Thousands browse for bargains at Classified Live - Grimsby Telegraph's giant car boot sale
AROUND 5,000 buyers flocked to the biggest one-off car boot sale in North East Lincolnshire to snap up some bargains.
Classified Live was brought to you by the Grimsby Telegraph on Saturday and the event has proved so popular that around 200 sellers pitched up in the Grimsby Institute's Laceby Road car park.
Sharon Gest was a stallholder at the event with her daughter Lauren and by midday they had already made £30.
"We were having a house clearance so we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to sell our stuff," she said.
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"It was very busy when it first opened – buyers couldn't move it was that popular!
"It has been one of the best carboots I have been to."
John Macdonald and his wife, from Carr Lane, Grimsby, were browsing at the sale and picked up some bargains.
"We go to a lot of car-boots in the area and this one is especially great because stallholders are genuinely getting rid of items," John said.
"I have found an inflatable Harry Haddock, which I am going to give to a friend, and I have bought my daughter a book.
"My wife has also bought some nice candles and household items which you can't get from the shops now-a-days."
Stallholder Ann Plunkett, from Ulceby, said the car-boot was "easy" to do.
"I like the idea that buyers can't come and have a look until 10am because it gives you time to set up," she said.
"I have sold a swing ball, steamer, fly-fishing gear and general items – I have made well over £50. I would love this sale to be a regular thing because it has been so great."
Another happy seller was Mike Hughes, from Grimsby, who thinks the event was "brilliant". He said: "We have sold a lot of clothes and it has been very popular. I think it's a great idea. Because the sale has been well advertised, a lot of people have turned up and plus it's on concrete, so it doesn't put buyers off."
Caroline Whelpton, the Grimsby Telegraph's Classified manager, said: "Classified Live has been a huge success with more than 5,000 buyers attending and more than 120 car-booters!
"It has been a brilliant turnout and we are really happy with how popular it has been.
"I think it gives buyers confidence when the pitches have been pre-sold."