When to Go
In general, the earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The later you go, the better the bargain. For many markets, the day could start as early as 5 a.m. Merchants expect dedicated collectors early in the morning and are less inclined to negotiate. Furniture sells early, so go early if that's what you're seeking. The bargaining begins at about 9 a.m., and toward the end of the day, usually noon to 3 p.m., things slow down and vendors begin to pack up. This is the best time to get a good deal, since dealers won't want to bring everything home with them. Don't be too cautious though, it's best to buy what you like when you see it; it may not be there at the end of the day.
Some merchants accept credit cards, but most prefer cash. Bring plenty of small bills so making change is easy. If it's a yard sale, cash is the only way to pay. It's also smart to set a budget before you hit the market,Read More »from Secrets to Flea Markets and Yard Sales