Top Five Flea Market Products That Saturate the Market

Choosing what to sell at the flea market can be difficult. Finding the perfect product, or products, that fills a niche at a low price takes a lot of research. Common sense about what items would sell well at outdoor flea markets in the summer may lead you astray, however. This article covers the top ten flea market products that have saturated the market so much it is hard sell them for a profit.

Flea Market Product – Socks

There seems to be many good wholesale sources for socks, because flea markets are often overrun with them. It is easy to transport and package socks, and almost everyone uses them every day, they have become difficult to sell.

Flea Market Product – Sunglasses

Two different types of sunglass sellers appear at many flea markets: the cheap generic sunglass seller, and the knock off brand name sunglass sellers. Both of these are well represented at most flea markets.

Flea Market Product – Swords and Knives

As unusual as these products might seem, they are very popular flea market merchandise. Where legal, sword and knife sellers can be found in every row of flea market vendors. Unless you find a very unique type of knife, or can offer super low prices, there will be too much competition for you to profit.

Flea Market Product – Cheap Toys

Children are great people to market to at the flea market. Many parents give their kids a dollar or two to spend while the family walks around the tables and booths. However, that does not mean that cheap toys are good sellers. The main type of common toys found at the flea market include pull back cars, dollar store type dolls and trinkets, and plastic play sets with dozens of small parts.

Flea Market Product – Work Gloves

Like the socks, work gloves come in large packs of a dozen pairs. Inexpensive to purchase wholesale, these gloves show up on many flea market tables. Most people I know who need work gloves prefer to purchase thicker leather ones instead of woven cotton or knit.

If you want to begin a business selling at flea markets or swap meets, it is important to do your research about products before you buy. Finding wholesale sources for the above items may be much easier than finding unique merchandise. That, however, is the problem. Too many people show up at the market with the same products. Whoever can sell for the least amount makes the most sales, but realizes very little profit. For true sales success, find a product that no one else is selling.