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Welcome to Car Boots Cornwall in our 25th Year!
 
 
MONDAY at TRURO City Cattle Maket TR1 1RJ on MONDAY at 1.30 pm
Sellers should arrive at least one hour before start times. For our buyers the approach to the Cattle Market is being prepared for the new Waitrose Superstore and Park & Ride system so there is substantial building work in progress just drive on in through the Cattle Market and if you are a seller keep to the left where the queue will be forming. At 1.00 pm you will be shown to your selling space to set up your stalls (no buying no-selling) the horn will sound for the sale to start at 1.30 pm Enjoy!
 
 

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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email address; geffers999@Hotmail.co.uk or phone 078 078 078 88 Thank you.
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MONDAYS
@ Truro Cattle Market
Starts - 1.30pm
TUESDAYS
@ Newquay Circus Fields
Starts - 12.00pm
TUESDAYS
@ Long Rock
Starts - 12.00pm
THURSDAYS
@ Newquay Circus Fields
Starts - 12.00pm
THURSDAYS
@ Par Market
Starts - 12.00pm
FRIDAYS
@ Falmouth Rugby Club
Starts - 12.30pm
SATURDAYS
@ Mitchell cars from £7.00
Starts - 1.30pm
SATURDAYS
@ Royal Cornwall Showground
Starts - 3.00pm
SUNDAYS
@ LANHYDROCK
Starts - 3.00pm
SUNDAYS
@ Mabe
Starts - 1.30pm
SUNDAYS
@ TRURO CITY CATTLE MARKET From September date to be advised;
End Of Season
 
 
 
 

 

 

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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!

 
 
Weekend gossip & news

Far be it for me to stir things up a bit but....
We had our first Car Boot at MONKEY TREE which clashed (deliberate on my behalf) with the Tretherras School Annual Christmas Fayre which I understand was packed out but a load of the buyers came from the school to explore ‘where is Monkey Tree’ There were ten sellers who were treated to a FREE stall plus a £3.00 off voucher for Truro plus a £3.00 off voucher for next week’s Car Boot however during the two and a half hours the sellers took very good money supported by a lot of sellers mostly regulars and locals and lots coming from Tretherras. So, I am not expecting it to be that busy to start with but I do forecast Monkey Tree will be very good once established! We may even change the day or time but I am keen for your opinions on Monkey Tree! What time, what day? Watch this space!

We have promoted Truro Cattle Market over the past few weeks and today were the best November Sunday on record with 120 sellers and over 1500 people on site during the very successful sale both for buyers and sellers. As you know I have a good look around the stalls when they are being set up, I have to congratulate all stall holders on the high standard of merchandise that was on sale and what BARGAINS! Several sellers took over £250.00 and I am not telling tales but I saw one stall take £175.00 on his first customer. A great time to buy Christmas pressies with huge savings on kids toys but more than just seeking bargains or selling to make a few extra pounds for Christmas the atmosphere today at Truro was fantastic in keeping with all of our Cornwall Car Boot Sales everyone was happy and friendly and nice, not one complaint no problems just nice people enjoying a bit of sunshine and fresh air.

However the salacious gossips that Lou and I hear is amazing for instance we have heard that one lady seller has changed partners 4 that’s FOUR times this year so far, I wouldn’t say she was unattractive but her last partners guide dog kept biting her! You will remember I told you about Anne going to Tunisia for a week and coming back with the most amazing and unbelievable tan you could wish for and I was privileged to a quick navel display to prove the tan was everywhere. Now then, far be it for me to stir things up a bit but Marge told me in total confidence the tan came out of a bottle and that Anne now has the nickname of TANFASTIC meaning her ‘alleged tan’ came out of a bottle! I think there is a little bit of jealousy from Marge on this subject cos her holiday in the scorching hot Penryn Sands didn’t even give her a hot flush or maybe it’s because I said rumours abound that Ann could be in line for the wife number five that I have been looking for many years! God forbid, I couldn’t stand the pace socializing all the time and amazing pub crawls twice weekly at least! Yup that would suit me fine! (Her husband would SHOOT me)

Yesterday (Monday) we had a meeting with Sarah the General Manager of White River Shopping Complex and Multi Storey Car Park to discuss the request for Car Boots Cornwall to run indoor Car Boot Sales on floors 2 & 3 inside the spacious car parking areas. Apparently a charity tried sales for a few weeks some time ago. This is what I think, it is a brilliant indoor location and completely under cover, the entire complex which includes shops and stores and restaurants is presented to a very-very high standard and there are lifts on all levels. The idea would be that CBC would take up floor number 3 for its sellers and the buyers would park on level 2
Each seller would get 3 car spaces and there would be a restriction on numbers of sellers so if this location were to be as good as some of the up-country Multi Storey Car Boot Sales we may have to consider a reserve bookings system however it is important to remember this opportunity is for ONE day per week and that is SUNDAYS with a probable start time of 10.00 am to coincide with the opening time of the shops. Let’s have some thoughts please before I put forward our proposition to Sarah who is keen for success. However it widens the choice for many of our customers who can include a visit to Truro at 1.30 pm......more to follow!

Love to Kim X

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POSTED25/11/2013
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