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

What a Glorious Weekend!

The sun is out all over this great province and it’s a great time to visit your local flea and farmers market, especially with all the local crops coming in from strawberries to spinach it’s just beginning so get out there and enjoy!

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

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