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The car-boot sale
The saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ never rings truer than at a car-boot sale. Accessories – especially designer ones – do particularly well here, so dig out those unflattering sunglasses, abandoned bags and poor-fitting belts, and grab your car keys…
Seasoned car-boot trader Mercedes Simpson (co-founder and director of Paper PR) shares savvy seller knowledge
1. ‘A table and rails are essential: they make for much easier browsing and you can often charge more if you have a tidy display.’
2. ‘Always have a float of change – there’s nothing worse than losing a sale because you can’t break a 20.’
3. ‘Don’t bombard people as soon as they approach your table. If people think you’re desperately trying to flog them your old rubbish, they will often walk away.’