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Withiel Car Boot Sale has been cancelled with immediate effect.
Two Sundays ago the sale was moved to another field nearer to the A30 causing traffic problems involving the Police. It was decided that in the interest of public safety the Car Boot would be cancelled but plans are for the popular Car Boot to continue next year!
Welcome WITHIEL customers who came to us at MABE on Sunday at 1.30 pm
Geoff & Lou

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What a bargain! PAUL SMITH design shirt for two quid!
TRURO CATTLE MARKET-CAR BOOT SALE-Saturday 4th September 2010-09-22
About an hour after the Car Boot Sale started Louise looked around the stalls and found a red & white striped PAUL SMITH extra large shirt and though I will but that for Geoff. It was in great condition and according to the seller only worn on a couple of occasions.
He said it cost him £100.00 and his asking price of £2.00 was paid.
The extra large was washed and ironed but not big enough for me so Lou decided to put the shirt on eBay starting the bidding at 99p
7 days later (yesterday) the shirt was sold for £33.00 and the buyer paid by PayPal within an hour. Lou was so delighted with her profit but it is amazing how many really good bargains are available on the Saturday mornings at TRURO where we get a lot of first time sellers (virgin booters)
If you buy on a regular basis and sell on eBay keep all your receipts for postages and packaging as any income from your sales must be recorded for your end of year tax returns.
This isn’t a ‘nag’ but sound advice as the Inland Revenue want to know about income from eBay sales. Recently one up country seller who was making large sales throughout the year found a £3500.00 tax demand on undeclared income from sales on eBay!!
Good hunting!

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If you say it works! it must!!

MITCHELL-Saturday Car Boot Sale 18th September 2010-09-22
During a walk around the busy Car Boot Sales at Mitchell Phil from CLAIRES BOUNCY CASTLES decided to buy an EX-BOX at the asking price of £30.00 he was assured by the seller that it was in full working order. What the seller did not know was that Phil was able to test the Ex-Box straight away at his bouncy castle generator and found that the game did not work.
The seller had said ‘it worked’ and as it ‘did not’ work he was entitled to a refund which was begrudgingly given and Phil returned to his stall.
About 10 minutes later Phil noticed a man carrying the identical carrier bag with the same Ex-Box inside! “Have you just bought that from a stall over there” he pointed to the stall that had sold him the not-working game.
The new buyer had agreed but he also had been assured the game worked!
The complaint was brought to me and we accompanied the new buyer to get the second refund of the day on the useless Ex-Box game from the most embarrassed stall holder who was told in no uncertain terms “Do not sell this game again”?
Remember if you are selling any ELECTRICAL items and you claim ‘”YES it works” then it MUST WORK!
CLAIRES CASTLES will happily check electrical items for you at a small cost and these on the spot electrical checks are another way in which you can guarantee you electrical purchase are safe to take home to use!
By the way if you want to hire a BOUNCY CASTLE for your own private parties give CLAIRE a ring on 01209 821170 or on her mobile 07707 002 308
They give a fantastic service and they have Full Public Liability Insurance for all events!

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This is true!

Arrived at Padstow for the Car Boot Sale yesterday and it ended up with only 6 sellers wanting to get their stall set-up.
I gave them a FREE stall and 10 minutes before I allowed the buyers to buy.
All six of the sellers took over £100.00 each and one of them took £178.00 and one hour later they went home the most content 6 sellers of the week!
On the 15th (next Wednesday) is the last this season at Padstow-its FREE again.

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Just got back from Padstow and the recent heavy rain falls have certainly taken their toll on the success of this NEW Car Boot Sale.
We have been affected by bad weather on 7 out of 12 weeks at PADSTOW but sellers have been enthused by the ‘good spending’ of PADSTOW locals and holiday-makers.
We will certainly be back at PADSTOW in 2011 but may change the time and day of the seasonal sales!
FEEL FREE to enjoy selling at this lovely location with distant sea views and ‘smog free’ Padstow on September 15th at 12.00 noon!

ITS FREE…………ITS FREE to sell……buyers 40p Public Admission-KIDS FREE!!

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Who made Bubbles cry? LATEST!

