When you go to the flea market, you are apparently trying to get a bargain on the things that you are shopping for. The good news is that many of the dealers that sell at the flea markets are there to give people a good deal. This makes it a win-win situation for both. Follow these guides to get the best deals possible when you shop flea markets.
Depending on where you go, most flea markets are quite big so you want to make sure you have good shoes on as you will be doing a lot of walking. It is also a good idea that you are prepared for the elements if the market is outdoors. Most good sized flea markets will have push carts but some do not. It is best to call and if needed bring your own. Or you may take a chance and find a seller that sells the fold up style. A good tip that an old flea market pro gave me once, was to start at the back of the market and work your way to the front. This will ensure that you get to see all the products and bargains first.
When to find the best bargains depends a bit on who you ask. Many people will tell you that shop owners or vendors will not provide bargains until later in the day as they want to ensure a profit and may not have had a good day. Others will say that the deals are in the morning as they want to ensure that they make the quota in dollars to cover their own costs right away. Either way you should be able to find excellent bargains when shopping at a flea market.
That last bit of advice that is good to know is to always have cash on you. Most flea markets vendors do not accept debit or credit cards. And if you have cash you can always dicker a bit on the price. Just make sure that you have the amount you want to spend on the item in your hand. The vendor will have a hard time turning away cash.