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Has anyone has some crazy bargains at a car boot, if so what and where? I recently bought a bag full of vintage star wars figures (about 120) with a millenium falcon and a complete slave 1 for £15 …
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Has anyone has some crazy bargains at a car boot, if so what and where?

I recently bought a bag full of vintage star wars figures (about 120) with a millenium falcon and a complete slave 1 for £15 !

Beat that..............
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#1
oh i love a good boot sale,bought my dad who collects minature engines a small engine at a car boot last year,he said sell it and split the profit,I paid £2 for it,it sold for £228 :)
#2
i bought a NES with 4 controllers light gun thingy 25 games all boxed for £5!!!!!
#3
I once bought a little Tiger handheld LCD Castlevania game for 54p (all the change I had left)... it sold on ebay for almost £60!

I also managed to pick up a SNES with 4 pads a few games, and one of those things (I forget what they're called now), that allow you to make floppy disk backups of the carts for the grand total of a fiver!

Had a fair few other bargains too - I love a good car booty! :)
#4
Best one was my parents, bought a set of old drawers to put in the garage, when they was cleaning them out they removed the old newspaper lining and found 7 x crisp £20 notes, cost of drawers = £3.

I once bought a external drive caddy believing it to be empty for £3 to find later it had a 160gb brand new unformatted drive inside.

Xbox's for a tenner (before game started doing them at that price).

Nice looking decorative watch for £4, when I took it for new battery was told its solid silver and value of £80-100

Loads of other bits to sell on ebay like a denon tuner for £5 - eBay = £27, denon cd player £10 - eBay fetched £70 odd.




Ooh and a panasonic toughbook for £10, needed new battery though which cost £15, bought it to see if a laptop was for me before buying a new one which I did.later sold that for £75!
#5
also boxed master system with all leads, controllers sonic game all paperwork books etc for £3!!!!!!
#6
awwwww i luv a good car boot but i haven't managed to get to any recently, im gonna have to hound my oh now
#7
i couldn't find a good car boot sale at my area :(
1 Like #8
Artonox
i couldn't find a good car boot sale at my area :(


what area are you in?

check the local fee paper there is a section in there i think its under lesuire and should tell you there if theres any in your area:thumbsup:
#9
we were sellers last week and made £150!!!! on junk and old clothes
#10
ilovepink
what area are you in?

check the local fee paper there is a section in there i think its under lesuire and should tell you there if theres any in your area:thumbsup:


you see, that's another problem :-D there isn't really a free local paper. It is as if it comes about once every few years. My area is skint.
1 Like #11
Google car boot sales and theres one called something like car boot junction which gives details of lots of boot sales across the country. You dont need the free paper
#12
harlzter
Best one was my parents, bought a set of old drawers to put in the garage, when they was cleaning them out they removed the old newspaper lining and found 7 x crisp £20 notes, cost of drawers = £3.

I once bought a external drive caddy believing it to be empty for £3 to find later it had a 160gb brand new unformatted drive inside.

Xbox's for a tenner (before game started doing them at that price).

Nice looking decorative watch for £4, when I took it for new battery was told its solid silver and value of £80-100

Loads of other bits to sell on ebay like a denon tuner for £5 - eBay = £27, denon cd player £10 - eBay fetched £70 odd.

quite a haul there matey!


Ooh and a panasonic toughbook for £10, needed new battery though which cost £15, bought it to see if a laptop was for me before buying a new one which I did.later sold that for £75!
#13
Tip for boot sale bargains, look under the tables where people miss and have a good rummage in boxes of what may look like costume jewellery! and haggle haggle haggle!
#14
harlzter
Tip for boot sale bargains, look under the tables where people miss and have a good rummage in boxes of what may look like costume jewellery! and haggle haggle haggle!



man i GOTTA get to one of these events!
#15
hey found a few already :D rep to Aquatic and ilovepink
#16
My next one round here is on the 31st, they have one on the last Sunday of every month which is usually just before my payday! It's not this month though so i'll probably buy loads and hopefully make a few quid on E Bay

Games are the best things to look out for, things like Rez and what not. Electrical items are really easy to haggle down as you just tell them you have no way of testing it and wont be able to return it if you get home and it doesn't work. Of course that's the risk you take though when buying.

