Flea Markets on Long Island
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If you’re looking for a one-stop bargain shopping experience, head over to one of Long Island’s flea markets. Flea markets sell a wide assortment of goods, from jewelry and furniture, to clothes, electronics, toys, collectibles, fresh produce and baked goods, beauty and custom-made products and home decor at below-retail prices.
Flea markets are ideal for bargain hunting or simply browsing on a rainy day. Flea markets offer many unique items and are a great place to start browsing when it comes to holiday shopping. There is always something for everyone, and prices are generally lower when buying from a vendor at a flea market.
Some Helpful Flea Market Bargain Hunting Tips
For the best prices, be prepared to do some hard negotiating and save yourself a few bucks.
Browse around before making any large purchases to find the vendors with the lowest prices.
Do some research beforehand so you have an idea of average market prices for the goods you are looking to buy.
Be friendly! Engage the seller in conversation and build a rapport, they'll be more willing to give you a deal if you're amicable.
Start low when it comes to bargaining but not too low as to offend the seller. A general rule of thumb is to start the bargaining at half of what you'd pay for the item then work up from there.
Don't be afraid to point out flaws in the merchandise. If what you've been eyeing has damages point them out. This could work to your advantage and get you a lower asking price.
Going to the seller later in the day could also work to your advantage. If it's right around closing time the vendor may be more lenient and willing to give you a better deal so they can get out of there for the day and make some last minute sales.
Popular Flea markets on Long Island
Westbury Market Fair
Located in the parking lot of NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Brush Hollow Road
With more than 100 vendors selling a diverse selection of goods, the Westbury Market Fair is an essential shopping destination in the heart of Westbury. Whether you're shopping for jewelry, antiques, or toys, you'll find everything you're looking for at prices you can't resist. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday, March through December (visit the event listing for schedule updates).
Bellmore Flea Market
Located in the western-most parking lot of the Bellmore LIRR Station at Cross Street and Centre Avenue
Open on select Sundays, the Bellmore Flea Market offers visitors a unique array of items ranging from antiques to collectibles, jewelry to comic books, and much more!
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