Uncovering Popular Flea Market Products
by Melissa Oaks
Flea market vendors are always in search of the most popular flea market products to offer from their booths. This article will tell you the 10 most popular flea market products, where to find them and how to determine which products are selling well.
One of the best ways to find out what items are selling is to search ebay auction site and determine which listings are being bid on. The eBay Pulse page is also a good place to look. It lists the most popular items according to number of people watching an auction listing. Even though all the items listed on this page may not sell well at every flea market, you can get a good idea of what to sell.
Another way to research popular flea market products is to visit local flea markets and see what items are selling well. Pay attention to which booths attract the most attention. Then make a note of what items the people are buying. You also may want to make a note of how much the items are selling for. Because even if you have the most popular items at your booth, you have to offer a great deal on those items. The best way to know what to sell and how much to sell it for is to ask your customers what they are looking for and how much they are willing to pay for it.
According to our research and experience, the 10 most popular flea market products are:
Jewelry: Costume jewelry, body jewelry (such as tongue & belly rings), designer jewelry, diamond jewelry, gold jewelry, silver jewelry, beaded jewelry, fashion jewelry, and even hand-crafted jewelry seems to draw a lot of attention, and if the price is right, you could get a lot of buyers.
Electronics: People are always looking for a great deal on electronics. Home and car audio equipment, dvd players, cd players, television sets, cameras, cell phones, satellite dishes and receivers are usually good sellers.
Clothing: Almost any type of clothing can be sold at a flea market, if the item is in new or good condition. Some examples of popular clothing items are t-shirts, children’s clothing, jeans, work pants, dress pants, overalls, coveralls, dresses, sweatshirts, and sweaters.
Furniture: New and used furniture items sell well at flea markets. Outdoor furniture, couches, loveseats, recliners, bunk beds, coffee tables, night stands, and other furniture items are good sellers.
Tools: Whether you sell automotive tools, household tools, air tools, power tools, hand tools, woodworking tools, or garden tools. These tools can be name brand like Dewalt, Snap On, and Stanley or off brand names. These type of items attract a lot of male (and some female) browsers.
Knives: Case knives, pocket knives, hunting knives, folding knives, throwing knives, butterfly knives, switchblade knives, and even collectible knives can sell well at a flea market. Some flea markets do not allow you to sell some of these items because of state or local laws.
Books: Almost any kind of books can be sold. Children’s books, cook books, mystery books, romance books, comic books, coloring books, even Harry Potter books. Whether they are new, used, or rare, books are popular.
Candles: People love to decorate their homes with candles. Soy candles, jar candles, gel candles, pillar candles, tea light candles, votive candles, and scented can be appealing to most flea market shoppers.
Toys: Everything from action figures and toy cars to classic toys and stuffed animals attract the children to your booth (who will drag their parents behind them) to buy these items.
Dollar items: Everything from small toys and kitchen utensils to nail polish and fashion accessories that can be sold for $1 or multiples for a dollar (ex. 3 for $1), attracts a lot of buyers. Most people browsing flea markets have a few single bills in their pocket just waiting to be spent. Small children usually have some allowance money to spend or can talk their parents out of a dollar to buy one of your toy items.
DVD’s, VHS tapes, silk flowers, novelty and gift items also sell well. You can sell almost any item at a flea market if the price is right. Offer your shoppers a great deal on your items and you may just find that you have the most popular flea market products in town.
About the Author:
Melissa Oaks provides tips, articles, courses and more for flea market vendors on her site: www.flea-market-vendor-resources.com
Please visit her other site, to buy popular flea market products for your booth.
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