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Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?

Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« on: November 13, 2011, 06:36:58 AM »
I was wondering if the buyers will be there or at the big chain stores ???   Anyone been going and trying to sell then ???  Please share your experence 8)

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Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 12:37:32 PM »
Thanks for asking I have the same question except for a yard sale. On thanksgiving weekend there is going to be an Indian Pow Wow happens every year. And where we yard sale is the busiest intersection to this event.

So I am with you  ???

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 01:55:23 PM »
Here's my opinion, not as someone who does the fleas, but as someone who has been in retail his entire career.

The only stores that do huge black friday numbers are the ones that do major discounts AND advertise the heck out of them. Macy's, Penney's, Wal-mart, Disney Store all do big black friday sales.

Stores that treat it as just another business day might have a nice day, but don't do blow-out numbers. Stores like Barnes & Noble and the TJMaxx type stores come to mind.

Based on this, I would assume that the shoppers you would hope to be at the flea will instead be at the big-boxes and malls. Second-hand shoppers know that the prices aren't going to be any better on black friday than they will the following weekend.

As for m4n, I think you could do well as the traffic will be there and you'll get more impulse customers who cruise over to check you out. They happen to be there for something else and that will get more eyes on your merchandise.

Hope this makes sense.

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Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 03:22:12 PM »
thanks MM. I am getting used merchandise help from my thrift store owner and she lets me set up in front of her store.. So should be a good day for both of us.

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 07:53:54 AM »
Since our flea isn't open on friday I don't have to worry about it.  I was considering Sat / Sunday but have decided for myself I will wait till the following weekend.  Many people in my area go out of town and such for the 4 day weekend.  Others will still be shopping (know I will) come Saturday or be very tired from staying up all day Thursday & Friday morning.

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 11:25:41 PM »
@m4n: That's quite awesome that you've got someone who will let you set up in a retail commercial area. I recall reading in another thread that you did pretty well your first time in that spot. Hope the holiday selling season is a good one for you.

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Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 03:22:40 AM »
@MM It is not always what you know but who you know.  :)

Thanks
Was thinking of trying to get some arts and craft things going to sell that weekend.
Have over 20 antique windows not worth much unless you paint on them . Which I can do.

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 12:30:38 AM »
I think as long as you can get the foot traffice you would do great!

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 06:46:59 AM »
Most people I talked to last Sat/Sun was going to come out Dec 3rd and not this weekend.  Dec 2 most people get paid.

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 03:35:03 PM »
There just isn't the incentive to hit the fleas after Thanksgiving the way there is to buy from the department stores and discount retailers.

They'll be around for Christmas shopping, just not that weekend.

Re: Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2011, 09:22:24 PM »
I will not be going to the Flea Market Friday, but will be setting up booth at Southern Pickers in Tifton 8)  It is small and cheap $25 month and 15% per item sold.  I hope to get a better price this was on my nicer small items and showcase really nice furniture.  They sold a chair today for $15 that would have gotten $5 at the Flea Market ;D  That's my Friday plan along with modifications on the Sprinter van I bought Friday the 11 of Nov.


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