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Old 11-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Are you a regifter?

I am! I got Guru status on this questionnaire (warning: it's girly)

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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that was great!
my exMIL used to give me "garage sale special" items, i.e. they still had the $1 or $2 price tags on them. what was intended as a slight (gifts to others were always newer things) actually w*rked in my favor - little did she know i enjoy older style things for the kitchen and home. they are made better and have character.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:50 PM   #3
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I got "Re-Gift Jokester" status....."You think laughter is the greatest present you can give, and you re-gift with that spirit in mind. No holiday present is too tacky or painful that it can't be repurposed with love to make that special someone smile from ear to ear."

I've only re-gifted once or twice in my life, 'cause I normally really like what I receive, and because I like to pick out the perfect gift for each person that I buy for. I never think "Ehh, they might like this.".....I always shoot for "Boy, they are gonna LOVE this!" And 9 times out of 10 (or better) I'm right on the money! I go for the "unique" and the "memorable"....and those things usually don't come in as re-gifted, or go out as re-gifted....'cause they're special.
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I neither give nor receive gifts. Don't see the point.
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i didn't get a status - i have all popups blocked and it reset the quiz. oh well...i'm FIREd and too lazy to redo the quiz.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:14 PM   #6
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Regifting is the silver lining behind the dark cloud receiving presents you would never use, and which would otherwise go into the landfill.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:24 PM   #7
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One time I did. I received an item I had a duplicate of. I never opened it and ended up giving it as a wedding gift. I guess technically Im not a regifter but a giftreceiver nonopener giverbacker.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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Regifting guru here!

The trick is to remember where the gift you're about to regift came from, and make sure the two paths don't cross. It's really not that hard. Also, make sure it's not too close to the expiration date of the product (for lotions, etc).

I don't mind getting re-gifted things either, since I don't want my friends to waste money just as I don't want to waste mine.

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Old 11-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #9
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I have never regifted. I would have a hard time giving someone something that I did not want. I know, I know that one man's junk is another man's treasure.
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I don't think I've ever re-gifted. I did buy a gift once and liked it so well I kept it for myself, then had to go shopping again...
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I don't think I've ever re-gifted. I did buy a gift once and liked it so well I kept it for myself, then had to go shopping again...
save gas - buy 2 at once next time!
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:30 PM   #12
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One time I did. I received an item I had a duplicate of. I never opened it and ended up giving it as a wedding gift. I guess technically Im not a regifter but a giftreceiver nonopener giverbacker.
I got a duplicate gift—surprisingly, this has only happened once—and returned it for a store credit. I have passed along gifts I didn't want to our giving tree at church or to other charities. Does it count as regifting if the recipient is not one of the people you usually exchange presents with?
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save gas - buy 2 at once next time!
Good idea, unfortunately this was a "one of a kind".... Let your imagination flow.....
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Good idea, unfortunately this was a "one of a kind".... Let your imagination flow.....
was it neon pink and could double as a cactus in a pinch to disguise it?
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The trick is to remember where the gift you're about to regift came from, and make sure the two paths don't cross. It's really not that hard.
The other evening I was out working in my shop, and was listening to NPR, they had a lady on talking about re-gifting. One woman called in and said she does it all the time. She said she has everything that she wants or needs, and most gifts fit neither category. So she has a place in a spare room in the house, where she puts all of these things for re-gifting. She said she puts a small tag on each item as soon as she receives it, with the name of who gave it to her, the date given, and occasion for which it was given.

When she needs a gift for someone...for whatever holiday or occasion, she goes to her stash, and chooses an appropriate item.....checking the tag to be certain that the person who gave it to her, will never see it or hear about it. She said she's done this for years, and has never had a problem.

She also said that if the gift that she had received was not nice or something that someone would appreciate getting (a worthless piece of cr*p or very low quality) she wouldn't re-gift it.
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The other evening I was out working in my shop, and was listening to NPR, they had a lady on talking about re-gifting. One woman called in and said she does it all the time. She said she has everything that she wants or needs, and most gifts fit neither category. So she has a place in a spare room in the house, where she puts all of these things for re-gifting. She said she puts a small tag on each item as soon as she receives it, with the name of who gave it to her, the date given, and occasion for which it was given.
When she needs a gift for someone...for whatever holiday or occasion, she goes to her stash, and chooses an appropriate item.....checking the tag to be certain that the person who gave it to her, will never see it or hear about it. She said she's done this for years, and has never had a problem.
She also said that if the gift that she had received was not nice or something that someone would appreciate getting (a worthless piece of cr*p or very low quality) she wouldn't re-gift it.
OMG - i have competition in the over-the-top detail oriented department!
i personally would donate the gifts, and send everyone an email requesting all future gifts be a donation to the DAV Trans Network or Humane Society or Red Cross in my name.
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Tell you what:

If you feel the urge to send me a gift, either send cash to me or to a charity I recommend.
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I usually do not re gift but I've been tempted a few times . We did have an ugly chandelier that my friends and I re gifted as a joke several times.
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Here's my personal regifting story: When I got married 32 years ago, my BOSS gave us a pressure cooker for a wedding present. As I had also received a pressure cooker as a shower gift, I returned boss's cooker to the store from which it was bought (there was a partial price tag on the bottom of the box, which I had not opened.) The clerk looked at the box rather strangely, took it into the back room, and soon I heard loud laughter from beyond the door.

The clerk came back out with the pressure cooker and showed me the petrified beans that were in the bottom of the pot...and told me that this particular model had not been sold at that store for at least 20 years! Nonetheless, the store gave me a store credit for the cost of a current model -- and I immediately bought something else in gratitude!

I knew my boss was frugal (read: a really cheap bast***), so I HAD to ask him the story behind the wedding gift.

He cheerfully admitted that he and his wife received that pressure cooker for their wedding some 25 years earlier and after trying it out, decided that they didn't like it. I didn't have the guts to tell him that it was never cleaned out before it was packed away to be regifted. He told me that he had hundreds of items collected over the years and that he never bought anything new to give as gifts.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:38 PM   #20
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I neither give nor receive gifts. Don't see the point.
Same here...I informed my family about 10 years ago that I was done doing the Christmas gift madness thing...trying to find gifts for people that already have everything they need or want. The funny thing is that after about a year or two, they all said it was a good idea.
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