Well who doesn’t like original & unique products!!
I guess most of us do.
If , by any chance, you are one of those people who does not share this point of view, then my friend you just reached a perfect destination. And you’ll probably change your perception after reading this.
Lets start our journey, shall we!?
So , what exactly is a flea market?
A flea market is a type of portable mini mall or an offline marketplace that rents space to people who want to sell or barter products. The flea market is set up for a stipulated period of time. Used goods, low-quality items, high-quality items, antique items,handcrafted items, etc., are commonly sold.
Flea markets are a great way to enjoy weekends, hanging out with friends or loved ones, strolling through the stalls,checking out the products, trying out different food trucks, listening to some good live music and returning with unique purchases and memories.
Flea markets are a great place to learn about the culture and history of a place or a country. Flea markets have their own charm , a different feel , and tell beautiful stories.
Here’s few good reasons,which will propel you, to go and visit a flea market :
1.It’s an Experience : Flea markets are an entirely different experience. There’s a uniqueness to it : the colorful and bright stalls, unique products, handcrafted & antique products, talented and creative sellers and a story behind every product and seller.
2.Profusion of Products : You will find a wide variety of products at a flea market.Flea markets are usually overflown with plethora of useful products.The collection of products at a flea market is quite exhaustive.There’s something on offer for everyone.You never know what you’ll find in a flea market.
4.Handcrafted Products : You will find a number of unique and handcrafted products in a flea market.Sculptors , Crafters , Artisans of varying skills & expertise, come from different parts of the country to showcase their products at flea markets. Handmade pottery items,handmade furnitures,handcrafted jewellery,handmade homedecor items ,beautiful paintings and many other items can be found at flea markets.
5.Antique Products & Collectibles : Flea markets are the only place where you will find great antique products and collectibles, like stamps & coins at a reasonable price.It is a great place to find rare pieces and parts that can’t be found anywhere else.
6.Declutter Sale/ Used goods : Flea markets also house vendors who sell used goods.All the used goods vendor sell used items which are in good condition.Books & home decor items are aplenty in these type of stalls.
7.Reasonable & Negotiable Prices : The prices of products at flea markets are very reasonable.The starting prices are quite low.Prices are also negotiable.Vendors at these markets are accustomed to people offering to pay a lower price than the marked price. Visitors who are good at bargaining can come away with some great deals.
8.Workshops : Sculptors & Artisans regularly conduct various kinds of workshops at flea markets.The workshops they conduct are either to create an awareness about a craft or to demonstrate the making of a craft.Many times crafters work on new pieces while they tend their stalls, which gives an opportunity for visitors to see how things are made.
9.Bartering(Exchange of goods) : You can barter your own products at flea markets.Flea markets are one of the few places where you can exchange products with the vendors.If you have something useful and interesting that the vendor would be interested in,then you can exchange your item,for one or more of his items.
10.Food & Music : You will find a lot of food trucks and stalls at flea markets, offering a wide range of delicious and mouth watering food items.Music concerts and fashion shows also take place at flea markets.
11.Socializing : Flea markets are a great place to socialize.You will get to see & meet a lot of people of varying ages at flea markets.You can also talk to vendors,mostly friendly, about their products.
If you have been to flea markets before,and want to share your own personal experiences, then please feel free to comment on our comments section.