Own Flomarkt stand:
Just get rid of junk and make big money? Ha, that would be nice, flea markets are a culture in themselves.
Go on a flea market, they said. It’s going to be fun, they said. It was a hell of a trip. Mucking out days beforehand. Old clothes, shoes that have never been worn, books, decorations – everything should be with you, everything should be removed, if already, then already. In the end I was sitting on seven moving boxes and three XXL size Ikea bags. In addition, clothes rail, hangers and a jute bag with food (after all, the obligatory Prosecco had to be included).
How should I get all of this into my VW Lupo? Anyway, it was late, I was tired and tomorrow there was another day, the day! When my alarm clock rang at 5.30 a.m., the last thing I felt like doing was morning exercise on the stairwell with boxes weighing a kilo to play Tetris on the car. What the heck, I arrived. Only with half the stuff, but well. Hardly peeled out of the car when the first professional dealers came and asked for silver jewelry and electronics – and immediately started rummaging through my boxes with me. That’s not possible! But I finally wanted to cash in. Of course there was nothing suitable for her.
In the next ten hours I had more friends than customers visiting, but they also came, and I rewarded myself with a glass of Prosecco after every sale. It doesn’t matter who drove the car back. And was I really just getting rid of a box? I have to do it again, that’s clear. And more organized. I’d better start packing already.
Dress up, put on your Sunday dress. If you look good, the washed-out shirt looks good too – and achieves a great price.
Little table, cover yourself
Not only are you the star, your table should also be something like a show stage. Build platforms and highlight your favorite pieces!
If there is a lull: invite a few friends who are in front of (not behind) your stand. People attract people!
Mirror Mirror …
… in hand: When it comes to clothing, shoes and jewelry, it is good to have one ready at all times.
This article originally appeared in Guido issue No. 07/2020.