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Do you like Car Boot Sales / Flea Markets?

fluffycat
fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering

Do you like Car Boot Sales / Flea Markets? 10 votes

Yes, love-em
50% 5 votes
No, not my thing
10% 1 vote
Maybe, when in mood
40% 4 votes

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  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    I go occasionally to a sale or market, for a rummage.

    Maybe tempted by: Furniture, Records, CD's, DVD's, Ornaments, Games, Bric-A-Brac etc.



  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,222 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s surprising what can turn up in a boot sale etc, especially books, sometimes brand new and seemingly never read. 🙂 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    I used to go to some of them, till I found out they were a prominent source of illegal copied games, same with local computer Fairs.


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm with the "when i'm in the mood", we have a large weekly car boot not far from us and a weekly flea market
    Offering PIP advice to people with epilepsy.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,549 Disability Gamechanger
    What is a flea market?

    I have been to a boot sale before but never heard of a flea market!
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    It's where people sell their old tat, all though many of them are now selling other peoples old tat now.
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  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    What is a flea market?

    I have been to a boot sale before but never heard of a flea market!
    Flea markets more likely on a street with market stalls, whereas boot fairs are more likely on a car park / field. (Though space dependant)
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    woodbine said:
    It's where people sell their old tat, all though many of them are now selling other peoples old tat now.
    Yes lots of speculators around. (Cadging ole tat then reselling outside or on web) 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,466 Disability Gamechanger
    Well, flea markets must have declined! For a number of years we used to do the Saturday Flea Market at Tynemouth Metro Station not long after it started up (I see it still exists, but is now called just a Market). On Sundays we did Antiques & Collectibles Fairs, but could sometimes do better at the Flea Market. At first we sold linen, lace & secondhand books, but ended up just selling books. A great source for buying too......a 'dealer' who just sold Sci-fi paperbacks, said he had some other books for sale, & (amongst other books) we bought an early golfing book by Henry Cotton, incredibly preserved due to being covered in brown paper, which once removed left the book looking brand new. We phoned a dealer who specialised in golfing & fishing books & met him the next day at an Antiques Fair in Carlisle. He joked with me as he paid £200 for it that I'd probably only paid £5 for it. I assured him he was wrong; I'd paid 50p!
    We also had a young man that came to buy about once a month, he was mainly into history & could spend £100+ quite easily. Ah well, those were the days. :)
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,584 Disability Gamechanger
    We used to have a large one every Sunday pm the liberty stadium car park and in the multi story car park havent started back yet 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,222 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 6
    @chiarieds I had a happy holiday at Newcastle and we actually went to the Saturday Flea Market at Tynemouth Metro Station, it was marvellous! Later on we had some lovely fish and chips and learnt that Tynemouth was actually Stan Laurels favourite place in England! A lot of fun that day. 🙂 
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,923 Disability Gamechanger
    Most of my childhood sunday mornings consisted of going to boot sales, either selling our stuff or having a browse. I really miss them.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Personally not a fan I used to like sunday markets selling new stuff 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Ami2301 said:
    Most of my childhood sunday mornings consisted of going to boot sales, either selling our stuff or having a browse. I really miss them.
    Lol same. Whole day affair with am / pm sales (massive fields) and grab hot dog or burger on way round, 
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
  • Victor
    Victor Member Posts: 186 Courageous
  • gaz1960
    gaz1960 Member Posts: 242 Pioneering
    Used to go quite often,but not been for a good long while,but my friend has been to a couple last month, selling my stuff,and we split the proceeds, 50/50, after deducting site fee and petrol. Done ok so far. 
    Slowly getting through the boxes of LPs,VHS tapes,DVDs, American comics, postcards,etc. 
    I might go with them next time. 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

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    Going in second hand shops and scouring for bargains was a massive part of my childhood!  To this day, I get joy from dropping on something unique, rare or at a massively reduced price to 'brand new'.  Since lockdown I've not ventured in many at all but I donate regularly and will be on the car boot trail when I can  <3
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  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Going in second hand shops and scouring for bargains was a massive part of my childhood!  To this day, I get joy from dropping on something unique, rare or at a massively reduced price to 'brand new'.  Since lockdown I've not ventured in many at all but I donate regularly and will be on the car boot trail when I can  <3
    Often 'forget' about charity shops, as can be handy. Was low on side-plates, they were in abundance and reasonable prices. (not worried about matching sets)

    Need a car really for boot sales as most in countryside. In town tend to be small sites and not worth entrance fee.


  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,912

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    I've never actually been to a boot sale or flea market
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  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    I've never actually been to a boot sale or flea market
    They can be addictive. Though bargains possible.

    I’ve been to some aboard and interesting what’s about.

    Though not ideal if trying not to declutter / go minimalistic lol 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,222 Disability Gamechanger
    We bought two prints in three weeks worth around £100 for £10 a couple of months ago. Second hand prints are very cheap indeed, sometimes the frames are worth buying them for.

    quite right though @fluffycat, best avoided if trying to de clutter 🙂
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,584 Disability Gamechanger
    I used to love peticote Lane Market in London still got most of what I brought 
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    I used to love peticote Lane Market in London still got most of what I brought 
    Loved the buzz though very busy in times gone by. (Woman selling chicken noise thing and latest tech gadgets / infomercial stalls with kitchen / cleaning aids etc. bits)

    Lol used to travel in by train then bus or tube regularly, now live nearer, don’t go! 
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    leeCal said:
    We bought two prints in three weeks worth around £100 for £10 a couple of months ago. Second hand prints are very cheap indeed, sometimes the frames are worth buying them for.

    quite right though @fluffycat, best avoided if trying to de clutter 🙂
    Well done. 

    I picked up few cat (display) plates but not sure if worth anything. 

    I have a ‘movie’ glazed / glass type metal pin badge which drew blank from an auction house, even web search nowt.
    Might be worth £££ (got free from paid film festival event about 15-20 yrs ago, was told rare @ time) 

  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 1,523 Pioneering
    I loved going to flea markets whenever there was one in my city, but there hasn't been one for ages now. I did collect old banknotes from around the world. They are not worth anything really, but some of them are really colourful and have great prints on them. Especially old Chinese ones. I also have some German inflation notes, printed by the banks themselves in the early thirties. One is a million-mark note, printed on one side only. It was probably worthless the day after printing. It makes me feel like a millionaire. 😁 Or the closest I will get anyway. 🤣
    I haven't bought any for years now, but still have all of them in an album. 
  • gaz1960
    gaz1960 Member Posts: 242 Pioneering
    I loved going to flea markets whenever there was one in my city, but there hasn't been one for ages now. I did collect old banknotes from around the world. They are not worth anything really, but some of them are really colourful and have great prints on them. Especially old Chinese ones. I also have some German inflation notes, printed by the banks themselves in the early thirties. One is a million-mark note, printed on one side only. It was probably worthless the day after printing. It makes me feel like a millionaire. 😁 Or the closest I will get anyway. 🤣
    I haven't bought any for years now, but still have all of them in an album. 
    I remember having a collection of bank notes,"Rothmans Cambridge Collection Of Rare Banknotes". The bank notes where from different  Countries and you could put them in an album. Cant remember what happened to the ones i had. 

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