- Doing a car boot sale – any tips or advice?
Sell very cheap and you will do okay, if you ask for too much they will lose interest very soon. probably 70% of traders will also be selling kids stuff so you usually have to give the stuff away.Posted 8 years ago
You have to get the parents attention with your table so tools for the dads and womens clothes, make up, perfumes for the mums.
If you dont want to bring anything back then try and sell whats left to a trader who does it full time, but again you will have to give it away for peanuts or if you want a bit of fun then leave it in boxes and drive away abd watch the vultures swoop and fight over what you have left 😈user-removedMember
Watch out for the other traders when you’re first setting up – we had several with their thieving flay-hunters in our bags before we’d even started unpacking; “Where’s yer gold? Got any gold mate? Any jewellery?”
There were two of us, so one stayed with the stall whilst the other unloaded, but we still lost a few bits and bobs – digital watches and suchlike.Posted 8 years agoskiMember
Planning to do my first car boot sale this weekend!
Going to try and sell some of the toys our kids have out grown, as well as some of our home clutter, records, cameras, cloths, bike bits etc..
Just wondering if anyone here has done one and got any good tips as to do’s and don’ts
Ta.Posted 8 years agosamuriMember
go very early, take plenty of change, if you get to the last hour or so with stuff still left, start shouting around and lowering your prices. you don’t want to bring anything home with you. Stare at immigrants clothing their children straight off the rack.
That’s advice for your wife by the way, you need to get out and go for a ride instead.Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Pack your table last.
Open boot, grab table & lock boot.
Then put the table up as a barrier.
Unload car one box at a time then re-lock car.
Seriously, I had some pikey old bag climb in the front of the car once, she **** stank.
Oh, & guard your cash pot with your life.
And get ready for plenty of “50p is good price yes” from the illegals.Posted 8 years ago
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