Shepperton Car Boot Sale
 
Shepperton Car Boot Sale

Guidelines

  1. Sellers rules
  2. Sellers hints and tips
  3. Buyers advice
  4. Important messages to all our visitors

NO NEED TO BOOK A SPOT.  WE HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE – YOU WILL GET IN

  1. Sellers Rules
    Sellers found breaking any of the rules below will be asked to leave without a refund.

    • NO COUNTERFEIT OR STOLEN GOODS – This is illegal and unwelcome on our site.
    • NO WEAPONS OR DANGEROUS ITEMS – We will remove them and give to the police.
    • NO LIVE ANIMALSUnder any circumstances at all.
    • NO NEW GOODS – This is a car boot not a market. Some unused goods amongst your second hand items are acceptable but please be advised that we do not want market stalls.
    • ALL GOODS YOU WISH TO SELL MUST BE IN YOUR CAR WHEN YOU DRIVE IN TO THE SELLERS AREA – NO items are allowed to be brought in from the car park on foot.
    • STAY WITH YOUR STALL UNTIL 7.30AM AS THERE IS NO BUYING BEFORE 7.30am.  We hold early bird buyers back until 7.30am to give sellers time to set up without being bothered by buyers.  This therefore includes anyone who is selling.
    • DO NOT LEAVE ANY RUBBISH OR UNSOLD ITEMS ON SITE – We provide you with a bin bag to contain your litter – take it with you at the end of the day. For any unsold/broken/unwanted items – Charlton Tip is 1/4 mile away so please take any remaining things there. We have your vehicle number plates on record – Anyone found littering our site will receive a fine and be banned from our site.
    • NO FOOD STUFF – Due to health and safety – you are not allowed to sell food or drink.  Our catering facility is council inspected.
    • SHEPPERTON CAR BOOT STAFF – can ask sellers to remove any item they are not happy with – If you are asked to remove an item you are selling then please do so immediately.
  2. Sellers Hints and Tips
    Your aim? To sell as much as possible quick and cheap or to make extra money and take your time? Do you label stuff or wait for offers? Expect people to haggle!!Weather watch! As the weekend approaches. Our answerphone will be updated if we have to cancel so call before you leave if you are in any doubt.What time to arrive? You do not need to arrive before 7.00am. We do not allow people in to set up stalls before then so it is pointless . If you want to park next to a friend then make sure you are behind each other as you go into the sellers area.Take a friend: To help, have fun with, be an extra set of eyes and to watch your stall if you need to leave it. If you do come alone ask a member of our staff to watch your stall if nature calls! Be aware when you are unloading that you can be inundated with interested buyers. Do not be afraid to be firm and make them leave you until you are ready – however this is a time when 2 sets of eyes can certainly be an advantage.Money – You pay for your stall on entry or just after you have been parked up so make sure you have it to hand. Bring lots of change with you too. Take carrier bags for sold items.Table/Clothes Rail/Chairs/Plastic Ground Sheet– All helpful tools when selling. Pack these items last so you can unload on to them when you arrive.Holding items – If someone wants to come back later for an item – take the money before you save it for them. If you intend to leave before the end of the car boot tell the buyer what time to be back by.Clothing and essentials – Our field has no shelter so when it is hot you need to be prepared – water, suncream, hat, umbrella. If we have a rain shower then you need to have a plastic cover handy to pop over your items.Children are welcome but they can get bored easily. Maybe having their own area on the table with items to sell will help but make sure you have stuff for them to do and they are well fed, comfortable and able to get out of the sun if they need to. Our car boot can get very busy so do not allow them to wander off – they will get lost.Pets are welcome ONLY if they are friendly and sociable. Any mess must be cleared up by the owner immediately. We have a lot of regular canine visitors so if you dog does not mix well – do not bring it with you.

    Car & Security – Do not leave your car doors open all day with interior lights and radios on – Every car boot sees at least one car with a flat battery. Use your car to safely lock away/hide handbags or takings.

    Leaving early? Please let our staff know when you are being parked up if you need to leave early. They will make sure you are in a position that enables you to get out easily.

  3. Buyers Advice
    • Use your common sense.
    • Goods which you cannot test on site are risky.
    • Do not be afraid to haggle.
    • If you need help to get an item to your car our staff can help.
    • If you want to go back for an item then find a visual marker which helps you find that stall again.
    • Do not intimidate sellers – give them space
    • If you are concerned about any items you see on sale then please alert a member of our staff.
  4. Important messages to all visitors
    SHEPPERTON CAR BOOT SALE strives to be a friendly and family orientated event. We therefore expect all our visitors to act in an acceptable manner or they will not be welcome.SHEPPERTON CAR BOOT SALE reserves the right to refuse entry or remove anybody from our site at any time if we chose to – we do not have to give a reason. The police will be called if that person will not comply.REMEMBER: The car boot site is a field which means that driving needs to be slow to avoid damage to your vehicle and to avoid unnecessary damage to our land. Please take care on foot too especially if you are a little unsteady because of the uneven ground.Things we will not accept are:Rude, aggressive, intimidating or anti-social behaviour.
    Damage or misuse of any property on site.
    Stealing, theft or pilfering of any kind.
    Any inappropriate behaviour towards our staff.
    Littering anywhere on site.

If you have any concerns, need help or have any questions then please ask a member of staff :
We are here to help.

IF YOU GET OFFERED SOMETHING SUCH AS A COMPUTER, PHONE OR TV THAT SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE – IT IS.  LAST YEAR PEOPLE WANDERING AROUND THE CAR BOOT OR THE CAR PARK TRIED SELLING FAULTY ITEMS OR EMPTY BOXES TO UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE.  DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THESE PEOPLE.  WE WILL CALL THE POLICE IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF THIS CRIME SO PLEASE COME AND SEE US IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.

Tel: 07807 609283 • Email:info@sheppertoncarboot.co.uk