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Where have all the carboots gone?
Car Boot Sales
Member Name: quissue
Car Boot Sales
Advantages: Great for a fund day Sunday mooch
Disadvantages: no carboots in scotland
I used to love rummaging through a good car boot sale and did so regularly when I lived in England, but now I am living in Bonny Scotland I find that these wonderful inventions no longer seem to be in fashion. I do not know wether it is because the Scot, doesn't throw out old stuff or whether they just give their junk to charities instead but as far as carbooting is concerned they are few and far to be found. Which is a great pity as I really enjoyed the good old fashioned mooch.
In Farnborough Englandshire there was a car boot sale every Sunday in the underground carpark opposite the council offices, this started as quite a small event growing in size to a reasonably large venue taking in the outer carpark and the upper floors too. Now it is quite the car boot venue to go too. I loved having a lazy sunday at the carboot and often found the odd special find there. It would range from a nice new vase to something for the kids or even something quite unexpected but great. I would mooch through all the old brickabrack and books while hubby would go in search of old cameras and other things like binoculars, as he could never have enough.
We loved nothing better than rummaging, through market stalls and meeting people there we had know all our lives. It was therefore a shock to the system to find Scotland pretty much carboot free.
What no more mooching! Where will we go for our bargain hunt? Our answer is the local auction on a Friday in Dingwall, which happens quite often it would seem. The canny Scot would bring his bits and pieces to flog as prise possesions at the local auction rooms in a hope to get a better price for his cast offs. Clever huh.
At my last auction we found more bins for Gerry and there was a lovely selection of meat platters I really had my eye on only to be outbidded. So not such a success as previous carboots.
So please Scotland give us a good venue for a really good car boot sale and lets have a good old fashioned mooching day out.
Summary: Where will we find our bargains now?