Had a look around the car boot sale today on the Warren Road. 3pm-6pm. Cars arriving before 3pm were charged £2 for parking, after 3pm £1. Last year the parking charge was 50p. Does anyone know how much they charge for a selling pitch?
I dont know how much they charge for a pitch, but as a matter of principle, I wouldn't go to a Car Boot Sale that charges an admission fee.
It's not that I am a skinflint, but I dont see why I should pay to browse junk that other people want to get rid of.
It will be interesting to see how much they do charge for the selling pitch though.
£7 for car £9 van or car & trailer
Love just love just love just love boot fairs. Have to admit though that it sticks in my craw big time when they charge pedestrians 30p entry fee as the bootfair referred to above has been doing since it opened back in circa 2008. Hasn't put me off going though - just annoyed/annoys me. Though I have to say that over the past few weeks they've stopped charging pedestrians 30p and started charging this £2.00 entrance fee for cars that turn up before the 3.00pm official start. Any of us bootfair officianodos though know that whatever the official time for starting the actual time is usually at least an hour earlier and that is when the best bargains are to be found. The bootfair held on a Tuesday morning further along Warren Road up until 2011 never charged an entrance fee for pedestians.
Rubbish? Well, depends what you are looking for. I have bought many a bargain there as indeed I did yesterday, last Thursday, may Thursdays gone and as I hope I will do many Thursdays into the future.
Depends what you are looking for, what is being sold and what price is being asked.
(But I do agree that £2.00 per car is taking the wotsit).
Bootfairs? I guess they're a bit like Marmite - love 'em or hate 'em. No inbetween.
By the way, same person as organises this Thursday one is also now running another bootfair on Tuesday afternoons (weather allowing of course) further along Warren Road by Langstone Cliff Hotel in the field where the Sunday morning bootfair used to be held. . Official times are 3pm-6pm (but I know what time I'll be there!)
May I ask how many sellers on average and a guess at how many visitors please
Would a slightly out of town with plenty of parking be more attractive or less attractive
The number of sellers at the Thursday afternoon b/fair varies according to the weather and where we are in the holiday season.
This particular bootfair (and its new sister on a Tuesday afternoon) only runs from last week May/first week June through to end of September (weather allowing).
Given that both are held mid week and given where they are located it seems to me that their target audience is holidaymakers (especially those holidaying in the Warren), plus those of us who live here who do not have other committments and who love bootfairs (like moi).
There is a Sunday morning bootfair (really large one) held at Exeter (Marsh Barton) and then a Sunday afternoon one held at Exeter race-course. Once every ? weeks there is a Sunday morning one held at Newton Abbot race-course. All three are bigger than the Thursday afternoon one held here.
The bootfair held yesterday though was really quite large, and it was a beautiful day. Lots of people were there but whether or not they were buying (although I know I was) is another thing altogether. I know I heard quite a few sellers say that they had not sold very much. Although that said I have heard them saying this for some years now since around about 2007/8 (wonder what happened then eh?). Seems consumer demand may be falling at boot fairs as well as in the wider economy. Also remember that if many of the potential buyers are holidaymakers then they are limited in terms of what they can buy as they have to take it all the way home with them. Do they have room for larger items in the car, can they carry them on the train? All factors that come into play when deciding whether to buy something or not. Oh yes and then there is that other thing called er.........money being just a tad tight right now.
Not sure what you mean by being out of town. These two b/fairs are both out of Dawlish town and both have plenty of room for car-parking. Indeed they are so close to the holiday camps that people could easily walk.
As, as I type this, the weather is reasonable (ie not raining) just thought I'd post a reminder that there is a boofair scheduled for this afternoon at the Warren in the Langstone Cliffe Hotel vicinity. If you go along Warren Road you will see the signs.
Buyers 3pm-6pm (sellers from 1pm.)
Contact details: 07790 908548