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 Post subject: Going to a flea market. Where to look?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:57 pm 
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So to summarize, I'm going to the Rosebowl Flea Market on Sunday (in the US, California area if anyone didn't know) and will be looking for multiple things. So this will be my first time at a flea market, and I have no idea where to look or what to ask if I'm looking specifically for a type of item.

I'm looking for:
1) Twisty puzzles (if that isn't obvious)
2) Non-twisty puzzles
3) Video game stuff - Specifically Dreamcast (I like it a lot...)
4) Unique items - mostly electronics that I will actually use, but it never hurts to see what else there is

So the basic things I wanted to know are:
Where to look?
How thorough should my searching be?
What should I look for if I find something I want, like damage to the item, or missing bits? (I could look for a TP member if they wish, but if i find what they were looking for what would I do :lol: )
If I don't see anything, should I ask "Is there anything else?" before I leave?
And most importantly, what kind of money should I bring? I would assume around 300 USD, but I'm not sure.

And if there is anything else I'm missing, let me know! I don't want to skip something that could be a nice piece of a collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Going to a flea market. Where to look?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:48 pm 
There are a lot of flea markets where I am from. The best thing to do when you go there looking for something specific is to look at the tables and see what theme they have. There are most likely a lot of people just selling random junk, a little bit of everything. Instead of looking around and trying to find something at their station, just ask them. You will get your answer there. Some tables sell only board games and puzzles and stuff, so you can browse those tables. A lot of booths are themes, they are a small company looking to push the rest of a discontinued product cheap. Best thing to do though, is ask, not look. Well, look as well, but asking will get the job done faster if it's a specific thing you are looking for.


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 Post subject: Re: Going to a flea market. Where to look?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:48 pm 
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So my calculations of funds were a tad off (now 60 USD) but I'm sure I'll find something amazing to share.

*Cough* 10 USD Dogic *cough*

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