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The Great British Christmas Declutter

The Great Christmas Declutter

 

Wasteful Brits purge homes of 66 million bin-bags of stuff in preparation for Christmas 

  • Our research finds a third of Brits clear out at Christmas to create space for new gifts
  • The UK receives 81 million unwanted presents each year
  • One in 10 of these gifts end up in landfill

The extent of Christmas waste is revealed, with the latest figures show UK households are set to clear out a massive 66 million bin-bags worth of stuff – and that’s just in preparation for the festive season.

We found that almost two-fifths (38%) of British households will roll up their sleeves for a pre-Christmas clear out, with a third (33%) of Brits confessing this is purely to create space for new gifts.

Despite purging their homes to make space, almost two-thirds of people surveyed are expecting to receive unwanted gifts that they will never use.

In fact, most Britons receive a total of 81 million unwanted presents annually, with each household receiving three on average. Shockingly, one in 10 of these will end up in landfill.

Perfume topped the list of gifts most likely to be re-gifted or thrown away, while clothing and gadgets came in at a close second and third respectively.

Christmas Gifts

Our eCommerce Director Paul Treanor said Ziffit said: “I was surprised to find out just how many unwanted presents Brits accumulate each year. It’s also astonishing to see that, as a nation, we get rid of such a huge amount in the run up to Christmas, only to make space for more unwelcome stuff.

“Encouragingly our research showed that the nation’s first port of call was to take unwanted gifts to a charity shop. However, a third of the people we surveyed admitted they put these presents away and forget about them, while shockingly one in 10 Brits simply throw unwelcome gifts in the bin.

“We know from our customers that unwanted gifts can, in fact, be a real lifeline for your finances, with plenty of money to be made from selling presents online – and keeping them out of landfill.”

* The survey commissioned by Ziffit.com surveyed 2000 people across the UK in November 2016


Here at Ziffit.com we make it easy to sell your unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games for cash!

Check out our free app (available in the App Store and Google Play) that scans bar codes and instantly offers the price for each item and shows the accumulated total for all items scanned.

Submit a trade on 4th December ’16 and earn an extra 10% cash on your trade. Simply use voucher XMAS10 before you complete your trade.

Sell your Harry Potter CDs, DVDs, games and books

Journey back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Unless you’re a muggle who’s been living under a rock for the past few months, you may have noticed that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is back on the big screen this week. That’s right, J. K. Rowling has written an entirely new screenplay dedicated to the life of writer and adventurer, Newt Scamander.  People are excited. And we are too.

Not much is known about the full story of the film, the Warner Brothers bosses have been very good at keeping schtum. But what we do know is that the story is set in New York in the mid 1920’s, where Scamander has just arrived after completing his trip around the world on the look-out for magical creatures. It is here that he meets muggle Jacob and all hell breaks loose. Okay, not hell – just a whole bunch of magical and dangerous beasts. Oh em gee, what would Hermione say? We don’t know for certain, but we think it will take more than a quick disarming spell to fix this one.

It is because of this exciting new film, that we’ve decided to take a look back over the Harry Potter phenomena from the past 15 years. A franchise that spans books, DVDs, CDs, Lego, theme parks, clothing and that’s just the tip of the magical iceberg, there is more merchandise than you can shake a replica phoenix feather wand at.

Before we get carried away with the excitement, let’s bring it back to the products we know most about here at Ziffit.com and the cash we’re offering for them*.

 

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Book We’re currently offering £1.50 for this book… Got it on your shelf? Sent it in! ISBN: 9781408855652

We’re currently offering £1.50 for this book

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD Sell this DVD now for £2 ISBN: 7321900588164

Sell this DVD now for £2

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban XBOX 360 Game We’ll buy this game for £3 ISBN: 5030930038236

We’ll buy this game for £3

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trade this in for £15 ISBN: 9781855496774

Trade this CD in for £15

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix We’ll take this off your hands for £1 ISBN:5030930067076

We’ll take this DVD off your hands for £1

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince We’re offering £6 for this game ISBN: 5030930067076

We’re offering £6 for this game

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trade it in for £1.50 ISBN: 9781408855713

Trade this book for £1.50

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Xbox 360) We’ll buy this for £5 ISBN: 5051892051583

We’ll buy this game for £5

The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection CD Sell for £4 ISBN: 0738572138127

Sell CDs for £4

 

Trading in your used books, CDs, DVDs and games has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff.

Download the Ziffit.com app here Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

*Prices offered correct at time of send publication. Price per edition/version of item may vary. Prices based on ISBN numbers:
1. 9781408855652
2. 7321900588164
3. 5030930038236
4. 9781855496774
5. 5051892007641
6. 5030930067076
7. 9781408855713
8. 5051892051583
9. 0738572138127
  For full Ziffit terms and conditions please visit: https://www.ziffit.com/terms-of-use

Storage Wars

Storage Wars

Having storage wars of your own?

For those items you just can’t trade in, here are some excellent storage ideas to keep your home clutter free.

Here at Ziffit.com we appreciate a good de-clutter of unwanted stuff however we understand that there are some items you just can’t let go and trade in.

