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Thread: Swap meets

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    Swap meets

    Any of you that go to swap meets, What sells the best?

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    I don't sorry, have no idea. I suppose it would depend on where it is and there are different kinds of swap meets aren't there?
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    Don't realy know the term here. Are you meaning craft sales or craft fairs?

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    Usually something cheap!!! Everyone is looking for a bargain

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    I used to do flea markets, potholders and pillows did OK but the prices were low.

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    People seem to want to buy high quality for a very cheap price. I would say aprons but the kind I make take 2 1/4 yards of fabric - at $11.00 a yard they get pricey even before my time is figured in. About the only thing I buy is pot scrubbers that are crocheted out of nylon net - they sell for $1.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Usually something cheap!!! Everyone is looking for a bargain
    I agree, when I think swap meet, I think cheap, you might be better off with a craft fair
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    When my in laws used to do flea markets, swap meets, rattlesnake round up and such, they had many small items that could sell for $1 - $5.

    One very popular item was the (1/2) dish towel with the hanger for the refrigerator door. Potholders sold well also.
    I would think that cute pincushions might do well.

    Not sure what kind of pricing would be appropriate now for that sort of venue. Do know that people are looking for very cheap (garage sale prices).

    You will most likely be able to get better return for your investment of time and materials at craft fairs than at swap meets or flea markets.

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