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Mitchell-End of Season!Posted: 06/11/2010
Well we tried!
The ground conditions looked promising but after seeing a couple of poor VAN drivers skidding and ripping up the grass I decided that it was time to end the season.

Thank you to all our buyers and sellers who have supported Mitchell Car Boot over the years and we look forward to meeting up with you again at the new season which will commence in April 2011


Geoff

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Newquay Circus Fields-end of season.Posted: 04/11/2010
Sadly its end of season time at Newquay Circus Fields we have met some lovely people the tourist have been magnificent and the locals have been truly supportive.

A special word for sellers and Market traders for giving good value to their customers and for creating a 'special happy atmosphere' widely complimented by our customers!

Watch our for our winter dates!

Geoff
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Christmas at the Exhibition Hall-Royal Cornwall Showground-Saturday 4th December 10.00am to 5.00pmPosted: 02/11/2010
We have booked this date on request from buyers and sellers-its up to you to support this special fun day with;
Car Boot Stalls
Flea Market Stalls
Antiques & Bric a Brac
Arts & Crafts
Christmas Gifts
Food Stall
Market Traders
Indoor Location; some outside stalls available
Fancy Dress-Christmas or Nursery themes-Prizes
SANTAS Grotto
Male Voice Choir
Best Stall Prizes

More to follow;
BOOK EARLY!!
Geoff
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Friends of Saltash.net CAR BOOT SALE!Posted: 02/11/2010
Julie Jones from the FRIENDS of SALTASH.net Community School has asked me to let you know there is a Car Boot Sale in the school grounds
SUNDAY 7th November from 10.00am to 1.00pm

If you go to this then on to TRURO for our Car Boot Sale at 1.30pm you could get some bargains!
Support SALTASH school and their efforts!
Geoff
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Today at TRURO-HALLOWEENPosted: 31/10/2010
We moved to Truro at short notice due to the bloody awful weather conditions at MABE the ground was sodden all day.
It was a FREE day to buyers and the 25 brave sellers who set up their stalls for some very supportive buyers.
We had countless calls from early morning and visits to our website but it is amazing how many people are put off 'going out cos its raining'
Don't think about it - Do it! The fresh air and exercise will do you the world of good!
You have ONE LIFE - live it!
Our team won the day with the lively pictures on GALLERY!
Thank you to everyone who turned up!!
Geoff
Geoff
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Dealers Not to trust!Posted: 23/10/2010
Dealers-Not to trust!
Dealer One!
Newquay Circus Fields.................8th July 2010
When the Market Traders are shown into the Car Boot Sales early to set up their stalls they pay a higher price for their selling spaces therefore deserve ample time to display their stocks.
I always make a point of going around and talking to these sellers and seeing what is being sold.
Trading Standards pay regular visits to our Car Boot Sales/Markets we are aware of their guidelines and in this website you will see the Trading Standards advice and recommendations.
On this occasion one man stood out a ‘con man’ trying to use me as an advert for selling his foul wines to our customers!
Below is an extract from a requested report.





On Thursday 8th July I was inspecting Market Traders stalls when a man shouted to me 'Hey Geoff I have a present for you' he went to his van producing two bottles of wine which offered them to me. I told him I do not accept gifts and we do not drink wine, he seemed most determined and told me he had 40 cases of the wine in his vehicle which he claimed he was going to deliver to shops later that day.
I told him 'under no circumstances should he sell the wine'
When I returned to the stall I again reminded him not to sell. The two bottles were still on the table as part of his display and I took them to show to my staff advising them to watch the man.

According to other sellers he then distributed the enclosed leaflet to their stalls, they learned he would be at ROSEUDGEON on Wednesdays where they dont mind him selling.

I had left Newquay and received a phone call from Hayley our supervisor to say the man had traded 2 cases of wine and further he told other sellers 'I cant sell any until Geoff leaves the field'
Later, I spoke to the buyer of the wine advising him it was illegal for him to buy.

The man named Simon we are not aware of his surname his email address is (x x x x x x x ) was told by another member of staff to cease trading with the wine. He was told that I had BARRED him from coming to our Car Boot Sales/Markets because despite two warnings from me he broke the law by selling wine which he denied.

He later phoned and amongst a further 30/40 calls he threatened 'to kill me and sort out Hayley the snitch a female member of staff who reported the incident to me.

I was concerned for the safety of myself and team and reported the matter to Newquay Police, showing them the offensive and threatening texts, they offered an appointment for two days later (short staffed) but I said I would cope with the calls which lasted two days and almost 50 calls and threatening texts later. I spoke with a Sergeant from Newquay Police who advised to use the 999 service if necessary. He will receive a copy of this report today.

I tried through ORANGE to get any incoming calls and texts 'BARRED' from this mans number their only advice was to change my number which number is essential to my business.

Yesterday evening the calls and texts started again claiming that he was going to arrive and 'deal with me once and for all' This foul-mouthed man has caused great offence and his behavior was intimidating and most threatening.

