Hamilton Consumer: Flea Market Tips

Here are some tips from an experienced flea market shopper to make your experiences both more fun and rewarding!

  • Don't get emotional about an item you're interested in. It helps if the vendor think you could walk away if the price isn't right.
  • Don't be afraid to haggle, but let the other party save face.
  • Carry cash in smaller denominations. Vendors don't have Interac, and it works best if you pay with exact change (as if its the last dollar you've got).
  • Do inspect items closely. While some things look badly damaged, they might be easily fixed.
  • Check the item out before you buy, and plug in electrical items to see that they work. Buyer beware.

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