Welcome to our 27th year of running Car Boot Sales in Cornwall.
The only price increase this year is at Falmouth Rugby Club when the admission charge is increased to 50p per person.
At most of our Car Boot Sales there are restriction regarding DOGS following various complaints concerning the lack of control and supervision from some dog owners in particular those that have allowed their dogs to POO in the actual selling areas with no effort to clean up the POO! Our priorities are the Car Boot Sales and whilst we appreciate dogs need exercise it is not our responsibility to provide areas for DOG WALKING inside the Car Boot Sales.
TRURO; you may take your dog to TRURO but your dog is NOT ALLOWED inside the Cattle Pens under any circumstances however they are allowed (supervised on a lead) on the hard standing Car Park and the large grass field Car Park opposite the main entrance. Strictly NOT on the selling field. Think POO BAGS!
FALMOUTH; Dogs are allowed through the road as public right of way access through the grounds. Dogs are NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances on any of the GRASSED areas of the SPORTS GROUNDS. Think POO BAGS!
MITCHELL; Dogs are NOT ALLOWED at Mitchell Car Boot Sales under any circumstances which is a ruling from the LANDLORDS, they simply do not want dogs on their lands due to the nature of the farming and livestock’s on their land and surrounding farms. This is NOT negotiable it is a ruling!
WADEBRIDGE; Dogs are allowed on the grounds at The Royal Cornwall Showground but they must be on a lead and well supervised. Security cameras record all vehicles and events at the RCS. POO Bags essential!
PENRYN Rugby Club; this is another SPORTS FIELD and dogs are BARRED from entering the grounds totally (no excuses)
PERRANPORTH Rugby Club; whilst dogs will be allowed in the Car Park areas they are not allowed on the grassed areas under any circumstances (no excuses)
LANHYDROCK; dogs are allowed into the grounds on a lead and under supervision but strictly NOT through the selling lanes! POO BAGS essential!
NEWQUAY; Dogs are allowed in the PARKING AREAS but under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are they allowed into the selling areas. Think POO BAGS!
PAR MARKET; dogs are allowed on site where there is an ideal POOLAND for dogs, POO BAGS are provided, however dog not allowed in the selling lanes nor on are field behind the selling areas!
The above rulings are not negotiable, our teams of supervisors at all Car Boot Sales will not respond to threats to their personal safety due to these rulings, however CBC will take vehicle numbers and security cameras will record disputes. Any persons violating these rulings will be BARRED from all of our sales. Amen!
DO NOT LEAVE RUBBISH AT OUR EVENTS WHICH IS KNOWN AS FLY TIPPING! If you are a seller at the end of the sale pack up any of your unwanted items into a box and either give the boxes to your local charity shop or put the boxes besides your weekly refuse collection! If you are a seller and notice any other sellers prepared to leave rubbish at the end of the sale then please tell us. Take you rubbish away please, it’s yours, you brought it with you! Apart from that bit of nagging on our behalf do enjoy our Car Boot Sales, make a fun day of it!
YOU MUST NOT SELL ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
Wines, Spirits, Beers, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Animals, FAKE DVDs or CDs of Videos!
You must not sell GUNS, KNIVES including Kitchen and Bread Knives, Flick Knives.
You must not sell FOODS, CAKES, SANDWICHES, DRINKS, FRUIT or VEGETABLES, CRISPS nor SWEETS without the permission of Car Boots Cornwall and with the approval of Cornwall Council Health Authorities and Trading Standards!
SO YOU WANT TO DO A BOOT SALE?
You do not have anything to worry about from our side all advertised Car Boot Sales will go ahead (subject to weather conditions) You do not have to book or reserve a space, all of our locations have adequate space however it is advisable that you arrive at least one hour before start times, some sellers prefer to allow 2 hours in order that they get a space near the main entrance to the sale but seriously if you have the BARGAINS and a good stall whatever position you are setting up in the field the buyers WILL find you and enjoy spending money on your stall. All you have to do is arrive with your car sensibly loaded at the main gates where a member of our team will point you in the direction of the sellers queue. All of our sales are operated to start at the advertised times so as a seller you will be shown to your selling space half an hour before the start times. Please ensure when you park up that your engine is turned off and that your keys will not be lost also ensure your car BRAKES are on.
SETTING UP YOUR STALL!
Once you are parked safely open up your BOOT and the first items you will get out will probably be your tables. If you do not have tables don't worry you can always put your items for sale on boxes or a blanket or a ground sheet or similar. We do not hire tables to sellers! During the setting up of your stall you are NOT allowed to either buy or sell nor look around at other stalls nor try to get another stall to reserve items on their stall for you to buy after the sale has started. Whilst you are setting up your selling area be careful that you are totally secure conscious and that you cash floats are in a very safe place (watch out there's a thief about) When you have set your stall up which should take 15/20 minutes check that you have place your valuable items at the back of the table for security.
THE START OF THE SALE!
Whilst you are setting up hopefully many hundreds of buyers are arriving and at the correct time (5 minutes lee-way) the horn will blast to start the sale when all of the buyers will rush to your stalls and if you have got it right you should start taking money from the off! Once the initial rush is calmer look at your stall and move your displayed items around to ensure your potential customer can see everything on your tables. Be confident in your stalls, be nice to your customers but not over friendly and feel confident that once you have sold an item and you say "yes it works" make sure of your facts otherwise potential customers could be entitled to a REFUND. If a customer is sold an item that is not 'all you claim it to be' then Car Boots Cornwall would support that customer to gaining a full refund.
IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!
Take it seriously, you are a shop-keeper for a couple of hours and you should enjoy yourself and be able to sell off your unwanted items and make some money. Occasionally we get young kids and teenagers set up stall which they do with great pride and enthusiasm and they do a GREAT job! It's your turn now. ENJOY!
Geoff & Louise Camden Wiles
NOW READ 1-20 tips below pictures!