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Stallholder's eBay pitch fails

PUBLISHED: 09:07 02 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:54 30 June 2010

A Great Yarmouth stallholder's bid to sell her pitch through the power of the internet failed last night.

The Just Weird stall was being advertised for sale on the website for £13,500 but by its 7.

A Great Yarmouth stallholder's bid to sell her pitch through the power of the internet failed last night.

The Just Weird stall was being advertised for sale on the website for £13,500 but by its 7.21pm deadline it had not attracted one bid.

Its owner Jennifer Wood has run the stall which sells slightly off-the-wall items, such as gothic costumes and incense candles, since

August.

Miss Wood, 46, from Gillingham, near Beccles, decided to sell her permanent stall for family reasons and was persuaded to put it on eBay by her relatives who regularly use the website.

It is described on eBay as: “Permanent Great Yarmouth market stall for sale. Prime position. Secure side and front shutters. Currently trading as a non-food business but has potential to be converted into premises to trade with food. Transfer fee applicable. Rent dependant on what you sell. Both of these payments need to be discussed with and paid to the local borough council.”

On a good day Miss Wood's stall gets up to 30 customers.

She said: “If you want to set up a successful stall you need to find a niche market. Running your own stall is good, as you are doing your own thing. It can get very cold in the winter, though.”

There are 36 permanent stall in the Market Place with ground rents raging from £596 to £901 every four weeks. Recently one of the market's popular chip stalls went on the market for £50,000.


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