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Holidays, eating out and entertainment, all areas that are now fully re-opening are expected to be a major drain on everyone’s budget. New research from eBay shows just what Britons were spending their money on during lockdown, and how you can profit from it.
eBay’s research found one third of UK adults splurged on over 26 frivolous items during the lockdown, and many of these can now be resold to fund a summer holiday.
Some of the most popular purchases during lockdown were smartphones, averaging at £238, coffee machines valued at £71 and standing mixers with an average of £92.
18-34 year-olds mostly got invested in traditional hobbies and items to revamp their home office, many of these items haven’t seen much use and selling them could see you raise £457.
Board games – £21
Coffee machine £71
Yoga mat £14
Embroidery hoop £14
Ice cream maker £33
Fishing rod £42
Electric keyboard £216
Reselling some of the items you no longer need or use is a great way to boost your income (Image: GETTY)
35-54 year-olds joined the self-improvement trends with new sports and DIY materials.
Running shoes £27
Jigsaw puzzle £41
Popcorn machine £38
Robotic hoover £76
Electric drill £31
Golf clubs £86
Stand mixer £92
Those over the age of 55 spent their time outside, in their gardens, and embraced unique skills and DIY.
Novelty slippers £12
Deck chair £37
Plant pot £12
Pots & Pans £32
Fire pit £88
Through sites like eBay, resellers made up to £30 a week during the first lockdown (Image: eBay)
The most sold items across eBay included:
Building blocks £32
Knitting kit & accessories £12
Skipping rope £10
Paint tester pots £9
Pizza oven £111 / Electric keyboard £216 / Fire pit £88
Cookie cutter £3
Hair clippers £46
Whilst a few stranger items also gained popularity:
Korean body scrub towels
Chilean guava plant
Half whisky barrels
Selling these unused, unwanted or secondhand items could see over £1,000 in easy extra cash to help fund your summer getaway.