A Treasure Trove of One-off Lucky Finds! Flea Market

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A Treasure Trove of One-off Lucky Finds!Flea Market

Flea markets gather many non-professional sellers and offer a chance to make a lucky find. They always attract a large crowd.

Smart shopper at a flea market

Meiji Park
The flea market at Meiji Park carries children’s clothing popular at any venue. Some sellers offer cosplay costumes, too. 

Yasukuni-jinja Shrine
The flea market at Yasukuni-jinja Shrine carries a variety of items, from secondhand clothing to toys to accessories.

Have you ever tried negotiating a better price at a flea market, without really knowing how? Here are some tips.
he important thing is, don’t start haggling straight away. First praise the product and let the seller know you like it. Then offer a specific price, perhaps beginning at a little less than you want to pay. If you still have a difficult time meeting halfway, offer to buy multiple items from that seller in exchange for a discount. This usually does the trick.
In any case, avoid incessant haggling. Remember that shopping should be fun—both for you and for the seller.
Another tip to smart shopping is timing. Attractive products sell fast. So if you’re serious about making a lucky find, the rule of thumb is to arrive when the flea market opens. On the other hand, if your goal is to strike a good bargain, show up around closing time. Sellers are reluctant to lug their goods back home, so they’re more open to negotiation at the end of the day. Only do bear in mind that there may be fewer attractive products.

Tokyo flea market schedules

Meiji Park

Address

Meiji Park (Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

Days

Visit website http://trx.jp/( External link )

Hours

9:00–15:00

Inquiries

03-3384-6666 (Tokyo Recycle Movement Citizen’s Council)

URL

http://trx.jp/( External link )

Yasukuni-jinja Shrine

Address

Approach and plaza, Yasukuni-jinja Shrine (2-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Days

Two Saturdays every month

Hours

10:00–15:00

Inquiries

090-8722-0437 (Attn: Fujie, Citizen’s Council for the Environment)

URL

http://www.kankyo.join-us.jp/( External link )

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