Everyone at one time or another will probably visit a flea market. Flea markets can be a fun time for the whole family. I remember going to the flea market as a kid and going home with toys I had never seen before. Growing up I found my self visiting flea markets trying to find a deal or two. As time went by, I saw the money you could make at flea markets. The same people sell at flea markets each week religiously for a good reason. It can be a gold mine. Your average flea market on the weekend can see over 10,000 visitors. If you can’t make money at a flea market there is something wrong.Check out your local flea market. You don’t have to be special to reserve a spot to sell your goods there. You just have to make arrangements and pay for your spot/table. Then you can sell any goods you have. Some people will pay full price without trying to talk you down. Other customers will try and wheel and deal their way to a good bargain. Either way, you will make tons of money at a flea market because of the volume of customers you will get.
My niche at the flea market was jewelry and lingerie. Find your niche and go for it! You don’t even have to sell name brand merchandise. People are at a flea market to find things for a good price. You won’t make as much money if your product cost a hundred dollars or more. So as long as the price is right, you will make money. There are tons of wholesalers who offer some really great priced goods that are not name brands. Buy some no-name goods wholesale and resell them at the flea market. You can make some profit and sell an interesting product at a great price for the people at the flea market.
Flea markets are also known for having goods you can’t find anywhere except a flea market. Who cares if you aren’t offering anything you can buy in retail stores. People visit flea markets for the experience of finding something different than you can find in regular stores. You don’t need name brand products to make money at a flea market. Weird and rare things sell remarkably well at flea markets(the same rule holds true for ebay). Take my word for it, find something good to sell that you can get for a great deal. Get enough stock to last you the whole flea market length. Buy a table/spot at your local flea market. Be prepared to make some serious money. Bringing home over five thousand dollars in a weekend is not out of the ordinary when you sell at a flea market.
At a flea market you probably won’t find someone selling the same thing as you. No competition means more money! Maybe do a scan of the flea market the weekend before you plan to sell and scope things out. Find out who is selling what and where they are. Map out your plan of what to sell and where to sell it at the flea market. The key is finding a good spot to sell your goods. The good tables are worth paying the extra money if it means a location where more people will see you.
Buying from flea markets can be a great score also. When you are a seller at a flea market, you usually get there early in the day. Which means nobody is there shopping yet. The early bird gets the worm. Hit two birds with one stone. Scope the place out for the best deals of the day from the other sellers there. I have found tons of things I have made really good money from at flea markets. Buy it cheap at the flea market and resell it on eBay for tons more money.
That’s right, just beware of counterfeit and fake goods: And you can make some great money from buying at flea markets and reselling on ebay. From simple things like snow globes, nick-nacks, to collectibles, and decorations. All kinds of things are at flea markets with lots of eBay potential. Heck, if you have your own website; list the goods you buy from the flea market there so you can make money without paying eBay fees. Either way, the rewards are very much worth it when you are a regular visitor to flea markets.
I look at flea markets, yard sales, and things like that as potential gold mines. You always hear stories of people finding really good things there. I have found some really good profit makers through the years just because of flea markets and yard sales. So, look in your local paper. Check out all the flea markets. Go take a leisure visit and see what you can find. Take the family if you can’t leave the house without them. You will have fun and probably make some money. At the same time; see if there can be a future for you selling at the flea market. I bet you can, goodluck!