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More holiday shoppers comfortable with second-hand gifts

Buying secondhand isn't necessarily the same as committing the unthinkable act of regifting-a term popularized in a 1995 episode of "Seinfeld" as an unwanted label maker gets passed person to person. Foto: Nanna Navntoft

This holiday season, most of the Christmas presents Akil McLeod buys for his family members will have already belonged to someone else.

It's a shopping habit that McLeod, who turns 30 on Christmas Day, has been practicing for nearly a decade. Last year, he gave his wife a green leather jacket that he bought at a garage sale and fits like a glove. Once, he shocked his mom with a vintage Gucci purse...

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