will you sell something you received as a gift from your friend?

@scubapro (1058)
Gifu, Japan
April 3, 2013 4:04am CST
well.i was thinking of some of my old stuff on ebay,i notice that some of them are gifts that i received from my friends 10 years ago. some of them are cd s i dont wanna listen anymore and other s are books that i already read years passed and i seldom see that friends,is that ok if i sell them?funny?am i strange person? what are your opinions?
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@Pegasus72 (1904)
7 Apr 13
I might regift something I suppose but not sure about selling something.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
8 Apr 13
regifting is also a great idea ;)
@prashu228 (21794)
• India
9 Apr 13
yes i agree regifting is good way of using those unwanted things. In this way they will be useful for the people who need them.
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@prashu228 (21794)
• India
9 Apr 13
but we dont know who might need them so again if we give them to some people who dont need them they might do the same "sell" or some may even throw. so if we sell them the people who need them will only buy and will value the products.
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• China
3 Apr 13
Hi, something you do not need, maybe it is useful to others. So maybe you could sell them.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Not a bad thing at all! If you keep them in your closet for a lifetime, it would have been wasted the time that others need them. So go on, they are yours anyway. ;)
• China
3 Apr 13
Our friendship will not chang for such gifts. They still your good friends.
@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
you two are right i think,thanks for lovely responses
@prashu228 (21794)
• India
9 Apr 13
Hi I think its okay to sell the things which you are not using anymore that too after these many years. I know we will have some attachments with them but instead of leaving them to spoil in the store room we can sell/give to any such people who need them. I think that better way of using the things. I don't see anything funny or strange about this.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
28 Apr 13
thanks for understanding,we are thinking same way. peace
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
5 Apr 13
Oh heck, if I sold on ebay those things would have been the first things to go..books and cd's from 10 years ago...of course I would have no problem not selling them...10 years ago??...going.//going///gone//LOL
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
7 Apr 13
hehe.going going going ,gone ;)
• India
4 Apr 13
each of us are different in opinion, if you want then you can.... but for me there is a big respect on gifts and I would never sell or through gifts that I receive... I keep them as memory of the one who has given them to me...
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
4 Apr 13
i have respect to your decisions and opinions too thanks for the response peace
@AmbiePam (45687)
• United States
4 Apr 13
As long as your friends are not aware of it, I don't see how it would hurt anything to sell the things. I mean if you're not going to get use out of them it makes sense. I would just take care not to let my friends see that I was selling them. Hopefully, they are not aware of your ebay account, or they at least don't look at it often to see what you are selling.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
5 Apr 13
ambiepam,its a really scary message ;) if they see the stuff that they gace me on ebay....wooooo its scary,haha ,i dont want it of course thanks for the response;)
@rivakwa (56)
4 Apr 13
First gifts are something to be treasured.The cds may be sold for cash which can be used to solve other pressing challenges.As for the books,why not form library.those books may contain timeless wisdom that may serve someday
@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
5 Apr 13
yeah,why i wanna sell books,its little bit funny you are right i will keep them in my library thanks
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Hi scubapro. Well for me, we have to be practical in life. We don't really need to be keeping things we think we don't need anymore. It's either we give it to others, donate it or sell it. We just don't have to let the people who gave us know that we are selling it since it will hurt them. For sure they're doing the same thing to. Only there's one thing that can't be sold coming from our friends and that were the wonderful memories we had with them with gift giving or receiving and many experiences. Have a great day!
@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
i agree candy,of course some gifts are really important and special,i always keep them and never wanna loose of course thanks for the nice response
@Kmz059 (662)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
For me I won't sell them, because in the first place they just give them to you, and it has a sentimental value or it has a good memory. Give importance to the things that they gave you, what if they will know that you sell the gift that they gave your friend to you? What would be there reaction?
