CAR BOOTS RIP-OFFS ?
in Praise, vent & warnings
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Having done car boots for many years now is it me or have car boot sales changed .... while sitting waiting to get get in we noticed the car in front had 4 guys sitting with what appeared to be nothing to sell until they opened boot got their table out and proceeded to lay out 100s of copies of the the latest DVDs shouting at the top of their voices 4 for a tenna ( and the stall was packed for nearly 3 hours.... as I had plenty of time to look round because no-one was interested in my MYSON gas fire surround ( ming period ) we noticed 9 OTHER people also selling copied DVDs not only this but at least 3/4 of the items being sold on stalls & from the back of HUGE white transit vans wouldn`t have looked out of place in any local high street shop... BRAND NEW clothes,paint,locks,sweets,toys,stationary.. ECT .. and hardly anyone doing what I would call real car boot items i.e. BRICK-A-BRACK..... but what really took the biscuit was someone charging 70p for a can of pop with a R.R.P of 39p stamped all over it & FULL price for out-of-date chocolate bars.............. DID HAVE A GOOD CHUCKLE NEAR END OF SALE THOUGH... it spread like wildfire that TRADING STANDARDS was in the carboot and it was great fun watching these huge, big mouthed, macho guys running round like headless chickens while at the same time watching the colour draining from their faces trying to hide their car number plate... needless to say they scurried away very fast like little frightened mice !!
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