Skip to main content
Geoff Says
The News, The Gossip, The Views... Geoff Says
Stop Press!!

FRIDAYS at St COLUMB Car Boot Sales at 12.00 noon from 5th JULY here is one to look forward to my lovers!!

Ps; A customer told us about cheap flights from NEWQUAY Airport to Portugal? I investigated and we are going to Albufeira for a few days from Tuesday, I promise to do a couple of blogs, Cannabis has been decriminalised since 2001 the dears of them!!  but to get some sun to for a few hours would be nice and reliable unlike our rotten forecasts. It is years since we had a holiday during our late spring months and full on main holiday season, so there! Why not look up the cheap flights to Portugal, lovely country, nice people! Keep supporting our website we are going to open an over-eighteens ADULT Erotica Section soon! Oh yes we are!! Geoff   XX

Please Note; FRIDAYS at St Columb Major is at 12.00 noon from the 5th JULY !!

SUNDAYS AT TRURO (TR1 1RT) @ 12.00 noon

SUNDAYS at St COLUMB MAJOR at 2.00pm.

TUESDAYS AT NEWQUAY (TR8 4NY) @ 12.00 noon

This THURSDAYS at NEWQUAY (TR8 4NY) @ 12.00 noon

FRIDAYS at St COLUMB MAJOR (TR8 4JA) @ 12.00 noon START DATES JULY 5th !!

SATURDAYS at MITCHELL (TR8 5FD) at 12.00 noon

All BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS at TRURO at 12.00 noon & at St COLUMB MAJOR at 2.00 pm!! BOTH GO AHEAD!

Free Web Counters

Geoff Says!

Security for you! Our sellers!

It is written in the rules that NO PERSONS are allowed behind your selling stall other than you and your your partner and I will enforce the ruling by BARRING any offenders! Why? Because over 35 years we have had various incidents fs where items have been stolen by fellow sellers ffs or indeed by family members wtf from behind sellers stalls! The area you are entitled is the size you need, that is the area of your selling to the buyers and general public! In your interest abide by this ruling!

There is however ONE exception that is Tim and his famous stall of BARGAINS, all of his customers over many years have invaded his stall for the best deals going but honesty prevails because he is a nice pleasant man and I am parked up next to him so I keep an eye open in his interests, but there has always got to be a butt otherwise you couldn’t sit on it ffs! It’s 4.00 am I am pleasantly out of pain and stoned in my mancave where no-one is allowed apart from Nigel who is a great fellow, he is totally available ladies or boys Ask him about his friendship with rock-on my birds??? The ‘but’ is Lilly is the boss!! Oh No ffs!! Geoff.  X

Now then! To people who are disabled and are the Blue Pass holders which is a total privilege by the way, I am one of those holders and I would never abuse the system nor make demands for privileged parking fs!

Now then, I am speaking to some of the old farts passholders who arrive later than the start time, they pay their ONE POUND thinking they have bought the entire parking lot ffs then they make demands of where they will park ffs! But it doesn’t work like that my lovers, we operate on a first come gets the best parking and the late arrival ffs are lucky to get in so guess what? they start getting offensive to my team of ladies who collect your miserable pound and say ‘but I’m disabled’ well so what, so am I ffs but I would never demands where to frigging park what is not available in a hugely busy private Car Boot Sale so my answer to the miserable sods who say “I can’t walk” ffs! Well my lovers, you are out in the country gods chosen country of Cornwall  getting clean fresh air and your doctors would approve of you getting some exercise so do not be rude to me team members or you can stick your pound where the sun don’t shine my birds and stay at home and have a moan at someone else, be happy fs, you are alive in the best place to live in this world of ours! Bless your darling hearts. I think I’m going to puke up dears!! And guess what, the real moaners are true red blooded CORNISH born and ill-bred ffs. Loves! Geoff. XX I love being antagonistic I am 86 so I don’t really GAF my lovers, truth to tell but I love our Car Boot Community, Lou and I have some very happy memories but then so has the communities of people who have supported us, so hear is a massive thank you and if you’ve got any spare home grown I would appreciate a couple of buds and then a couple more ffs. Be happy and love yourselves first and last and be nice to others and feed the birds but mainly feed yourselves and watch your weight ffs!

No secret eating of CRISPS ffs over the years CRISPS contribute to you having an enlarged belly mate and your belly button has suddenly disappeared so there is NO WAY BACK, deal with it ffs NOW! You now need to have your food intake every other day which works if you keep to the rules but it makes you a miserable bustard to live with ffs!

