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Flea Market Revenue ?

Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 12:52:07 AM »
When's it going to happen ?

Well, I am still keeping extremely busy during my free-time with all of the collectibles I bought from my friend.  I have almost finished the inventory on the Nascar memorabilia, and next I will be getting on the hundreds of hotwheels.  Once I finish these two sections, I will have some sales, one person is wanting to possibly buy all of the hotwheels in one shot.

Once I finish inventory, pictures, and start selling some of this stuff, I will be using some of the money to buy my first locker(s). 

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 09:57:08 AM »
That sounds cheap enough.

My reserved spot (4 parking spots wide) is $40 for a Saturday and is paid in advance for a month.
The dailies pay $15 a spot (1 car parking space) and can take 1 to 3 spaces. The bad part for them is they are not guaranteed to get in!  In the spring and summer this is a problem. Our winter in California is mild (can be rainy though) but at least we can sell...don't have to be at an indoor venue.  Today (Sunday, Jan 30th) it rained and the Sunday sellers had a day off...and no income.


The one i goto cost 25 for one car spot and 50 for two spot plus 50.00 deposit you get back at the end of the day.

Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2011, 05:38:28 PM »
Just found an outdoor flea market, cost is $100 a month.

here is what I get:

10x10 covered spot
10X20 storage unit

Sales are held 3 times a week.  Thur and Sat-Sun. 

Thats a bargain just for the 10x20 storage. 

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2011, 10:24:21 PM »
That is a good deal right there! Do they require to sell every week?

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 05:44:44 AM »
Was checking out our local flea's... The biggest one the furthest from us. Went to their web page read two pages of rules and what they charge if you break them, and you have to call in for a sick day. (What???). Anyway never found out what they charge for space. I don't think I will bother.. there is one much closer that advertises on the local TV  and charge $15 per day for 10 x10 under cover with 2 tables, and a 10x20 parking space. think that will be my place this winter season. (Fl backwards the winter months are our busy time)

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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2011, 04:51:49 PM »
Doing my first flea market sale.  Father messed up and rented the 10x10 for Sat and Sun.  Cost per day is $12.  Made my $24 cost back and $60 so far.  Will have to see if do good or not Sunday.  Weather has turn chilly so not as many people as I had wished.

What was strange was none of my Christmas stuff is moving yet.  Many odds and ends did but not Christmas.

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2011, 06:13:41 AM »

What was strange was none of my Christmas stuff is moving yet.  Many odds and ends did but not Christmas.

Did yard sale (parking lot of thrift store). Friday and Saturday. Had mostly men on Friday, What surprised me was the baby stuff I had did not move.. Got rid of a stroller on Sat. Never know with crowds... Too Sat was dead. A Lot of yards going on and our inventory was down. Christmas stuff may move after thanksgiving. Hope you do well today. Oh our cost was a bike to the thrift store would have sold for $20. So not to bad.

Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2011, 05:33:45 PM »
Well made $76.25 today so the two days after expenses was $137 profit.  Crowds were about the same today as yesterday.  Don't know if it was due to being 5 degrees warmer or what.  I was surprised actually.  I figured would struggle until after chruch since in the bible belt.  When in fact I made most of my money before noon and after 2.

I in fact may of had most of my items under-value.  I know some things seemed to go quick and to other vendors.  But, I'm ok with that.  In the last week I've made $200 so not counting items that I've kept I'm only $197 in the red now, with a good amount of inventory still.  If I include the items I've kept I'm in the black.

Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2011, 05:42:03 PM »
Didn't get to go to the flea saturday as I thought it was going to be really cold and cloudy with today was suppose to be sunny and in the low 70s.  Dang the weather people get it all wrong.  Yesterday, was mostly sunny and in the 60s but felt really nice outside.  Today it was cloudy and the 10% chance of rain turned out to be rain all day and never got close to 70.  So I was pretty bummed this morning when headed out for the flea.  First my stuff gets wet, then stops raining, and then starts again after I get setup.

Surprise surprise I still did well with a light crowd.  Still managed to make 71.50 after expenses.  90% of what I sold today came from the $26 unit I purchased last week.  It's been my most profitable unit so far, over $90 in profit with a brand new leather jacket, furniture, and more new items to sale.  Really hope can find another unit like this.  Nothing of a wow factor but a solid unit.

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2011, 06:04:58 PM »
Glad you made some money... We were planning on going this weekend also.... But could not pull it off with this equipment...  ;D

My Uncle brought some stuff for us to sell for him of course I had to clean it up. Then I started going through the stuff my husband bought at another auction. $5.00 for truck load of stuff.. Of course all guy stuff. Drill bits, Bolts, Bucket of old screw drivers ect.. Of course he was going to help but got called to do some other work for a good friend of ours.... Like I be leave that... LOL

After inventory check most is yard sale stuff not worth the trip to the flea.    We only need to make $3.00 more dollars to be in the green.. We need a full locker to build up our inventory...Auction's on Tuesday So hopefully we can get one at the right price. Our total cost for the flea would be around $60.00 for two days. (it is a little bit of a drive, so with gas and booth rent) Need a nice inventory to make that kind of money.

Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2011, 09:03:30 AM »
Ouch - I'm glad my flea is closer then yours sounds.  Of course I may one day need to venture out further.  Guy that was setup next to me yesterday was talking about 2 other flea markets in SC.  He bounces back and forth between the three it seems. 

