“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure”
Welcome Folks! Do you enjoy searching car boot sales for that hidden treasure? If so, read this guide on how to find that perfect gem for a cheap price!
First of all, be prepared to get up early! In order to get the best bargains you need to be at the boot sale for the time it opens. However, not to early that you annoy the sellers when they are trying to set up. As the saying goes ”The Early Bird Catches The Worm” so there might be a Van Gogh Painting and it could of been sold to someone 5 minutes before you arrived!
Have a browse around all of the stalls before you buy! That hidden treasure that you have been searching for could be cheaper 2 stalls down.
Now it is time to really search for them hidden treasures. Take your time to look at each item and try to figure out its value. Here is a couple of tips. If you pick up an old China plate and it says “MADE IN CHINA” underneath, unfortunately it is most likely not worth anything. Also, quite often booters have a few boxes underneath their stall so make sure to check through them (with the seller’s permission) as that is usually a good finding place for treasures.
Sometimes the best place to find hidden gems is at the stalls who are not regulars. Find the booters who have just cleaned out their loft or garage because they may not be aware of the hidden treasures that can be found amongst their junk. Here’s a top tip! You can usually identify the ‘newbies’ as they will have things such as: TV remotes, old clothes, old toys, books etc. But amongst all that could be your HIDDEN TREASURE!