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Forgive me for asking, but what is a "car boot sale"?

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Nothing.

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I braved Costco before a snowstorm!  And then rewarded myself with Cuban food.  Yummmmm

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1 hour ago, ebk said:

I braved Costco before a snowstorm!  And then rewarded myself with Cuban food.  Yummmmm

You guys are in for it up there! We're more in the "will it or won't it?" range, lol

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8 hours ago, in_the_evening said:

Forgive me for asking, but what is a "car boot sale"?

It's the UK version of a swap meet. Good place to pick up cheap vinyl.

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16 hours ago, in_the_evening said:

Forgive me for asking, but what is a "car boot sale"?

A car boot sale is where people sell bits and pieces that they don't want. Generally held at the weekend, the name derives from when people would open the boots of the car ( you call it The trunk) and punters would walk by and maybe buy something they wanted ( or generally not but it made them feel good),

Latterly the boots have become tables and the goods sold are new and sometimes counterfeit or smuggled goods like Tobacco, Of course the trading standards wankers are usually floating around and will nick you at the sight of a 50 gram pouch of Samson with Spanish writing on the packet.

The larger ones make considerable amounts of money and many farmers open their land to cash in. No surprise there.  Cars and tables or pitches can vary from £25 up to £50 a pop, I hate them personally as I feel a bit embarrassed looking at a table full of CD's of Haircut 100 , jigsaws of horses  or used baby clothes with dried in puke on them.

If ever you do go to one these be wary of the car drivers enemy. The Traffic Enforcement officer. These sad, Megalomaniacs always appear at Car Boots, or any gathering held at the weekend in fact. Issuing parking tickets like flyers at a cheap Ibiza nightclub, if you dare to park within an inch over the line or where the yellow line appears. Making that trip out very expensive indeed even if you did buy that Beautiful South CD for ten bob.

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8 hours ago, Strider said:

It's the UK version of a swap meet. Good place to pick up cheap vinyl.

The only "Vinyl" you are likely to buy is a jacket with "Metropolitan Borough Council" on it;)

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5 hours ago, chillumpuffer said:

A car boot sale is where people sell bits and pieces that they don't want. Generally held at the weekend, the name derives from when people would open the boots of the car ( you call it The trunk) and punters would walk by and maybe buy something they wanted ( or generally not but it made them feel good),

Latterly the boots have become tables and the goods sold are new and sometimes counterfeit or smuggled goods like Tobacco, Of course the trading standards wankers are usually floating around and will nick you at the sight of a 50 gram pouch of Samson with Spanish writing on the packet.

The larger ones make considerable amounts of money and many farmers open their land to cash in. No surprise there.  Cars and tables or pitches can vary from £25 up to £50 a pop, I hate them personally as I feel a bit embarrassed looking at a table full of CD's of Haircut 100 , jigsaws of horses  or used baby clothes with dried in puke on them.

If ever you do go to one these be wary of the car drivers enemy. The Traffic Enforcement officer. These sad, Megalomaniacs always appear at Car Boots, or any gathering held at the weekend in fact. Issuing parking tickets like flyers at a cheap Ibiza nightclub, if you dare to park within an inch over the line or where the yellow line appears. Making that trip out very expensive indeed even if you did buy that Beautiful South CD for ten bob.

Man you speak a whole different language, lol! I am guessing that punters are people who are looking for a cheap deal, wankers are bad people, to nick someone is to undercut their price, pitches are tents, and bob is a form of currency!

 

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10 hours ago, in_the_evening said:

Man you speak a whole different language, lol! I am guessing that punters are people who are looking for a cheap deal, wankers are bad people, to nick someone is to undercut their price, pitches are tents, and bob is a form of currency!

 

We do indeed. Let me fill you in:

Punters: Correct. Buyers in other words

Wankers: A very derogatory term for sort of bad people. You call it masturbate (for a man)

Nick: To be arrested by the police

Pitches: An area for setting up the table to sell. It also means pitching a tent

Bob: An old term for a "shilling". Pre decimalisation currency in the UK. You have to be a certain age to remember what 10 Bob is. 

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In my little world, I'm declaring today (Saturday, the 25th of March, 2017) as Live Albums day! 

No need to fuckin' work! No need to be on bloody Skype, expecting calls from the boss! No need to check my blooming office email! 

I'm just going to sit down and listen to live albums and of course, do my chores, as usual! :D 

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Loads of housework. Got bags ready to give to charity. Watched Rugby Union on the telly. Tidied the kitchen AGAIN. Put the rubbish into the recycling bins. That is it.

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