Sunday, October 21, 2018

Two swap meet vendors enlist in ‘Storage Wars’

A new TV show debuts tomorrow night, Dec. 1, on A&E in the newly popular “treasure hunting” genre. “Storage Wars,” on at 10 p.m., 9 p.m. central, joins “Auction Hunters” on Spike, with a very similar premise. Bargain hunters bid on unclaimed storage unit contents, then sell off the valuables. One twist makes this show different, evidently, from the Spike offering: “Storage Wars” pits four competing hunters against each other. There’s one more notable twist, this time. Two of the competitors are actual swap meet vendors with... 

Jewett Flea Market

November 29, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Texas

305 North Main Street (Highway 79) Jewett, TX 75846 Manager/Owner: Dana Sullivan Phone: 903-536-7689 / 903-626-5674 Open once per month on the 2nd Saturday weekend of each month, plus the 3rd Saturday weekend in November and December. Market established in 1975. For more information please visit our websie  Read More →


November 29, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Florida

6440 South Florida Avenue Floral City, FL 34436 Manager/Owner: Steve Cote Phone: 352-726-7001 Web site: Located between Inverness and Floral City on Hwy 41. Open all year: flea market hours are Thursdays 8am- 4pm. Attractions include batting cages, driving range, mini-golf and party rooms on site.  Read More →

Ohio developers plan April 2011 flea market at old amusement park lot

A group of investors is planning to open the Geauga Lake Flea Market in Bainbridge, Ohio, in the parking lot of a former amusement park, according to a report in the Aurora Advocate. The developers have given a proposal to the local zoning commission, and they are hoping that the body will allow the use of the space for a new market. If the zoning change required goes through, the organizers will need to submit a use/commercial permit. According to the news report: “The market would likely be a bi-weekly event from April to October featuring... 

Main Street Trade Days

November 29, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Louisiana

Fourth Street (between Lee and East Texas Streets) Leesville, LA Manager/Owner: Dicky Berry Phone: 337-392-1776 Held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 7am-2pm.  Read More →

The Hen House Flea Market

November 29, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Georgia

255 Johnny Majors Road Murrayville, GA 30564 Manager/Owner: Nancy and Al Wooten Phone: 706-482-9903 Open Fri.-Sun. 8am-6pm; Mon.-Thurs. Please call for an appointment.  Read More →

Foothills Flea Market

November 29, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Colorado, Flea Market Directory

6300 South College Avenue (Highway 287) Fort Collins, CO 80525 Manager/Owner: BJ Ferraro Phone: 970-223-9069 Open 7 days a week 10am-6pm.  Like us on Facebook  Read More →

New York’s Aqueduct Flea Market to close Jan. 1

It’s official — the famous Aqueduct Flea Market at Aqueduct Racetrack will not exist as of Jan. 1, 2011. Genting New York, a subsidiary of multinational Genting Group, has informed flea market owner Plain and Fancy Shows that the flea market must close with the first of the year, according to a report in the Queens Courier. The only hope now for the 1,000-plus vendors at the market is to find a new location. The news article says: “Having heard from the vendors that they wanted an answer quickly in order to make their future plans, Resorts... 

Ariz. swap meet clears first hurdle in getting county approval

In Rio Rico, Ariz., swap meet developers have gotten approval for a modified form of their conceptual plan from Santa Cruz County at a Board of Adjustment meeting Nov. 10. Alfredo and Karina Boubion, the owners of an open lot at 1359 W. Frontage Rd., hoped to open a 256-vendor market on their property, but have reduced that to 150 vendors in response to county feedback, according to a report in the Nogales International news Web site. Now the Boubions are on track to press onward through the thicket of red tape that lies before them. “They have... 

Product trend: Vendors view vintage videogames as vehemently vibrant

For videogame collectors and fans, there’s no place like a flea market. The thrill of the hunt, the hope of hidden treasure, the bargains, and the variety all draw gamers to booths like Mario to power-ups. Consider what one blogger said earlier this year: “While eBay will net you anything you want (as long as you can pay) I find it so much more satisfying to browse the flea markets and pawn shops. Not only are the prices lower (and open to negotiation) but shopping online can’t compare to the feeling of walking into a flea market stall, spotting... 

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