Why we love jumble sales so much…

Andrea and I love nothing more than a good rummage at a jumble sale. Check out the videos below to see some of the items we have found and even some footage taken at the sales.

 

What is a jumble sale?

Here in the UK a jumble sale is usually run by a local group or charity, such as the cub scouts, a church, or school.

They tend to be held in a village hall, church building or community centre. Usually consisting of rows of tables with junk piled high, they tend to be seperated into tables of clothing, brick-a-brack (general junk), books, and toys.

Usually run by volunteers, the prices are normally very cheap, all the items are donated and the organisers want it all to go, so the items are priced cheap to get it gone, often towards the end, things are reduced to as low as 10p or even given away for free.

We find they are a great place to experiment with our purchases and take a few chances on things, because the prices are so low the investment is minimal and many times we have learnt about a new niche from taking a chance on an item at a jumble sale.

 

Be prepared.

Get there early, some of our local regular sales are so popular people start queuing an hour or more before the doors even open.

Also jumble sales have a reputation for being quite ferocious, expect there to be pushing and shoving, it can be utter mayhem especially at the start! So get your elbows ready and get stuck in.

A few big bags are essential, and pockets full of change will speed things up.

 

How can I find a Jumble Sale?

Keep an eye on local papers, community notice boards as well as searching on facebook and google and hopefully you will manage to find a jumble sale in your area soon

Many jumble sales are held annually or in some cases every few months.

Also if you do find a jumble sale remember to ask the organisers when the next one is or if they know of any others in the area. Also try to get to know other jumble sale regulars, get chatting & try to find out about other jumbles they visit ūüôā

 

Check out this video below in which I show how much I sold some items we found at jumble sales.

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Moonwalk Charity Marathon Training

We are walking a marathon for charity!!!

In March 2018 we will be doing the London Moonwalk, an overnight 26 mile walk through London in aid of Breast Cancer charities.

If you can donate even a small amount we would be very grateful the link to the charity page is here; Link to charity page

We have been training for quite a while now and building up our fitness and stamina, the video below follows us on our longest training walk so far of 10 miles… the target was an average pace of 15 minutes per mile….

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Interview with Ronnie Hart from ‘Hart Pickers”

I was lucky enough to have the chance to chat with Ronnie Hart from ‘Hart Pickers’ on our youtube channel.

Ronnie is a very experienced full-time reseller based in the USA who specialises in selling clothing. He also has a very popular and successful youtube channel where he shares many hints and tips on clothing reselling as well as regular hangouts with other resellers.

I hope you enjoy the chat and can learn something from Ronnie’s experience.

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Talking Amazon FBA with Tom

This week’s guest spot was taken by my good friend Tom, AKA ‘Tom The English Picker’, Tom sells a lot more on Amazon than I do and has a wealth of information so we thought it would be a good idea to have a catch up and talk all things FBA

Click the video below to take a look…

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Focus on Friends: Fake Rachel & Jamie

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We got to know Fake Rachel and Jamie via the wonderful world of YouTube a couple of years ago.  Since then we have become good friends and chat with Fake Rachel on a daily basis.   Their videos are always very informative and easy to watch.  They have a wealth of reselling knowledge between them. Continue reading

Our trip ‘oop north’ to visit Zaheer & Bec

Making videos on YouTube has brought many blessings and surprises, one of which was the meeting of two like minded resellers, Nic & Zaheer, approximately three years ago. Sharing an equal passion for their businesses, and a sense of humour, the two men have become firm friends, and a regular weekly ‘Tat Chat’ was born, airing live every Tuesday evening on YouTube. Early last year Zaheer came to visit us and he & Nic enjoyed a night out in Hitchin. ¬†Later that year we met again when we organised a reseller meet up, again in Hitchin, with more of our close knit reselling friends. ¬†We met Bec that weekend and a lot of fun was had. Continue reading

Focus on Friends: Zaheer & Rebecca Malik

This month we are featuring our good friends Zaheer & Rebecca Malik. ¬†Nic & Zaheer got to know one another via their YouTube channels shortly after Nic started making YouTube videos about reselling. ¬†They have become firm friends in the 3 years that have followed. ¬†It’s been a true pleasure to get to know Zaheer & Bec, a lovelier couple you couldn’t meet, and I’m so happy to call them our friends. Continue reading