Pirates of the Car Boot Sale

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Is there still a profit to be made selling DVDs? Glenn is one of Tamebay’s regular commenters and has been contributing to the site for many years and today asks if competition from pirate DVDs leaves any profit for sellers of genuine goods.

Pirates of the Car Boot SaleWith the welcome change to our weather car boot sales are now back on my weekend agenda.

I love strolling along between lines of straining decorating tables piled high with a mixture of gems and garbage, whist listening to various sales pitches.

But what never fails to amaze me is the blatant selling of pirate DVDs. Before I have even paid my entrance fee I can spot the pirate DVD sellers because they always seem to use a blue and white gazebo with 2 or 3 sturdy tables.

Now if I can spot these pirate DVD sellers I have to wonder why and earth there isn’t some sort of forfeiture and enforcement of the law. Last year I must have attended around 20 car boots in different locations and at very single one there was at least one pirate DVD seller.

I used to sell DVDs but with so many pirate copies going around combined with digital downloads there is no longer any profit to be made in the sale of genuine DVDs.

2 Responses

  1. Trading standards do regularly come and take stock off the market near where I live, next market day the guys selling them are back with more. They do not carry much stock and the stock they do carry costs pennies to produce so they simply are not bothered if it does get taken. More needs to be done with this kind of thing.

  2. I rarely, if ever see hooky DVDS at my local market/car boot. Its probably because you can normally see some hobby bobbys wandering around.

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