The online marketplace said that a top trend for holiday shoppers in 2020 was purchasing refurbished gifts on the platform, while sales of luxury watches and trainers climbed after eBay launched an authenticity guarantee for these two product categories.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.