So you’re here to sell, maybe it’s your first time taking your garage sale public, or maybe you want to see if you can make an extra buck off that talent you have- we have the perfect venue for anyone wanting to yard sale or test out a business venture. Here’s our little tidbit of advice when selling at the Wagon Wheel.
1. Get your bearings—You’ve got your spot number, grab a directory and take a stroll around the market, learn where the important things are: bathrooms, office, atm machine, food court, and parking lots. It’s helpful to know where things are both for yourself and to assist customers in navigating their way around the grounds.
2. “Manners are free, so use ‘em!”— When it comes to sales, manners are your beginning and end. We ask that you be considerate of others and conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times. We promise our customers a family friendly environment, any sort of disruptive behavior: fight-picking, foul-mouthing, vulgarity will not be tolerated.
3. Price your items– Giving shoppers a price tag will aid your ability to sell items. It gives those interested in buying a number to gauge offers. Customers are also more likely to make an offer on an item when there is a starting price. It will also save you from having to answer the question “How much for this?”. We’ve found that many customers will not ask the price, they will just move on, so it is strongly suggested you price your items.
4. Be willing to haggle– The nature of the flea market is fixated on the axis of negotiation, IT’S WHAT PEOPLE COME HERE FOR. Customers will offer you all sorts of prices; the best way to combat a seasoned haggler is to be knowledgeable of your product, and tentatively flexible on your prices. We recommend bundling for best results.
5. Bring Change—ones, fives, and tens, we recommend a minimum of $40 worth of change. The office has limited change and cannot act as a bank, please come prepared.