Some people are addicted to flea market shopping so they can do a “flea market flip“. There's a very good reason for this, actually… bargains are everywhere! Keep reading, to learn more about some of the things to do to make your flea market shopping experience all the more successful. It's probably easier than you think!
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Get There Early
You may have heard this before. But, I can't stress the point enough. Try to arrive a few minutes before the flea market opens. This gives you more of an opportunity to browse, before the crowd starts picking things over.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
If you plan on making a day of it, it's important to wear comfortable clothes AND walking shoes. Depending on your geographical location, you may want to dress in layers. You can always remove a layer or two when you start to get warm. This is a much better option than going home early because you're cold.
Know Your Prices
Shopping for particular items? If so, do some pricing research beforehand. I guarantee, it will help to prevent the possibility of getting overcharged, not to mention save you a lot of haggling-related frustration.
Don't Feel Rushed
When interacting with a dealer who starts to make you feel rushed, it might be wise to move on to the next booth. It's SO important to thoroughly inspect every item before you purchase it. Rushing into a buying decision is something you may later regret.
Look Through Cardboard Boxes
You never know what treasure might be lurking in a dusty cardboard box. Many flea market shoppers don't want to take the time to look through these boxes and that can really be an advantage. More times than not, these boxes are transported directly from the attic to the flea market without anyone looking to them first.
These suggestions all come from self-proclaimed flea market shopping “pros.” Hopefully, the tips will help you find and take home scads of great bargains. Believe me, they're out there. You just need to know where to look!