Poll: Garden State likes to re-gift

A new poll shows New Jerseyans believe in re-gifting, with nearly one in four people passing their packages on to others.A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll

TRENTON - A new poll shows New Jerseyans believe in re-gifting, with nearly one in four people passing their packages on to others.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll out today shows 38 percent of those surveyed say they re-gift. However, 72 percent say they do it just "once in a while."

One in five admit to doing it "sometimes" and just a handful, or 8 percent, of the re-gifters say they do it regularly.

The majority of re-gifters say they do it primarily because the gift is better suited for someone else.

"For some, it's thrift in difficult economic times, or it's a way to get around annoyingly high expectations about gift-giving," said Bur├žak Ertimur, a professor of marketing at FDU's Silberman College of Business.

Only 10 percent of those polled say they plan to re-gift this year.

Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll

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