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MyCarBooty - The Countryside Car Boot Sale

Open from 1st February to 1st December

Covid 19 Update. Car boot open from Sunday 2nd August

Car Boot Sales re-commence at Country Market from Sunday 2nd August onwards with additional measures in place and adjustments to our normal operation.

NB. New times: Sellers entry from 6am. Buyers entry is strictly from 7am. Sale closes at midday, with entry gates close at 11.45am.  Toilets close at 12.30.  Please also note that Buyer and Seller gates are separate.

Wednesday & Bank Holiday Monday Car Boot Sales will remain suspended at the present time.

Please bring your own hand sanitiser, wipes, face covering/shield, gloves as required with you.  Only handle items that you are purchasing or intend to purchase.  Please maintain social distancing of 2 metres, or 1 metre with a face covering, and respect for others. We recommend all visitors wear a face covering.  If you have symptons of Covid 19 please do not visit.  Toilets are open and face covering should be worn within enclosed spaces, please wash your hands regularly and sanitise hands before using toilets.

Please note that there are no card payment facilities at the car boot sale.

 

Seller Entry Fees 2020.

Seller entry from 6am to 10am.

No pre-booking, all vehicles are parked in strict order.

  • Standard Car, Estate, SUV, MPV £10
  • Standard Panel Van or Pick Up £15
  • Combi or Camper Van £15
  • Large, Luton or LWB Panel Van £20
  • Horsebox & Lorries from £40
  • Walk Ins £10
  • Trailers from additional £5
  • Roofbox no additional charge. Awning no additional charge.
  • Please have correct money ready.  Cash payment only.

 

Charity Support. As an organisation we make an annual contribution to support chosen local charities and community projects with assistance from the entry fees that we charge.  We do not offer a discount entry rate to individual charity sellers or for fundraising activities.

 

Buyer Entry Fees 2020

Buyer entry strictly from 7am to midday.  Cash only.

  • After 10am £1 per Adult
  • Between 8am & 10am £1 per Adult
  • Before 8am £2 per Adult
  • Adult buyer entry fee applies from 1st March to 31st October.
  • No charge for same day re-entry.  Under 14's are Free.

 

Strict Conditions for Entry

Full cash payment is required on entry, there are no card facilities on site.  The fee covers the contents of one vehicle only, no second vehicle unloading is permitted without full payment on entry.  All vehicles are parked in strict order.

Sellers may not trade or buy items from other stallholders before 7am.  Please focus on setting your own stall.

The following items MAY NOT be sold at the Car Boot Sale:

Tobacco · Cigarettes · Drugs · Paracetamol · Fireworks · Crossbows · Air Rifles · Weaponry · Knives · Alcohol · New Toys without a CE safety mark · Giant Lighters · Live Animals · Plants · Flowers · New Garden Products · Pet Foods · Catering · Foods · Drinks · Confectionery · Unsafe or incorrectly labelled electrical goods · Age related items to underage persons · Counterfeit or Copied Goods · Any item not within the sellers legal ownership

All items sold at car boot sales, new and old, are required to comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015.  Full information & advice on selling at car boot sales can be obtained from the Hampshire Trading Standards Service at www.hants.gov.uk

We do not permit selling, touting, trading, advertising or hawking outside of the designated car boot sellers area.

We do not permit leafleting of vehicles or individuals on any part of our farm, property or car park.

We do not permit overnight camping in the car park or car boot areas.

Please note.. all items including unsold goods & refuse must be removed from site at the end of sale and taken away with you.  It is a criminal offence to publicly discard rubbish and a statutory fine of £50 will apply up to the maximum limit of £2,500.

The car boot sale is a popular family event accessible to all.  We welcome all visitors to our farm and expect individuals to behave respectfully and responsibly.  We do not accept antisocial, drunken, rude, improper or aggressive behaviour, damage or theft of property or littering.

The management reserve right of admission and visitors not complying with terms of entry will be refused entry, vehicle registration recorded on camera and the police contacted.

 

Hints & Tips

The best advice is to be prepared..

Read our Terms & Conditions above before selling items at the car boot sale for any item restrictions.  Take time to research values and be prepared that items can sell better online or at car boot sales.  Once you’re ready, sort out your goods ready for sale and ideally either price them up before you arrive, or at least consider a value in your mind for the items.  If safe and practical, load up your car the night before and remember to put your table or groundsheet in last.

Watch the weather forecastand prepare for your day ahead. There is no shade or shelter from rain or sun in the field so a handy umbrella is a useful addition.  If there is a chance of rain, a plastic cover would be handy to cover your items too.  Click here to get a five day forecast for our local area.

Some sellers like to use a gazebo, canopy, awning or umbrella if the forecast is unsettled.  We do not make an additional charge to add one above your stall but you will need to consider the space in your vehicle and the time to erect it.

Bring PLENTY of change with you and please have the correct entry money ready when you arrive. A money belt, bum bag or belt pack can be a good idea to keep your money secure.  Do not use a cash tin or leave cash unsecured. 

Do make sure that your boot is locked when you arrive and until you are ready to set up.  There will be a great deal of interest when you first arrive.  Should you feel pressured, park and secure your vehicle, walk the sale for a few minutes, go to the loo, grab a coffee and return when you are ready.  Good items sell.

We do recommend that you bring a friend or relative. To help, have fun with and share the day. You'll appreciate the help to mind your stall when you need the loo or a coffee break, and help watch over your goods if you are engaged with a buyer.

You are very welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks, foods or sweets for your own consumption but you cannot sell these items at the car boot sale as there are strict regulations controlling the sale of foods.

If you're still unsure, you are welcome to come as a buyer first and see what works.

*Peak times travel advice*

The car boot sale is very popular and this can mean a longer waiting time for entry with a good forecast and earlier in the morning as demand is high with eager sellers keen to start selling.  Please do not be concerned, we operate an onsite queue system off the main road for safe access with all spaces fairly allocated on entry to the sellers field.  There is ample capacity in our generous sized field and we never run out of spaces - you will always get in.

Around 11am can also be a peak time for vehicles leaving the car boot sale if you need to consider this within your travel schedule.  Sellers are free to leave at any point during the morning up to the close of the sale at midday.  We hope you are able to make the most of your time with us.

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