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Selling Guide & Rules
SELLING AT CAR BOOT SALES IS REALLY EASY IF YOU STICK TO A FEW GOLDEN RULES!
Here are a few pointers but if you have any other queries you can also contact us
Its best to come to the car boot near the opening time of 8am so you have adequate time to prepare your stall. Please be patient and prepared to wait at times during the early morning set up period. Its very important that we make no noise during the early hours and show respect to local residents.
Have a suitable bag, purse or money belt on you so you can keep your money safe and be ready to close a sale and make a profit.
Make sure you have adequate change so you never turn away a customer or have to knock down your price. Please bring the correct money for your pitch fee and have it ready before the entrance as this greatly speeds up the set up for everyone.
It’s really important to have a companion with you if possible. Not only can they help you with setting up but fetch the super important coffee and cake or cover while you dash to the loo.
Think about the way you pack your vehicle. Its best practise to load those items last which you need first, especially your thermos and chair. If your items are heavy ask a fellow seller for help.
Tables are a great way to present your merchandise to buyers, not only are they more likely to be attracted to your stall but they don’t have to bend down again and again to inspect goods that may otherwise be on the floor. If that is the case always ensure you have adequate sheeting material.
Having a hot/cold drink and some snacks will get you through the event and keep you more chirpy and ready to deal with the buyers. We have food available so if you’re stuck just stroll over to the food vendors on site.
Help us make Sutton Car Boot Sale an enjoyable event for everyone.
All vehicles entering the grounds of St Helier open space who are not sellers must pay the £2 parking charge. This includes all taxis, people coming to be dropped off or collected. There is no exceptions to the charge! If you wish to avoid this charge please park in one of the many near by streets. Strictly under no circumstances are any vehicles permitted into the boot sale after 11:55am as this becomes one way traffic for vehicles leaving the boot sale only.
Please park your vehicles as directed by the onsite traffic marshals who will outline your setting up space.
Kindly respect the Open Space by placing all litter in the bins on site. Suttonboot will report any fly tipping/dumping to the local authority with photographic/CCTV evidence.
We have limited disabled parking spaces towards the front of the boot sale and blue badges must be presented on entrance. (the £2 parking fee still applies)
Please keep your dogs on a lead and in control at all times and consider the safety of all present.
Suttonboot is a family event and we have a strictly NO Fire Arms, Knives, Tobacco, Alcohol and Controlled Substances on site policy. If you are found to be offering/displaying any items that fall under this category you be reported to Trading Standards/ Police and told to leave immediately without a refund.
It is illegal to sell counterfeit goods anywhere in the UK and Sutton Car Boot Sale is no exception.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a pitch?
if you do wish to book please contact us via our web site with your booking request so we can discuss your plans.
What time should I arrive as a seller?
Our set up team start at 7am and will try to accommodate waiting on the site. Please do not turn up before this time as it may cause disturbance to local residents.
Can we leave engines running while we wait?
We care for the environment so please do not add to pollution.
How will I know if the boot sale is cancelled for some reason?
Always check our websites/ Facebook early morning before setting off.
Do you run any other boot sales?
We are always looking for suitable sites and at present only run this site, we would love to hear from you if you can advise on other days or locations where we should consider new boot sales.
Can I have a pitch next to my friend?
All vehicles are parked up according to arrival logistics. If you want to be with your friends please arrive together and we will try our best to look after your needs.
Want to sell food?
Anyone wishing to sell hot or cold food can only do so with prior arrangement from suttonboot.co.uk management. We have a procedure and booking system that must be followed. Please contact us via our website so we can discuss your ideas.
WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE TRADING STANDARDS OFFICE AND THEREFORE LOCAL TRADING STANDARDS OFFICERS MAKE REGULAR ON THE SPOT CHECKS AT SUTTON CAR BOOT TO FIND ANYONE BREAKING RULES AND REGULATIONS.