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New Zealand auction site's post-Christmas items: Ham, lingerie

Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM   |   Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Trade Me, New Zealand's largest auction website, said unwanted Christmas items put up for purchase on the site include ham and large lingerie.

Paul Ford, a spokesman for the Wellington website, said Boxing Day deals on the website include a still-wrapped "free range Harmony ham," which its seller stipulates must be picked up from Auckland by the buyer, the Dominion Post, Wellington, reported Thursday.

Ford said other unusual items listed during the post-Christmas boom include a 224-page book about Christchurch International Airport and a set of size 16 red and black lingerie described by the seller as a "brand new, never worn, unwanted gift."

"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," Ford said.

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