What do you do when you really want a holiday but you can’t afford it? Well in my case you sell all of your vintage loot. Half of the joy of buying vintage and antique items is the hunt and finding a bargain. But I like to enjoy things for a while and then pass them on. After all if you like vintage shopping and never get rid of anything that kind of makes you a hoarder doesn’t it?!
Anyway back to my point… I really want to go on holiday over Easter and our plan is to pay for it entirely by selling stuff. I’ve listed a lot of stuff on Ebay and last weekend we sold at Capital Carboot in Pimlico. I’ve been there a few times as a buyer but this was my first time as a seller, and I must say I was very impressed. It was a very cold wet day and fortunately we were indoors but by the door so we did get a little chilly. Next time I’ll wrap up a little warmer.
My daughter wrapped up very warm at our stall!
It may be because of the central London location or because of its reputation for having fantastic vintage and designer items but prices are a little higher than other carboots. This is great from a selling point of view and as a buyer you can guarantee that there will be some fantastic vintage treasures there. I sold a few things that I had bought at carboots in the summer for a small profit.
I sold a good mix of items including vintage clothes, mirrors, fabric, teasets and some 1950s an 60s home items. I went home with about half the stuff I’d bought which was fantastic and made a big dent in the holiday fund.
The carboot offers early bird entry at 10.15 for £5 and I was amazed how many people were willing to pay extra to catch the best stock. I sold some of my nicer 1950s and 60s dresses in the first hour and I was really pleased with the prices people were willing to pay. Entry after 11.30 is only £1 and if you’re a twitter or Facebook follower you can use a secret code to get in free.
I’d highly recommend this one as both a buyer and seller, although if your selling be sure not to look around too much or you’ll find yourself spending all your hard-earned cash!
Find out more about Capital Carboot on their website here