Carboot sales and jumble sales

@jugsjugs (13045)
April 22, 2010 2:12pm CST
There are always carboot sales every week near where i live and you can get some real great things from there that are clean and just like new.Years ago there used to be lots of jumble sales, but you never really hear of them now adays and they were great as everyone used to have a rummage around and there were always raffles cake stalls and the other craft products that you could get.Bring back the jumble sales i say.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
22 Apr 10
That is very wonderful! It is nice to know that there are places that we can shop at and find great deals from. I love buying items for sale. It is so much more handy for me. I have never heard of carboot sales nor jumbles sales before.
@jugsjugs (13045)
22 Apr 10
I think they are great as the items are the things that people do not use anymore or that they have more than one of the same item.I think that even the things like clothes that are second hand are great as some are hardly worn and with having children they never seem to wear them for lond before they grow out of them.
22 Apr 10
Yes, a good old jumble sale is what is missing from around here too. It was more than just a place to pick up a bargain, it was a whole day out family event. I loved looking through the books and toys when I was a kid. We used to do the car boot sales every Sunday with my dad when we were younger. We would load the car up to the brim. The best selling day we had was at an outdoor car boot sale and it started raining, absolutely poored it down and we fast sold all of our coats, jumpers and umbrellas it was great fun.
@jugsjugs (13045)
22 Apr 10
I used to go to all the jumble sales with my mum, nan and a friend and we used to have great fun and we used to stay until the end as there were always people there that my nan and my mum knew and they used to make us laugh when they were showing their bargains off.
• Canada
22 Apr 10
We still have them at the church. Its great, you can get all sorts of things for a very cheap price. I prefer those over garage sales. If you're an artist, its also a great way to show off your work and make some sales.
@jugsjugs (13045)
22 Apr 10
I wish they still had them here as they were great and there were always the older generation that would be there helping out aswell and you could always have a good chat and laugh with them.I love the things like the raffles and the proper group spirit of it all aswell as the good things that you could get.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I don't know if you are referring to something that would be more like what I know as a flea market or if it would be more like what I know of as a garage sale. Either way, I really like both of these. They are great way to find treasures for our homes and families and also a great way to save a lot of money. I especially like yard sales because it seems that the people have priced things in a much more reasonable way. My children actually both wear mostly clothes that I have gotten from yard sales or consignment sales because I just can't justify paying full price for clothes for growing children.
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
23 Apr 10
Hi jugs...I'm lost..I have never heard of a carboot sale or a jumble..What exactly is it? Is it like a yard sale or flea market?
@littleone3 (2065)
23 Apr 10
I have to agree I love car boot sales I have picked up many bargains form them. We go round them every Saturday, Sunday and Thursday. I have picked up lots of good quality clothes for my youngest son from them. We also use to do our own car boot sales and if we had a good day we could get up to 100 pounds which went towards a holiday for us. We still have jumble sales now and again here but like you said it is not that often. We also have table top sales which seem to becoming more popualar now. My partner loves haggling at car boot sales and is very good at it and usually gets his own way. My 13 year old daughter has now started haggling as well and is also very good at it.
23 Apr 10
I used to love going to jumble sales and when my son was at school we organised a few jumble sales to help with the school funds. These days the car boot fairs seem to have more and more *professional* car booters, and although we can get some really good bargains, nothing really beats the atmosphere of the old style jumble sales.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
23 Apr 10
I think you are talking about what we Americans call flea markets. People rent spaces and then they sell either stuff they are trying to get rid of or some have new stuff, but the prices are cheaper. They are still around, but now it seems to be more newer stuff. If you hunt you can find a lot of things that are cheaper, and sometimes you can haggle over the price.
• Australia
23 Apr 10
I agree with you on that one, we have Sunday markets every weekend where I live but most of that these days is new things that people have bought from wholesalers & hand made items but I remember even 15 years ago when most of the Sunday markets were like jumble sales with second hand stuff you could get real cheap & it'd be like new or you would be able to sell for a higher price :)
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
22 Apr 10
here in north america they have garage sales and yard sales. i find that sellers are either trying to get rid of stuff or trying to make money. obviously, i like to go to the ones where they are trying to get rid of stuff because the stuff is generally cheaper.
@doormouse (4619)
22 Apr 10
when i was younger my mum used to take us to jumble sales,they were normally in old halls or comunity centres,they were much better than carboots as the stuff was so much cheaper
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Apr 10
Car boot sales are very popular and very well organised in my city these days. There are more than one on every weekend which attract large crowds of sellers and buyers. I had a stall at one a few weeks ago and made $200 for the morning and my kids also made some money, which they were very happy about!