Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Let's Talk About Sales

So, I may not be the super experienced booth seller like a lot of you out there in blogland.  But, I want to talk about sales.  No, I'm not going to talk prices.  I want to talk about what's selling in my area.  I want to get all of you other dealers talking about what's selling in your area.  I think this will be a great way to take a look a trends and help us all be smarter junkers.  I want to know what other items I should be looking for at the auctions, estate sales, and flea markets.  Don't you (that is, if you resell)?  Or maybe you're thinking about reselling?

So let's take a look at what I sold in November.  I will try to link back to pictures of some items.

DATE DAY OF THE WEEK ITEM
11/02/13 Sunday child's fishing pole
11/02/13 Sunday argus camera flash
11/02/13 Sunday college pendant
11/02/13 Sunday 2 bakelite cake slicers
11/04/13 Monday snowflake garland pyrex casserole
11/04/13 Monday pyrex primary fridge set
11/04/13 Monday polaroid camera
11/05/13 Tuesday smith corona typewriter
11/08/13 Friday folding ruler
11/08/13 Friday purple glass coffee canister (as is)
11/08/13 Friday small crock with lid
11/10/13 Sunday pyrex old orchard fridge dish
11/10/13 Sunday orange pyrex fridge dish
11/10/13 Sunday 2 pyrex spg blsm fridge dishes
11/12/13 Tuesday 2 christmas ornaments
11/12/13 Tuesday blue pyrex s&p set
11/15/13 Friday mini brown crock jug
11/15/13 Friday polaroid flash gun
11/15/13 Friday polaroid folding camera
11/15/13 Friday brown and white crock
11/15/13 Friday brown and white crock
11/15/13 Friday box GE flashbulbs
11/15/13 Friday ornate door knob
11/16/13 Saturday pyrex crazy daisy bowl
11/16/13 Saturday 2 cub scout books
11/18/13 Monday 2 FK jadeite cereal bowls
11/19/13 Tuesday snowflake aqua pyrex
11/22/13 Friday Set 4 pyrex early american bowls
11/24/13 Sunday orange desk lamp
11/24/13 Sunday pyrex blue horizon casserole
11/24/13 Sunday pyrex verde casserole
11/24/13 Sunday camel s&p shaker
11/25/13 Monday little house on the prairie set
11/25/13 Monday red metal parts cabinet
11/27/13 Wednesday 8 copper jello molds
11/27/13 Wednesday biscuit cutter
11/29/13 Friday pyrex red primary bowl
11/20/13 Saturday polaroid land camera
11/30/13 Saturday pyrex red hostess dish
11/30/13 Saturday aqua blue camera
11/30/13 Saturday duaflex camera
11/30/13 Saturday brownie camera
11/30/13 Saturday argus camera
11/30/13 Saturday voightlander camera
11/30/13 Saturday aqua syrup
11/30/13 Saturday blue/green apron
11/30/13 Saturday pink tom thumb typewriter
11/30/13 Saturday toy cash register
11/30/13 Saturday 2 christmas ornaments
11/30/13 Saturday christmas ornament
11/30/13 Saturday christmas ornament
11/30/13 Saturday christmas ornament
11/30/13 Saturday gold frame

So, lots of Pyrex and cameras.  I also learned that when I'm in my booth working I tend to sell more.  See Saturday, 11/30.  I think sometimes people like to make a connection.  It's one of the reasons I like to do flea markets.

Okay, so the big question... What's selling in your area?  Leave me a comment.  Send me an email.  Or write your own blog post.

Happy Sales!

3 comments:

  1. Always interesting to see what is selling in the antique booths! I don't have one myself but hope you get some info back. Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  2. Great idea! really enjoyed your blog. seasonal items are selling for me right now, but in my area vintage retro cameras are hot as well.

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  3. My booth definitely slows down in the winter months, but I made more last Nov and Dec compared to this year (so far). I made a recent trip to the booth and tried to make it merry and festive without drowning in Christmas. I believe sales in general have slowed down everywhere and it's not just my booth. I try to make my prices comparable to similar items in other booths, but I know for a fact that some of my stuff is priced much lower and they're not moving. I opened the booth because I was tired of selling online (ebay) and I like being able to physically arrange things myself. The downside is having to make sure I have plenty of merchandise to keep the booth filled. I've considered closing it out, but goodness! Where would I put everything?

    Something else I need to consider is I live in an area where people are not willing to pay $20 for a pyrex bowl versus if I sold in a more suburban area where I could probably price things higher. It's frustrating for me because I can't make a 2-hour trip to the city every week and afford the booth rent. Seriously considering selling at DC Big Flea next year where booth rent for a weekend is $250, but 1000s of people would be viewing and buying from the booth.

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