In 21 years of running Car Boots Cornwall we have only resorted to reporting matters to the POLICE on one other occasion.

Geoff Camden Wiles

Note;
Since this report sent 10th July 2010 we have heard nothing more from this seller who is BARRED from all events run by CARBOOTSCORNWALL
Here is a man determined to bend the rules without respect to his fellow sellers and he undoubtedly helps in the decline of trust of Market Traders.

The law is simple, you may not sell wines & spirits or tobacco of any sort at our Car Boot Sales/Markets!
Dealers not to trust!



wine man
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Dealers not to trust 2Posted: 23/10/2010
Dealers not to trust!

Dealer Number 2 Mr UGGLY!

Tuesday-Newquay Circus Fields-Car Boot Sale

Two weeks later another Market Trader Mr UGGLY arrives asking what happened to Simon, I explained briefly he had broken the rules and My UGGLY agrees with the wine man being BARRED!

Whilst collecting the rent Louise noticed this new market trader with quite a crowd around his stall and notices the he is selling ‘brand new’ UGG Boots which retail between £80.00 and £135.00
The price he is selling them for is £20.00 a pair. Trade is brisk as he guarantees they are the real UGG BOOTS all boxed-BARGAIN!

Lou inspects some of the stock and suspects they are FAKE! She called me on the mobile to warn me we may get complaints.

Within a few minutes 2 customers complain to me about the boots stating the stock he was selling was very poor UGG fakes, one woman had the ‘REAL UGGS’ on!

The trader assure me that the BOOTS he is selling are ‘factory seconds” and he sells them at Markets all the time. I advised him that I had two complaints and whilst I am not an expert myself I can only accept his word but he should accept that our customers had said they were going to report the matter to Trading Standards. At the end of the day he asked what I intended to do and I told him the matter had been reported by customers.

It would be confrontational for me to stop him selling because someone says an item is fake, what if I am wrong and have deprived the man of an income? However I did suspect the complaints were right and I well remember a trader last year selling similar crap type boots as the ‘fakes’ for £8.00 a pair, add a cardboard box print UGG BOOTS and hey presto increase the price to twenty quid!

By now I had named him My UGGLY on the Thursday he arrived to sell again and set up his stall with another back-up van bringing out the stock one pair at a time!

For those who do not know UGG Boots they are made in Australia and in an effort to find out about UGG Boots and the ‘seconds’ being sold I wrote to UGG BOOTS to but their reply came too late.

Mr UGGLY phoned before our next sale at Newquay and asked if he could sell again and I told him of the email from UGG BOOTS and he called me a liar!

Anyway, the bottom line is this. I was called to a stall by another well known and trusted trader and told the news that Trading Standards and the Police had caught up with him at Paignton and had raided UGGLY’S warehouse where 100s of FAKE UGGS and loads of ‘other gear’ were stored and the very latest I was told yesterday that one of our regular market traders was going ‘door to door’ selling these FAKE UGGS!

From: Ugg Australia
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 2:41 PM
To: geffers999@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: UGG Australia Contact US -- General Product Inquiry (Thread:1115539)


Dear Geoff,



Thank you for your email. We do not authorize anyone, anywhere to sell our products from a car. We also do not have “seconds” as any product we manufacture that does not meet our quality guidelines is not offered for sale. Unfortunately, we are not able to assist you in pursuing the person that you believe is selling “fakes”. I can only assure you that he did not receive his supplies from us.



If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 1.888.432.8530. We are open from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Arizona time and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Thank you!



Best Regards,



Nanci Thomas

Ugg Australia Customer Service Representative

Deckers Outdoor Corporation - Consumer Direct













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Last MABE HALLOWEEN CAR BOOT SALE!Posted: 21/10/2010
With the luck we are having with the weather we hope that the last Car Boot Sale at MABE will be a dry day and as its HALLOWEEN 31st October,
Why NOT dress-up and get the kids to wear their HALLOWEEN costumes!
Prizes (kids sections up to 14 years)
Stall holder prizes for best cozzy!
Best OLD GIT (over 60s) prize!
Go on have a go... it's the last MABE of the season!!
ENJOY!
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Coming soon! Time change at TRURO!!
Changing SUNDAYS to 10.00 am requested supported and approved by dealers sellers and buyers! Likely date to be announced end of season. Ask Paul Joha
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TUESDAYS
@ TUESDAYS at Chapel Farm opposite HENDRA
Starts - 12.00pm
WEDNESDAYS
@ 'HEARTLANDS' in POOL every WEDNESDAY
Starts - 12.00pm
THURSDAYS
@ NEWQUAY Chapel Farm TR8 4NY
Starts - 12.00pm
FRIDAYS
@ FALMOUTH EVERY FRIDAY definitely at 12.30
Starts - 12.30am
SATURDAYS
@ MITCHELL (TR8 5FD) SATURDAYS at 12.00 noon
Starts - 12.00pm
SUNDAYS
@ TRURO SUNDAYS weekly at 12.00 noon 2nd JUNE!!
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