Are You A ReGifter?

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Are You A ReGifter?

 

It'Sugar

 

Earlier this month while in Old Pasadena, this sign at the It’Sugar store caught my attention.   I thought to myself -- Uh, Oh.  Busted.  Yes, you see I have regifted candy.  Not just a piece but the entire box, mind you.  

 

I admit I have regifted other items over the years.  Isn’t that one of the reasons behind the creation of the White Elephant?  But I do know the rules. Even financial guru Dave Ramsey has a suggested list of rules when it comes to the subject.   And if you are Seinfeld addict like me, you certainly know this episode:  

 

 

 

 

So are you a ReGifter?

 

In future posts, I plan to discuss the merits of other Seinfeld terms that have more relevance to the world of real estate including my take on the close talker, double dipping and yada yada yada.   In the meantime, regift wisely and Happy Festivus in advance.

 

Published:   December 22, 2016(AKA Festivus-Eve)

 

Are You A Re-Gifter?

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Mike Bjork
American Pacific Mortgage - Redondo Beach, CA

I have to admit that I'm not much of a re-gifter myself.  I tend to try and purchase items that make me think of that individual.  I like to make it personal.

Dec 27, 2016 10:36 AM #68
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I like re-gifting.  "One man's junk is another man's treasure"...I have always heard.  LOL

 

Dec 27, 2016 12:16 PM #69
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love to watch Seinfeld reruns. Thanks for the reminder and the video. 

Dec 27, 2016 12:41 PM #70
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-578-3111

Michael, great blog! I have re-gifted but, not often. I feel guilty letting a perfectly good item stay stuffed in a drawer or cabinet when someone else can use it. 

Dec 27, 2016 01:14 PM #71
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John Meussner
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I have regifted but usually only from one white elephant party to the next.

Dec 27, 2016 02:22 PM #72
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Love that episode (actually love ALL episodes!)  I have a brother who is gifted at Christmas all sorts of home made goodies from his old lady clients. (jams, jellies, cookies, cakes, candies, nuts, etc)  He returns any wine he doesn't like for the good stuff and it all comes out to our home in a big Santa sac for Christmas Eve!  I suppose that is a form of regifting but we look at it as sharing :)

Dec 27, 2016 03:44 PM #73
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Re gifting is not to be just a way to get rid of something you do not want.

But if a gift is not useful to you it may be very useful and appreciated by others.

Re gifting should be done with great care.

Dec 27, 2016 05:54 PM #74
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

I re-gift at times; like John, #74, says,  do so with care. If I happen to receive 3 or 4 boxes of candy, spreading the joy (and the calories!) seems like a wise thing to do.

Dec 27, 2016 06:18 PM #75
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Michael,

Candy is something, I might regift. Kinda picky about what I like, so before it sits there for a year or two, better have someone else enjoy it. Now, the pickled herring, I keep mostly to myself. Too good to share, unless the other person really enjoys it too.

Dec 27, 2016 06:48 PM #76
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts on regifting(or not), Seinfeld and the rules of life.    

Dec 28, 2016 08:37 AM #77
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Rebecca Gaujot
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Love this post. Yes, I have regifted before, usually something I know the recipient wants.

Dec 28, 2016 05:29 PM #78
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192
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I wouldn't never re-gift candy!  Share it, yes.  But, it's mine   Other gifts, absolutely.  I re-gift to the Goodwill all the time . . . 

Dec 28, 2016 06:08 PM #79
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Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

I overheard a grand debate on whether taking to a holiday dinner the candy that one had received as a gift should be considered re-gifting. The sharer thought she was being generous to offer others the goodies she had received. Her friend thought not.  I am on the side of the sharer. Who needs an entire box of candy to themselves? Share it with friends!

Dec 29, 2016 04:59 PM #80
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you very much for your comments.  

Dec 30, 2016 10:16 AM #81
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BARB KELLEY
NextHome Realty Center - Cypress, TX
The 'Golden' Experience Team!

Great tips! At 59, I don't need more 'stuff' and being 30 lbs overweight, I re-gift expensive food items and other misc things that others (usually younger people) need and want. And my family and close friends have found we'd rather make memories together rather exchange gifts. Cuts down on stress, we get together and have fun! Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2017 07:28 AM #82
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

BARB KELLEY -- making memories and new experiences are the best possible gifts in my opinion.   Add in "less stress" makes any day even more ideal.  Happy New Year to you as well.  

Jan 01, 2017 10:18 AM #83
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Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Hardly ever but I will re-gift this humongous scarf I got this year. Have to wait and think who would actually love it though...

Jan 03, 2017 01:34 AM #84
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

That makes a lot of sense and is quite considerate too, Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson.

Jan 03, 2017 01:12 PM #85
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

If you're a New Englander and blessed with Yankee frugality not only have you regifted but you have received regifted items and praised the gifter for the thoughtful sharing.  It seems even more special when a beloved friend offers to share their bounty with you because they know "you'll just love it/ use it/ enjoy it/ never buy it for yourself."  ***Proud regifter since 1975***

Dec 10, 2017 06:39 AM #86
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

"Thoughtful sharing" is a very nice way of describing the practice -  Tyra Hatcher Mitchell --- it's nice to see/learn new perspectives.   

Dec 10, 2017 06:46 AM #87
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