I see a slim PS2 with two pads, 2 memory card and a handful of games go for a score last time. 2 minutes earlier and I would have had that!

Mobiles are quite good to look out for too as you can pick up mobiles that are a few years old but still worth a fair bit for pretty cheap.

My advice would be to get there early and snap up the bargains. It's worth waiting until the end too as by the time it comes to people packing up you can haggle them down to next to nothing.

Another thing to remember is the sellers have no way of knowing what your saying is true or not so if you see something you want ask them how much they want. They'll say £x just tell them i'll leave it for that price they only go on E-bay for £x amount unless they want halve their price or something. The worst they can do is say no. It may be slightly unfair but the sellers should research what they are selling first!
#17
Jeez theres more than we can manage round here, theres two on saturday mornings, one on saturday afternoons (takes a good two hours to get round on a nice warm day), three on sunday mornings and even one sunday afternoons, they are all within a 10-15 minute drive!

Excellent advice Red vvvvvvv its a dog eat dog world buying and selling and sound tactics calling their bluff seeing if they will buy your story, i'll have to try that trick about ebay and saying prices are lower there!

Another tip is if you are planning to buy kids toys take a mixture of batteries with you to allow testing!
RedIron;2789488
My next one round here is on the 31st, they have one on the last Sunday of every month which is usually just before my payday! It's not this month though so i'll probably buy loads and hopefully make a few quid on E Bay

Games are the best things to look out for, things like Rez and what not. Electrical items are really easy to haggle down as you just tell them you have no way of testing it and wont be able to return it if you get home and it doesn't work. Of course that's the risk you take though when buying.

I see a slim PS2 with two pads, 2 memory card and a handful of games go for a score last time. 2 minutes earlier and I would have had that!

Mobiles are quite good to look out for too as you can pick up mobiles that are a few years old but still worth a fair bit for pretty cheap.

My advice would be to get there early and snap up the bargains. It's worth waiting until the end too as by the time it comes to people packing up you can haggle them down to next to nothing.

Another thing to remember is the sellers have no way of knowing what your saying is true or not so if you see something you want ask them how much they want. They'll say £x just tell them i'll leave it for that price they only go on E-bay for £x amount unless they want halve their price or something. The worst they can do is say no. It may be slightly unfair but the sellers should research what they are selling first!
#18
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=Magenta]this was my best find...... paid £2.75 for it as had an inclinking it was worth a bit and it was something I liked.

turns out its Swarovski crystal, and in perfect condition...
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http://www.heritage-gifts.co.uk/images/swarovski/010_029.jpg costs around £135 in shops..
#19
theres 2 every sunday near me we go to both every sunday and always get quite a bit lol

theres a massive one in swanly, pedham place next to the golf course
then the smaller one near birchwood golf course the big one is the best one thou
#20
harlzter
Jeez theres more than we can manage round here, theres two on saturday mornings, one on saturday afternoons (takes a good two hours to get round on a nice warm day), three on sunday mornings and even one sunday afternoons, they are all within a 10-15 minute drive!

Excellent advice Red vvvvvvv its a dog eat dog world buying and selling and sound tactics calling their bluff seeing if they will buy your story, i'll have to try that trick about ebay and saying prices are lower there!

Another tip is if you are planning to buy kids toys take a mixture of batteries with you to allow testing!


My dad used to do the PA for the bootfairs years back, anyone in the Kent area would have probably head of SMB bootfairs . Well he done it for them.

It was quite funny as when he wanted a cup of tea or a burger he would announce over the PA, don't forget the burger van in row 4 where they sell the best cups of tea and they would bring him one. The meat man would always come over first thing in the morning and give him a big joint of meat if my dad would so a few shout outs in return. He made a killing just advertising for people lol! Those were the days.

Another good tip is don't take £10 or £20 notes just loads of fivers, that way when your trying t haggle someone down for something say they want a tenner but you want to pay a fiver you can pull out a fiver and say it's all I have take it or leave. That usually works but if you only have twenties you have no chance of doing that!
#21
RedIron
My dad used to do the PA for the bootfairs years back, anyone in the Kent area would have probably head of SMB bootfairs . Well he done it for them.

