Car boot sales - changing rooms

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Karbea Fri 28-Jun-13 09:16:26


After picking your brains smile

I'm thinking of starting an ebay/car boot sale business selling clothes. However one thing I'm unsure of is whether I'd need to work out how to make some kind of changing room for the bootsale.
The clothes would be new.

Are people happy to buy clothes without trying them on?

Thank you!

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MelanieCheeks Fri 28-Jun-13 10:23:23

I've bought and sold clothes at a car boot sale and never saw anyone provide changing facilities. Caveat emptor, I'm afraid. I will be honest about sizing, and say "this says 10 on the label but its a tight fit" or similar.

Showtime Fri 28-Jun-13 16:08:14

People do buy clothes without trying them on, but only the less expensive ones, so it doesn't matter a great deal if not a great fit.

Karbea Fri 28-Jun-13 16:12:26

Umm this is what I thought, I think these will range from a £10 to about £40 max. I'm figuring I might need to build something - job for my dad maybe ;)

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MelanieCheeks Fri 28-Jun-13 19:41:39

£40???? At a car boot sale? What sort of things are you selling, that doesn't sound like the right match.

Triumphoveradversity Sun 30-Jun-13 23:19:18

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Karbea Mon 01-Jul-13 07:16:13

I wouldn't know how to go about getting a market stall? I guess I was hoping the boot sale would be similar, guess not!

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sunnyshine Mon 01-Jul-13 09:50:17

I would never take £40 cash to a boot sale. I wouldn't buy clothes that cost more than about £5 if i couldn't try it on .IMO not the right place to be selling v expensive clothes!!

sunnyshine Mon 01-Jul-13 09:51:02

Think for markets you speak to local council about licence etcsmile

MelanieCheeks Mon 01-Jul-13 12:23:58

eBay is probably a better bet- access to a much wider market of potential buyers.

EdwiniasRevenge Mon 01-Jul-13 12:31:09

I don't think it is essential, and I agree that if you are selling new clothes the car boot sale might be the wrong medium.

If you do go with that idea the back of a large van works as a makeshift changing room.

Callmedreckly Mon 01-Jul-13 12:35:20

If you do car boot, have a tape measure handy.

People have usually offered me £1 for items, worn a couple of times, from Topshop , FatFace ect.

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