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Car-boot Sale Finds

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mark wilson, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    A was of out early this morning to go look at the car boot sales (bit addicted). And came across a few finds and thought a would create a thread for us all to post up our finds past and present....so com on lads/ladies...are you car booters and what bargains have you found..

    Could we keep all finds to prepping and survival theme please :thumbsup:

    Here's today's finds IMG_2764.JPG IMG_2765.JPG IMG_2766.JPG IMG_2767.JPG
     
  2. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    some nice finds there Mark, its surprising what you can find. I bought a bow at a car boot for £2 and sold it to someone on another forum for £10, I bought a boy scout sheath knife at a Cornish car boot for £6 and a para jacket for £8-although it did need a new zip!!
     
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  3. Brownbear

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    Nice finds Mark
     
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  4. ystranc

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    Very nice find! I rate the Swiss tool very highly!
     
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  5. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    It's amazing what you find and for the price a couldn't resist....you do have to be early at the ones I go to.

    A managed to get these for a steel a wile back
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  6. Harry Palmer

    Harry Palmer Active Member

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    Very very nice :)
     
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  7. Harry Palmer

    Harry Palmer Active Member

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    I can't help looking in skips as I walk past them. A few years ago I 'found' a load of cast iron pots and pans in one skip and a Hospital Anglepoise lamp...I took them home :)
     
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  8. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    A have been guilty of this myself...a few times ..it amazes me why some things get thrown out. I used to look about our local dump but now it's not allowed. Surprised me when I got told no. To me it's recycling.so why not?
     
  9. lonewolf

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    because its all on a contract I think, I got told to bugger off from the main tip in Plymouth over 35 years ago.
     
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  10. lonewolf

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    the car boot sales that are on grass around here will finish next month(September), the only ones I know of in the South West that run all year are on concrete, namely Cheddar, Frome and Exeter.
     
  11. ystranc

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    You could head north to the big flea market at Shepton Mallet.
     
  12. lonewolf

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    that's news to me, haven't heard of that one, I usually go to the sunday market and car boot at Winchester Farm at Cheddar, several times a year, its a 2 hour journey each way for us.
     
  13. lonewolf

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    is that the one on the show site and its all antiques??
    am off to a car boot sale this afternoon just over the border in Cornwall.
     
  14. lonewolf

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    got a couple of bits this afternoon, neither really prepping stuff to speak of.
    i did see a huge Kukri on one stall, he wanted £20 for it but it was a bit too big for my liking, if it was one of the usual size i'd have gone for it.
     
  15. ystranc

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    Yup that's the one LW, I've had some interesting and useful tools from there.
     
  16. ystranc

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    The huge Kukri are usually for slaughtering, ceremonial really..£20 sounds cheap as long as some idiot hasn't ruined it with an angle grinder.
     
  17. lonewolf

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    was too big for anything i'd want, if it was the usual sized ones I would have snatched his hand off, the ones I see are usually rusted to hell.