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Community Level 7kazziebears

kazziebears

'Bootiful'....of junk or treasure?

AdvantagesIn the words of Dire Straits - Money for nothing

DisadvantagesIn the words of Kazziebears - Cold bloody toes!!!

"...want to buy another persons car boot?” Obviously lots of people do, cos haven’t they just gone from strength to strength over the years! The first one I ever visited was an eye opener I can tell you, there seemed to be all manner of ‘junk’ on offer. Is it me or is the same ‘junk’ available on more than one stall at a boot sale these days? However it was a fairly productive initiation cos we managed to bag ourselves two decent sized suitcases for out ..." Read review
14.04.2004

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Community Level 6teacherofh...

teacherofhooch

Sausages, burgers, onions and bargains.

AdvantagesYou could pick up a bargain

DisadvantagesInspect your goods.

"...very annoying having packed a car the night before only to have to take it all out again because of rain the next day. So whether you go or whether you don’t will depend on the Weather! If there is the possibility of showers, take a plastic sheet with you, you do not want to repack all your goods only to find the sun laughing at you. A quick cover up for five or ten minutes and you are back in business with dry goods also you really do not want ..." Read review
31.08.2004

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Community Level 7JAVER1967

JAVER1967

LOOT FROM YOUR BOOT

AdvantagesRECYCLING, GREEN, DECLUTTERING, MONEY

DisadvantagesTIME, PACKING, HAGGLING

"...an item at a local car boot sale for 10 pence, and then you hear the expert respond with something along the lines that the item is 15th century, very rare indeed and worth, for insurance purposes ten thousand pounds plus. On the other hand and far more likely, you could refurnish your home and replenish your wardrobe for a few pounds. With the recent good Spring weather, the start of the car boot sale season is with us once again. For those ..." Read review
21.04.2010

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OUT WITH THE OLD Review with images

AdvantagesHaving a good clear out

DisadvantagesTakes a lot of time and hard work

"...own items, to your local car boot. I have recently been diagnosed with chronic depression, and since taking my medication my outlook on life has changed a bit and I was ready to have a clearout. I started off with my wardrobe, from that I cleared almost four bin liners full of bits and pieces, including shoes and bags. I went through all the items with my partner and sorted three bin liners of clothes that I thought were worthy of sale. The other ..." Read review
08.08.2008

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COME AND JOIN ME AT MY CARBOOT

AdvantagesMAKE MONEY, CLEAR JUNK, FIND BARGAINS

DisadvantagesEARLY RISE, PITCH PRICES, HAGGLERS TAKING THE MICK

"...sales! I love going to car boot sales and I also love selling at them. Basically a car boot sale is like a mini market where everyone and anyone brings their unwanted items to sell to others who may well need or want that item. Certain venues may offer regular, weekly car boot sales where as others may be once a year. ===Here is my advice on preparing for a car boot sale if selling=== *Go online to www.carbootjunction.co.uk. This site ..." Read review
08.08.2010

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Community Level 8SusanLesley

SusanLesley

Have some fun and make some money

AdvantagesGood fun, and you exchange your junk for money

DisadvantagesCan get hectic

"I love car boot sales – there I’ve confessed. I find the whole ethos of bargain hunting and haggling fascinating. I have always been the sort of person on the lookout for a special offer, freebie or just good value purchases so I suppose it’s only natural that I should enjoy car boot sales. I do find it interesting to wander around looking at the various tables just to see if I can make a real find. I live in hope of finding a ..." Read review
26.04.2001

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Community Level 6milleniumz...

milleniumzeus

Junk or treasure?

AdvantagesGreat bargains, great prices.

DisadvantagesElectrical goods, cons, weather.

"...to be an expert on car boot sales and actually used to make a living working and selling at boot sales. Before that I used to be a buyer so I am going to examine this from both sides of the coin. I will also examine the different types of seller you will encounter at these sales, and finally give some tips for buying. Now as you all know I am an honest fellow, (now) and have been for some years, but when I younger, I am talking 20+ years ago I ..." Read review
05.03.2004

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Community Level 3babycupcakes

babycupcakes

BOOTIFUL BARGAINS(MAYBE)

AdvantagesSOME GOOD BARGAINS

DisadvantagesTO MANY TRADERS

"...make our way to the car boot sale at chelford to see what , if any , bargains there was to be had at the Sunday car boot sale. Remembering a few years back me and my mum used to do them and make a tidy some. Paying about £5 to get my car through the gates and given a choice (sometimes) of where to put up my wallpaper pasting table everything was great! But, and theres always a but,Beware of all the traders Before you have even got your stuff ..." Read review
29.10.2004

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Car Booty

AdvantagesSell your unwanted items

DisadvantagesNot get good value!

