Category Archives: What’s New at the Market

Classified Section Added

Are you a vendor? Would you like to post your wares so they reach more people? Now you can here at bcfleamarkets.com and it cost nothing, zero, for six months. Plus, you can add photos to your listings as well as links to your web site with our very affordable paid ads. Not a vendor but have something to sell, great, you’re invited too.

Add ads are subject to approval, no adult ads or adult related will be posted. This is a family site after all.

There are only a few categories to start, let me know which ones you would like added and I’ll do my best.

New Market Listings!

While not a new market, they are new to bcfleamarkets.com and I am happy to add them. Thanks to Sam for telling me about them.

Comox Valley Farmers Market – Market hours: Saturdays 9 – 12 at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds until October 20. Wednesdays 9 – 1 at Comox Bay Farm June 6th to Sept. 26th. Contact information: Phone: 250.218.0321 Email: arketmanager@comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com Web Site: http://www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com/home.shtml The Comox Valley Farmers Market is a non-profit market under the B.C. Society’s Act.

Sidney Summer Market – THURSDAY EVENINGS ONLY FROM 5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM. From their web site: http://www.sidneybusiness.com/index.php?page=summer-market/ Over 200 vendors sell gifts, fresh produce, hand-made crafts, great food, and so much more! Wonderful entertainment on every block! The market lines the main street of Beacon Avenue , between First and Fifth Streets. Parking is available on side streets and public lots, and is permitted in municipal lots after 5:00 pm. Contact information: Sidney Business Association, #7-9843 Second Street, Sidney B.C. V8L 3C7 Market phone: 250-655-6433 Fax: 250-656-4368 email: office@sidneybusiness.ca

If you know of a market not listed on this site, send me an email: michael@bcfleamarkets.com and I’d love to credit you for “finding them”.

Happy Marketng!

Michael Van Ert

Vendors!

If you are a vendor at a flea market, farmers market or swap meet and would like to tell the world about yourself, here’s the place to do it – just click on this link > here < or click on the “Vendors” tab (top right corner of the navigation bar) and I’ll send you the details of how to get your name and market posted FREE plus how to get a more detailed listing at a very affordable price.

Great Information on Buying & Selling

You may have noticed I have put up some links (top right-hand column next to this post titled Links to Help You Sell More) to some great information about buying and selling on Craigslist, eBay and in other markets. These are from Skip McGrath (down in Seattle) whom I have met and have followed for a decade now. Skip knows his stuff and I have purchased a number of his eBooks myself. To learn how to sell better, find things to sell and generally become a better buyer & seller you should check them out, they are well worthwhile and recommended by me.

Happy Marketing!

Swap-O-Rama-Rama!

Saturday June 2,  2012
11 am – 4pm

$6 at the door, plus a bag of clean clothes to swap.
(leave with all the clothes that you can carry!)
*Swappers receive 2 for 1 admission to Art Deco Chic
www.museumofvancouver.ca

1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

(604) 736-4431

How To Get Here By Bus
We’re just one stop from downtown!

Take the #22, #2, or #32.
Exit at Cornwall and Cypress.
Walk North-East (towards the water).

How To Get Here By Car From Downtown

Cross the Burrard Street bridge
Turn right onto Cornwall Street (keep right as you come off the bridge)
Turn right at Chestnut Street (this will be the first street)
Park at the MOV!

How To Get Here By Car From the South

Take Burrard Street going north
Keep left
Turn left onto Cornwall Street (just before Burrard Street bridge)
Turn right at Chestnut Street (this will be the first street)
Park at the MOV!

Take the False Creek Ferries

The False Creek Ferries is a fun way to get to Vanier Park from downtown and other destinations along False Creek. They drop off passengers on the shore of Vanier Park. Just walk south-east to reach our building.

Take the Trolley

The Vancouver Trolley Company (a little red trolley) has a hop-on hop-off option that allows you to visit the MOV and other popular Vancouver attractions. (Please note the trolley is not wheelchair accessible).

About Our Parking

We have ample pay parking available

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.

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