The “Hangover” hangover has hit Georgia, and it’s a real doozy.
The 2009 flick starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis (with cameos by Mike Tyson and a tiger) may have made over $1 billion worldwide … But it was the biggest loser down here this holiday season, according to Decluttr.
The web site that buys unwanted cell phones, DVDs, CDs, video games, books and tech items from consumers is out with its state-by-state list of the “most unwanted gifts this Christmas.” The No. 1 such “traded in” item from Georgia in the 48-hour period after Christmas was “The Hangover.” Rhode Island was the only other state to follow suit (its neighbor, Connecticut, had quite understandably had had enough of “The Notebook”).
Decluttr also named an overall national, er, winner: “Take Me Home,” the suddenly quite ironically-titled album from British boy band One Direction.
“In the 48 hours post-Christmas, 9,916 copies of the album were traded-in,” according to Decluttr, which reported a record high of holiday activity this year, peaking at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day and 6 p.m. on Dec. 26th. In all,525,342 cell phones, CDs, DVDs, video games, books and tech items sold to Decluttr in the 48 hours after Christmas.
Added Decluttr marketing director Liam Howley: “Our CD and DVD trade-ins are always a good barometer of what or who is waning in popularity and this year’s trade-in figures make for quite interesting reading, particularly for One Direction.”
And for — gulp! — Elsa, Anna and the rest of those adorable “Frozen” characters. That was the most traded-in DVD nationwide, but at least we’re not as coldhearted here in Georgia. The same can’t be said for residents of Alabama, Nevada, South Dakota and Wisconsin who made it their most “let it go” item at Decluttr during the holiday period. Meanwhile, Mississippi totally lost its taste for Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”
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