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Welcome to Car Boots Cornwall in our 25th Year!
 
 
SATURDAY Car Boot Sale at TRURO at 12.00 noon & SUNDAY at TRURO 1.30 pm
Truro Cattle Market has the advantage of the Cattle pens in the event of bad weather however you may choose to sell inside of outside. Warning when you have made the decision to sell in or out please do not blame us if the sun shines or it pees down with rain my lovers!! Why not claim against the BBC for crap forecasting? X
 
 

Welcome
GREETINGS for this our 25th YEAR of running CAR BOOTS CORNWALL, it is February 2014 and we have had probably the worst winter weather for many years and yet despite all this we have not suffered as bad as Devon & Somerset with severe waterlogged grounds. We hope you enjoy our sales during the coming season and should you wish to contact us please use the following email address; geffers999@hotmail.co.uk

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!  

But Not Quite Sure How To Go About It?
Well! We're Here To Help - Take A Look At Our 20 Point Guide On How To Be A Successful Booter!

Dont make it an ordeal, do it to raise some funds for you and your family, and get rid of your unwanted items.
Pack your Car, if you use tables pack them last, they are the first things you will need on arrival.
Arrive at least 1 hour before the start time.
If you arrive early you will have set-up time to display your stock.
Display to the best of your ability clean stock, dirty stock DOES NOT SELL and it puts customers off your stall.
Bring some change and keep your money safe.
Price up your stock with labels where possible, have carrier bags to wrap your sold items.
Put clothes on hangers where possible, check pockets! Make sure CDs and DVDs are IN the boxes.
No buying or selling before the HORN sounds.
Do not SMOKE on the stall or when serving customers. It puts your customers off.
Do not buy off one stall and then try to sell the same item on your stall, it amounts to BAD MANNERS and causes friction between sellers!
If you are selling electrical items they MUST work and they MUST have correctly fitted safety plugs.
If you can bring along instruction manuals or assembly instructions for your goods, it'll make them more sellable
Be polite and pleasant to ours and your customers.
Do not say to customers 'its only been worn once or its only been used once' - Baloney!
If in doubt about anything ask for Geoff or Louise, we can advise after 20 years experience.
Dont wear anything nice and certainly wear your old shoes.
Be prepared for a shower of rain, something to cover your stock (see through plastic sheets work)
Control your kids and dogs but bring something to amuse them...Like Grandma!
BRING SOME BARGAINS and ENJOY YOURSELVES!

Car Boot Sales are generally friendly places to be, we all want to buy a bargain and when we load up the car we all hope we can get rid of some unwanted items. As a seller you will want to have an idea of how much to charge before you leave home, if you are not sure DON’T SELL IT, either Lou or Geoff can advise, failing that there are always reliable dealers to get advice from.

What ever location you go to think about WEATHER and be prepared to cover your table and stock in the event of a shower, or worse! Do not wear good clothes and certainly put on your old shoes, grounds tend to be mucky most times of the year.

There is no need to reserve a space, at most of our Car Boot Sales we have ample room for everybody.

If you are alone selling take your time by unpacking your car slowly and if you put an item on your table and it gets interest immediately from a buyer close your boot and deal with the buyer. We do not advise reducing any prices within the first hour of a sale, if a potential buyer really wants an item, tell them to call back before you decide to reduce.

Some Do’s and Don’ts!!
  • DO NOT ALLOW ANY PERSONS TO GO INTO YOUR CAR OR BOOT!
  • DO NOT SMOKE WHILST SERVING YOUR CUSTOMERS!
  • DO NOT LEAVE RUBBISH OF ANY NATURE AT THE END OF THE SALES!
  • Do bring plenty of change
  • Do bring carrier bags and wrapping paper
  • Do bring a ‘felt tip’ pen and some card or paper for writing prices
  • Do bring some cellotape
  • Do bring a cover for your stock in case it rains
  • Introduce yourself to a neighbour and someone to look after your stall for the ‘loo’
  • Catering is provided at all Car Boot Sales however you may need that early cuppa’
  • Don’t sell any electrical item without safety plug
  • Don’t sell any electrical items and claim they work, if they do not?
  • If you have CLEAN stock it will sell quicker and you WILL get repeat custom
  • Don’t come to complain if you are not selling, look at your stock, rearrange the display, are your price too high? Is your stock disinteresting?
  • Be nice to your customers, chat and be helpful, it works.
  • BEWARE and be security conscious, someone might try to deprive you of your earnings by stealing them so put you money safe, preferably on your person but NOT on your tables.
  • Watch your stock and make sure NO-ONE takes any items without paying.
  • If you have any problems on your stall contact one of our team do not try to take the law into your own hands.
  • If you have anything stolen from your stall it will probably be your own fault, remember you are in charge of a sales area no bigger than 4 yards x 3 yards! Childs play!!

DO NOT LEAVE ANY RUBBISH, FLY TIPPING IS ILLEGAL AND LEAVING YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS COUNTS AS FLY TIPPING!

Once you decide to leave the sale, pack up into a separate box the items you do not want to sell any more and when you get home leave the box by your dustbins!

Enjoy yourself, make a fun day of it!!!

A special welcome to all of the CORNWALL CARAVAN & CAMPING Community. You'll find here, the most comprehensive list of the various Holiday Parks available in CORNWALL. Simply click the button on the right, or the Caravan & Camping button at the top of the page to enter the database.

We do hope you enjoy the website and that it helps you finds a truly great Holiday Centre to stay for that perfect holiday. If you would like any further information to be included in the website please contact us.

Whilst you are in Cornwall why not visit one of our Car Boot Sales, which are listed on our CAR BOOTS page - or consider selling at one of our sales as part of your holiday experience.

