Sunday, July 5, 2009

Recycle, UnWanted Goods & Car Boot Sales

Hello all,
Yesterday we were at Car boot Sales in Maeps, MARDI Serdang (where they do MAHA exhibition). Doesn't sound traveling, does it? 

Our stall - Bazaar@MaepsOur stall - Bazaar@Maeps
We were there to sell our personal items such as magazines, CDs, jeans, clothes and our own collection of posters. The organizer wanted the place to be The Biggest Car Boot Sale. Yes, the place is big and there're many vendors selling all sort of items. But... what they're lack of is the meaning of Car Boot sales itself. In our opinion, Car boot sales involve selling items from the back of your car. In England, that is how they began. Car boot sales used to be a small gathering of people who filled the back of their cars with goods that they wanted to dispose of and set up a trading stall in the hope that they could make a few pennies from their unwanted goods. Car boot sales have now become big business. Think of them as an offline version of EBay. As for us yesterday, sorry to say.. it's look like a "pasar malam" a bit.

Bazaar@Maeps CarBoot SalesBazaar@Maeps CarBoot SalesBazaar@Maeps CarBoot SalesOur stall - Bazaar@MaepsOur stall - Bazaar@Maeps
As we're browsing yesterday, there're not many really understood the meaning of it (there're a few I should give them Thumbs Up!) For me, not them to be blamed. It is just not our culture to wear and appreciate 2nd hand goods. As we speak Go Green, Recycle and Reuse but we ourselves don't really into it. I must salute places like Cash Converters (link), Amcorp Mall Flea Market (for us, this is still the best place)(link), Alam Flora Recycle Centre (link) and a few others for helping us to appreciate and understand the concept of 2nd hand goods and recycling. Actually, we have been doing recycling for more than 5 years, collecting newspaper, magazine, plastic bottles from our families' home and workplace. Thank you to all our friends(even to my boss) and families who are helping and still helping us doing that. (Besides benefit the planet, it contributes a bit on our trip's budget...he...he.... no pain no gain).

Portobello MarketPortobello MarketMilton Keynes Car Boot SalesMilton Keynes Car Boot SalesFlea Market @ Alicante,SpainFlea Market @ Alicante,Spain
Anyway, that's okay, we're still going back there again next week. It is open from 3pm - 10.30pm every Saturday. Car boot sales can be great fun if you are a buyer or a seller. As with everything else in life you need to be selective and not buy something you don’t need, unless you want to have your own stall at this car boot sales next week! If you guys out there have something nice and useable, should give it a try. The rent is cheap and all you need to do is Open your car boot and you're on business. 

Our stall - Bazaar@MaepsOur stall - Bazaar@Maeps
Planning our next backpack in August, insyaAllah...  Stay Tuned!

17 comments:

jutawantani said...

asalamualaikum bro..nice blog here..saya perasan kamu berdua di tapak bazaar..nak sembang tapi sibuk uruskan melayan macam2 hal..tak sempat nak pi borak..aku sebenarnya memang minat barang kat flea market barang 2nd atau rare...dulu layan gak pasar karat kat belakang petaling street..sekarang nie dah dok Bandar Seri Putra..jauh le pulak nak pi kl

Well harap nanti leh sembang lain kali...nak selak2 poster yang ada..ekekek...

Faizal and Anna said...

Waalaikumussalam jutawantani,
Terima kasih sudi baca blog. Nanti senang2 singgah ler ke stall kami. Jumpa disana...

Ibnu Taharim said...

Salam bro, baru terjumpa blog ko, menarik sangat, teringin nak ikut ko gi travel..hehe

Faizal and Anna said...

Terima Kasih bro Ibnu, nak join boleh.. bila2 jer. hehehe..

Nor Amran Abdullah said...

assalamualaikum.

saya amran , peniaga 2nd hand di depan booth anda 305.........
selamat hari raya
blog yang cantik

Pakuteh said...

Salam bro,

Bile nak update blog...banyak benda menarik kat bazaar@maeps nih...

Pakuteh

Faizal and Anna said...

InsyaAllah Pakuteh, ada dalam perancangan. Coming soon ya..

sharainon said...

salam bro, ingat lagi saga novel 2nd hand yg saya beli tempoh hari,dan cerita2 traveling ke US , nice blog and keep up the good work on go green, semoga berjumpa lagi di flea market.

Athirah & Azlina said...

hi anna&faizal,
nak tau berape sewa tapak if kite nak buat car boot sales ni eh..tgk kat website maeps..mahal tu rm500/setapak..ke kalo kte bukak car boot je murah sket..please advise sket..hehehe

Faizal and Anna said...

Rasanya ini harga terkini.. sebab kami mula dari tahun lepas. Untuk lebih info baik hubungi terus pihak berkenaan...

Siti Adora said...

setahu saya utk hari sabtu open from 5pm to 2am, bayar yuran rm500 utk 2tahun, then satu hari sewa rm8 shj. utk hari ahad yuran rm1000 utk 2 tahun then sehari bayar rm8 shj.

ShazAshBurn said...

Salam.

Nak tanye, car boot sale ni masih ade lai ke? Sebab kami sekelaurga nak jual barang sebab nak pindah rumah. Kalau ade lagi, laku ke barang2 terpakai kami, macam karpet, buku, pinggan mangkuk, etc.

Hope you can reply, Thanks a lot. :)

Gowshika said...

Great post with lots of really good information!

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Eminia said...

Good thing everybody must follow it..Closed Loop Recycling

Ella said...

i wish to join d activity. can u direct med tapak? tq

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Rafael Imran Banitez said...

salam. mcm mane nk apply niaga kt ctu... n berapa sewa nyer...?

saiful razin said...

hello, nk tanya ye, tahun ni ada lagi ke carboot sales di maeps ye?