Many flea market and swap meet vendors are left wondering what to do next after all these closures. But did you know about all the online flea markets you can still sell on? Many buyers turn to their laptops or smartphones to do some shopping, and what better way to shop a bargain than at a virtual flea market?
Fleabay.net is one of the many virtual flea markets out there, filled with tons of vendors offering goodies that can be found at any normal, in-person flea market such as antiques, collectibles, used items, books, electronics, animals, and so much more. And it works almost like Etsy or eBay, but the products are much cheaper. There’s even a section on free stuff!
Fleabay was started in 2011 by a guy who wanted to offer vendors a place to sell items much like you would find at a flea market. It’s simple, you just upload your products to Fleabay, customers can ask questions about your products and negotiate a price, and shoppers purchase merchandise. The site is meant to be a very laid back and personable atmosphere.
Vendors from all over the world can post their merchandise on Fleabay. The list of prohibited items includes wine, credit cards and “human parts and remains.” Used airbags are merely “questionable,” though. Fleabay’s listings feature little more than an item description, location, the seller’s information and an expiration date. Shipping or local pickup is arranged on a per-listing basis, and customers can reach out to the poster directly.