Shoppers who join forces could benefit from big discounts in Bolton Market on Thursday (October 13).
Documentary ‘Bulk Buy Britain’ is being filmed in the market, on Ashburner Street. Storyvault productions are making the one-off documentary for Channel 4.
Presenter, entrepreneur Justin Preston, has negotiated deals with a number of market traders for products including fruit and veg, fish and flowers.
Mr Preston will be based at the cookery demo kitchen in the market, announcing different deals throughout the day. If he can get enough people interested there will be some excellent one-off discounts on offer.
Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Akhtar Zaman, said: “We’ve always said our market is good value for money but the bulk buy deals that traders will be offering on Thursday makes it even better value. I would encourage people to come down to get good deals on things they want.”
While filming will take place in different locations around the borough, this is the first time that the concept will actually be tested.
Consumers will be able to benefit from getting a better price on a range of goods and services, as long as enough people sign up for the deal.
Assistant producer, Kieran Carruthers, said: “It will be very exciting to see if it works and it will be a good foundation for what happens next. It's about bringing the people of Bolton together to get a great deal for everyone.
"And this is just the beginning - if we can get the people of Bolton to tell us what purchases they are planning on making in the next couple of months from cars to computers, fridges to flights we may be able to negotiate some bulk buy deals that will save everyone money. To tell us what you want join our Facebook group.”
Visit the Facebook site (see link above) and click ‘sign up’ to register.
Filming will take place all day at the market, which is open from 9am to 5pm. Bolton Market attracts around 2.5 million visits a year.
The indoor and outdoor market is open Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. The car boot market is open Sunday, 7.30am to 2pm.