Fleamarketing of Jimmy's Products - Info & Opinions?

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swxy1
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10 Jun 08 02:57:28 pm
I am planing on opening a fleamarket with Jimmy's products.
does anyone think its a good idea? is it worth it
anyone else sell on a fleamarket
my hubby had this idea and i feel like people go to fleamarkets for cheap stuff and deals and with macys products people wont buy
any info/opinion please

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journies2107
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10 Jun 08 06:23:08 pm
How much is it to rent per booth? My flea market charges $40 for a booth per day, i know this is pretty pricey compared to other flea markets around the country, so i was curious what everyone else pays

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swxy1
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10 Jun 08 10:38:02 pm
How much is it to rent per booth? My flea market charges $40 for a booth per day, i know this is pretty pricey compared to other flea markets around the country, so i was curious what everyone else pays

Where i live they want $40 for 2 days.
where do you live if you dont mind me asking
are you selling Jimmys products? or what are you selling
how well are you doing..let me know
thanks

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jd35648
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10 Jun 08 10:57:57 pm
In alabama bout 35-40 for 2 days. From my experience most flea market shoppers are looking for a bargain. Around here if someone spent 20$ at the market on 1 items people might faint! lol


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jimmy_huber
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11 Jun 08 01:50:28 am
You average flea market there is many items well above $20 dollars I had a peddler try to sell me one of those cheap $10 dollhouses they sell at walmart during Christmas for $60 bucks.

I have 1 lady in florida that runs a flea market that buys from me all the time. She specializes in the Bedding and Giftware items. She does very well on these items.
I am actually planning on renting 4 booths at our local Civic Center Flea market and loading up the tables with several hundred items.

These items should sell themselves. If they have the original price tags on them leave them on. They will help especially if your selling a $120 item for $35.00

I have 2 pallets approx 600 Units of Martha Stewart Bedding I expect to sell pretty well at $20-$30 a unit. since the average price on each of those units are $80-120 People are looking for a deal. When they find out through verbal communication where the items came from they will buy in a heartbeat if you give them a good deal.


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swxy1
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11 Jun 08 02:20:23 pm
whats better CR or SS?
I'm thinking ordering another pallet is there a way to know whats in them
maybe giftwares and sheet sets

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jimmy_huber
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12 Jun 08 12:38:01 am
Yes I can request manifests if they are not too busy they generally respond the same day. They are a bit tricky to read to really know whats on them but some items you can recognize instantly.


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lewism3
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17 Jun 08 06:29:41 am
I rent booth space at a local flee market here in Michigan. One of the other people that posted here is exactly right. People go to flee markets to buy cheap stuff. Everyone is looking for a deal. I pay 40$ for the weekend for my booth. I have a wide variety of products almost all of them are brand new. I am not so sure that you would make your money selling the salehoo's stuff. It is really going to depend on your demograph of the area the pulls people into the flea market. You know what they say there is only one way to find out...

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jmoon87
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17 Jun 08 11:53:33 pm
The thing to remember about a flea market is that you are dependent on the local economy and unless you are in a heavy tourist type area your product will eventually get 'stale ' unless it is a wearout item like batterys -razor blades -etc..... i did the local flea market for 18 months and did great ubtill gas prices started to rise and now ebay has overtaken me as far as time and i started losing money as i could be listing more products on ebay and hitting every economy around the world.

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18 Jun 08 01:44:44 am
Yes I would have to agree, your demographic would be the deciding factor. Im from the midwest so people generally look for the great deals. But I Also only sell branded items. I also keep the original Price tags from Macys And big 5 on the packages to show people what they sold for Retail. Then I mark them down extremely low. If its a $130 item I will sell it for $20-$30 Bucks for someone in my area that is a steal. But since I acquire that item for as low as a few dollars its mostly profit.

If you were trying to sell at a flea market items that are generally the same as other sellers you may find yourself fishing without bait.


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