Some sellers are regulars, every Sunday in the same spot. This guy for example buys two spots and is always on the end. He hauls all his junk out in that trailer every Sunday, then hauls it all back home at the end of the day. I usually pass him by for it seems like always the same stuff. Maybe he has a few "new" items now and then, I don't know. Plus it is awkward to see what he has. If you step over on this side to view things you're trapped at the other end and can't get out for the tables he has set up. If you stay to the left on the outside, you cannot see what is to see inside. Last week he says to me "Come on in." I said "How? You need an opening so people can get in to see what is on the other side." He goes "Oh, I guess you're right" and moves that grey toolbox to create an opening. This week, he's back to his old ways.
Some sellers want the perimeter spaces so that they can use the chain link fence to hang things from. She has used toys, stuffed animals, dolls and so on. You'd think they wouldn't sell but I've watched the families come through and the little ones pick up a toy and they want it. Putting it back down is not an option. Sold. This is especially so with the Mexican families.
See, she's cold.
Oh my, Christmas crap is already showing up at the flea market. Maybe they are just cleaning out their garage you might think. No, those with tables and sun shades are usually regulars doing this every weekend. Some buy unpaid rent storage units at auctions and sell what they get at the flea market. I think the guy at the top is one of them. Others it seems go to Walmart and buy SALE items or the Dollar Stores and buy things for a buck then bring them out here to re-sell for more. That's my take on brand new items I see.
DVD's are a big item. There is a small stack to the left but every week I see tables and boxes full of them. Hundreds upon hundreds. When you see lots of plastic tubs and crates under tables, those are the regulars hauling their stuff back and forth every week. Cardboard boxes are usually the one time shot, cleaned the garage out sellers.
This lady is out every weekend and I just love her old VW bus. I think there are sellers out there who look for a good deal at a thrift shop or yard sale, the item they can pick up for next to nothing knowing it will sell at a good price at the flea market. I think she is one of those sellers. The astute buyer. I've often wondered how many regulars actually do well enough to get by on without having a job during the week working for someone else.