Archive for the ‘flea markets’ Category

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Collingwood Flea Market

November 4, 2007

We came, we saw, we… *yawn*

We left with some socks, an eggplant, and a zucchini.

Yep, that exciting! :)

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Englishtown Auction

November 1, 2007

Last Saturday morning we checked out the Englishtown Auction.  It was an unfortunate day to do so since it was raining.  So we were resigned to do indoor shopping since there were no outdoor vendors.  And even indoors, there were only select few open.  We still found some things though.  I’d like to go back in better weather.

This weekend I’d like to go check out the Collingswood Flea Market on Route 34 in Farmingdale .

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Flea Markets of Matawan & Hazlet

October 14, 2007

So we were up bright and early and decided to check out the flea market that happens every Saturday in the parking lot of the Aberdeen-Matawan train station.  As flea markets go, they are full of random junk people are trying to hock.  Sometimes you find a real treasure, though.  I didn’t find anything that struck my fancy, but he got the Butterfly Effect on DVD.

While walking around he overheard someone say to someone “It’s less crowded this week”.  The other person replied, “They’re probably all at the Hazlet flea market”.  So he says we should try to find this flea market over in Hazlet.  We come home, do a Google search, and we see a listing for the Holy Family PTA flea market on Craigslist.  Gotta love the internet! :)

We make our way over there and are pleased to see how significant it is.  Lots and lots of tables and items.  There was actually a couple of tables selling knock off hand bags and purses.  I was tempted, but I didn’t see anything I specifically liked.  After scouring all of the tables, the only thing I wanted was a large spring-loaded mason jar that I am going to use for storage in the kitchen.  Heh.

Next week I hope to hit up some garage sales in Aberdeen and Matawan.  That’s usually where the real treasures are.  You can haggle with people more since they are desperate to get rid of their stuff. :)