Odd unwanted gifts for grabs on Trade Me
A second-hand Christmas ham is among the peculiar unwanted gifts that has appeared for sale on Trade Me.
As the auction website anticipates a surge in listings of unwanted gifts today, spokesman Paul Ford has released some of the stranger items to appear so far.
Topping the list is a 4kg-or-more ''free range Harmony ham'', which remains in its wrapper.
For a buy-now offer, ham lovers can get the hunk of meat but need to pick it up from One Tree Hill in Auckland. Also on the list is a 224-page book about Christchurch International Airport.
''This book will be enjoyed by everyone interested in New Zealand aviation, transport or the history of Christchurch,'' seller Phoebeblue promises.
A set of ''brand new, never worn, unwanted gift'' size 16 red and black lingerie also makes the list with a buy now of just $30.
Mr Ford said more than 200,000 searches for unwanted gifts were logged on Boxing Day last year.
"It's become a Kiwi tradition to check what is up for grabs on Trade Me on Boxing Day - a gift that missed the mark for someone elsewhere in the country could be that bargain you've been looking for.''
The Dominion Post