aibu to hate this car booter more than anything at the moment!!

(45 Posts)
icannotdothis Sun 20-Oct-13 13:11:36

Got up at ungodly hour this morning to go car booting looking for bargain kids toys as we are skint as skint can be so doing our best for our 3 little ones!

found a very nice buzz light year women wanted a fiver but she had no change so i said please put the buzz in the car and i will nip to the food van to get some change

on returning she said the guy who had been stood next to me offered her £6 so she took it sad

aibu to still be gutted 4 hours later!!

to not drip feed our 3 year old is autistic and loves buzz in fact buzz is one of the few words he says there is no way i can afford £50 for a new shop bought buzz!!! So i now hate the car booty women!! This would have made is day!!!

SoupDragon Sun 20-Oct-13 13:14:42

YABU, but understandably.

She was there to make money, unfortunately someone offered her more.

DeepPurple Sun 20-Oct-13 13:20:17

There are quite a few on ebay. May be get one from there?

DoJo Sun 20-Oct-13 13:21:24

YANBU to be annoyed, but she was not being unreasonable to sell it to a higher bidder. She's just there to offload her stuff for as much money as possible, and you could have just never come back (this happens a lot) and then she would have lost out all round.

usualsuspect Sun 20-Oct-13 13:23:07

It is difficult because often people don't come back.

harticus Sun 20-Oct-13 13:27:00

YABabitU - she was probably there to make a few quid to pay for her own kids' xmas presents.

pianodoodle Sun 20-Oct-13 13:28:21

YANBU to be pissed off that's so annoying!

But yes in fairness she didn't do anything wrong.

Pity I wasn't running the stall. I'd have been too meek and mild to sell it for a pound more then have to tell you it was gone when you came back.

I'm not a very good businessperson though!

hermioneweasley Sun 20-Oct-13 13:30:13

A fiver for something at a car boot?! You must have posher car boot sales than us!

blueemerald Sun 20-Oct-13 13:31:34

I understand her position but how frustrating for you!
I'm sure we've got an old Buzz toy at home somewhere. If I can find it (I'm out atm) I would love to send you. I'm not sure the wings extend anymore unless you pull them (he is about 17 years old! Man, I feel old now!) My brother is autistic so I know how it feels to take on their obsessions as your own- luckily buzz isn't one of his!

SpockSmashesScissors Sun 20-Oct-13 13:32:35

It would have cost her a pound to sell it to you and you might not have come back anyway.

Next time make sure you have change ready for car booting.

tiggerpigger Sun 20-Oct-13 13:45:53

I disagree with the other replies. I think she should have stuck to your deal and at least given you a chance to come back with the money.

I am quite a principalled person though...

I'd be pissed off too I reckon.

comewinewithmoi Sun 20-Oct-13 13:47:48

She's a moo

Iamsparklyknickers Sun 20-Oct-13 13:57:21


All bets are off in the car boot field I'm afraid. It would have been nice of her to keep it back, but that niceness could have cost her a sale if you hadn't come back and then no one else had bought it. She's not there out of the goodness of her heart and would have got up just as early as you and put the effort in to have a pitch ready etc.

Understandably you're disappointed, but it's one of those things to be written off and crack on with sourcing the pressies.

HopeS01 Sun 20-Oct-13 13:59:47

I'm with Tigger, she should have waited!

chocolatespiders Sun 20-Oct-13 14:04:06

Think she should have given you a chance to come back for it after agreeing the sale with you. Hope you find one.

fluffyraggies Sun 20-Oct-13 14:10:08

Moral of the story is - take loads of pound coins to a boot sale not just tenners.


Bettercallsaul1 Sun 20-Oct-13 14:13:48

Ditto Trigger and Hope - It sounds as though she had accepted your offer of £5.00 and should have waited a few minutes for you to return. It doesn't sound as if the food van was far away so it was reasonable to expect her to wait. Obviously an extra pound influenced her but this was a simple sales situation, not an auction! Very disappointing for your son and I don't blame you at all for feeling let down and annoyed.

DaleyBump Sun 20-Oct-13 14:17:03

I think I have a buzz toy somewhere that I LOVED as a child, if I can find it you're welcome to it. I don't think the wings extend and I think the helmet is missing but if you would still like it the offer is there.

icannotdothis Sun 20-Oct-13 16:04:57

The car boot was in dewsbury!! It can be expensive!!

she had it marked as a fiver! We took £11 with us smile

i wish she would have waited i would have paid the extra quid!

thank you to those who have offered buzz!! We would love to give a buzz a home if you find them

kali110 Sun 20-Oct-13 16:12:39

Unfortunately some people dont come back

kali110 Sun 20-Oct-13 16:13:08

But hope you do get one through this thread

JimmyCorkhill Sun 20-Oct-13 16:15:36

Buzz is only £25 from the Disney Store if that helps.