It was quite funny as when he wanted a cup of tea or a burger he would announce over the PA, don't forget the burger van in row 4 where they sell the best cups of tea and they would bring him one. The meat man would always come over first thing in the morning and give him a big joint of meat if my dad would so a few shout outs in return. He made a killing just advertising for people lol! Those were the days.

Another good tip is don't take £10 or £20 notes just loads of fivers, that way when your trying t haggle someone down for something say they want a tenner but you want to pay a fiver you can pull out a fiver and say it's all I have take it or leave. That usually works but if you only have twenties you have no chance of doing that!



SMB events thats the swanley one i go to!:)
#22
ilovepink
SMB events thats the swanley one i go to!:)


He used to do;

Thamesmead
Pedham place farm
Brands Hatch
and Wrotham I think

I haven't been to an SMB one in years, not sure where they do them now. They are always massive though
#23
harlzter
Best one was my parents....


You got your mum & dad from a boot sale!!?!
#24
RedIron
He used to do;

Thamesmead
Pedham place farm
Brands Hatch
and Wrotham I think

I haven't been to an SMB one in years, not sure where they do them now. They are always massive though


yeah the last 3 i go to LOL:-D
#25
RedIron
My dad used to do the PA for the bootfairs years back, anyone in the Kent area would have probably head of SMB bootfairs . Well he done it for them.

It was quite funny as when he wanted a cup of tea or a burger he would announce over the PA, don't forget the burger van in row 4 where they sell the best cups of tea and they would bring him one. The meat man would always come over first thing in the morning and give him a big joint of meat if my dad would so a few shout outs in return. He made a killing just advertising for people lol! Those were the days.

Another good tip is don't take £10 or £20 notes just loads of fivers, that way when your trying t haggle someone down for something say they want a tenner but you want to pay a fiver you can pull out a fiver and say it's all I have take it or leave. That usually works but if you only have twenties you have no chance of doing that!


you may say you cant do that but i go i only have £4 left to spend they accept the £4 and i take my £10 out to pay they dont seem to care either
#26
harlzter
Tip for boot sale bargains, look under the tables where people miss and have a good rummage in boxes of what may look like costume jewellery! and haggle haggle haggle!


i love haggling but the car boots around me people dont seem to get haggling you put in an offer there just like 'no' it spoils the fun :p I still get the price i want but its just one way haggling where i win out.... i guess im actually fine with that
#27
I love bootsales!! but im never up early enough to get the good stuff" PLUS i dont like haggling... i just cant do it, i think awww give them the 50p ! I neeg Haggling lessons!
#28
jamhops
you may say you cant do that but i go i only have £4 left to spend they say ok and i take my £10 out dont seem to care either


Walk away tell them you'll leave it then, have a walk around come back in 20 minutes and ask if they changed their mind. If they say no ask them what's the lowest they'll go. When they say how much if your happy with it ask for them to keep it whilst you go and borrow money for a friend :whistling:

It works 99% of the time when I do it
#29
RedIron
Walk away tell them you'll leave it then, have a walk around come back in 20 minutes and ask if they changed their mind. If they say no ask them what's the lowest they'll go. When they say how much if your happy with it ask for them to keep it whilst you go and borrow money for a friend :whistling:

It works 99% of the time when I do it


thats the other one or in my case keep going back until they give in to a price i like i use to have the young child charm now its down to persuading people the price i like is the one they should sell it for :thumbsup:
#30
jamhops
thats the other one or in my case keep going back until they give in to a price i like i use to have the young child charm now its down to persuading people the price i like is the one they should sell it for :thumbsup:


Lol the only problem with having to walk away though is you spend 20+ minutes walking around waiting to go back and when you get back there they've sold it!
#31
managed to pick up street fighter 3 : third impact on the Dreamcast a couple of weeks ago for £2, seen it on Amazon for around the £50 mark, also got a load of Final Fantasy figures the same day, one of which was the Odin and Horse from FF8, all boxed and unopened £2 each, rofl :)

Mike..
#32
RedIron
Lol the only problem with having to walk away though is you spend 20+ minutes walking around waiting to go back and when you get back there they've sold it!


