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Old 01-02-2011, 04:31 AM
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I saw on a thread that some people are trying the flea market as a way to gain customers. I'm curious to how well this has worked in your area and whether or not you believe it is a good idea?

Please post your reasoning for voting the way you did whether you are for or against Flea Market marketing. Also if you have voted yes, please post some of the things you always take with you for display and selling purposes. This will help me in determining if this is the best route for my business.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:35 AM
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I can only imagine this like being in a FPCL (first-person craiglist). You get all the people looking for the best deal they can find... right in your face, some trying to haggle, others just scared away by a perfectly respectable rate.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:44 AM
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You go to the Flea Market to find deals on things. This is the same mentality most customers will have when they see your booth there.

You will have a difficult time if you expect to find customers willing to pay your normal rate.

Just my opinion...

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I think the kind of customer you are going to meet at flea markets is going to be more trouble then they'll ever be worth. I'd rather spend my time on networking or direct (e)mail.
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I know there are guys that do this at the local flea market. I've also sold quite a bit of computers to people that end up reselling them there.
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