Being Careful vs. Going Nuts
We know you’re excited, but control yourself. If, in your gift-driven zeal, you pierce the plastic wrap or packaging of gifts, you risk ripping into the expected return value of the items, too. And if you break an item, you really might go nuts—because you’d risk erasing all of its value. For example, the folks at Apple won’t offer too much holiday cheer in the face of an opened Nano; they’ll automatically subtract 10 percent of its value right there.