Regift Guide

Regift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the time of year that reminds us just how much stuff is out there.

To indulge our love of stuff without adding more to the collective pile, one option is to buy secondhand. Here are some last-minute, locally sourced, secondhand gift ideas, from the reasonably practical to the deeply particular. (As always, shop carefully out there.)

Pizzas Roasting on an Open Fire
Someone in East Haven is asking $8,500 or best offer for a decorative, wood- or gas-fired, commercial-grade pizza oven that retails for between $11,450 and $18,950. For just $1,000, someone in Shelton is offering “a great deal” on a coal-fired pizza truck with lots of infrastructure (ovens, sinks, a freezer, pizza peels, even a bain-marie) and a “clean title”—though something about it “needs work.” And for $25, someone in Hamden is selling a 1975-vintage Pizza Hut oven toy capable of making “real pizzas,” which look hilariously awful on the box.

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Five Golden Silver Rings
Actually, there are a few dozen of them, along with new-looking designer watches and sunglasses and other pieces of jewelry, in a downsizing auction that ends tonight.

A Workshop Like Santa’s
Used tool chests are usually in pretty bad shape, but this rolling 46-incher with wooden work top and surge protector hookup appears to be in nice condition at a nice asking price: $300, or roughly 33% off retail. If money is no object and only the best will do, there’s also this pro-grade, super-premium, almost brand-new chest listed at $7,200, which, believe it or not, marks a 10% discount off the price its New Haven owner paid a month ago.

Sleighs with “Doors that Open Like This”
That’s a quote of Russ Hanneman, the on-and-off Silicon Valley billionaire desperate to own a car with doors that open upward, not outward. But you don’t have to be a member of the three-comma club to be able to afford this modded 2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS listed at $3,000—or this pint-sized Lambo offered at $225.

The Christmas Spirit—of St. Louis
Somehow, three different people are selling Spirit of St. Louis-branded kitsch for the aviation enthusiast in your life: a humidor, a wall-mount rotary phone and a curvy CD jukebox—no transatlantic flight necessary.

Written by Dan Mims.

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