Do you have things you want to get rid of, or are you looking for something? A Car Boot Sale is where buyers and sellers meet offering a safe environment to buy and sell items from the boot of a car. Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose. This is not a “market” stall where people sell new or handmade craft items. This is where you dispose of items that you no longer want or need that you have brought out of your home. It is ideal for people scaling down, immigrating, or cleaning out the cupboards and garage! Come and find great bargains if you are redecorating, or starting up your first home!
Join the Midrand Circles Market Car Boot Sale every Saturday from 9 am to 2.30 pm at Midrand Circles at 118 Allan Road, Glen Austin A/H Midrand.
Booters pay R50 by electronic transfer, after pre-booking a spot via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoppers enter FREE! Pet-Friendly. Free Wi-Fi. Secure Parking.
1 Always haggle as people will usually drop their prices rather than take items home again.
2 Have some idea of what you are looking for and try not to get sidetracked.
3 Come early so that you do not miss the best bargains.
4 Be friendly as it might help you get a better price.
5 Remember that you will not get a refund so do not buy anything that is not intact or might not work.
Sellers at Car Boot Sales
1 Treat it as if you are running a shop so make sure you have plenty of change and carrier bags.
2 Do your homework and mark all your items before you arrive.
You might make more but you have to worry about packaging and shipping when you sell on the web. A Car Boot Sale is a safe environment. If you have priced your goods too low you might find them in another car boot later at twice the price. If priced too high you will not sell anything. You might then consider reducing your prices towards the end of the day. Be certain of the origins of your goods. You might have a René Lalique vase like the one sold at a car boot sale in the UK for £1, which later fetched £32,450 at Christie’s.
3 Be friendly and speak to everyone who walks past. People who attend Boot Sales love to chat.
4 Pack your boot the day before as it always takes much longer than you think.
5 People love a Bargain so make signs such as “Buy One Get One Free”, “Collectors Gem” or “Vintage Treasure”.
What to expect at a Car Boot Sale
- old books, DVDs, CDs and possibly some old vinyl
- children’s games and toys
- crockery, cutlery, glassware
- used and vintage clothing and hats
- vases and china ornaments
- tools and garden implements
- textiles - table linens, blankets, small embroideries
- small furniture - chairs, occasional tables, small chests of drawers
- Collectables, Vintage Treasures and some Antiques.
A Car Boot Sale is a treasure hunter’s paradise.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose is the aim of this Car Boot Sale.
What do you love about Car Boot Sales? Let us Know? We are looking forward to hearing from you.