Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Mark It Well

On Sunday I got up shortly before the Sparrows and did a Car Boot.
It's one of East Angular's largest Sunday Markets and provides a good opportunity to move on items that are not of the very high standards that we require for our Ebay shop (note I'm resisting the temptation to emulate Gerald Ratner here). Some people buy at Car Boots to put the items into Auctions, some buy stuff at Auctions and sell at Car Boots, some buy at car boots and put the items on Ebay, some buy on Ebay and put in in auctions.... anyway you get the picture. Basically the same stuff goes round and round with nobody actually making stuff - a bit like the modern day British Economy.

I sold a double pushchair before 7am which was good. I didn't manage to sell my Spanish Guitar even though I sat in the back of the car playing it most of the time to demonstrate its gutsy, mellow timbre. "Oo jew fink you are ... Seasick Steve?!", joshed a mockney punter. "No, I'm his younger brother. Car-sick Kev", I reposted.

Anyway I don't have to attempt to paint vivid pictures with words as my friend Keith has alerted me to the fact that a documentary film crew were there on Sunday and the results are already on the interweb. See if you can spot me:

12 comments:

Dave said...

You're the chap with the pipe, aren't you?

Very funny.

When are you on the Bargain Crap in the Attic Hunt Show?

Rog said...

Dave: Correct.
I don't know when my Bargainhunt Premier airs but my Mum is scanning daytime telly to alert me and I will no doubt capture it for posterior.

Christopher said...

Made my morning, this. I may have to take a shower. Thanks.

Richard said...

When we used to seriously ebay we had two mannequins, both called Tracey. Tracey 2 still stands in Sharon's living room.

Jack Hargreaves groping a Tracey. My work here appears to be done. How!

Sarah said...

Oh that was priceless.

Rosie said...

I'm grabbing that for my blog too. Brilliant. I am crying with laughter.

Madame DeFarge said...

Super stuff. I shall become your groupie. It's official.

Rog said...

Christopher: Sorry, I may have made you bring it forward a week.

Richard: There should be 5 Mannequins really shouldn't there? And probably Jewish?

Sarah: And thanks to YouTube, Free!

Rosie: It's going viral!

Madame: See you at the stage door.

KAZ said...

You were the one with the sideboards and trilby.

Keith said...

After a lot of thought, meditation and a few sleepless nights; not to mention a detailed analysis of your blog page, I have come to the conclusion that you are "bloody weird!"

It's not often I pay a compliment, but in your case I'll make an exception. . . .

Rog said...

Kaz: You are spot on. Sideboards are coming back into fashion I believe. Useful for standing a battenberg on.

Keith: Thanks for the, er, compliment!

brokenbiro said...

Fantastic! Two blue whales!! Maybe we should all turn the sound off our tellies and make up the words!

p.s. I've got a machete like that in the shed