Discussion in 'SMB' started by Boris Bear, Jun 12, 2012.
The preserve of fleece-wearing scratters
antique hunters surely ??
Oh suppose your eating Foie Gras & Truffles and go to polo instead! :roll:
Our lass often does the Seaham one, the punters are mostly Poles these days, tight fisted miserable bastards.
This and the asians
I've never been to one, but I assume picking up a Stradavarius or a Faberge egg is the exception rather than the rule, so I'll probably stay never having been.
You can make a canny profit if you are do them regular enough. My mother in law does about 5 a week and can turn over about £300/400 depending the weather.
Good way of earning some tax free cash.
Which the inland revenue are trying to change I believe.
Ive done a couple to try and get rid of some crap from the house rather than tipping it. What boils my piss more than anything is when you have twats raking through your boot while you are trying to set up, just in case they miss something.
Oh and the families/groups that hanf around until the end and try and buy whats left for 10p. Glorified jumble sales at the end of the day
A car boot in the middle of a damp field surrounded by scratters.
I'd hate to see what a jumble sale is like if that's glorified.
To be honest I think jumble sales had more class (and better crap).. when I was a kid you could pick up a load of Star Wars toys and Action Man for literally pennies. Great stuff (at the time).
It's often the other stall holders trying it on, it didn't take our lass long to tell them to fuck off.
As close to raking through her knicker draw as you can get
Anywhere else it would be classed as trespass or something I suspect
She learnt that the regulars do it all the time with the newbies, buy stuff for buttons then put it on their own stall for two or three times as much.
She isn't fucking daft the second time that she did a sale they were told to fuck off in no uncertain terms.
God help us, techno speak happening on Boot Sale fields!!! Sureley she was a Noob the first time and a newbie the second?
Good on her anyway. Id have shut the car boot on their fingers
Wasn't sure what other word to use, newcomers just didn't seem right somehow.
Actually, I quite agree! "Newcomer", does sound quite wrong.
"Friends! Look see that there newcomer! Let us go forth and impress ourselves upon her naivety and ignorance to acquire her shiny baubles to sell to good local folk at inflated prices, thus belittling her, as we do with all newcomers and their ill conceived business plans"
They've been killed by the internet. Used to love them when I was younger but now you've got bot all chance of unearthing a bargain because everyone can get a value on an item at the touch of a button.
they spot a newbie seller in a flash.. only ever done 2 and have said never again
I'd rather burn the stuff than give to to soem fo them scratteroos.
I was selling stuff for pennies anyway and they were offering fewer pennies
how much is that mate..
its a quid.. 3 for 2 quid
i'll give you 46p no its a quid.. I'll give you 53p.. no its a quid.. I'll give you 60p.. sorry its £2
Theres bartering and theres 'can I have it for nowt?'
"'Ave yee got any gerld jewellerererery"
"Sure do. I thought I'd ignore the record high prices in precious metal and bring it down to Seaham, sell it out the back of my car in a field to some fucking uneducated peasant that has less teeth than fingers."
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