Giant Car Boot Sale Cash For Kids, Ingliston Sep 2nd!

Should be good, the weather forecast isn't looking bad either. You pay £10 per car as a seller and the fee goes to charity whilst any money made is your own to keep. Gates open at 6am for sellers and 9am to the public. I'm thinking of going as a seller...any advice? I've never sold at a car boot before. Even if I don't I'm deffo going as a buyer, I miss the old Ingliston market!

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  • ailey
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    There is a massive one every Sunday at Thanestone, Inverurie (used as a cattle market during the week). We go to it once a year when visiting family in Aberdeenshire. There are literally hundreds of cars selling. Fab day out. I only bought lots of DVDs and CDs and a couple of other small items (can't remember what now lol) but if I lived in the area I would have bought more. One man's rubbish is another man's treasure, as they say. A great way for young people starting up their own homes to gather items at a tiny cost. Someone asked me for 40p for a DVD and I said to her to take £1 as that's what other people were asking. What you will find is that if you ask for the price you would really like, most people will try to beat you down so best to ask for a little more and, if they don't try to beat you down, but don't look as if they are going to buy the item, you could then say the price you would really like. You do certainly have to be prepared that items do sell quite cheaply but if it's items you're finished with, it's better to get something rather than give everything away. If it's a really good quality, expensive to purchase new, item, try asking for a sensible price as some people might think it's worth paying that for it. What I mean is, don't give everything away at £1 as some people are prepared to spend depending on the item. Sound a wee bit contradictory but you'll see what I mean if you do sell lol! Can be a real fun day but you'll be exhausted as it's such an early start. Apparently the dealers get there very early (I don't know if they would be allowed to go round before 9 am as they wouldn't, I imagine, get preferential treatment). Good idea to get a couple of early nights so you can get up early as it's a killer rising so early to do a boot sale. I've never done one myself but did hear sellers saying about the time they had to get up to get the car loaded and then laid out at the other end. If you've got a folding table or a wallpaper pasting table, that's what most people use. You've got to watch the weight of items in the middle of the table. Also if you've got a clothes rail, if you're taking clothes, it's a much better way to display them as some people leave them in boxes and people just walk by. My son stays in Edinburgh but flat shares otherwise, if he had his own home, I would be popping through overnight. Have a great day and I hope you do well! Cheers. Ailey :)
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