Buying Christmas jumpers
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Why buy your Christmas jumper on DoneDeal?
- Let’s face it; you will most likely wear your Christmas jumper just one or two days out of the entire year, so it’s really not something you want to spend lots of money on.
- Your typical new Christmas jumper will set you back at least €25, and that’s from a good-value high-street shop; go a bit more upmarket and you can spend a lot more.
- On the other hand, if you can’t resist the idea of sporting a picture of Rudolph, Santa or even Olaf on Christmas Day, you will pick up a ‘pre-loved’ one on DoneDeal for about a tenner.
- In many cases, the jumper will only have been worn once or twice (many Christmas jumper aficionados like to update their festive look regularly).
- You will also find brand new jumpers with tags still attached – particularly children’s jumpers bought by well-meaning relatives that were just too tight a fit.
- Buying a used jumper makes it less likely that you’ll bump into other revellers wearing the exact same one as you.
- You are helping the environment by choosing not to take yet another mass-produced jumper off the rails of your local retailer.
What to watch out for
- Although most Christmas jumpers on DoneDeal are priced around the €10 mark, some are more expensive. That’s fine, as long as they are particularly high-quality or an expensive brand, but always do a quick check online as to what the jumper would cost new.
- Ask the seller what the care instructions are. In other words, if you end up with melted Quality Street all over it on Christmas Day, will you be able to throw it in the machine? (Also, you may want to give it a wash before you wear it at all.)