Welcome to our 28th year of running Car Boot Sales in Cornwall.
We regret these price increases which we have not increased since 2010;
Sellers prices will increase to;
CARS £8.00 each
Estates & 4 x 4s £9.00
Trailers £5.00 Extra
Box Vans £18.00
Small Vans £10.00
LWB £ 15.00
Market Traders from June 1st £1.00 per foot frontage.
Sellers who wish to go in early to set up their stalls can pay £5.00 extra at the discretions of the supervisory staff. STRICTLY NO Selling-No Buying-No reserving-No Looking at other stalls, set your STALLS up only!
Any stalls setting up and selling only 50p items will be entitled to ‘early entry’ to set up FREE of the extra £5.00 charged however the stalls must be entirely 50p or less!
STRICTLY No DOGS at Saturday’s MITCHELL Car Boot Sales
TRURO; Cattle Market; dogs allowed by not in the Cattle Pens
FALMOUTH; No DOGS allowed on any of the grassed areas
WADEBRIDGE; Dogs must be held on leads
NEWQUAY; No dogs in selling areas
At all other locations signs will be installed for our policy on DOGS please remember POO BAGS and that we are running Car Boot Sales not DOG SHOWS!
Do not leave any rubbish at our events which is known as FLY TIPPING! We ask all sellers and buyers to ensure they leave NO RUBBISH please otherwise your picture and your car and your rubbish may appear in the Geoff Says blogs?
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
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