FleaMarket Flip


Fleamarket flip

Yesterday my hubbae and I took a trip to the Starlight Drive-in, a outside theatre that becomes what the website describes as a good ol’ “swap meet” on the weekends. Still exploring our neighborhood we decided to take the 20 minute walk up Moreland Ave with the intentions to browse and not to buy.  However, when we set our eyes on the first appealing piece of furniture I immediately placed us on the HGTV tv show Flea Market Flip. A segment where teams of two search to find three pieces of furniture at the flea market to up-cycle and sell at another market for profit. The team that makes the most wins. We played around with a couple ideas from finds we saw but with the notion that we could come back. That was until the last hour we discovered a pair of distressed wooden bar stools. Tempted but not sold we were about to walk away until the seller said,”It is the last  hour, I can give it to you for $10.00.” And suddenly we were walking up the dusty road with stools over our shoulder. Can not wait to see the finished results.

Fleamarket flip

Flea Market Flip Tips:

1. End of the day equals end of the day deals: Sellers want to sell. So the last hour they will go further down in prices to get rid of the merchandise.

2.  You can always bargain: If the seller say $150 counteract with $100. You will be surprised what the answer could be.

3. Make them sweat: If a seller is acting as if a bargain is not in the cards. Walk away for a few, they will more than likely come down on the price.



Catch full episodes on HGTV.com or on Netflix.

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