Thursday, October 29, 2015

a great British institution - the car boot sale

It's not unusual to see these in Britain - a large number of people setting up little tables in a field and selling items to the public that they literally take out of their car boots [trunks]; a kind of collective garage sale, but where each person is selling only a small number of items.

The practice has spread to other countries in Europe as well as A/NZ.

In America the equivalent is a tailgate sale where the tailgate of a pickup or station wagon provides the table, although they are not common in all parts of the country.  In California the equivalent is a swap meet or a flea market.

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