Monday, April 02, 2007

Furnace End car boot

Last Sunday we were introduced to the Furnace End car boot sale, which is believed to be one of the biggest in the entire UK. It was the first time we had been there and we were left awestruck when we first got there - it is huge.

When people talk about car boot, the first thing that come to mind are used unwanted items. However, half of the pitches are of traders - selling first hand stuff at way down prices.

Getting in is slightly costlier as compared to CJs at Stoneleigh. 40p for adults and 20p for kids above 7 years.

We didn't buy much and we covered only about half of the place in nearly 3 hours.

Here's the list of stuff we bought that day:
1. Matsui HiFi system - £2
2. Kitchen tissue holder - 20p
3. 2 Duvets (double) (new) - £10
4. 3 jigsaw puzzles - £1.25
5. New Junior Encyclopedia set (16 copies) - £2
6. 2 pillow covers (new) - £2
7. 2 Bed sheets (double) (new) - £6

Grand total: £23.45

Rahil had fun on the plane ride and even though she was scared at first, she wanted to go on it for a second time round afterwards.

Was a bit worried about the HiFi as it was too cheap, I mean it was good to be true. Only £2. The first thing I did when we got home was plug it in and put it on. I was surprised to find that there was already a CD in "Simply the Best - Love Songs." It worked perfectly OK. One of the best bargains ever.


CyberCelt said...

Hello! Just stopped by for Click & Comment Monday. I was confused at the term car boot until I clicked through to the actual site. In Texas, when we say a car has a car boot, it means you have had too many parking tickets and the police have put a huge locked boot on one of your tires and you cannot drive!

Adam said...

Thanks for dropping by. It's a lot like a flea market. However, in the UK, they call it car boot sale.


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