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 to our 35th Year of running Car Boot Sales in the heart of WEST CORNWALL
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!!
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.
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!
ARE NOT ALLOWED !
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
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!!