Whether it’s the Sex in the City Season Two boxset you might watch again, or the entire Harry Potter series that you are bound to re-read at some point, it can be tough getting rid of the things that mean so much to you (and your family).

We’re having a nose to see how people around the globe have come up with some nifty little storage solutions for those bits and bobs they just have to keep. These quirky tricks can help you display, organise and tidy your book/ DVD or CD collection as well as keep your home clutter-free.

Take a look at few of our favourites below – and feel free to add your own in the comments below.

Book stacking shelves

We love this simple way of stacking your books. Perfect if you’ve only got a small amount of space to keep those books you just can’t part with.

Spice Racks - Kids storage

A great use of Spice Racks to house those odd shaped children’s books, it also displays them nicely ready for selection at bedtime.

 Window Seat Storage

Extra storage plus a nice window seat. Helps keep your books, CDs or DVDs tucked away and your house looking clutter free.

Smart box shelves

 

Calling all you creative-types, this is a very unusual use of box shelves to help display your prized CDs, books or DVDs for all to see.

Under the stairs storage

For those of you who – despite trading in your pre-loved items – STILL have lots you want to keep on show, this is a really clever way of using that under stair storage, it looks really smart too.

If you need more ideas, check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

If you’re still struggling with space and need to de-clutter, don’t forget we can take those unwanted items off your hands. Trade in your unwanted Books and who knows? The money you make can pay for your next quirky storage solution! Win win.

Trading in your used Books, CD’s, DVD’s and games has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff:

 Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

Download the Ziffit.com app here

Image credits via Pinterest: Brit + Co, Jill Ruth, Real Homes Magazine, Apartment Therapy via Buzzfeed, SimpleHo.Me via Buzzfeed

Blur vs Oasis – Battle of the Bands

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The nineties saw the surge in BritPop acts dominating the airwaves. This led to a number of high-profile rivalries between bands, desperate to make their mark on the British music scene.

We’ve finally solved the two decade long argument: Who was better – Oasis or Blur? We’ve delved into the Ziffit archives to finally bring you the truth and after twenty years of rivalry we can announce that Blur has finally won the Britpop battle over Oasis.

Oasis - Battle of the Bands

Noel and Liam Gallagher – Oasis

We discovered that people throw out seven times more Oasis CD’s than that of their rivals Blur.

The Oasis albums that Brits are most keen to say farewell to in their spring-clean are “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” coming in at first place. With “Stop the Clocks” and “Heathen Chemistry” not far behind.

But it’s not just Blur’s back catalogue that’s in demand, the band recently reformed and are releasing their first album in 12 years – The Magic Whip.

Blur performing live

Blur – performing live

Paul Treanor, eCommerce Director at Ziffit said: “I was personally taken aback at the number of Oasis CDs being sold on compared to Blur. There’s no accounting for taste and I will be holding onto my Oasis CDs, but Blur clearly seems to have won this battle of the bands by a long shot.”

If you’re looking to trade in your unwanted Oasis or Blur CDs and DVDs, head on over to Ziffit.com. It has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff:

Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

Download the Ziffit.com app here

*Figures are based on items scanned to sell by Ziffit over the past 12 months. They show that people using the Ziffit app or website scanned seven times more Oasis CDs for sale (3823 in total), than all of Blur’s albums (576 in total were scanned). Views respresented in this article are author’s own.

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Our Most Wanted

 

Most wanted used goods

With summer just around the corner (hopefully!) we know that this time of year can get a little pricey.  So clear out those cupboards, dust off those bookshelves and make yourself some money with us.

We’ve compiled a selection of our most wanted Books, CDs, DVDs and Games.

See below for some of the hottest priced items you might have lying around that you no longer read, watch, listen to or play. Go on, grab yourself a little extra cash to make those long summer days just that bit easier.

 

Top 5 Books

Sell your used books at Ziffit.com

The World of Ice and Fire – £6.37
Collins Complete DIY Manual £4.85
The Art of Eating Well – £4.30
Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals – £3.91
The Improbability of Love – £3.52

Top 5 Games

Sell your used games at Ziffit.com

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – £20.92
Project Cars (PS4) – £20.21
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – £16.30
Bloodborne (PS4) – £16.05
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One) – £14.59

Top 5 CD’s

Sell your used CD's at Ziffit.com

Now That’s What I Call a Song – £3.55
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – £3.40
Muse: Drones – £3.24
The Fatboy Slim Collection – £3.23
I Love House – £3.14

Top 5 DVD’s

 Sell your used DVDs

Supernatural: Season 9 – £6.71
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series – £10.50
Harry Potter: The Complete Series – £6.42
The Hobbit Trilogy – £6.38
House of Cards: Season 1 & 2 – £5.81

Trading in your used Books, CD’s, DVD’s and games has never been easier. Simply download our app from the below and take 4 easy steps to earning cash for your used stuff:

Download Ziffit app from the App Store here

Download the Ziffit.com app here

*Prices correct at time of publish and taken from ziffit.com website. Prices vary and change daily. Please review full terms and conditions before trading.