Ps; Will the lady who like to read my blogs to her husband in bed please come to chat for a few minutes, I have an idea to cure him? Geoff. X

 

Car Boots Cornwall Newquay Peak Season 2022. (80 pictures)

OUR LOCATIONS IN 2024

SUNDAYS

TRURO  (TR1 1RT) @ 12:00 Noon – STARTED 

ST COLUMB MAJOR (TR8 4JA) @ 2:00 PM – STARTED

TUESDAYS

NEWQUAY (TR8 4NY) @ 12:00 Noon – STARTED

THURSDAYS

NEWQUAY (TR8 4NY) @ 12:00 Noon – STARTED

FRIDAYS

ST COLUMB MAJOR (TR8 4JA) @ 12:00 Noon –  STARTS JULY 5th

SATURDAYS

MITCHELL (TR8 5FD) @ 12:00 Noon – STARTED

All BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS At TRURO At 12.00 Noon & St COLUMB MAJOR At 2.00 Pm

ALL GOLD PASSES ARE NOT NOW VALID

and should be handed in and either replaced or withdrawn. Please check for renewal or other with Louise. Thank you. Geoff

Collect all 5 of these separate colours and get £5.00 off next time you sell at Car Boots Cornwall or get a £3.00 discount for ANY five colours!

Welcome

Welcome to our 35th Year of running Car Boot Sales in the heart of WEST CORNWALL

SELLERS PRICES!

We are holding our present SELLERS PRICES to be reviewed in 2025.

The admission charges including FREE PARKING are £1.00 per adult person all KIDS up to 15 years olds ARE FREE!!

CHARITIES!

If you are selling on behalf of a REGISTERED CHARITY, you must have their written permission, however we would need to see evidence that the named charity has agreed that you may sell and collect on their behalf. We would need to see your permission shown on full display on you stall please.

EARLY Sellers

If you want to set your stall up early, it will cost you an extra £5 to set up. Arrive two hours earlier than the start time in the early queue to set up! STRICTLY NO BUYING, NO SELLING, NO RESERVING ITEMS! Remember who watch the stall there are buyer queueing who will report and sellers breaking this ruling!

DOGS! BRING POO BAGS!!

Are allowed at all of our Car Boot Sales however they are not allowed into the TRURO CATTLE MARKET cattle pens! BRING POO BAGS to take your dog’s POO HOME PLEASE!

BOUNCY CASTLES

ARE NOT ALLOWED !

RUBBISH-FLY TIPPING!

Is FLY TIPPING so remember to take all of your unsold items and rubbish home with you please.

YOU MUST NOT SELL ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

WINES, SPIRITS, BEERS, CIGARETTES, ANIMALS, FAKE DVDs, YOU MUST NOT SELL GUNS, KNIVES NOR FLICK KNIVES!

You must not sell FOODS, Cakes, SANDWICHES, DRINKS, FRUIT nor VEGETABLES, DRINKS, CRISPS, nor SWEETS, without the permission of CAR BOOTS CORNWALL and with approval of CORNWALL COUNCIL HEALTH AUTHORITIES and TRADING STANDARDS!

SO YOU WANT TO DO A BOOT SALE?

You do not have anything to worry about from our side all advertised Car Boot Sales will go ahead (subject to weather conditions) You do not have to book or reserve a space, all of our locations have adequate space however it is advisable that you arrive at least one hour before start times, some sellers prefer to allow 2 hours in order that they get a space near the main entrance to the sale but seriously if you have the BARGAINS and a good stall whatever position you are setting up in the field the buyers WILL find you and enjoy spending money on your stall. All you have to do is arrive with your car sensibly loaded at the main gates where a member of our team will point you in the direction of the sellers queue. All of our sales are operated to start at the advertised times so as a seller you will be shown to your selling space half an hour before the start times. Please ensure when you park up that your engine is turned off and that your keys will not be lost also ensure your car BRAKES are on.

SETTING UP YOUR STALL!

Once you are parked safely open up your BOOT and the first items you will get out will probably be your tables. If you do not have tables don’t worry you can always put your items for sale on boxes or a blanket or a ground sheet or similar. We do not hire tables to sellers! During the setting up of your stall you are NOT allowed to either buy or sell nor look around at other stalls nor try to get another stall to reserve items on their stall for you to buy after the sale has started. Whilst you are setting up your selling area be careful that you are totally secure conscious and that you cash floats are in a very safe place (watch out there’s a thief about) When you have set your stall up which should take 15/20 minutes check that you have place your valuable items at the back of the table for security.

THE START OF THE SALE!

Whilst you are setting up hopefully many hundreds of buyers are arriving and at the correct time (5 minutes lee-way) the horn will blast to start the sale when all of the buyers will rush to your stalls and if you have got it right you should start taking money from the off! Once the initial rush is calmer look at your stall and move your displayed items around to ensure your potential customer can see everything on your tables. Be confident in your stalls, be nice to your customers but not over friendly and feel confident that once you have sold an item and you say “yes it works” make sure of your facts otherwise potential customers could be entitled to a REFUND. If a customer is sold an item that is not ‘all you claim it to be’ then Car Boots Cornwall would support that customer to gaining a full refund.

IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!

Take it seriously, you are a shop-keeper for a couple of hours and you should enjoy yourself and be able to sell off your unwanted items and make some money. Occasionally we get young kids and teenagers set up stall which they do with great pride and enthusiasm and they do a GREAT job! It’s your turn now. ENJOY!

Geoff & Louise Camden Wiles

But Not Quite Sure How To Go About It?

Well! We’re Here To Help – Take A Look At Our 20 Point Guide On How To Be A Successful Booter!

  • Don’t make it an ordeal, do it to raise some funds for you and your family, and get rid of your unwanted items.
  • Pack your Car, if you use tables pack them last, they are the first things you will need on arrival.
  • Arrive at least 1 hour before the start time.
  • If you arrive early you will have set-up time to display your stock.
  • Display to the best of your ability.Clean stock, dirty stock DOES NOT SELL and it puts customers off your stall.
  • Bring some change and keep your money safe.
  • Price up your stock with labels where possible, have carrier bags to wrap your sold items.
  • Put clothes on hangers where possible, check pockets! Make sure CDs and DVDs are IN the boxes.
  • No buying or selling before the HORN sounds.
  • Do not SMOKE on the stall or when serving customers. It puts your customers off.
  • Do not buy off one stall and then try to sell the same item on your stall, it amounts to BAD MANNERS and causes friction between sellers!
  • If you are selling electrical items they MUST work and they MUST have correctly fitted safety plugs.
  • If you can bring along instruction manuals or assembly instructions for your goods, it’ll make them more sellable
  • Be polite and pleasant to ours and your customers.
  • Do not say to customers ‘its only been worn once or its only been used once’ – Baloney!
  • If in doubt about anything ask for Geoff or Louise, we can advise after 20 years experience.
  • Dont wear anything nice and certainly wear your old shoes.
  • Be prepared for a shower of rain, something to cover your stock (see through plastic sheets work)
  • Control your kids and dogs but bring something to amuse them…Like Grandma!
  • BRING SOME BARGAINS and ENJOY YOURSELVES!

Car Boot Sales are generally friendly places to be, we all want to buy a bargain and when we load up the car we all hope we can get rid of some unwanted items. As a seller you will want to have an idea of how much to charge before you leave home, if you are not sure DON’T SELL IT, either Lou or Geoff can advise, failing that there are always reliable dealers to get advice from.

What ever location you go to think about WEATHER and be prepared to cover your table and stock in the event of a shower, or worse! Do not wear good clothes and certainly put on your old shoes, grounds tend to be mucky most times of the year.

There is no need to reserve a space, at most of our Car Boot Sales we have ample room for everybody.

If you are alone selling take your time by unpacking your car slowly and if you put an item on your table and it gets interest immediately from a buyer close your boot and deal with the buyer. We do not advise reducing any prices within the first hour of a sale, if a potential buyer really wants an item, tell them to call back before you decide to reduce.

Some Do’s and Don’ts!!

  • DO NOT ALLOW ANY PERSONS TO GO INTO YOUR CAR OR BOOT!
  • DO NOT SMOKE WHILST SERVING YOUR CUSTOMERS!
  • DO NOT LEAVE RUBBISH OF ANY NATURE AT THE END OF THE SALES!
  • Do bring plenty of change
  • Do bring carrier bags and wrapping paper
  • Do bring a ‘felt tip’ pen and some card or paper for writing prices
  • Do bring some cellotape
  • Do bring a cover for your stock in case it rains
  • Introduce yourself to a neighbour and someone to look after your stall for the ‘loo’
  • Don’t sell any electrical item without safety plug
  • Don’t sell any electrical items and claim they work, if they do not?
  • If you have CLEAN stock it will sell quicker and you WILL get repeat custom
  • Don’t come to complain if you are not selling, look at your stock, rearrange the display, are your price too high? Is your stock disinteresting?
  • Be nice to your customers, chat and be helpful, it works.
  • BEWARE and be security conscious, someone might try to deprive you of your earnings by stealing them so put you money safe, preferably on your person but NOT on your tables.
  • Watch your stock and make sure NO-ONE takes any items without paying.
  • If you have any problems on your stall contact one of our team do not try to take the law into your own hands.
  • If you have anything stolen from your stall it will probably be your own fault, remember you are in charge of a sales area no bigger than 4 yards x 3 yards! Childs play!!

DO NOT LEAVE ANY RUBBISH, FLY TIPPING IS ILLEGAL AND LEAVING YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS COUNTS AS FLY TIPPING!

Once you decide to leave the sale, pack up into a separate box the items you do not want to sell any more and when you get home leave the box by your dustbins!

Enjoy yourself, make a fun day of it!!!