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
why so serious? ;) i would be really fine and happy if they can get some money from my stuff no problem at all ;) peace
@srisahara (4099)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 13
I think it is okay rather than you threw them to the trash. If you think do not convenient, you can also give them to other friends that need the stuff. I never sell my old stuff if it gift from my friend, I always offer to other friends, because I think it is a good idea than I sell them.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
what can i say ,you are also right, it also depends on culture,here nobody wanna get used things,its like bad thing but i never think like that, i think your idea is lovely
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
3 Apr 13
Hi, I think there is nothing wrong in selling old things which may be the gifts given by our friends. we have already used that things many times and cds and books we can not use again and again. You have kept the things for 10 years is a very long time. you are not a strange person. you are going to do is right.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
thanks roshigo,this response helped me lot,peace
@mawee79 (404)
• Italy
3 Apr 13
I don't usually sell what friends or ex friends gave me, but I throuw them away :D But you had a nice idea! I will do the same :D
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
actually i wanted to throw too,but it is more unkind way maybe.;) i just wanted to earn from them,lets try it together;) peace
@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
hello scubapro! gifts from my dear friends and family i hold very dear. if time would come where it would loose its preciousness then i prefer not to sell them but i would rather give them away to someone whom i know would treasure it like i did. i sell only those things that i bought or paid for my self. i have sold a freeZer and a memory card i bought from AmaZon.com through Ayosdito.com. i had fun doing it
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
lovely,thanks for the response, peace..
@mjhalz8 (255)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
For me, I won't sell it. Maybe because I am a sentimental person. But if it's really needed, like you need urgent money and all you can sell are the stuffs given by you then I don't have a choice, but as much as possible, I want to keep things that was given my friends or my love ones as a gift.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
thanks for the advice,i dont really need money now i just dont have enough space. thanks peace
@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
3 Apr 13
hi, scubapro. we accumulate things as the years pass and even if they are of no use, we have a tendency of keeping them for sentimental values. if you have plenty of space in your house, this is ok. however, if you have a small place, it is a necessity to throw/give/sell these things. i don't think that you need things to remember your friends. memories will always remain in our minds, even without having material things to remind us. if you have the possibility to earm money from those things that you've hoarded thru these years, why not? use the money to buy something that you need.
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@scubapro (1058)
• Gifu, Japan
3 Apr 13
thanks for positive and lovely advice,i can see them .i can also remember our memories,actually i also have another things from them,i just wanna sell some small stuffs,and i dont have place in my home also
@Frederick42 (2017)
• Canada
28 Apr 13
I would never sell something which a friend had given as a gift. A gift from a friend, in my opinion, has to be highly respected and cherished, no matter what that gift is. I would not sell it, even if I be tempted to sell. A gift from a friend is perhaps the most valuable thing in the world. When you look at that gift, we could feel as if we are looking at the friend himself. Selling the gift of the friend is like selling the friend himself.
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
7 Apr 13
If you don't use it anymore it is okay to get rid of it. If you never see the friend's anymore they won't know anyway. I should follow my own advice and get rid of a lot of things friend's gave me. I still see them all the time though and they would know. I keep them for sentimental reasons, but I am running out of space and should get rid of a lot of things!
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
5 Apr 13
Sometimes I find it hard to make that decision. On one hand I want to keep those things because they remind me of the giver and because I appreciate the fact that they gave me those gifts. On the other hand I don't like to keep things that I no longer need or use. Someone once gave me some advice about this topic and he said: "Instead of keeping everything you have received, choose one thing from each giver and let those things represent the giver. That way you still have something that reminds of you of each giver and there is less clutter in your home". I try to follow advice. I keep some gifts and I let go of other gifts if I don't need or use them anymore.
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• United States
4 Apr 13
I use to keep everything then it started to pile up, I did not use and it just sit around with no purpose but a memory ..now I mainly keep just pictures and when someone gives you something you have to let go sometimes and others can use it if you are not. a good idea is if a gift is given take a picture of who gives it to you and take notes. material things either go to waste or sits around drawing dust because you do not use it. and you cannot take it with you when you leave this world. so let others enjoy it also and put to good use when an item sales you just gave them money that they needed..
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 13
Hi, it is your prerogative since they are belongs to you but I would never sell it, I prefer to give it again to someone else
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