Each year we get Caravan & Camping holiday makers who love to pack a few boxes and sell at one of our locations! Earn some money to pay for a night out at one of the larger Holiday Parks that offer Club facilities and Entertainment, or even off-set some of the cost of your holiday!!

Welcome to the beautiful COUNTY of CORNWALL

Car Boots Cornwall Market Trader Code of Conduct 2014

All Market Traders and professional Car Boot Sellers are required to have FULL PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE with immediate effect.
We require names and addresses of all Traders the address to be in line with the one shown on your Public Liability.
Contact telephone numbers.
Vehicle Registration numbers.
Vehicle type.
All Public Liability Insurance certificates must be shown on request of myself or an appointed member of staff.
ALL sellers and Market Traders Vehicles should display a current road tax license.
Our terms for Market Trader and Professional Car Boot Sellers is £1.00 foot frontage at most locations, there is NO room for negotiation.

Market Traders should understand that carbootscornwall relies on CAR BOOT SELLERS as the main part of our business, Car Boot Sales are 'trouble free' events with brilliant Community spirit friendship and atmosphere.

We will not hesitate to take action against any persons who wish to disrupt the smooth running of our events.

Market Traders are having a very difficult time with the main High Street Stores and Supermarkets selling similar items cheaper than the Market. Traders should be original and imaginative in choosing what to sell to the car boot community, Car Boots Cornwall had over 340,000 recorded visits to our location last season, we get the people to our events, it is up to you to offer the right BARGAINS to our public!

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YOU MUST NOT SELL any of the following at out Car Boot Sales

WINES, SPIRITS, CIGARETTES, TOBACCO, ANIMALS, FAKE DVD's, CD's or VIDEOS, GUNS, KNIVES, FOOD, CAKES, SANDWICHES, DRINKS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, CRISPS and SWEETS of any kind, without the express permission of CARBOOTSCORNWALL and with the approval of CORNWALL COUNCIL HEALTH AUTHORITES and TRADING STANDARDS!

 
 
That BRAND NEW Shirt-some present!

That BRAND NEW shirt!
Most of you know the amazing bargains you can buy at our Car Boot Sales at all locations and at the beginning of the year Lou was smug that she had bought me a BRAND NEW turquoise blue and white check shirt my size for only a quid! I wasn’t delighted with it but thanked her for thinking about me ‘what more praise could she need’? I became suspicious as we had an agreement NO presents to each other for Birthdays, Christmas or Anniversaries simply because I could go and buy something brand new for say fifty quids and see the same next day on sale at one my Car Boots for as little as a fiver! The shirt was consigned to the drawer for summer time. Lou was forever eager for me to ‘try on that shirt I bought you-you never appreciate things I buy for you’ natter-natter yadder-yadder! Yes dear I will wear it tomorrow!

On the 31st of March we had a great weekend with decent weather, so busy on the Saturday that Lou had left signs at Truro and we needed them for MABE the following day. Lou had prepared the shirt for me to wear praising ‘how good I looked’ which is most unusual to get compliments from her I thought as we headed out to get the signs.
On the way back Lou said we needed a loaf of bread and some milk so would I call quickly into Tesco’s to get them. I hate Tesco’s and knew there would be ‘words’ between us if she asked me to go into the store so with a bit of sulking on her behalf I got out of the car took off my high visibility jacket and stormed into the store to the words ringing in my ears ‘Nice shirt Darling ‘my reply G F Y!

Because of my job dealing with multi thousands of people I am well known which really pisses my off when I am shopping so I was not surprised when some of the staff spoke with me like I was an old friend. At the bread counter two staff asked how I was and on my way to the check-out a customer asked me where they could find tinned celery? I put my 4 purchases at the checkout to a very nice cashier who talked like I was a long lost friend non-stop putting the items into a carrier bag for me and asking for my ‘discount card’.
‘I don’t have a discount card should I have’? “Well yes” said the young lady “All of our staff do and as you have a staff shirt on I thought you would have your card” I looked down at my shirt then the checkout staff and the floor staff they were all wearing the same bloody shirt as me “Oh my GOD my wife bought this brand new at one of my Car Boot Sales for a quid” I explained, she had been so keen for me to wear it today and the penny suddenly dropped it was APRIL FOOLS DAY! Hah ficking Hah!
My embarrassment and humiliation was complete! I could feel my face overheating with disbelief and panic; I paid for the goods and crept silently out of the store stunned, friendless pissed off and near to tears without laughter! ‘Right, where is the BIATCH’
There she was sitting in the passenger’s seat showing me a very crude two finger salute gloating smug and satisfied having made such an idiot out of me ‘a senior citizen’ with a large APRIL FOOL board fixed behind the wiper on my side of the car! “How could you do that to me humiliating me in Tesco of all places, how could you do that to an old man”? I pretended my heart was giving out in shock and nerves which made her Hyena laugh return but her gloating was endless. She was ecstatic with her wind up ‘I must tell Mother’ how very bloody funny it all was I don’t think, she then confessed as soon as she saw the shirt at Newquay and was told it was a Tesco staff shirt in’ Geoff’s size’ and for a quid she thought it a great idea to play and plan this crude and embarrassing wind-up! I cannot understand why I deserve this sort of callous treatment! The BIATCH!!

I have got to admit this was a calculated and premeditated April the First well planned con trick and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Congratulations Lou! Believe me this is only lent my dear 4th wife (so far) Warning! Gloves are off its bare knuckle’ guns or knives’ from now on! I will next tell my avid readers of the time you put me in TWO hospitals in one day dearest and then................?
Love you Lou. Well, that’s probably taking a bit too far but I do like you, ish!
X X

POSTED06/09/2012
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