I’ve had so many deadlines hanging over me lately so the notion of a new blog schedule (posting every Wednesday & Sunday) has flopped a little over the past couple of weeks – but rest assured I’ll be back at it over the summer.
I thought I’d share with you guys my very first car boot sale experience; I was totally in my element and thoroughly enjoyed every single second so I really wanted to write a brief blog post about it.
Hosting a stall at a car boot sale is something I’ve always wanted to do. And at 21-years-old I’ve finally done it! You guys can count on me doing it more often because I got such a buzz out of it, I did really well and I had great fun, too.
With this being my very first car boot sale, I wasn’t sure (at all) what to expect, I mean I’d been to car boots many times before as a buyer but never as a seller. I was a little bit nervous but I was fine once I got set up and started. I will say though, when you’re getting set up you’ll find a lot of hawkers, people who crowd you and bombard you with questions before you’ve even set up; they start inspecting your stuff and trying to haggle with you and you’re just like ‘get out of my grill man’. Nah, to be fair though, it can sometimes be a good thing because if they are looking for something specific and you know you’ve got it you can shift it fast and that’s stuff sold already but it does get pretty irritating and can be very intimidating, too.
I honestly had one of the best days I’ve had in a long time though, hosting my wee car boot stall. I was in my element: people watching, clapping every doggy that passed by, chatting to wee elderly folks, knowing my junk is someone else’s treasure and making money. What’s not to love? Plus the weather stayed relatively nice the whole morning/afternoon – which is always a bonus here in Scotland!
Being a first-time-seller I wasn’t sure what to bring: I decided to just bring along junk (because I’ve got tons of it). Things like old jewellery, old prints, books, toiletries, unwanted gifts, little nooks and crannies etc. Basically I didn’t bring any clothes this time, or ornaments or any gadget/technological things. But still I raked in just under £70 profit (after buying myself a bite to eat and paying my seller fees). Not too bad, eh? Next time I’m going to make over the £100 mark. Definitely.
I’m already planing my next car boot; I’m thinking in 2 weeks time again. Would you all like an update on what I make next time? What sells best and what doesn’t? Maybe a feature about the different kinds of people at car boots? Let me know below. Oh, and if you have any car boot experiences, do share below!
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