The more I go to the flea the more info I'm gleeming from people.  Found out yesterday that forks sale like mad out there.  Lady had a ton of spoons and knives but said she can't keep forks.  I know the pots I had went pretty quick.  I had figured mostly they were priced to low but who knows.

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2011, 09:24:37 AM »
@ craiglstauction  There is another one that does really well but also about the same distance in the other direction... LOL  Thought about starting one in our area... My husband thinking big again...  ::)

Sounds like you are getting a handle on your area Fleas. Finding out what sells at the different ones will be great knowledge. Three different piles for different Fleas...

Are you in the Black yet??? LOL

Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2011, 01:24:55 PM »
Nope - not in the black yet but I keep inching toward it.  If I counted everything that has been kept by the family I'd be in the black.  After yesterday I'm back at the same level that I was before buying the latest two lockers.  If some of the bigger ticket items would sale on craigslist I'd be doing well.  Going to try and work on the cloths to post on ebay this week.

Most of my inventory is in furniture and cloths currently which is slow to move in my area.  Sold about 1/2 of my Christmas stuff already.  Just about all my games, movies, and cds have sold.  I may have to raise my prices on them as they just go to fast in a way.  Tells me I'm screwing myself.

So far my top items that move quick have been:

1) matchbox cars (.50 each)
2) CDs / DVDs - $1 w/o case
3) Games / CDs / DVDs - w/ case $2
4) Kitchen stuff (pans, new stove covers, etc.)
5) My $.25 bucket  (1st day this didn't move, now I do about 1/2 the tote each day sold).
6) Gloves -- I can't keep a pair of gloves, they always sale.  Mostly $1 - $5
7) Shoes still in box -- don't matter if the shoes are used if they are in the box they sale faster.

The other stuff that I have sold has been 1 time items like 1:24 scale Dale Jr car from 2004, the coke bank/clock, etc.

Stuff that get alot of interest but has not sold:

1) Jackets - have new leather and a nice red mid-length ladies jacket
2) Blue Lightning Buddah - he draws tons of attention but no one wants him for $20.  Is ok as it helps draw people in to spot just so they can touch the neon ball.
3) Jewelry - sold most of the costume jewelry I had.  Down to a gold plated ring (new w/ $79.95 tag on it) and a few pairs of ear rings still in package.  If I was dishonest I could of sold the gold plate ring about 4 times over now.  But that just isn't me.
4) Coins - sold a bunch of world coins the first day but none have moved since.  Just need the right grandmother or such to come along.  Easy to display and such.  Only really worth $.25 or less and I sale them for $.50 - $3 a coin depending on age and type.

Items that have not sold or gotten much interest:

1) Books - even kids disney books.  May have to display better.
2) Cloths - most people seem to pass them up and only look at the jackets.
3) Furniture - only my drop-leaf even gets looked or asked about and no takers at $50.

Things going to take next time (Sat 3rd)

1) Coins, CCG card (Magic, Warcraft, Pokemon)  <-- stuff from my own collection as filler
2) Rest of my Christmas Stuff
3) Jackets and few choice cloths (Disney shirts, etc.)
4) Pig collection (bank, statues, etc.)
5) Coke bottle collection (cups/glasses, various coke bottles unopened)
6) All my new / boxed items (toaster oven, glasses, etc.)
7) May take some sports cards but am doubtfull.

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Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2011, 05:43:18 PM »
Thanks for the break down... Of what is moving...

3) Games / CDs / DVDs - w/ case $2

Think I would keep going up at $1.00 increments on those.. when the sales drop then go back down.

 6) Gloves -- I can't keep a pair of gloves, they always sale.  Mostly $1 - $5

I think I would have to send them to you... LOL   One I don't see many and we only wear them maybe once or twice a year. Down here.. ;D.

2) Blue Lightning Buddah - he draws tons of attention but no one wants him for $20.  Is ok as it helps draw people in to spot just so they can touch the neon ball.

Buddah Priceless .. We would come to your table to look at that...

Items that have not sold or gotten much interest:
1) Books - even kids disney books.  May have to display better.
2) Cloths - most people seem to pass them up and only look at the jackets.


Sell the books dirt cheap 5 for a $1.00 or .25 each
Clothes sell better if you could display them hanging... Hard to do at the flea


Re: Flea Market Revenue ?
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2011, 07:03:59 PM »
Ya money - doing the $1 increment thing is what I had already thought about.  I see most of the movies and stuff going for $4 an up at other tables.  So I figure in box/case is $3.

I'm surprised the gloves sale.  I'm in GA - it don't get that cold here except for a few days in Jan/Feb.  I've found 4 pair and have sold all 4 pair.

The kids love the Buddah - so they are glad it's yet to sale.  I just have to find him again.  I hid him from the kids and now I can't find him (lol).

I have a cloths rack from Walmart (bought a ton of equipment from an auction they do...wish could re-find that site).  So I can hang the cloths up on 2 or 3 sides.  Going to take some more jackets, Disney shirts, and few other long sleeve stuff on Dec 3.  The lady next to me sales jeans and has a ton of them.  I see many people looking but only a few buys.

Working to post my ties and such on ebay.  See if can sell them that way.


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