything through Western Union or other similar money transfer services. So what Christmas presents can you buy on DoneDeal? Well, our sellers have all sorts of potential Christmas gifts for sale, ranging from brand new to second hand. How about tickets for that big concert that sold out in minutes? You’ll regularly find sellers with tickets for top gigs at face value or less because they received the tickets as a gift and had no interest in going or had double booked themselves for the same night. Snazzy new electronic goods seem to be released almost every other day, but their large price tags can put them out of most people’s reach. That is until technology fans tire of a gadget when something even newer comes on the market – and decide to sell their newish device. On DoneDeal you’ll find a range of ‘must-have’ technological goods from fancy SLR cameras to smart phones, Apple iPads and everything else you thought you couldn’t afford. Keys are items that fit nicely into a Christmas stocking – and there is nothing like a set of car keys in a stocking to brighten someone’s day. On DoneDeal there’s a great selection of affordable cars for sale if your loved one needs a car for work or college, or because their own car hasn’t passed the NCT. Despite the rise in popularity of MP3 players and iPods, record players and turntables are making a comeback. Why not source an original record player and vinyl LPs to start a record collection for the audiophile in your life? Does the person you’re buying for want to get fit? Why not gain from others’ failed New Year’s resolutions and pick up some shiny, ‘used once’ home gym or sports equipment at a good price? If they’re not used, at least you won’t have broken the bank – and you will certainly know a good place to sell them on to someone else! Christmas shopping on DoneDeal will not only save you hassle and shoe leather, but the fact that you can collect the goods from the seller means you’ll have no worries about the item arriving on time As Christmas draws closer every year, there’s one thing that’s on everybody’s mind: “Where will I find the ideal present?” Much of the shopper’s day is spent scouting for the best deal, queuing at tills and shifting heavy bags from hand to hand. While some people relish the thought of this, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Since the dawn of ecommerce, an alternative is available – shopping online. But, the closer December 25 gets, the more shoppers worry about whether items are in stock or will arrive on time. However, there is another option – searching for and finding the ideal Christmas gift online and meeting the seller in person. DoneDeal isn’t a website where you just look for items you want or need for yourself. It’s an ideal starting place for finding a present with a difference for a loved one, no matter what their age or your budget. If you’ve read our Safety Guide (and if you haven’t, please do), you’ll know that we recommend you deal with people locally, whom you can meet in person. We also recommend you use cash or bank drafts when paying for goods and never pay for anything through Western Union or other similar money transfer services. So what Christmas presents can you buy on DoneDeal? Well, our sellers have all sorts of potential Christmas gifts for sale, ranging from brand new to second hand. How about tickets for that big concert that sold out in minutes? You’ll regularly find sellers with tickets for top gigs at face value or less because they received the tickets as a gift and had no interest in going or had double booked themselves for the same night. Snazzy new electronic goods seem to be released almost every other day, but their large price tags can put them out of most people’s reach. That is until technology fans tire of a gadget when something even newer comes on the market – and decide to sell their newish device. On DoneDeal you’ll find a range of ‘must-have’ technological goods from fancy SLR cameras to smart phones, Apple iPads and everything else you thought you couldn’t afford. Keys are items that fit nicely into a Christmas stocking – and there is nothing like a set of car keys in a stocking to brighten someone’s day. On DoneDeal there’s a great selection of affordable cars for sale if your loved one needs a car for work or college, or because their own car hasn’t passed the NCT. Despite the rise in popularity of MP3 players and iPods, record players and turntables are making a comeback. Why not source an original record player and vinyl LPs to start a record collection for the audiophile in your life? Does the person you’re buying for want to get fit? Why not gain from others’ failed New Year’s resolutions and pick up some shiny, ‘used once’ home gym or sports equipment at a good price? If they’re not used, at least you won’t have broken the bank – and you will certainly know a good place to sell them on to someone else! #Christmas