How To Make And Save Money At A Flea Market

You’ve probably heard the term “Flea Market” before. You may have even visited a flea market. But, unless you’re a garage-saling, thrift-storing, antiquing pro, you probably have questions about flea markets, what they are, and how they can help you save and make money.

A flea market is a type of street market in which vendors sell second-hand (or previously-used) merchandise. While you could sell almost anything at a flea market, items such as collectibles, vintage clothing, and antiques are typical merchandise.

Outdoor markets selling various goods have existed for millennia, but the term flea market has relatively recent origins.

Types of Flea Markets

Frequency First, flea markets can either be more permanent or seasonal. The more formal, permanent markets can be found throughout the year and keep regular hours similar to any other business. Formal flea markets tend to have consistent vendors who make flea market buying and selling their business or a consistent side hustle.


Additionally, flea markets can be categorized by their location. As mentioned, originally, flea markets were open-air or outdoors. However, modern flea markets can take place indoors, outdoors, and, more recently, online.

How to Make and Save Money at Flea Markets

Making Money as a Vendor If you’re talented at crafts, upcycling, or a frequent garage-saler or antiquer, then you might consider operating a booth at a flea market as a vendor.

Saving Money as a Buyer

On the other hand, flea markets also represent an opportunity to find treasures and unique items, often for less than you would pay at a department store. Just the fact that you’re buying used will likely save you money.

Whether you’re a regular flea market flipper, or an occasional vendor looking for some quick cash, specific items (or just browsing the stalls), flea markets offer a range of opportunities for buying and selling unique items and are a great way to spend a warm afternoon.

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