What did you buy at the carboot today ??

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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by dste » Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 pm

I keep meaning to pop to the one about ten minutes away in a giant field but I never get round to it. Last time I went a couple of years ago I spent around a tenner and came away with a very nice bundle of stuff.
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by Shinobi » Sun May 20, 2018 9:32 pm

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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by Big Shoes » Mon May 21, 2018 12:03 pm

Nice pickups this week at the car boot sale! Some for my collection and some will be going on ebay.

PS3 controllers, £25 the lot, no leads

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PS2 Slim Console only, £5, SNES games £10, GBA SP £10

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GBC & Games, £10

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Bundle of bits from 20p -£1 each

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And my most expensive Car Boot purchase ever, Mega CD & Megadrive Game bundle, £100, the Mega Cd is MINT condition with mint inserts, also has the expensive and rare 'The Terminator' game with it.

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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by rocky1980 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:13 pm

Nothing :cry: not had a find in months :!:
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by oldtimer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 am

Well the season has ended for carboots for a while where I live and I have to say its been the worse year ever for retro goodie finds for me!

The most significant find for me was a box of almost mint Acetronic boxed carts bought for a tenner, but that's it really.
I think most seem to be selling either online or maybe the supply has just outstripped demand.
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by rocky1980 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:23 am

I think most seem to be selling either online or maybe the supply has just outstripped demand.
I think its a bit of both, its far to easy to look stuff up on a smart phone now. Most of the boots I have been to this year were full of people buying to to resell online. Even the local charity shops I donate too they can tell you who is going to buy all the baby clothes, all the video games, all the jewelry. Its like everyone is buying just to sell on these days
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by dste » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:58 pm

Went to the local one in the massive field a couple of months ago and came away with absolutely nothing, not a single thing. My partner and kids bought a couple of items but sod all for me in the way of gaming stuff.
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by rocky1980 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:35 pm

Went to the local one in the massive field a couple of months ago and came away with absolutely nothing, not a single thing. My partner and kids bought a couple of items but sod all for me in the way of gaming stuff.
Its getting more and more like that every year :(
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by oldtimer » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:12 am

rocky1980 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:23 am
I think most seem to be selling either online or maybe the supply has just outstripped demand.
I think its a bit of both, its far to easy to look stuff up on a smart phone now. Most of the boots I have been to this year were full of people buying to to resell online. Even the local charity shops I donate too they can tell you who is going to buy all the baby clothes, all the video games, all the jewelry. Its like everyone is buying just to sell on these days

Yes most Charities are very savvy nowadays when it comes to values, lots have people out back who specifically trawl EBAY and other sites for values ,and most Charities have an EBAY site to sell the stuff on too.

Plus the fact that most people/volunteers get first dibs at all the good stuff.
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Re: What did you buy at the carboot today ??

Post by the_hawk » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:41 pm

Got my first bargain in yonks in our local charity shop. I picked up Super Mario 64 DS for a quid. The woman behind the counter said it was actually 2 games for a pound at the minute, but there was nothing much else there & besides I felt bad enough as it was getting it for a quid so I didn't want to feel like I was robbing the place by taking another game.
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