Saturday, November 5, 2011

7 Tips for Effective Flea Market Shopping

Hello everyone ! Everyone loves a deal, and where else to find a deal but a flea market? Where else can you find a one-of-a-kind item for under $20 ?

1. DO NOT buy something if you have to question whether to buy it or not. This is especially true when you're on a budget. Don't waste money on something you have to second-guess. Buy only what you absolutely love.
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2. Wear comfortable clothing. Sky-high heels are okay to wear when shopping.... if this is Hollywood and you're a celebrity. Face it, not everyone can walk around for 3-4 hours in high heels, no matter how adorable you look. If you plan to be spending time in a flea market, hunting for deals, make sure you wear flats or sneakers. 

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3. Don't be afraid to haggle a little. If you see a gorgeous pair of jeans for $20, and feel the real worth is $15, let the vendor know. The vendor may surprise you and agree. Never come off as disrespectful. Keep it polite but know where you stand.

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4. Know when to walk away. Sometimes things aren't meant to be. If you know the item will completely break your budget, let it go and walk away. Also, if a vendor just won't match your price, take a deep breath and walk away. Other stands may have similar items for a cheaper price.

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5. When you return home, wash all the clothing you bought. Some vendors are selling second-hand items that may not have been washed properly. Wash the clothes just to be on the safe side.

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6. Keep your eyes peeled for sneaky vendors. You shouldn't be paranoid but keep your feelers out for scams like stained clothing or defective electronics. Give everything a close look before you buy it.

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7. Don't feel guilty about shopping at a flea market. These days, money is tight and most people can't afford to spend money like water. Shopping at a flea market doesn't make you poor, it makes you smart. Trust me, you'll love the feeling of having a few extra bucks left over after a day of shopping. 

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I hope you enjoyed these tips, they have definitely helped me !








3 comments:

  1. Brilliant tips! Especially the first one, I always find things at markets that I think twice about and end up buying, and then get home and regret it a little bit. I'll know better next time!
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  2. great tips :)

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