Friday, September 23, 2011

Thrift 101, Flea Market Negotiation!

Thrifting Can be Hard Work!
It Can be Dirty, Unorganized and Lets Face it, Sometimes Theres Just Junk!
But for Die Hard Thrifters We Enjoy The Thrill That Comes When You Recover Something Truly Epic From Piles of Trash!

So Heres Some Helpful Tips On Your Thrifting Missions,

Flea Markets Negotiation
What I find helps at flea markets is the fact that at the end of the day these people have to pack up what they cant get rid of.
This can work to your advantage when it comes to price.
Another benefit can be that there is usually very little emotional attachment to these items.
When at a flea market the price is rarely listed so its up for negotiation!
Pick two items to get priced by the seller, one you want, the other is to gauge the sellers price point, 
If they are high pricers or low pricers
Start with the item that you don't want, when the seller tells you a price you put that item back
Now the seller knows to make a sell they may go down on price on the next item you ask about, AKA the original item of interest
Works like a charm!
Have Fun This Weekend and Finds Lots Of AMAZING FINDS!

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I graduated from FSU with a degree in Apparel Design and combined my love for vintage with my love for dress making in youthanizeing vintage garbs. I have always had a passion for the eras before me since I can remember. The daughter of my father who collects and restores old classic cars and my mother who filled her home with the most fascinating antiques, I guess it just seemed natural.