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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:29 pm
by mohicankid
i was supposed to go to the bootsale today to flog some stuff....didn't quite make it (woke up at 12.30pm) :(

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:50 pm
by JetSetWilly
i agree with getting there really early. I got to the Pinnacles bootie at 12pm. Didnt find much, mind (mainly because of the f**king rain!!). I did miss out on one bargain. A GB Color and a few games for £20. wish i bought it now. Other than that, it was a load of chuff.

But other times I have been there at about 9am (paid three quid mind) but that gets you good stuff. And you cant find good stuff there after a certain time. Also, drive around and find a massive boot sale. There is normally a few around me. Upshire near Epping is one, Stewerdstone, also near Epping, is another. There's also Romford, Dunton, Nevendon and I think there is one in Chigwell. You need, nae, MUST find the big ones to bag any kind of bargain.

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:52 pm
by James A
Got a pretty good haul from the Wrexham / Chester area.

Megadrive with Master System Convertor plus 10 boxed games. £5
Atari 2600 with 8 games. £5
Dreamcast - £5
Lots of PS1 and PS2 games
Zelda Collection Gamecube £1

Know the feeling all to well of having items nicked from right under my nose.

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:55 pm
by 321CannonFodder
I Picked up Sam and Max: hit the road Pc version (Big Box) for £2 8)

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:36 pm
by The Master
We're the weird guys they talk about in hushed whispers among the stalls....

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:46 pm
by sscott
James A wrote:Got a pretty good haul from the Wrexham / Chester area.

Megadrive with Master System Convertor plus 10 boxed games. £5
Atari 2600 with 8 games. £5
Dreamcast - £5
Lots of PS1 and PS2 games
Zelda Collection Gamecube £1

Know the feeling all to well of having items nicked from right under my nose.
that is uncommonly good

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:37 am
by firebreather
Picked up a PS1 game that ive wanted for ages - Vagrant story £2 plus 12 SNES & NES carts for £10
PS1 - Mouse £1
PS1 -3D Lemmings, Wild Arms & bomberman £2 each
PS2 - TTSuperbikes, Simpsons road rage & happy feet :oops: (it was 3 for a fiver)

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:16 am
by thl
JetSetWilly wrote:i agree with getting there really early. I got to the Pinnacles bootie at 12pm. Didnt find much, mind (mainly because of the f**king rain!!).
I didn't go to any car boots over the weekend due to the rain. It also left the spaces half empty meaning that not many sellers had turn up because of the weather.

Might go there later this week as long it's sunny.

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:37 am
by nwosteve
Very slim pickings in Lowestoft last weekend. Some guy was selling a boxed 48k speccy (looked mint) for £50. A little overpriced? But i did get one of those plug and play Atari anthology things for a quid. That one is definitely going on ebay.

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:29 pm
by Overheat
you got some good stuff there firebreather :)

I resisted temptation and didn't buy anything...




...until I saw an Amstrad CPC464 - never had one before and it came with about 40 games and a crappy green monitor for £15, so I thought I'd treat myself - hehe.

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:45 pm
by oldtimer
Well the weekends upon us now,so lets get out there and grab us some goodies.......And dont forget...12 Doughnuts for a quid as well,and stinky sausages with onions as well..

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:26 pm
by sscott
oldtimer wrote:Well the weekends upon us now,so lets get out there and grab us some goodies.......And dont forget...12 Doughnuts for a quid as well,and stinky sausages with onions as well..
My (pregnant) wife went to one with me last one and she nearly threw up after walking past dougnut and burger vans. Doughnuts really stink!

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:54 pm
by OldSkoolCoolFool
Last car boot sale i went to i spotted a latex mask of Sid The Sexist. I didn't end up getting it though and i've regretted it ever since... :(

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:18 pm
by The Master
Once in 1998 I was walking down a street close to my home and discovered a perfect condition Atari 520STFM propped up against a wall with the rubbish for taking away.

I assisted them with the volume of their waste and used it as an ornament for almost six years in my next apartment.

I'm afraid to say I never switched it on, though. I left it there when we moved out.

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:20 pm
by sscott
The Master wrote:Once in 1998 I was walking down a street close to my home and discovered a perfect condition Atari 520STFM propped up against a wall with the rubbish for taking away.

I assisted them with the volume of their waste and used it as an ornament for almost six years in my next apartment.

I'm afraid to say I never switched it on, though. I left it there when we moved out.
Before I was 'in' to Retro gaming the school where I work put 30 Atari STs (with monitors etc...) in a skip and I didn't even bother to take one! :(