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Lynne
Lynne
20 May 2013 19:05

First of the year will be this Bank Hol. Monday 27th  May  10-3 pm.sellers from 8am  The regular Thursday car  boot  there commencing Thursday 6th June 3 - 6pm (sellers from 1pm)

User 4549
User 4549
20 May 2013 19:48

Is this the one you have to pay to get into.??

Lynne
Lynne
20 May 2013 19:55

Think so

Carer
Carer
21 May 2013 07:11

I think it is a diabolical liberty charging people going into a CBS, especially as over 50% of it is tat.

After all, dont the organisers make their money from those who sell?  

FredBassett
FredBassett
21 May 2013 07:54

Dont see whats wrong with people trying to make a living. Simple rule of life applies.

Dont wanna pay, dont go.

There's plenty other free boot sales. Newton race course, Exeter cattle market

The Warren boot sale is aimed at the holiday makers, thats why its in the afternoon. Now dont tell me that businesses in Dawlish dont price to take advantage of the holiday trade.

 

Carer
Carer
21 May 2013 08:10

@ Fred.

I am definitely not going and never said I would.

I was just making a statement.

Nothing wrong with that, is there?

 

It's just another rip off, greed if you like, squeezing even more money from people.

 

As for the town businesses, I have never come across anything like what you have suggested, apart from a cartain garage that used to put the price of petrol up a small bit for Easter weekend and other BN weekends along with the usual increase for the ssummer holidays.

Lynne
Lynne
21 May 2013 08:11

Around about half way through the holiday season last year the entrance fee changed from £1.00 per car (irrespective of how many people were in it) and 30p per individual pedestrian  to free entry for pedestrians and £2.00 entry fee per car.

Saw car drivers baulk at the £2.00 entry charge and turn around and drive off OR join the other cars that had parked up on the grass verge alongside Warren Road.

Equally though, with the first pricing scheme (£1.00 per car but 30p per pedestrian) I also witnessed some pretty miffed holidaymakers who had walked to the car boot only to be stung for 30p entrance fee each. If in a group it would have been cheaper for them to drive.

So it will be interesting to see what the entrance fees start off being this year.

As FredB says, people don't have to go - but as long as they do (and I count myself as one of them wot does), and the organiser makes a profit he'll continue to run the bootfair and charge an entrance fee.

It was interesting that towards the back end of last year's holiday season the Warren Farm bootfair met competition with another bootfair that was held at the same time further along Warren Road on the field where the Wednesday market gets held.  No entrance fee for pedestrians (can't remember if cars were charged or not, but even if they were it would have been cheaper than that being asked at the Warren Farm b/fair). Also a cheaper fee for sellers.

Wonder if we'll have a repeat this year?   

FredBassett
FredBassett
21 May 2013 08:54

@Carer

Funny you should mention that garage. Have just driven past and guess what? Their price has gone up 1p and the bank holiday is approaching. What you betting it goes up another 1p on Friday

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Carer
Carer
21 May 2013 09:05

@Fred.

What a coincidence, and yes, that will be a good bet and in a week, it will come down again. smiley

Paul
Paul
21 May 2013 09:23

They tried to charge me 20p to get in just as a potential customer. What a joke. no

Refuse to pay it.

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FredBassett
FredBassett
03 Jun 2013 10:59

Anyone got an update on the cheapy afternoon boot sale that was in the market field last year. Is it going to be on again anytime soon - Thanks

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
03 Jun 2013 11:26

@FredBassett.

Every Thursday from 13th June until 5th September 3pm-6pm. Warren Farm, Warren Road.

FredBassett
FredBassett
03 Jun 2013 11:33

@ZIGGY.  thanks but not that one thats the one their all on about that charges you to get in

I mean the one futher down in the market field. Think it was on Tuesday afternoon.

Lynne
Lynne
07 Jun 2013 12:13

Went to Warren Farm boot fair yesterday. Charging 30p per pedestrian entrance fee. Don't know what they were charging for cars but did see some drive straight in and straight back out again.

Yesterday, at the entrance to the bootfair, the organisers were showing a list of what they charge sellers. Believe the cheapest is £7.00 per car if selling second hand stuff.  Charges increase if selling half new/half old stuff. Increase if selling plants. Increase if trailers brought in.       

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