So who made BUBBLES cry? Tuesday – 31st August – Newquay Circus Fields. As an experiment and celebration of our 21 years running CARBOOTSCORNWALL we introduced FREDDIE ZAPP and his road show with music relating to bygone years. Most people enjoyed it and we will do the same next year with a few variations. I firmly believe live music should be considered as part of the future of Car Boot Sales and Markets and I would encourage some of the sellers of CDs & DVDs to play music from their items for sale. (within reason) BUBBLES sells fancy jewellery and has sold at our Car Boot Sales for many years, she is a favourite with our customers and the kids love her she is normally the happiest of stall holders however; Not all was peaceful in the selling aisles when BUBBLES arrived, I saw her park and was perfectly happy with the position she had taken in the row of sellers and I moved on to deal with the rest of the Car Boot Sellers parking. Mr RUDE from the stall next to BUBBLES marched up to her as she parked her car demanding her to move it, he then started verbally abusing BUBBLES overheard by others and his torrent of abuse made BUBBLES feel unsafe and threatened and she was furious about this unwarranted outburst. Mr RUDE who sells £1.00 a box sweets from a large white van which looks as though it was bought from a war zone has the ability to poke his nose where it was not wanted, however it should go on record that I prevented a certain “Mr M” from giving Mr Rude a well deserved kick in his aniseed BALLS for being rude to OUR BUBBLES who was so upset she CRIED!! Geoff Latest; On Saturday Mr Iam Not Rude came to see me and I got his version of the story which of course was different from Bubbles and her witnesses however he did admit to calling her a ‘stupid old woman’ The laugh is that she must be 20 years his junior! He asked me to take the story off which I agreed but on reflection he did refuse to apologise so I will delay the ‘delete button’ for a further week! Cant wait to see Bubbles she is on her holidays I think! Note; This is a good bit of gossip and all good fun in the end however it has to be said that according to a straw poll of fellow Car Booters Mr I am not Rude is clearly supported my most! Get the tissues ready Bubbles!! Love you…X

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End of Season? Not for ages!

A lot of customers think that once August Bank Holiday is over then its winter and we will close all the Car Boot Sales! Not so!
I have not made any decisions regarding the ‘end of season dates’ but here is an indication!
Sunday MABE will continue to October
Tuesday & Thursday at Newquay Circus Fields beyond October.
Fridays at FALMOUTH at least up to Early December
Saturday at TRURO will change to Sundays at Truro at 1.30 the week after MABE closes.
Saturdays at MITCHELL beyond October.
Saturdays at ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND early October!
If you want something organised over Christmas-TALK TO ME!!!
PADSTOW is the first of our locations to end its season on WEDNESDAY 15th September at 12.00 noon…….FREE to SELLERS!


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So who is the GRIM READER?

So who is the GRIM REAPER? Posted 24th August

John & Beth opened the gates at 8.30 am to prepare for the 10.00 am sale the forecast was showers to heavy rain so they asked the sellers “INSIDE or OUTSIDE”
INSIDE means you carry your selling items into the spacious cow pens!
OUTSIDE means you sell besides your car! CHILDS PLAY!
I asked 12 of the sellers ‘IN or OUT’ and the majority said OUT!
The 32 sellers were then parked outside to set up their stall and I started the sale at 9.55am
Shortly afterwards it started to rain and two sellers asked if they could ‘GO INSIDE’ I told most of the other sellers ‘if you want to go inside help yourself’
I travelled on to Mitchell to see the Landlord so we could make a decision if the 1.00 pm CAR BOOT SALE would go ahead because of the rain.
A lady phoned in a furious state calling me a conman and demanding a refund as she had been to TRURO selling in the rain!
I advised her that other sellers had moved inside but her complaint was so offensive I told her to send me an email about the complaint, more abuse so the call was ended!
I then received this text;
Your Boot Sale all weather Scam has been rumbled your £6.00 charge is for all facilities is false.
I will take my business elsewhere.
Your £6.00 gain will become a much greater loss. What goes around comes around.
Remember my words.
The Grim Reaper!
So she took her business elsewhere and arrived at MITCHELL (ours) to be told that the Car Boot Sale was cancelled due to rain!

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Large Dogs are not allowed in any of the selling areas. We have come to this decision due to a 3 dog fight at PADSTOW and dogs fowling in the selling aisles.
If things do not improve we wili consider BANNING all dogs from our Car Boot Sales.
This is certainly what we do not want to see at our Car Boot Sales…2 or 3 large dogs.
What chance of the owners got to spend money?

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