"...I decided to have a car boot sale or rather attend one of the local car boot sales to sell the items. Car boot sales are generally easy to find and are held at various venues both indoor and outdoor but the more popular locations are outdoor in the early spring continuing through the summer. It is not difficult to organise your own car boot sale however you do have to complete the relevant research :- 1st Find a popular location ..." Read review
13.05.2006

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Community Level 6Discerna

Discerna

Cheap and Cheerful

AdvantagesFor buyers: bargain opportunities; for sellers: easy market; for both: enjoyable experience

Disadvantagesinclement weather can spoil the experience!

"... If you’ve never visited a car boot sale before, and I’m often surprised to find people who haven’t, then just look in your local paper to see when one’s on and go along as a buyer. It’s best to go near the official starting time to allow plenty of time to wander round before stallholders start packing up although be aware that sometimes prices do come down during the day. It’s also best to go without any preconceptions about what you want to see. ..." Read review
17.06.2004

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

Come see my wares!

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text.

"...which is of course the car boot sale. A car boot sale is a great way to get rid of all of those things that you no longer want, and also to make an extra quid or two along the way in order to put aside for something. There are usually car boot sales hehld all over the place, and they are usually advertised in any number of places from village green notice boards through to newspapers. Some are held just as a one-off, whereas others you get to ..." Read review
26.01.2009

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Community Level 6Lancashire...

Lancashire_Angel

There are boot sales, and then giant boot sales

Advantagesfinding bargains, making money from stuff you don't want, good morning out

Disadvantagescan be more like a market, bad weather can spoil it, no guarantees

"I am a car boot sale binger. That is I become addicted to them after one visit, binge, going every week for a few months, and then don't bother for ages - until the next time I need a book, or something from the market stalls! I have been to many boot sales in Lancashire to both buy and sell. I'm going to give my opinion generally on what car boot sales are like based on things a lot of them have in common. TYPES OF CAR BOOT You can tell someone's ..." Read review
20.08.2003

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Community Level 6Honey_Bee

Honey_Bee

Who thought of them....

Advantagessee op

Disadvantagessee op

"I have been a Car Boot Saler for many years. When we were younger we all used to go and it was like heaven, lots and lots of toys. Then when I was slightly older I used to detest them and think they were the most boring thing on earth. Well now I am 17 (18 in October) I cant think of anything better to do on a Sunday then go to a Boot Sale. Even if I don’t buy anything I still just like to have a snout about at peoples junk!! I say it is ..." Read review
25.09.2002

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Community Level 4mrsandrewsjk

mrsandrewsjk

ON THE 7TH DAY - CAR BOOT SALES

AdvantagesMake money, get rid of clutter, good Feng Shui for your home, buy lots of bargains.

DisadvantagesSpend too much, buy more clutter, bad Feng Shui!

"...from MRANDREWSJK of course!) is car boot sales. I love 'em! To anyone who has not yet spent a Sunday morning trudging along aisle upon aisle of cars with pasting tables behind 'em - what’s wrong with you? Don't you know there's treasure out there? I suppose I first discovered them about 10 years ago when the kids were young and money a bit tight (or maybe I was a bit tight!) So here is my opinion on what so many people do on a Sunday ..." Read review
18.04.2002

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Community Level 5Martin.row...

Martin.rowley

TOO MANY MARKET TRADERS SPOILING IT

AdvantagesIf you know what you are looking for you might get a good bargain

DisadvantagesFar too many market traders

"...be had at the Sunday car boot sale. Quite a few years ago, when I had no kids and could please myself what I did on Sundays, I too used to be a regular car booter. Paying about £5 to get my car through the gates and given a choice (sometimes) of where to put up my wallpaper pasting table (an essential part of any car boot stall) everything was great! But, and theres always a but..... Beware of the 'Proffesional' car booter... Before ..." Read review
10.06.2001

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