Flea Market Wholesale: "Good idea, or bad for business?"
If you're looking to turn a profit in the world of antiques, flea market wholesale companies are NOT the way to go. Let me explain.
Flea market wholesale is a way to cater to flea market vendors, often providing them with an abundance of cheap and worthless trinkets and whatnots, all of which are manufactured overseas at an extremely low rate. Many companies try to entice the general public with the idea that they offer closeout deals from pre-existing flea markets, but generally this is just untrue, and very rarely will you find anything that was produced any longer than five years ago.
If you're reading this, then you've probably been in a flea market or two. Well, you know those vendor booths full of new-looking items that all us bargain-hunters tend to avoid? THOSE are typically stocked full of items obtained through flea market wholesaling.
The best way to buy anything in bulk through a flea market, if you happened to be so inclined to do so, is by visiting a particular vendor or booth who is closing and is willing to make deals in order to move the remainder of their stock. In this way you are able to view exactly what you are getting, as well as be able to haggle over the price with the leverage that comes from having seen the stock. Be smart when you're bargain hunting... or the bargain might just be you!