We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that our previous post featuring car boot sale tips was getting a fair bit of traffic, so here are few more tips.
On the previous post, commentor Charlie had these gems:
- Don’t bother with electrical items – it’s very difficult to sell them, you’ll do better on Ebay with it’s safer selling system.
- Offer a bowl of water for dogs in hot weather and put a big sign up advertising it.
- Don’t put huge cuddly toys on your stall – they don’t sell and parents will actually walk their families past your stall quicker to avoid being nagged.
Bitterwallet also recently posted some information on your consumer rights at markets and car boot sales. Obviously, it can be difficult to return broken or faulty items to a car boot seller – good luck in trying to find them:
In summary, your rights when buying secondhand goods theoretically hold up whether you buy from a legitimate secondhand dealer or from a private individual. In reality, getting a refund or replacement may be extremely difficult because of the low probability you’ll be able to track down a person you saw at a car boot sale or flea market.
photo credit: net_efekt
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