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Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by WelshCake, 12 June 2011 Social URL.

  1. WelshCake

    WelshCake Silver Member

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    Anyone else love them?? With the weight loss I have been able to buy myself far more clothes than I would have been able to afford if I had to buy from a shop, yesterday I bought myself 5 Per Una skirts sizes 4 in a size 16 (3 fit 1 is too small) 1 size 14 (too small but I "WILL" get into it) a John Lewis mock-croc bag -brand new- a M&S summer cotton dress, a vest style top still in wrapped, black shrug with a detachable fluffy collar, a pink Per Una real pearls necklace still on the card with £12 price tag on and I had change from a fiver!!!!!:D

    The best part is I bought a size 22 Per Una cotton summer dress for £3 last year to slim into, now it is too big I popped it on Ebay it went for over £55!!
     
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  3. Wish

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    Yes, I love car boot sales, used to get some brilliant bargains there, clothes like you say can be very good, new with tags for about £1 each, althogh you do have to get there really early these days as they have become more popular with the recession.
     
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    My kinda girl. My kinda shopping.
    Now I just have to learn to do the ebay thing.
     
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    I have never thought of car boot sales , i have bought most of my clothes from charity shops as i have been slimming though , may try a car boot or 2 soon :)
     
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    You will not be sorry !!!!
     
  7. WelshCake

    WelshCake Silver Member

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    Give it a go, fabulous bargains to be had, 1 skirt I paid £1 for still had its £45 Per Una price tag on it!
     
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    I would go if they weren't always on a sunday!
     
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    Devon Dolce 1lb at a time!

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    Love car boots, charity shops and Ebay - I don't tend to buy my clothes there but do pick up some gorgeous vintage crockery for my ever growing collection! I love a bargain! xxx
     
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    i dont want to sound like a snob here but i feel really really funny going to the car boot near me. i must admit i have only been once and the people there were pushing others out of the way and it was just a bizarre experiance. i am not the type to rummage, i dont even go to tkmaxx because the clothes are all over the place.
    i would love to go to a car boot sale that is a bit more civilised, maybe i should try a charity shop?!
    i do love ebay though and i have had sooo many bargains :)
     
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    I've not been to a bootsale where theres any pushing and shoving, our bootsales are on a Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun so plenty of choice
     
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    the nearest one to me is only on sundays and as i work during the week i dont know when any others are. id go if if i could find a nice friendly one :)
     
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    Loads of information online about car boot sales and where to find them:

    Car boot sales in UK directory listed by local area

    Car Boot Sales - Home

    Car Boot Sales - Home

    If you want a better class of car boot sale, then you have to go to a better class of area!! The best ever is the huge one in September by the river in Henley-on-Thames in aid of the RNLI - just a one-off sale but it has a fantastic atmosphere.

    The other one I like is the Sunday morning one at Cheltenham racecourse.

    But I have been to some which were very dodgy indeed - there's not really any way of knowing until you get there.
     
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