Flea markets are great places to find unique gift items, antiques, and rare collectibles. Attenders can usually chat with vendors to get reduced prices on the goods they are purchasing, but a little known fact is that trading or even selling goods is also commonplace. For the best way to barter at a flea market, here are a few tips.
Research Pricing Ahead of Time
Before going to the flea market, it’s a good idea to do a little research. Check out eBay or other online markets to get a realistic price range on the items being sold. Bartering can only be done effectively when both parties are knowledgeable about market, condition, and collect-ability of goods.
Rather than lugging an entire set of dishes, play action set, or antique furniture around the flea market, print out each item. Ensure that the quality, amount, and condition of the item is clearly visible on the printout. A computer-generated printout can be easily carried throughout the flea market and taken out when a suitable vendor is found.