Monthly Archives: March 2012

PayPal Here Almost ‘Here’

Have you heard about this? This gives sellers the ability to accept payments through their smart phone. This is going to be huge. To find out more, visit PayPal’s web site today. I’ve signed up to be notified when it’s ready to go here in Canada and recommend you do too.

Haggling

Even though you think your prices are the best at the market, you will find people will haggle you down from 50¢ if they think it’s unfair. Be prepared to haggle and provide counter offers. Instead of taking a quarter for a 50¢ book, suggest they can have two books for that same 50¢. It can get pretty silly at times, but the more flexible you are the better chance you have of selling off all your stuff.

On that same note, make sure you have a ton of change on hand. Cash is great, but you need coins too.

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH

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May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you..

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Michael

New TV Show Aimed at Us!

This was just posted on the Vancouver Island part of bcfleamarkets.com but I think it needs to be put up here on the front page.

“Hello,

My name is Alexa D’Argenio and I work for Cineflix Productions. We are working on a new show; created by the Producers of the hit TV shows “Canadian Pickers” and “American Pickers”. This new show, tentatively titled “Top Collector” will be a competition TV show, as several teams will set out in pursuit of the BEST PICK, ultimately earning the title of Top Collector!

We are currently casting for amateur Canadian “Picking Partners”- two people that pick together anywhere from auctions, to flea markets, to barns to dumpsters (etc.)! We are looking for people that are charismatic, knowledgeable about collecting, know how to spot hidden treasures, and flip items for profit. Pickers who specialize in collecting items such as sports memorabilia, vintage toys, oil and gas memorabilia, pop culture items, cast iron, TV & movie memorabilia, and other interesting and unique items!

If there is anyone you think might be interested in entering the competition and being a part of this show, we would love to hear from them! I am also attaching a flyer that you can post on your website, Facebook page, etc. or distribute as you see fit.

For more information or to APPLY to be on the show, please email me at adargenio@cineflix.com.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Happy Picking!”

If interested get in touch with Alexa D’Argenio at the above email address. – Michael Van Ert