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Old Mar 9th 2011, 5:51 pm
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Any information on second hand markets or car boot sales on the Costa Brava?

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Old Mar 9th 2011, 6:21 pm
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Sorry, don't know of actual markets that you go to, I'm sure someone else will be along to help you with that. However, you might get rid of some things through segundamano.es if you can manage online listings.
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Originally Posted by The Beast
Any information on second hand markets or car boot sales on the Costa Brava?

Thanks in anticipation
I think the further you go up the east coast the less chance of finding a really good carboot sale.

None around here and any rastro is merely a meeting place.

Theres a massive gap in the 2nd hand market.
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From my limited experience of the spanish as a people they have nothing secondhand to pass on as they sell houses complete with furniture and anything else they use till only fit for firewood or dis assembling for useful parts then residue goes to the bins. Any market I have seen, most of the items are not fit for much if anything at all. I think the ex pats are the ones that want second hand markets.
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Originally Posted by The Capitans Wench
From my limited experience of the spanish as a people they have nothing secondhand to pass on as they sell houses complete with furniture and anything else they use till only fit for firewood.
OK you must live in a very poor rural area

My experience is anything of worth will be passed along the family for free. And anything else will be thrown away.

The segundamano site has been a big success though so maybe times are changing.
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OK you must live in a very poor rural area

My experience is anything of worth will be passed along the family for free. And anything else will be thrown away.

The segundamano site has been a big success though so maybe times are changing.
Second hand stuff is not usually sold as you say, visitors to the costas from other parts of Spain are quite surprised by carboot sales.

Most dont really like them, but think that the secondhand paperbacks is a good thing, and would buy them if they could when they go home. As there are huge savings and they would read a lot more if they could get books for 1euro each.

As for clothes, a reall no no.
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Originally Posted by cricketman
OK you must live in a very poor rural area
My experience is anything of worth will be passed along the family for free. And anything else will be thrown away.

The segundamano site has been a big success though so maybe times are changing.
Your assumption of where I live is way of the mark, it is neither poor nor rural.
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There are as many Spaniards as Marocs and Brits at the Torrimollinos car boot on Sundays.
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There are as many Spaniards as Marocs and Brits at the Torrimollinos car boot on Sundays.
If the Spanish love car boot sales as much as the Brits then why havent they caught on in other parts of Spain where there are no British.

I dont know how long ago it was when car boot sales started in the uk but about 20ish, I think, well, the Spanish would have started them by now if they were really interested, I suppose.

But they havent....so they may attract Spanish visitors, but they can take them or leave them...
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If the Spanish love car boot sales as much as the Brits then why havent they caught on in other parts of Spain where there are no British.
Selling in Spain is much more regulated than UK. AFAIK sellers need to be registered autonomo and/or have a licence ambulantorio (spelling?)
I remember instances of cops raiding a car boot event in a field near Lliria several arrests and fines given and site closed permanantly. When I lived in France same happened and English woman and kid chucked in cells.

Apart from that and as far as my Spanish friends tell me they think its unlucky to bring a strangers second hand goods into their home.
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Originally Posted by whitelinen
Selling in Spain is much more regulated than UK. AFAIK sellers need to be registered autonomo and/or have a licence ambulantorio (spelling?)
I remember instances of cops raiding a car boot event in a field near Lliria several arrests and fines given and site closed permanantly. When I lived in France same happened and English woman and kid chucked in cells.

Apart from that and as far as my Spanish friends tell me they think its unlucky to bring a strangers second hand goods into their home.
That could be a reason for no car boot sales, I have no idea for sure.
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Originally Posted by whitelinen
Selling in Spain is much more regulated than UK. AFAIK sellers need to be registered autonomo and/or have a licence ambulantorio (spelling?)
I remember instances of cops raiding a car boot event in a field near Lliria several arrests and fines given and site closed permanantly. When I lived in France same happened and English woman and kid chucked in cells.

Apart from that and as far as my Spanish friends tell me they think its unlucky to bring a strangers second hand goods into their home.
Yes I recall that one, and another in the area being shut down.
Seems they hit the ones the Brits use the hardest,... trouble was some stalls were selling new stuff as well as used, and the usual bunch of Africans were there with counterfeit goods.
They had a fairly clever sales scam, so it was difficult for the cops to nail them down.
There's a few very small local ones keep coming and going around here, but not a great deal of stuff there. They seem to be more of a social meeting point than anything else.
Used to be a cracking good one just out of Benidorm towards Aldea, but I don't know if its still going at present.
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Carboots are for second hand stuff and you don`t need anything but the pitch fee, at markets you need proper licence etc.

Carboots started around 1973 in the UK, we used to run one for the local school till they decided the playground was not insured for it, the cost would of been more than the takings. ;-))
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Originally Posted by whitelinen
Selling in Spain is much more regulated than UK. AFAIK sellers need to be registered autonomo and/or have a licence ambulantorio (spelling?)
I remember instances of cops raiding a car boot event in a field near Lliria several arrests and fines given and site closed permanantly. When I lived in France same happened and English woman and kid chucked in cells.

Apart from that and as far as my Spanish friends tell me they think its unlucky to bring a strangers second hand goods into their home.
Free enterprise dose not exist in Spain hence the economy is nose diving at a frightening rate
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Originally Posted by jdr
Carboots are for second hand stuff and you don`t need anything but the pitch fee, at markets you need proper licence etc.

Maybe in the UK but not in Spain or parts of Spain.

Apart from the reasons already mentioned I read that the Spanish Police were concerned that goods offered as second hand were actually stolen goods.

Anyhow its all academic because the car boot concept has not caught on in Spain nor many other countries come to think of it.
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