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Northside Flea Market Reopens

October 30, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The Northside Flea Market in North Fort Myers, FL, reopened last week, welcoming crowds with a 1950s theme that harkened its original opening in 1958. Having closed in the mid-2000s, the reopening celebration featured live music, a classic car show and more than 250 vendors. As the biggest and oldest flea market in the area, the market will host events each month, including a Muscle Car Show in November, sponsored by USACI. The market features permanent fixtures, such as The 50s Diner, where hungry patrons will find poodle skirted waitresses, blue... 

How to Sell for the Best Price

October 30, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under How-To Zone

Flea market vendors know that being able to talk about the different features of merchandise is as vital to selling as eye-catching visual displays. This skill relates directly to what price you are able to earn on your products, and with the right approach, it can help you boost your sales numbers. Here are a few of the latest tips for selling every item in your booth for the best possible price. Demonstrate the difference between your product and others. Is there any special bell or whistle on your product that customers need to be aware of? Do... 

The Flash Your Booth Needs Now

October 26, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under How-To Zone

The ability to catch customers’ eyes is imperative at any flea market, and with the best selling products from Flashing Panda, flea market vendors can do exactly that. Litecubes® brand premium flashing ice cubes, part of Flashing Panda’s Light-Up Barware collection, can be frozen and thrown into any beverage taken on the rocks. “Imagine holding a drink in your hand, any drink, where the rocks in the glass light up with colorful lights,” says Daniel Odulo, owner. The multicolor cubes can lock in one of eight solid colors or left in the rainbow... 

Silver Lake Flea Market to Open in Rhode Island

October 26, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The Silver Lake Flea Market will provide roughly 300 indoor and outdoor spaces on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Saturday, December 1. The handicap-accessible market will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission and parking for patrons, as well as free electricity and trash removal for vendors. Additionally, ice will be free to food vendors with booths at the market’s food court. Indoor booths are 8′ by 10′ and outdoor booths are 10′ by 20′. The rental fee is $35 for a weekend. As a bonus, all spaces are... 

Flea Market Find May Fetch $3 Million

October 25, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Flea markets are the latest place to find priceless objects, and this week’s find is a postage stamp possibly worth around $3 million. German pensioner Reinhold Hoffman, 70, discovered the rare stamp at a flea market in Dresden, picking it up for its 1861 date and image of Benjamin Franklin. His partner, Baerbel, 71, had purchased a four-pound book of stamps at the flea market, and this particular stamp happened to be among the book’s contents. The stamp is one of only 3,100 ever printed during the American Civil War, thought to be in... 

One Tree Grows Profits

October 24, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

One Tree Brands knows that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and profits are in the pockets of its customers. The company has supplied flea market vendors with a broad assortment of health and beauty products since it launched in 2002. Under the leadership of owner Rich Earnshaw, One Tree continues to operate as a strictly virtual wholesale beauty supplier, with best sellers including L’Oreal mascaras, Maybelline foundations and Sally Hansen Nail Strips, an innovative stick-on shortcut for do-it-yourself manicures. “Our pharmacy products,... 

Zumba Trend Heating Up Sales

October 24, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The 66th Street Flea Market in Pinellas Park, FL is preparing to host a Zumbathon on Saturday, October 27, and it’s far from the first to host such an event. The Zumba dance fitness craze started in the 1990s, when Zumba creator Beto Perez brought his system of hip-hop and Latin dance fusion to the United States at a time when dance movies were selling out at movie theaters nationwide. More recently, however, Zumba has been favored as a special event at flea markets nationwide. The Maxwell Street Flea Market in Chicago, IL, has been known to host... 

How Flea Market Manager Attracts Crowds, Vendors and HGTV

Bolstered by mild temperatures, clear blue skies and glorious autumnal foliage, The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market, in New Milford, CT, brought out more than 350 vendors and 2,500 shoppers on Sunday, October 21, says Greg Baecker, manager. Baecker has operated The Elephant’s Trunk, New England’s largest flea market, since 1976. In addition to vendors and shoppers, the market attracted HGTV as the setting for Flea Market Flip, a new show that pits two teams against each other to find and refurbish decorative pieces, and “flip”... 

Elephant’s Trunk Plays Role in HGTV’s Flea Market Flip

The Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, provided the perfect autumnal setting Sunday, October 21, for a visit from HGTV’s Flea Market Flip, with mild temperatures, bright blue skies and glorious reds, oranges and yellows in the background. More than 350 vendors and 2,500 shoppers were on hand for the event. Each team of two Flea Market Flip shoppers was given $500 to search the market for unique decorative objects they would take home and repurpose. Cameras caught every detail as the teams employed both creative thinking... 

How to Win Sales from Resistant Shoppers

October 22, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under How-To Zone

No matter what market you choose for setting up your booth, there is bound to be at least one resistant customer in the crowd looking to “shop around,” “think about it,” “come back later” or take any number or exit routes. Contrary to popular belief, there are ways that vendors can meet such objections and turn a profit as a result. By making these adjustments to your conversations with customers, you can seal more deals and go home with heavier pockets. First and foremost, be sure that you know every item in your booth thoroughly. The... 

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