These are just a handful of the comments we've received recently. All of our feedback is taken from genuine conversations with our customers either in person or via phone, text, email or our Facebook page. We haven't asked for these comments, they have been made casually during conversation or sent to us via email. We have then asked for permission to publish. If you have any comments about your experience at BatterseaBoot please click here to email us
Donna via Facebook; I had a brilliant day and made £400. Really worth the money for the pitch. Thank you.
Rana via email; I just want to say thank you very much for all your help. We raised nearly £400 for Macmillian Cancer Support today, so we are really happy. Also want to say that the guys at the door are very professional and it's very well run. We hope to come again soon.
Laura via email; Just wanted to drop you a thanks for your help. It was so busy at your boot sale today I have never seen so many people. I think your boot sale is run so well…. I wish other people would adopt such good management of their events and boot sales. It works so well and helps so much to have an hour to set up and then get a hot cuppa before the buyers arrive. Will see you soon for sure when we find some more of our clutter to rid. Thanks again.
Scott via Facebook; It's amazing the amount of money you can make here and the team that run it are great, i'm going to be a regular now.
Emma via Facebook; Great car boot - the best I have been to - a constant stream of buyers - a really good crowd - would highly recommend to sellers and buyers too.
Sarah via Facebook; Its busy, there is a great mixture of sellers, from proper antiques to odd socks and everything in between.
'Cup and Saucer UK' Via Facebook; I had a great time last week, definitely the best car boot I have sold at.
Ena via phone; This year is hard for carbooting, it's been hard wherever you go - no one wants to spend their money. But Battersea has the buyers, you can't argue with that. And in my experience, if you're going to make money anywhere these days, you're going to make it at Battersea. The sheer numbers of people still coming through those gates mean you've got to make some money!
Ceci via email; Just wanted to say how fantastic today was for us – so well organised and, as promised, a lot of people and a lot of sales!! We’re very happy! I'm impressed, we did brilliantly. Can’t wait to do it again. Many thanks.
Ceci via email (second visit); Well, the rain was a drag yesterday BUT we still managed to make half the amount of money (compared to last time) in half the amount of time – so still not bad!! We'll be back!
Jane via email; The car boot sale was excellent. It was the first time I'd been and I found it extremely well run, efficient and all staff involved were very friendly. Will definitely recommend - and come again in future!
Maureen via phone; At the end of the day what matters most at any boot sale is how many customers they have, and I have yet to find another boot sale in London with as many as you get at Battersea. I know you spend a fortune on publicity and that is obviously how you manage to get so many customers through the gate. This is the problem with other boots sales, the organisers are the only people making any money! At Battersea, it is clear that you actually care and want your sellers to do well and you obviously work hard to ensure they do. You've got the whole package! It's all well and good being nice or having a nice site, but the bottom line is, people do a boot sale to make money and at Battersea I make money! Lots of it!
Nina via email; "Just a quick note to pass on my thanks for the boot sale. We were very impressed with the efficient and professional organisation, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Incidentally, we tried another boot sale a month or so ago, it was fairly quiet (hence all the stuff we still had left to sell!) and we had all that hassle with people trying to delve into the boot before we'd unpacked. Battersea, by huge contrast, was so civilised! It was a one off boot sale for me, but I had such a good time I wished I could do it more regularly! I know where to find you if I need to do another sale in the future.
Jessica via text; Wow! Thank you so much for your help and understanding over our car problems. I had heard your customer service was excellent, you clearly work hard to live up to your reputation.
Steve via phone; "£50 for a pitch is nothing. I've done Battersea a number of times, last time I came I arrived at 11am and had sold out completely by 1pm. I made a grand" (£1000)
George via phone; "You've created a superb event there. Your organisation is second to none - roll in, nice people, nice site, what more could you want? You're too popular though, always fully booked and I can't get a space. I'll have to get up earlier on Monday to get booked in!"
Justin via phone; "I'm happy to pay £35 for a pitch, the last time I came to Battersea I made £300 in the first two hours. I made so much money it was ridiculous!''
Jennie Mathias (The Belle Stars) via Facebook; "It has to be said that this is the BEST BOOT SALE IN THE WHOLE OF LONDON! Everyone goes there and nuff bargains can be picked up... Jen xx"
Mrs Eastman via phone; "It's so well organised at Battersea, you just stroll in with your car, no one is screaming at you, it's all very calm. The staff are always very pleasant and show you where to set up. We enjoyed it, it was fun to be honest."
David via email; "Tracy and the team are fantastic. I have been a seller at Battersea for over 6 years and the support of Tracy and the team has always been fantastic. I recommend Battersea Boot to anyone looking to make some extra money in by far the best bootsale in London if not the country.
Mary via phone; "You guys are wonderful, you always do what you say you're gonna do"
Lucy via phone; ''Well done Battersea, you have created THE most amazing event. We never go anywhere else, it's really not worth the hassle when you offer such a great service and such a great boot sale!''
Laura via phone; ''I really don't know how you do it. You have more customers at Battersea on a rainy day than most boot sales get on a bright sunny day in July! I don't know how you do it, but I have to say, I take my hat off to you, what you do is amazing''
Martin via phone; ''I'll be honest, I go to other boot sales now and again as I get fed up with the price of a pitch at Battersea. But, you know what? I ALWAYS come back to Battersea. You just can't take the same kind of money anywhere else. Other boot sales don't get the numbers of customers you get, it's as simple as that. I still get the hump about the price but I've got to say, it is worth every penny! What's the point in going somewhere else, queueing up for ages to pay £15 for a pitch and I take £60? I can come to Battersea for £20 a pitch and take £150-£200... and I don't need to queue up. I'm just being daft really going anywhere else, as yes you can quote me on that!"
Jackie, in person at the boot; "I take more money at Battersea than I take when I pay £150 for a stall at an antiques fair. People comment that I'm paying a lot for a car boot pitch at £35, but you know, the figures speak for themselves. Sometimes I go to an antiques fair and don't even cover my costs. I can virtually guarantee I'll take money here, in fact I don't remember EVER having a really bad day at Battersea. Even when it's raining you cover your costs and something on top. I've never made a loss''
Ellie via text; "I heard your boot sale is the best premium boot sale and I have very good stuff to sell so would like to go for a premium pitch. A friend of mine sold at your boot sale last year and I remember her telling me she made such a lot of money. I'm sure she told me she made around £300 or even £400 which is so good just selling off unwanted clothes and things!"
Winston via phone; "I cannot believe you bothered to call me back when you were already fully booked! Now that is service. Most boot sales just ignore your calls, someone from your place called me back, answered all my questions, gave me everything I needed to know. And that was when you were already fully booked! Amazing standard of service I shall be using your boot sale in the very near future.''
Judith via facebook; "Staff were wonderful today, especially the guys out front... you did good!"
Marie via phone; "It's my favourite boot sale. You just KNOW you will make money there. I came once in pouring rain, really heavy all day and I still made well over £100, you don't get that at other boot sales. You really keep the customers coming which is what makes it so good"
Lesley, via email; "Thanks for taking the time to reply to my questions, and for the helpful auto reply too. I will take your advice about booking early, follow you on Facebook and keep my fingers crossed for next Sunday! Thank you for running such a great event - I never come but I find a new treasure - hence the need to get rid of some old ones! All the best, Lesley."