Mall chaos used to be the biggest pain of the Holiday season. Not anymore! According to a recent survey by Kijiji, 25% of Canadians would rather spend time in a lineup or fighting for parking than be without their smartphone over the holidays. And it doesn’t stop there: 1/5th would rather put in extra hours at the office, and 15% of Canadians would rather gain 10 pounds than not have their mobile in hand. Canadians are clearly smartphone dependent during the holidays!
Not surprisingly, this same survey finds that 28% of Canadians will use their mobile device to research and build their holiday gift list, and nearly a quarter (24%) will use it to shop for the perfect gift.
Savvy shoppers know that Kijiji is a great place to score big-ticket presents without big-ticket prices, and with the official Kijiji App (in iOS & Android) you can easily find savings anytime, anywhere! Some of the great gifts you can get through Kijiji include:
- Smartphones themselves – There are currently more than 130,000 live smartphone ads on Kijiji, with an average price of $332. Compare that to the $400 – $900 price tag for the latest releases in store and you’ve got yourself quite a deal. There are also more than 21,400 phone accessories for sale – perfect for stuffing stockings!
- Gaming consoles – Kids and adults alike have this tech toy on their list. There are currently more than 150,000 gaming console ads on Kijiji, including the hard-to-find Xbox One. The average price for recent console generations from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo is $203. Compare that to brand new consolers that typically go for $400 – $500, you’re looking at potentially saving more than half price by buying gently used.
- Children’s bikes – A holiday classic gift that is always in demand, two and three-wheelers make for a nice surprise under the tree. Bikes are an ideal, durable item to buy second-hand, and with 7,000 live kids bike ads on the site at an average price of $43, you can still give that big surprise without paying the big bill. As parents know, new bikes can cost hundreds of dollars each.
With these kinds of savings, you’ll have money left over for plenty of eggnog and candy canes! Happy gifting!