Selling your leftover eBay items at the flea market and yard sale

flea market items

flea market items

I have a flea market that I regularly sell at every month. Having regular customers is a nice feature. Most of them comment “I always buy something from you!” “You have the most interesting stuff!” I generally sell my leftover eBay items at the flea market.

Sometimes when I go to local estate auctions, I buy boxes of junk just for the purpose of selling at the flea market. I always check first to see if it is good for eBay though! I sold everything in these boxes for 50 cents a piece — porcelain cats, vintage kitchenware, single salt shakers, etc.

vintage post cards

vintage post cards

I have 100s of vintage post cards. I sell them on eBay for about 1.00 each and at the flea market for 50 cents each. Most of the other items you see in the photo are priced at 1.00 or 2.00.

vintage books and videos

vintage books and videos

Being a former teacher and librarian, I am always interested in books! I buy boxes of books from auctions and then sort through them for the “good” stuff to sell on eBay. The ones shown here are still really good but I sell them for 1.00 or 50 cents each.

I tried selling VHS tapes about 2 years ago for 1.00 each. No sales. When I dropped them to 50 cents each, I sold almost all of them so now I pick them up whenever I can for 1.00 a box lot or so and they are still selling at the flea market for 50 cents each!

modern and vintage scarves

modern and vintage scarves

I love scarves! Mainly because I can pick them up at the Goodwill clearance store for 79 cents a pound. It takes a couple of dozen scarves to even come close to a pound! Sometimes I find brand names I can list on eBay but mainly they come to the flea market for 50 cents each. I find some really beautiful ones too!

porcelain dolls

porcelain dolls

Porcelain dolls do not sell! I have these priced at 2.00 each and I have tried them at least 3 times at the flea market. Time to donate!

vintage jewelry

vintage jewelry

Vintage jewelry is the backbone of the flea market business! It takes up very little space and it always sells. Still, it has to be the right price. If it is something special with a designer name or especially beautiful work, I sell it on eBay or at an antique show. The rest comes to the flea market for mainly 50 cents and 1.00. It really adds up! I have regular customers that spend 20.00 just on jewelry. Sometimes they stand around and wait for me to set up just so they can look at the jewelry first.

vintage beaded jewelry

vintage beaded jewelry

 These are some nicer pieces I had out at 5.00 each. Some of these might show up at everythingvintagesteph.com. OR visit me at the flea market in PA at merchantssquaremall.com!

 

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