I was up at 4.45am to get a decent pitch. We only live 5 min drive away. There were loads of people there already. Not just setting up but on the hunt for stuff, coming asking if we had random things as we were unloading the car.
Because the early bird catches the worm It's organised graft, sellers pack the night before and set up early and customers turn up early to take the pick. All done, with a bit of day left. Why drag it out?
I agree totally, I never have understood why they're so early as it's a nightmare as a seller getting up so early and Sundays are usually pretty boring so it would be nice to go to a car boot in the afternoon. Newquay does some that start at 12, ideal in my opinion!
I quite enjoy the very rare occasions when someone will look after the dd's so I can do a carboot with dp. It reminds me of having to get up early to go on holiday as a child. There are a couple of carboots locally which don't start until 1pm which are quite good if we want to buy rather than sell.