Battersea Boot Terms & Conditions
Payment is non refundable and non transferable. We used to offer a limited transfer policy as a goodwill gesture. However, as we now launch bookings later in the week all bookings are fixed. We cannot transfer or refund as you are booking a service which you expect to use within only 3 days. We suggest you consider and check your diary, TFL website for road closures, your childminder, the weather forecast, your husband’s/wife’s diary, your work rota, etc, etc, before you book a pitch 😉
We open rain or shine. We do not cancel the boot sale because of bad weather conditions so the pitch is provided by us even if it is raining. If you choose not to use your pitch we cannot provide you with a replacement or refund.
Payment is for your registered vehicle to enter the site this Sunday. Please ensure you have registered the car you intend to bring. Any change of vehicle must be requested by email and can only be accepted subject to space being available. If you do not provide full car details at the time of booking we will reserve space for a standard small car (ie; Fiesta/Golf) We cannot offer our usual pitch guarantee if a larger car is brought without prior arrangement – though of course, in an emergency, we will do our best on the day to fit it in.
Nothing can be added to the pitch once the vehicle is onsite (further goods, people, vehicles etc.) Everyone/thing needs to be in the vehicle on arrival. Additional people arriving to ‘help’ will be charged the appropriate buyers entry fee if they are not inside the vehicle on arrival. If helpers bring along additional goods to sell they will be charged our walk in sellers fee instead.
A pitch is guaranteed to be held for you until at least 1pm. Regardless of your booked arrival time, we will hold a space for you until 1pm guaranteed.
You (and your vehicle, goods and rubbish) must vacate the premises by 5pm. We do not provide rubbish disposal facilities for sellers. If you have unwanted goods at the end of the day we ask that you take them home and put in your own bin or donate to charity. We often have a charity collection van at the boot who will gratefully receive any donations.
Regrettably we are unable to provide replacement pitches for customers delayed or unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances; road closures, broken down vehicles, illness, personal emergencies, inablity to hire a car, bad weather, bad traffic or any other events beyond our control. Booking a pitch at BatterseaBoot is a little like booking a theatre ticket: you don’t get given a free ticket to another show just because you didn’t make it to the one you booked. We sell and provide a guaranteed pitch. We cannot be held responsible if you fail to use it for reasons beyond our control. We cannot enter into discussion with customers asking for exceptions to be made.
The boot sale is held on a no smoking site. If you must smoke, please contain/collect your cigarette ends and dispose of them at home.
You may sell new or used goods. Below is a list of prohibited items;
No sales of food or drink to be consumed on the premises is allowed.
No sales of pornographic material, tobacco, alcohol, medicines or live animals is allowed.
Illegal or counterfeit goods will be confiscated and Trading Standards or the police may be notified.
No sales of fireworks, guns (including replica, de-activated, air etc) , knives or swords (this includes domestic, replica, decorative or collectable) are allowed.
Anyone found selling the above goods will be asked to remove them from sale and leave in our care until they are ready to leave the premises. If appropriate the police may be notified. The above list is not exhaustive and common sense must be applied.
Gazebos may only be erected with permission. Please ask when you arrive onsite, we will do our best to place you somewhere with space for a gazebo. If it is raining, we guarantee we will provide enough space for any seller who wishes to bring a gazebo.
All unwanted goods MUST be taken with you when you leave, this includes boxes and bags. The boot sale is held in school grounds and there are no provisions for rubbish disposal onsite. Please keep in mind that it is a criminal offence to dump rubbish.
The rest is common sense. If you’ve booked a pitch, we hope you have a good day and we apologise for the very fact that we have to have such detailed written terms as these in place. The vast majority of our customers think our terms are fair – we hope you do too. Thank you for taking the time to read them!