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Car Boot Sales
Member Name: mizzy
Car Boot Sales
Advantages: money for junk
Disadvantages: takes a while to sort things out/pack car
I have just come back from the 2nd car boot sale I have ever done in my life.
I made around £50 after taking out the change and the charity donation of £6 that they ask for at my local car boot.
Tips for success:
-Dont try to sell anything thats expensive, most people are looking for items that are around £1 and will even bargin pennies with you!
-Arrive early to get a good pitch. I would have probably sold more today but got there too late.
-Any good items you have will go with the early bird hunters who watch you unpack your car. They are usally polite enough but can give you bad offers so stick to your places and tell them that that is the price as its early.
-Have lots of cheap jewellery, kids love rummaging through little boxes of bracelets and sell them for 10p each.
-Kids toys dont seem to go at all unless they are a label like Bob the Builder. None of my childhood games sold today.
-Take lots of change and carrier bags.
-Clothes sell best if they are in good condition and hanging up.
-Display the table nicely and keep rearranging things if people make a mess of things.
-Take your own food unless you want a hot dog for breakfast and want to pay £5.
-Check all your electrical items work before going to the sale.
-Smile at customers and if they look interested in something tell them the price and stand up. You dont sell much if your sitting down.
I enjoy selling at carboot sales but wouldnt like to do it every weekend as it can be a bit slow and you have to get up very early! Try and go to one that runs regularly so there will definately be customers, and check the weather forcast!
Summary: Its worth it once in a while