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Petty stealing at our Car Boot Sales will NOT be tolerated!
If you are selling it is important for you to realize that you must look after your selling items to prevent the opportunists from stealing from your
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PARKING of 'Early SELLERS' updated 16/08/17
Remember; You are buying 'a space to sell beside you car' you are NOT buying the field. Similarly you cannot demand to be parked in a particul
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TUESDAYS
@ NEWQUAY Circus Fields/TUESDAYS
Starts - 12.00am
WEDNESDAYS
@ ST COLUMB MAJOR on WEDNESDAY at 1.30 pm
Starts - 1.30pm
THURSDAYS
@ The OLD MITCHELL every THURSDAY 12.00 noon
Starts - 12.00pm
FRIDAYS
@ Falmouth Rugby Club EVERY FRIDAY
Starts - 12.30pm
FRIDAYS
@ WADEBRIDGE Car Boots this FRIDAY at 12.00 noon
Starts - 12.00am
SATURDAYS
@ MITCHELL on SATURDAYS at 12.00 noon £1.00 admission
Starts - 12.00pm
SUNDAYS
@ St COLUMB MAJOR every SUNDAY 1.30 pm (£1.00 admit) TR8 4JA
Starts - 1.30pm
SUNDAYS
@ PENRYN RUGBY CLUB starts this SUNDAY at 3.00 pm
Starts - 3.00pm
 
 
 
 

 

 

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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!

 
 
The sound of the HORN!

You will all know that we start each Car Boot Sale by blasting a horn at the advertised start times and as soon as the HORN goes off the rushing and running into the sale from hundreds of buyers is a sight worth seeing but then you always get the moaners who can’t run complaining “Look at them they are just like bloody vultures” ‘no they are not all like the rest of us enjoying themselves and they are looking for are BARGAINS’ but the stupidity is they don’t know where TF they are running to or where TF the bargains are as they frantically look for something to buy hopefully to ‘shove it on eBay’ within the next couple of hours or so and also hopefully to make a small profit! But from my experience of watching buyers in their ready steady ‘let’s go FFS’ when the horn goes off and their rush-n-run competition starts, they are quite often the losers.
It seems it is always the quiet ‘take your time’ buyers who are the winners. Our Marge and Rita and Sylvia and Betty and single minded Posh Ann are the perfect example as they go quietly about their business in different directions from stall to stall looking for collectibles or something to sell on eBay or just something for the house or for the family. Over the years these lovely ladies along with hundreds of other similar buyers have bought some amazing bargains and being nice to all concerned and not bartering too heavy and they end up paying reasonable prices for their purchases. These customers are the backbone to the success of our Community Car Boot Sales which make it such an attraction to our annual holiday makers who spend lots of money at our sales, respects TQ!

Market Traders are well received and display great bargains for whoever wants to buy them but some of these traders arrive in their large vans, set up their stall, serve a few customers take a couple hundred quids and drive off leaving girt great gaps in the sellers lines which is hugely disrespectful to the genuine car boot sellers. Remember it is a Car Boot Sale, not a market! Much to the dismay of a couple of traders who are now seriously pissed off because I have introduced a minimum 2 hour stay period but the majority were delighted with the new ruling. Big Steve the Rock Man actually complimented me on the idea saying I was a ‘gent for looking after us pensioners. What utter sarcasm! Anyway a customer asked me if Steve was gay. He certainly is not he is always advertising for a lady up to 90 years of age who likes a bit of his rock now and then (and then again) but she must ‘have her own tractor’ FFS! The reason the person asked me is because Steve has signs on his windscreen STEVE and BRUNO. No my lover, Bruno is his pigging yapping crapping papping stupid mutt of a male excuse for a miniature pedigree dog FFS! The dammed thing was under Steve’s table yesterday yapping away resulting in yet more complaints from Hyacinth Bouquet who told me ‘Steve has got a water pistol which he shoots at Bruno when he barks and it stops him straight away’ “No it doesn't the bloody thing is still yapping, he should try sand, that works”

My mate Chalawa from St Kitts has ‘somewhere in the bush’ a large Cannabis Plantation where he employs 3 ‘banned’ Pit Bull dogs that are big and ugly bastards and they are required at all times not to bark but to protect The Herb from intruders and Vervet monkeys. These dogs are gruesome buggers large and fearsome you could see the war wounds and missing bits on their faces but when all three take a liking to a ‘white man’ it is not a pleasant experience I can assure you.
Chalawa and his sons laugh as I plead with them ‘take the ugly bastards off me please Chalawa FFS, he say “They like you man, dem never tasted white meat before man” one more puff on his giant spliff and it seems I am seriously on my own and I dare not poop my pants in case that turns the hounds on even more FFS!! Anyway the way he trains them ‘do not effing bark’ is to throw sand in their eyes and they soon shut up. So would I, it would be like the pepper sprays the Police use only 10 times worse getting all that gritty shitty sand off your eyeballs FFS!

Back to the HORN, it is blasted or blown off (5 minutes leeway) at the start times of each Car Boot Sale, it can be heard by the sellers who are ready for you with stalls bursting with bargains (we hope) buyers are required to to spend spend and spend some more but seriously there is no need to run. Last week someone nearly bowled our Rosie over and her gave me hell up over it FSS and it weren't my fault!
We are stunned by the success of St Columb Major and within the first ever 5 weeks we had over 100 sellers and up to 700 buyer’s cars and thousands upon thousands of BARGAINS!! The quality of some of the stalls is/was fantastic with some stall holders taking over £300.00 which is great money!

You should be very careful who you brag about your takings for the day because you could come unstuck like back in the good old Penryn days. Lou and Geoff (that’s me) started selling at Car Boot Sales at Penryn Motor auctions and in the 80s they were amazingly popular starting at 8.00 am on Sunday mornings where crowds upon crowds turned up to queue all along the main road and to buy the stunning BARGAINS that were available each week. Lou and I had three tables in the auction shed so we got to know the other traders really well.
One bloke we shall call Berty and I used to talk about what sort of day we had-had selling at our different stalls and whilst I quite liked Berty he used to tell such exaggerated lies about how much money he had taken during the day. We used to almost empty our Dig and Delve second hand shop in Falmouth of bargain stock and it was nothing for us to take over £300.00 on a Sunday but in them there days the Car Boot was like a lock-in and you had to stay with your stalls till about 5.00 pm anyway Bertie dear boy he didn't keep that information to himself often telling his exaggerated lies to people who had asked him about how to do a boot sale’ “this is how much I have taken in the last few weeks” Oh dear oh dear for dear old Berty who has just told a DSS Inspector who has recorded the conversation “This is how much I have taken in the last few weeks” GOTCHA Berty!! And it took years for dear old Bertie to repay for his ‘let’s open my big mouth and let the wind blow my tongue around” bragging error! Hah! Tis true, you ask Lou!

I mean it, discuss how much you take with no-one, it is no-one else’s business FFS and if you are having a really good day selling loads of real bargains and making great money then tell NOBODY ‘how much dosh did you make’ and if the stall next door to you is having a dreadful time trying to sell a total load of absolute crap then please do not gloat, unless it’s one of your family or a neighbour you hate then gloat like fcuk FFS!! Thou shalt love thine family and thine neighbour WAALOBs!

Back to St Columb, I have a meeting during this week to discuss the possibility of a hard standing location for our Car Boot Sales with large drive-in outbuildings for a WINTER location which would operate after our main season and when Rosudgeon and Hayle and all of our summer locations are at the end of the season. Could be good! Could be great!!

POSTED27/06/2017
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