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vide grenier stall formI have never had a car boot sale in my life. How do you know what will sell and what really should go to the dump?Šand pricing?, IonasҠold bike, how much ? I have no idea.

I have decided to label the tables at 0.50, 1, 2, 3, 5 , then I can move the stuff down a table if it doesn’t sell !!

The presidente of the vide grenier popped round earlier as I was sorting Iona and Joeӳ old toys into the 1 and 2 euro boxes and gave me a letter to sign. In France you are only allowed to take 2 vide grenier stalls a year. The organiser of the vide grenier has to collate a letter and a copy of their passport from each stall holder and send it to the prefecture (tax office) in Vannes. If you want to have more than two stalls a year this is deemed as a professional activitity and the tax man will want a cut !!

As the presidente left and I went back to my sorting, I couldn’t help but think just how much administration this would cause. There are so many Vide Greniers across France I am looking at the toy pile. I am sure there were more toys here before the presidente arrived. I think some have been squirreled back and hidden in bedrooms!!!

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