Gifts keep on giving inN.J. where regifters abound

There’s an old saying that it’s better to give than receive. But a new poll finds more than a third of New Jersey residents are giving presents someone else gave to them.Fairleigh Dickinson marketing professor Burcak Ertimur said more than 70 percent of those who admit to regifting only do it once in a while and just 8 percent regularly regift.”The majority of the regifters say that they do this primarily because the gift is better suited for someone else,” said Ertimur. “Some of them want to get rid of an unwanted gift.  Some like to save time or money or storage space.”Almsot 90 percent of the regifters express confidence that they have not been caught in the act.  But more than half of the New Jersey residents questioned believe they’ve been the recipient of a regift.

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