You most likely don’t need another reason to visit your local flea market. There’s a whole host of them. We found 6 great reasons of why you should spend each weekend scouring the local swap meet for unique finds.
Supporting your local community is one of those feel-good things anyone can do. Spending some time at markets is a great way to fulfill your sense of community, while still looking for great bargains.
Most vendors are your fellow townsfolk. Buying produce or odds and ends from them is going to help them out, as well as supporting the market as a whole.
Like haggling? You will surely get your fill at the market! Vendors are almost always ready to barter on their wares. Score discounts for quantity, quality, or competing offers. With so much variability in the market, its easier than ever to score some quality discounts.
The Freshest Produce
As Chloe Biggs from Insider Monkey points out, flea markets are a great place to stock up on produce. If you’re interested in the freshest fruits and veggies, grocery stores or specialty stores can cost a pretty penny. Since a lot of vendors happen to grow their own, they are able to offer it at prices below what you’d find at your traditional retailer. Plus, its going to taste so much better!
Shows like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars have given people the itch to go out and strike gold at pawn shops, garage sales, and storage lockers. Flea markets are a great place to score for rare finds too! Vanessa over at Mint Life put together a handy guide on how to be the ultimate “garage sale millionaire” so check it out to get started!
Meet New Friends
Some people hang out at bars. Others at the local park. Why not the flea market? Its got everything you need. Regulars, who come back week after week. Great food. And always the chance to find some great deals.
Come back to your local market a few times in a row and you could meet some great new friends that makes going to the flea market a much more social event.
Markets are a great place to hang out as a family. Compared to tradition options like a movie or theme park, swap meets are super affordable, and have lots to explore. There will be new inventory available each and every week. Its also full of lessons like how to barter and the value of money.
Whatever your reason is, there is no bad one to pay a visit to your local flea market. Go explore, spend some time with your family, and discover the next lost work of great art.
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