dd2 wants to do some fund raising for a school trip to peru . she is gathering some of her stuff and out unwanted stuff and wants to try a car boot sale . i havent been to one before and wondered if anyone could give me an idea of what sells well and how much roughly ,things are priced at. she is selling paper backs LPs some of her clothes - in good condition mostly last years top shop / river island type stuff some household objects posters in frames also i have a hand made quilt i would be willing to part company with are these the sort of things that sell ? any advic e on pricing would be helpful . we are in the east mids .
From memory car boot sales are great if you want to get rid of things and aren't too bothered about how much you get for them. People go to get a bargain and are not likely to want to pay more than £1 or so for anything.
I'd get her to do facebook selling groups instead. Carboots are painful people will barter you from 50p down to 20 for a good quality item. I rarely find them worth the extreme effort and early morning.
I agree with other posters. I did a car boot once, never again! I tried to sell a load of kids clothes, all Next, Gap, M&S. People wanted barely worn coats for a few pence (I was asking for £3!) Found it soul destroying. By the time you pay for the pitch it's not worth it,
in all honesty if she's looking to make money i don't think boot sales are the best place. though not sure where you are as different areas could vary?? i used to do them (years ago!!) and made decent money but these days don't bother as no-one wants to spend more than about a £1. i even once had a lady steal a brand new top with tags (£85) as i wouldn't give her it for £4 😳