I had that before the worst one i remember was i was selling too and this store near me had the Sony version of the Robosapien so better and more expensive but i just too too long thinking about it decided i would buy it at last just as i got there after going back like 5 times they sold it and that time i had gone back i had become kinda of excited about the prospect of it (im a bit of a geek lol) but then compare that to every one i have had success in buying and some of which selling on eBay and im happy enough :p

Haven't been to a booty in a while you made me want to go... obvious where im going sunday then
#33
MikeBeaver
managed to pick up street fighter 3 : third impact on the Dreamcast a couple of weeks ago for £2, seen it on Amazon for around the £50 mark, also got a load of Final Fantasy figures the same day, one of which was the Odin and Horse from FF8, all boxed and unopened £2 each, rofl :)

Mike..


Not bad at al, what other dreamcast games are worth looking out for?

jamhops
I had that before the worst one i remember was i was selling too and this store near me had the Sony version of the Robosapien so better and more expensive but i just too too long thinking about it decided i would buy it at last just as i got there after going back like 5 times they sold it and that time i had gone back i had become kinda of excited about the prospect of it (im a bit of a geek lol) but then compare that to every one i have had success in buying and some of which selling on eBay and im happy enough :p


You can't knock them in the end, if you know what to look out for your laughing. I think in the last two years I have made more money from selling on stuff I buy from bootfairs than i've actually spent on myself (i.e. something I have bought to keep) at bootfairs

I would never run a bootfair stall myself though as i'm good at haggling but let people haggle me down to easy. That's why I like selling on E-Bay!
#34
RedIron
Not bad at al, what other dreamcast games are worth looking out for?



You can't knock them in the end, if you know what to look out for your laughing. I think in the last two years I have made more money from selling on stuff I buy from bootfairs than i've actually spent on myself (i.e. something I have bought to keep) at bootfairs

I would never run a bootfair stall myself though as i'm good at haggling but let people haggle me down to easy. That's why I like selling on E-Bay!


i am not as good at selling but i can normally sell well and though i can get a little bit more on eBay sometimes most the stuff i sell at bootsales are too big or just something i would take to the dump otherwise so it makes sense to make £100 odd instead :thumbsup:
#35
I remember when boot sales round us really started, the catalyst was the miners strike (1984-85) people did them to sell there stuff to raise funds due to no wages coming in and to replace kids clothing and the like on the cheap for the same reason.
#36
jamhops
i am not as good at selling but i can normally sell well and though i can get a little bit more on eBay sometimes most the stuff i sell at bootsales are too big or just something i would take to the dump otherwise so it makes sense to make £100 odd instead :thumbsup:


Yeah that makes sense, I just put most of it on freecycle, I should consider selling it at a bootfair I suppose

harlzter
I remember when boot sales round us really started, the catalyst was the miners strike (1984-85) people did them to sell there stuff to raise funds due to no wages coming in and to replace kids clothing and the like on the cheap for the same reason.


I wasn't even born then :whistling:
#37
harlzter
I remember when boot sales round us really started, the catalyst was the miners strike (1984-85) people did them to sell there stuff to raise funds due to no wages coming in and to replace kids clothing and the like on the cheap for the same reason.


Well i wasnt born and wouldn't be born for a good few years when boot sales had spread far and wide
#38
RedIron
Yeah that makes sense, I just put most of it on freecycle, I should consider selling it at a bootfair I suppose


I put a couple things on freecycle but i dont know why i think of it as effort annoying thing is everything i try and get on there is already gone lol
#39
jamhops
I put a couple things on freecycle but i dont know why i think of it as effort annoying thing is everything i try and get on there is already gone lol


I've had some really good things of Freecycle, a PS2, Sky box and a few other bits. I don't bother now days though as it is all wanted ads. I put a tumble drier on there around November time and I had about 200 requests for it, in the end I just gave it to the first person who e-mailed me, which turned out to be he group owner conveniently for him
#40
RedIron
I've had some really good things of Freecycle, a PS2, Sky box and a few other bits. I don't bother now days though as it is all wanted ads. I put a tumble drier on there around November time and I had about 200 requests for it, in the end I just gave it to the first person who e-mailed me, which turned out to be he group owner conveniently for him


haha very convenient but that support my point that there seem to be people on there 24/7 waiting and i have noticed there are about 90% request but i have to say the PS2 is a pretty good on :thumbsup:

EDIT: Just after posting i read the freecycle email and it ahd to break the rule and have like 80% offered items and a george forman which could be good :)

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