Car Boot Sales
Car Boot Sales
Car boot sales are an English creation and a tradition that has been around for a long time, the act of selling household stuff like furniture and ornaments that have served their purpose, because we have since bought new stuff out of ones car boot is a great way of making some extra money, in fact there are some who are experts at it and do it every week and make their living from it, just like Ebayers do online.
When I was a kid, I used to do car boot sales with my Grandad and we would go down to the Walton Street car park were they have done car boot sales and markets for years and still do and I remember my grandad would sell anything that they no longer needed, such as clothes, which usually was my Grans dresses which were old fashioned with floral patterns. I also remember my Grandad giving me £5 and saying go and find some bargains and I remember that £5 lasted a few minutes, but I bought a nice book on UFO's and some original Star Wars figures at 10p each, which I wish I would have kept, but it wasn't my fault as my Dads Ex wife threw them out, stupid ho!
Walking around the car boot sales is a great way to find bargains as you can find some bargains to sell on Ebay if you wanted to, as this is what many people do to earn some extra cash. Some though, just do car boots as more of a social thing to meet other people whilst they try and sell some stuff.
It's fascinating what people want to get rid of, because most of the time it's in good condition or brand new, maybe they made a wrong purchasing decision and went past the days of the customer guarantee, who knows, but you can find all sorts at a car boot sale.
Walton street Car Boot sales were notorious for DVD pirates to offer pirated DVDs and this just annoyed me because I bought some from there and they were just rubbish copies, only one was a good copy and that was a Shaun Of The Dead DVD and since then I buy the original DVDs as they build up a legitimate collection, also though, there have been other incidents of counterfeit goods being sold which is in the minority, but it's stuff you've got to watch out for.
Police have since cracked down on the Walton Street pirates and dodgy goods, but occasionally, some will still get through, but on the whole there are genuine people just trying to make some little bit of coin from car boot sales.
Car Boot Sales
Finding Car Boot Sales
When looking for car boot sales it is best to remember that there are local ones running weekly or monthly, so look out for them in your local paper, but if you have access to the Internet then you can try car boot databases for the details of regular car boot sales going on through out the year.
Here are a couple of sites which might interest you....
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