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Welcome to Car Boots Cornwall in our 26th Year!
 
 
MABE Car Boot Sales are CANCELLED with immediate effect/PENRYN RUGBY CLUB Car Boot Sales start soon day & time to follow!
After nearly 18 year we have decided to discontinue the Car Boot Sales at Mabe due to public complaints over the years and Car Boots Cornwall has been advised by Cornwall Public Health & Protection Department that the public should 'not be allowed' onto grasslands where the cattle have grazed for a period of at least 3 weeks due to the possible health risks including Ecoli.... We have taken the advice very seriously particularly as CBC have started to deal with our own Catering and the risk of cross contamination and Ecoli must be taken seriously! Therefore we have negotiated with PENRYN Rugby Club to hold our Car Boot Sales at their grounds and our Car Boot business will transfer from Mabe to Penryn soon, details and times to follow......... PENRYN Rugby Club is a registered charity and very COMMUNITY orientated, it will be a good opportunity for the club to earn funds from our Car Boot Sales activities for their Rugby Club players of all ages from the Colts to the Seniors to improve the facilities at the grounds.... PENRYN Rugby Club is almost opposite ASDA and 2 minute walk from both ASDA and B & Q......... More to follow;...... Geoff .............. CAR BOOT SALE on TUESDAY at NEWQUAY Circus Fields also on THURSDAY both at 12.00 noon also on THURSDAY Car Boot Sale at 9.00 am at PAR MARKET St Austell Postcode PL25 3RP..... Public admission to all of our Car Boot Sales is 50p per adult and is not negotiable....Sellers should arrive at least one hour before start times...... See Car Boot Locations on the right panel on this page click onto each location for further information;
 
 

Welcome
Greetings to our 26th year of running Car Boot Sales/Markets in Cornwall it is early March 2015 and the winter weather has certainly been a lot calmer than last year’s heavy floods that caused such damage in Devon & Somerset with severe waterlogged farmlands. We hope you enjoy our Car Boot Sales during the coming season and should you need to contact us please use the following email address; geffers999@hotmail.co.uk

Price increases from June 1st 2015
We have not increased the selling prices since 2010 at our Car Boot Sales (with the exception of Mitchell) however the new price for all cars will increase to £7.00 Estates & 4 x 4s and small vans £8.00 Please see; Prices and Terms page for further information.

DOGS!
Over recent years we have had increased complaints about dogs being allowed at our Car Boot Sales the complaints are more about the lack of control by dog owners who allow their dogs to POO at our events without the owners taking the responsibility to use POO BAGS to clear up the mess left by the dogs. This causes justified serious complaints from sellers and buyers. Dogs will be either restricted or BARRED from some locations in the interest of Public Health & Safety. This is not Car Boots Cornwall holding a vendetta against DOGS and their owners it is a decision resulting from the serious complaints we receive from our customers. However, the Landlords of the new MITCHELL have stated that DOGS are BARRED from their farmlands at all times!

We will also restrict owners who bring two or three dogs into our sales!! Respectfully, it’s a Car Boot Sale not a DOG SHOW! Nothing personal just common sense!

RUBBISH!
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!

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!!!

Car Boots Cornwall Market Trader Code of Conduct 2015

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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SATURDAYS at TRURO! The first SATURDAY of each month at 8.00 am! Sellers Q from 7.00 am
Ok this is how it goes! On the first SATURDAY of each month we will hold Car Boot Sales at Truro City Cattle Market at 8.00am! Sellers can Q from 7.00
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B HOLIDAY MONDAYS
@ TRURO CATTLE MARKET
Starts - 1.30am
TUESDAYS
@ Long Rock-New Tuesday time to follow!
End Of Season
TUESDAYS
@ Newquay Circus Fields on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Starts - 12.00pm
THURSDAYS
@ Newquay Circus Fields on NOW & Thursdays
Starts - 12.00pm
THURSDAYS
@ PAR MARKET on THURSDAY at 9.00am
Starts - 9.00am
FRIDAYS
@ Falmouth Rugby Club on now!
Starts - 12.30pm
SATURDAYS
@ Royal Cornwall Showground up to 9th May restarts 27th JUNE
Starts - 3.00pm
SATURDAYS
@ TRURO CATTLE MARKET at 8.00am on the first SATURDAY each month!
End Of Season
SATURDAYS
@ The NEW Mitchell for 2015 STRICTLY NO DOGS!
Starts - 12.00am
SUNDAYS
@ LANHYDROCK Starts SUNDAY 26th at 3.00pm !
End Of Season
SUNDAYS
@ TRURO Cattle Market all weather location;
Starts - 1.30am
SUNDAYS
@ PENRYN RUGBY CLUB starting soon
Starts - 1.30pm
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
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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!

 
 
Dogs

Large Dogs are not allowed in any of the selling areas. We have come to this decision due to a 3 dog fight at PADSTOW and dogs fowling in the selling aisles.
If things do not improve we wili consider BANNING all dogs from our Car Boot Sales.
This is certainly what we do not want to see at our Car Boot Sales...2 or 3 large dogs.
What chance of the owners got to spend money?

POSTED04/08/2010
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