BloodiedGhouloshes Sun 20-Oct-13 16:18:00

I have a Buzz too. Just a little one that fits into the plan of a hand. The big one's head fell off. PM me if you like, will be happy to get rid of the one who still has his head.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sun 20-Oct-13 16:19:54

I would have been cross with the man - more than the woman tbh. Though I think both of them acted shoddily.

I hope you get a MNer Buzz and he has a happy new life at your house!

BloodiedGhouloshes Sun 20-Oct-13 16:20:11

Would be happy to get rid of the giant one who no longer has his head too. But my DH who is very handy has already tried and failed to reattach it. You can have both.

nennypops Sun 20-Oct-13 16:25:30

For what it's worth, technically she was in breach of contract. She had offered to sell it for £5, you accepted the offer, contract concluded. You could sue for the difference between what it costs you to get a replacement Buzz in comparable condition and the £5. But it wouldn't really be worth the hassle, unfortunately.

BloodiedGhouloshes Sun 20-Oct-13 16:26:16

Oh! I also have a 'Read Along' Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear cassette tape and book- you can have that too if you like!

(Huzzah! All this was going to the charity shop. Would be happy to know it has a good home!)

pastelmacaroons Sun 20-Oct-13 16:33:15

Yes its very very unfair.

The least she could have done was waited till you came back and said this man has offered 6.

I car boot a fair bit and would not do this to someone.

If of course that person dissapeared for half an hour, yes I probably would re sell but it sounds like op was gone for a short time.

pastelmacaroons Sun 20-Oct-13 16:34:51

NENNY thats hillarious!

Imagine if op did take it further what a shock that would be. On the other hand it make people act fairer in all sorts of situations.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 20-Oct-13 16:38:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

colleysmill Sun 20-Oct-13 16:39:03

Last time I went car booting (selling) I took my mate who was heavily pregnant and my campervan so we had somewhere to sit and make a cuppa. A chap was most insistent at wanting to buy the van and as I'd bought it along it was for sale too. How he thought we'd get home I have no idea!

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 20-Oct-13 16:39:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

blibblibs Sun 20-Oct-13 16:40:35

I have a Buzz quilt cover & pillow case. It was on the bed once and DS decided he didn't like it! PM me if you want it, I'd be happy to send it on.

Bettercallsaul1 Sun 20-Oct-13 17:27:11

I love threads like this - they bring out the best in everyone! I hope all these lovely offers are helping to restore your faith in humanity, OP!

theywillgrowup Sun 20-Oct-13 17:47:06

the seller was out of order
you had both agreed a price and she excepted you would be back
it was NOT an auction

hope it happens to here ,and the £1 was worth it to her

theywillgrowup Sun 20-Oct-13 17:48:18

her i meant

icannotdothis Sun 20-Oct-13 17:53:17

MN is amazing smile I have had offers of buzz's from small to large and all the extras bits thank you all so much I am going to make him a big buzz package for Xmas smile

All buzz's welcome to our home

Un mumsnet kisses xxxxxx ( I don't care I'm crying here so stuff it smile )

icannotdothis Sun 20-Oct-13 17:55:41

Nennypops I shall be attending next week with my solicitor grin

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Sun 20-Oct-13 18:09:11

She should've given you a bit longer after having said you could have it for £5! If you hadn't come back in half an hour then yes put buzz back on sale.

The man who outbid you is a dick, he could've said if she doesn't come back I 'll take it

I'm so glad you've got an assortment of buzz related offers from mn though, hope your DS has a fab Xmas with them!

Sorry, I think yabu. I sell at events and the number of people who ask me to put things aside for them and never return is very high. At least 2 or 3 people per event. I will only do so now if given a non-refundable deposit. At a bootsale it was your risk,

But I am so thrilled to read all the generous offers on this thread. YOUr head must be spinning smile

blueemerald Sun 20-Oct-13 21:24:45

I found him! He is pretty dusty but the sound effects/laser still work; it's just his wings that are a little stuck. PM your address OP and I'll send him your way!

whatareyoueventalkingabout Sun 20-Oct-13 23:00:29

It depends on how long you were, how did the others person see it if she put it the car though? karma is good for things like this, hopefully she trod in a cow pat when she was packing up. YANBU.

whatareyoueventalkingabout Sun 20-Oct-13 23:03:10

And also, how lovely are the people who are giving you buzzes! MN is really lovely sometimes isn't it

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 20-Oct-13 23:05:21

Ah, this is a nice thread.

personally I think YANBU - a deal is a deal. She could have said to the bloke 'come back in half an hour and it's yours if OP hasn't turned up with'

BrianTheMole Sun 20-Oct-13 23:09:32

personally I think YANBU - a deal is a deal. She could have said to the bloke 'come back in half an hour and it's yours if OP hasn't turned up with'

Yes, I would have done this too.

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