Stock-outs and inflation play the game of second-hand gifts


DECRYPTION – The second hand market weighs more than 7 billion euros in France, and is growing by 15% to 20% per year.

Sell ​​Playmobil pirate ship, 35 euros. With cannons in working order.“In this second half of November, second-hand toy ads are starting to flow on Leboncoin, a site specializing in the online publication of classified ads. “It is a phenomenon that we see every year, notes a spokesperson for the platform. Customers make room to welcome new gifts. Thus, supply and demand are balanced. But this year, the prospect of a shortage on certain products has accentuated the phenomenon. ” Games and toys offer 42% more than a year ago. The increase is 60% for consoles and video games. Consumers have taken to it both earlier and on a larger scale.

However, the second-hand market was not lacking in stimuli. It weighs more than 7 billion euros in France according to the Xerfi firm, and is growing by 15% to 20% per year. Consumers use it both for budgetary reasons

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