Car Boot Sales Rule!
Car boot sales, aren't they great?
Well I think they are. I have made loads of money selling my unwanted goods at Car Boot Sales instead of putting them in the bin. But the best thing about Car Boot Sales are the wonderful bagains you can get from them. This week I bought a brand new cardigan for my daughter in perfect condition with the label, of a well known store, still attached with the price of 15 euros on it and I paid just 1 euro! I also bought a 'Kill Bill' film still in the original wrapping for 1 euro. This summer I bought 2 18 euro bottles of acrylic paint for 2 euros as well as loads of really good books for 50 centimos each! My friend bought my daughter a brand new 50 euro 'Littlest Pet Shop' house for 5 euros. I also bought my daughter a really large hamster cage worth 40 euros for 3 euros!
I love charity shops too, but I feel many overprice goods. Goods in Carboot sales are rarely over priced. I am a real bargain hunter. To me it is only a bargain if (to quote a Bauhaus saying) 'It is beautiful or useful' or preferably both. I don't buy things just because they are cheap. I buy them because I need them or because they give me pleasure. I rarely buy anything new now. It just seems like a total waste of money. If I change my mind about it I can just resell it for more money than I paid for it. You can't do that with shop items! If I see something fashionable, I just buy something from the Car Boot Sale and update it myself. My rich friends always comment on how much they like my designer dresses and trendy house hold items. I keep them guessing where I got them from !(lol).