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Your boot sale stories

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Homehelp, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Homehelp

    Homehelp pfm Member

    What you be looking for this summer You must have some good boot sale stories about stuff you obtained. Do you for example when you buy pray on people niativity

    The three we attend on Sundays

    Ashley heath

    canford magna


    My mate looking for hi fi all the time and phones and designer clothes to sell on eBay

    Last summer at Ashley heath my mate gave a woman £25 for a new lap top that she thought was knackered had windows 7 in it . On hind site we could not understand why she did not use the guarantee.

    My mate took it home changed the battery and it fired up it works he sold it for .. "don't even ask" on e bay

    We went back to the boot sale at Ashley heath 6am the following Sunday. Still talking about this Laptop. When we spoke to another woman casually while she was setting up. She said are you technically minded. my mate said a bit..
    she said. have a look in that bag. Been clearing my daughters room out . Anything there any good. There was a 500gb external hard drive my mate looked at me I at him he said give you a tenner for this. She excepted. We got it home fired it up. There was 100's of classic albums on this hard drive from the last 40 years including all the Beatles stones Who ect

    (Wonder where this falls under the obtaining music you did not pay for banner)

    What i been buying and seeing a lot of are monster mains filters

    Looking forward to the summer bootsales

    Often wondered to If you were receiving a JSA and went to the boot sale you bought an antique cup for 50pence out of your JSA. Sold it on eBay for £30

    Went back the following Sunday with £10 of your £30 bought 20 antiques for 50p . Sold them on EBay for a further 100 pound and repeated this process are you theoretically meant to declare it. Is this the new Black economy

    Before you answer. Remember if your claiming council tax benefit you are meant to tell them about every single extra penny you get. Because it could be advantageous to you and disadvantageous to your local council
    There's a discussion for you.

    I'm not on JSA BTW i have officially taken early retirement .
  2. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    The contents would probably be covered under "Handling stolen goods" (formerly the Larceny Act 1916), also known as "receiving stolen goods".
  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I want to learn how to pray on people's nativity, sounds cool.
  4. demersal

    demersal Banned

  5. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    I'd say that as well. The prosecution likes to stack up infractions.

    No theoretically about it. The seller should have erased the HDDs as the music licenses are not transferrable. Failing that the onus is then on the buyer to erase it. I'd recommend a 7 or 35-pass zeroing-out as well, you never know what else is on that drive if a thorough recovery option is needed in future. Old HDDs can be recovered to reveal a prior owner's illegal porn collections. Then the onus is on you to show its not yours and date stamps are always the last bits to be recovered. What a can of worms!
  6. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    I'd never pay for downloaded music, but porn, well.....
  7. Homehelp

    Homehelp pfm Member

    whos at fault the buyer bought it in good faith
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    the original HDD owner didn't have the right to rip CDs in the UK.

    My best deal was a Naim 72/140 combo for £200 on Loot some years ago and an Anglepoise 75 for 1 euro at a boot sale in Brittany. Only needed a new loom.
  9. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I tend to look out for what I know and rarely take a punt on things I do not know.

    Consequently I tend to come home with cooks knives and pots and pans. DVDs for the kids and the likes.

    I love the boot sale but have never came away with something astounding.
  10. Paul R

    Paul R pfm Member

    'naivety' or even 'naïvety' if you have Character Map Fu.

  11. The Captain

    The Captain ~~~~~~~~~~

    Townshend seismic sink- fiver (best one yet/ mint).
    anglepoise lamp- a quid.
    Kef Celeste- 3 quid.
    Timberland down puffa jacket- 2 quid (staggering- just needed a clean/ invaluable this winter).

    odd what folks deem as worth bugger all.
  12. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    My dad saw a beautiful Swiss Army Knife. Asked the lady how much, and got the reply "ten". He was mulling over if it was worth £10 when it dawned on him she wanted 10p!

    I've seen lots of tools being sold by recent widows, which is a little sad. I have, however, been able to give some of them a new home.
  13. zener

    zener fluff

    a pair of Linn Kans for a fiver. The dust caps were dented and the cloth a bit tatty , pulled the dents out of the dust caps and fitted new grille cloth , sold them for .... £150
  14. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    I was at a car boot sale once. I noticed on one of the stalls one woman had a large object hidden under a sheet. I asked the woman "whats under the sheet?"... "im not really sure, it used to be my husbands" she replied... "Can i have a look?" i said, "of course!" said the woman.

    As i lifted the sheet i was surprised to fine a beautiful unicorn in nearly mint condition!

    "How much do want for it?" I said, "Oh, about £3 should be OK" said the woman. I readily handed over my £3. I tossed aside the sheet and the unicorn giddy with excitement, reared up onto its hind legs, its white mane sparkling in the summer sun.

    "Oh! I didnt know it could do that!" said the woman with a glint of confusion in her eyeballs.
    "didn't you not know it was a unicorn?" I said... "no" she said "i thought it was my husbands rowing machine, he left it in the garage after he run off with that bitch from the Co-op"

    Feeling slightly sorry for her i asked if she'd like to go for a ride on it.

    "Can I ?!" she said "of course!" i said.

    With that we both climbed onto the unicorn, which was slippery with unicorn sweat, the unicorn made a little whirring noise like a jet engine starting up.

    Whoosh! the unicorn soared into the sky, leaving behind a beautiful trail of Rainbow coloured excrement it ejected from its arse jets.

    Unfortunately the woman was unfamiliar with unicorn acceleration, and at some point had slipped of the back during the climb into the heavens. I circled round for a bit to see if i could see where she had fallen, I did find her eventually, her broken body splayed across the roof of a Bedford Rascal.
  15. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    £3? You wuz robbed.
  16. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    Unicorns excrete glitter.
  17. JCL

    JCL pfm Member

    I got a few early Mowax and Ninja Tune albums once but usually it's a load of old crap IMO.
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Are those lyrics to a HMHB song?
  19. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    muz wot u on m8t?
  20. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    I just hope to god he didn't waste his time typing that out... :)

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