Monday, 15 April 2013

Sunday = Carboot Sale

This weekend was a busy one, Friday night drinking (a little too much) with work colleagues after a great Editorial Day out of the office, Saturday visiting a florist with my parents for the wedding (I'm doing my own flowers but using a florist for my bouquet) then Sunday a full-on day Carbooting!

My whole family contributed their unwanted clothes, bric a brac and books and we made £300 for our wedding fund. Luckily for us, we had great weather and the sun was shining on our stall...

We did Battersea Carboot, our local one - although I hear Pimlico is also good (see my list of best carboot sales here), it's not specifically Vintage but you can get some great bits from clothing to furniture.

Sunglasses: Bottega Veneta, Jacket: H+M, Sweater: Gap, Jeans: Gap, Boots: Hunter
Even though the sun was out, Saturday was so abismal I didn't want to take the risk of not wearing suitable footwear! I love these Hunter Chelsea boots - for those days when proper wellies are just that little bit too much:

"Bradwell" Hunter boots, £69

Mid sales (yes, I carry an Etro zip wallet for my carboots - one must do it in style!)


I couldn't help take a photo...look at the dog waiting patiently whilst its owner delves in! Too cute!

CARBOOT TOP SELLING TIPS:
  • Bring your own lunch - those vendors all add up and the name of the game is making money - don't waste it before you've earnt it!
  • Try not to shop - as above. Although it's tempting to see what's on other stalls, if you're there to sell, try to keep it that way.
  • Don't let people take you for a ride...often buyers are regulars who can spot a newcomer a mile off. If you think your item is worth what you're asking, try not to let people haggle too much. That said, you don't want to return home with a full car - if people aren't buying, maybe you need to re-address your pricing.

20 comments :

  1. I'm doing a carboot May Bank Holiday - it is a great way to raise some funds! Well done. Great advice too - it is so tempting to spend your profit on the goodies other people have to sell isn't it! X

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    1. Oh yes indeed...we even make our own sandwiches!

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  2. Oh that photo is so funny - the poor dog is obviously used to this! Am also amused to see you were selling a pet nail trimmer - never knew such a thing existed! Lol! Did it sell?
    Well done on the final result - well worth the time spent and luckily you got a lovely bright day. Ax
    PS cute mini wellies!

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    1. Haha- yes the let nail trimmer was my sister's! It had never been used (like most useless things on my stall!) - and sold for 50p! Bargain!
      In really enjoy the Carnot banter, to be honest as well, a fun day out!

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  3. Hi there! Well done indeed for your sales, it looks like it was busy there! I've done Pimlico and it's quite a good one for getting rid of your thing too.

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    1. My friend does Pimlico....I'm tempted by the fact it's indoors?!

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  4. i need that jacket in my life! is it instore now?

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    1. Sadly I don't think so...I bought it a few months back, H&M has such a quick turnaround of stock

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    2. Hi, the jacket is online in the sale section xx

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    3. Really? I couldn't see...maybe it's gone again, if you find the link let me know as there a few people I need to tell! x

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  5. I was also amused by the pet nail trimmer! Brilliant!

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    1. I thought it funny too it made it in the crop! Oh well....no point pretending I'm something I'm not, hey!

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  6. Hello do the Hunters fit the same as the tall boots? Or do you think they come up bigger or smaller? Thank you!

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    1. I have the tall boots as well and I'd say these are a little tighter across the toes on top, so couldn't wear with a thick sock....but apart from that they're the same sizing.

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  7. I missed you! Normally it's my Sunday appointment but I haven't been there last Sunday. Hope to see you there again!

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    1. And I only do it a couple of times a year! Next time!

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  8. I love the image of the dog settling down for a long wait, hilarious. £300 is a decent amount to make too, I think like you say, it's just standing firm for what you believe it is worth.

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    1. It was too cute! and very patient...

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  9. Last couple days i am searching this type of hunting Boot. My old hunting boot are misplace and now this time i have no shoe. Can you tell me what is its price ?

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