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DO YOU HAVE ANY CAR BOOT BARGAINS?

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SPARKLER1 Sun 24-Apr-05 13:41:43

Went out to the Ashley Heath car boot sale this morning. Most of the stuff out there looked like a load of rubbish but came across a little ironing board for the kids for only £1!!! Am chuffed to bits - have been looking at them in ELC and Toys R Us and they are really expensive to buy new.
Have you picked any bargains up at a car boot?

Nemo1977 Sun 24-Apr-05 13:50:52

no i havent but would love to find where our local car boot is so could have a nose

louee Sun 24-Apr-05 14:12:29

yep i picked up a framed picture gave £5 for it they knew nothing about it and its worth £150 good eh?????

SPARKLER1 Sun 24-Apr-05 20:58:03

Louee that's excellent. Well done you. Just goes to show doesn't it - a bit of rubbish to someone else is fantastic to another person.

marne Sun 24-Apr-05 21:06:18

Yep, picked up a dinner service for £15 and was worth £200 also picked up some horid clarice cliff plates for £10 and were worth £150,
Theres loads of bargins about, youve just got to find them.

charleepeters Sun 24-Apr-05 21:09:25

im collecting friends videos i got 32 now in 4 weeks they cost 50p- 1.00 each yay! dh got a brand new fully working car stereo for £22 bargin!

SPARKLER1 Sun 24-Apr-05 21:15:44

charlee - there was a stall today with stacks of friends videos

spots Sun 24-Apr-05 21:17:06

I bought antique tailors' scissors from an antique shop for £80. loved them. Then found identical pair in car boot sale for £1. Wasn't sure whether to be delighted or horrified but they sit side by side on my mantelpiece looking gorgeous together, the cheap ones and the dear ones.

charleepeters Sun 24-Apr-05 21:19:24

oh b**cks well if anyone has any i want them!!!!!!!!! lol

SPARKLER1 Sun 24-Apr-05 21:19:44

spots. How awful.

Frizbe Sun 24-Apr-05 21:31:04

Got dd a chicco train toy for a quid last year! the one with all the animal sounds!

SPARKLER1 Sun 24-Apr-05 23:12:06

It's nice to get a bargain.

Aero Sun 24-Apr-05 23:14:31

Huge set of Duplo for £2! Seeing our 3rd child happily through his early building days now!

NotTellingYet Mon 25-Apr-05 10:27:44

A Muzzy French Language course (£120+ new) for £1. And then found ANOTHER ONE for a fiver which I sold on Ebay for a profit of £80!

SPARKLER1 Mon 25-Apr-05 12:46:45

Nottellingyet - that is fantastic. I have a friend who finds bargains like that. My ironing board was a £1 and I thought that was a bargain.

Grommit Mon 25-Apr-05 12:48:52

Barbie carriage and 2 new boxed outfits for £1, sit on/push along train for £4 - ds loves it!

macwoozy Mon 25-Apr-05 12:56:48

Grommit, I bought a sit down battery operated train on a yellow train track for a fiver. Same one???? Cost £40 in the shops.

Grommit Mon 25-Apr-05 13:10:18

MacWoozy - could be the same - maybe a load fell off the back of a lorry ;)

FLUM Mon 25-Apr-05 13:19:07

my friend met her husband at a car boot. he did turn out to be like most things you get at car boots though. seemed like a good idea at the time, real bargain, but turned out to be a bit of a let down and not last as long as expected.

she's always spouting that off. thinks it funny in a 'divorce humour' kinda way

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