Make And Save Money At Flea Market

Put simply, a flea market is a type of street market in which vendors sell second-hand (or previously-used) merchandise. While you could sell almost anything at a flea market, items such as collectibles, vintage clothing, and antiques are the typical merchandise. 

Why the Term “Flea Market?”

There are a few different theories, but the most popular is that flea market is a translation of the French term “marché aux puces,” meaning “market of the fleas.” The term was first used in stories about a market in Paris in the 1860s known as the marché aux puces. 

Types of Flea Markets

Frequency First, flea markets can either be more permanent or seasonal. Location Additionally, flea markets can be categorized by their location. 

How to Make and Save Money at Flea Markets

Many people look to save or make money by buying and selling on Craigslist and Craigslist alternatives like Etsy, but flea markets can also be a great way to make or save some money. 

If you’re talented at crafts, upcycling, or a frequent garage-saler or antiquer, then you might consider operating a booth at a flea market as a vendor. Many flea market vendors make between $200 and $500 a day. 

Making Money as a Vendor

On the other hand, flea markets also represent an opportunity to find treasures and unique items, often for less than you would pay at a department store. Just the fact that you’re buying used will likely save you money. 

Saving Money as a Buyer

- Wear comfortable shoes - Dress casually - Always haggle  - Bring cash  - Make a shopping list  - Look for things to repurpose 

Here are a few tips for shopping at flea markets to help you have a successful outing: 

1. 127 Corridor Sale – Addison, Michigan 2. First Monday Trade Days – Canton, Texas 3. Brimfield – Brimfield, Massachusetts 4. Scott Antique Market – Atlanta, Georgia 5. Rose Bowl Flea Market – Pasadena, California 6. Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market Extravaganza – Springfield, Ohio 7. Brooklyn Flea – Brooklyn, New York 8. Mile High Flea Market – Henderson, Colorado 9. Texas Antique Weekend – Round Top, Texas 10. Rogers Flea Market – Rogers, Ohio

Best Flea Markets in the U.S.

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