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Bootsale prices?!

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Tiredprobably Mon 10-Oct-11 21:30:05

Hello all,
trying to make some money to buy the next stage carseat for ds as things are tight so we are going to have a bootsale with loads of baby stuff we were given, mostly other peoples hand me downs (they don't mind!)
how much should I charge for baby clothes do you think? I have no idea at all, are vests likely to sell? It's all quite nice stuff, mainly next and marks and spencer.
Do you think people would buy big items like buggys and car seats?

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Mon 10-Oct-11 21:32:20

People will buy, but will expect to pay a pittance. I'm talking 20p a sleepsuit, if that. Our bootsale is always rammed with people selling their baby stuff, so noone really gets a good price. You'd be better off selling at an NCT sale but I think you may have missed the boat til spring on that one.

Frog253 Mon 10-Oct-11 21:40:59

Did a boot sale recently and sold a fair bit but as ffff said for not a lot. Good for shifting stuff though in one go. Ebay or NCT sale is better especially if your stuff is quality. Most of the stuff at the car boot was tat and couldn't believe that anyone was trying to sell it.

Frog253 Mon 10-Oct-11 21:42:38

Oh yes and larger items will sell but again you'd get more on ebay if your stuff is good.

Tiredprobably Tue 11-Oct-11 06:39:46

Thanks, il give it a go anyway, I think it will only get ruined in the loft!

happybubblebrain Tue 11-Oct-11 21:05:20

I think you can sell baby clothes for 50p or £1 each at a carboot, even more if you display it nicely and it all looks clean and in good condition. People will buy buggies and car seats if in good condition. There tends to be lots and lots of kids books, games and toys at carboot sales, but not that much baby stuff - not at the one's I've been to anyway. Good luck.

marykat2004 Tue 11-Oct-11 21:09:03

We just did one for the first time. Got rid of tons of toys but at a very low price. People were selling some baby clothes, and good quality items for as much as £2. I got something for a friend who just had a baby; the item looked brand new. Our clothes didn't do as well maybe just because they weren't in good condition. I mean, they looked good at home but in the bright sunlight they looked different. Carboot is great way to clear space though. We went home with much less stuff, even if we didn't make tons of money.

coastgirl Tue 11-Oct-11 21:11:55

The best idea for baby clothes (as a prospective purchaser, not a seller) is not to throw them all in a box - it's intimidating rooting through when the seller is looking at you expectantly! I saw one stall where they had packaged items together, like a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of trousers, put them in a sandwich bag and labelled them, e.g. "3-6 months, £2". This was much more attractive to me as you didn't have to look at all the labels individually and lets you maybe get rid of things in a less good condition by bundling them with better stuff and making them seem more of a bargain.

PurpleCrazyHorse Sun 16-Oct-11 21:25:07

Definitely make sure items are freshly laundered and well displayed. We often go to car boots looking for clothes for DD and got a Joules jumper for £2 (it was dirty so we weren't prepared to pay much, but would have paid more if it was clean). It washed up well though and is fab!!!

Try to borrow a rail for clothes and make dividers for the sizes (or bag them up in little sets as suggested above).

Duplo will sell well at a good price, as will Brio and Playmobil.

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