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#1 purplekishi

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

I had a stall at the baby and kids market at Berwick today and although it was reasonably busy for the first two hours it was dead quiet for the other two hours - probably due to the warm weather. I've still got lots of stuff to sell and am contemplating signing up for the Malvern market in April or June.  I'm hoping that cooler weather and a different demographic might help me sell more. Has anyone attended or done either of these markets? What do you think?

#2 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

I haven't been to those markets as I live in Brisbane but have you tried joining the Facebook grouops of the markets. Markets' Facebook pages tend to post information, photos and links to their stall holders Facebook pages. You could try looking at the other stall holders at those markets or possibly even contacting some of the stall holders ( perhaps not ones with similar products to yours) and see what they have to say about the market customers.

I went to some great new baby markets here in Qld yesterday.

#3 Mum/Em

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

The big market in Flemington will have alot of traffic all day.. called MBDO

I have been to several of these markets but found the best to be then.
I have also been on the facebook sites buy swap sell or even gumtree advertising is free and it can save you time.

#4 everly

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Caribbean Gardens market in Scoresby hold a Baby/Kids market once a month - think it's the 1st Friday of every month. It's only $5 a table and you can drive right into the building, unload your car  and then move your car into the car park . So much easier and cheaper than Berwick.

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

I was there at 9.30 until about 11 and it was just too hot in there. I would usually walk up and down the aisles a couple of times but I couldn't wait to get out so I think the heat would have been the reason for the poor later showing.
I have found the best Baby and Kids market is the Geelong one as it is a huge place with really high ceilings and doesn't get nearly as hot. They have a market there on March 2nd and I would travel down there rather than go to Malvern which has really awful parking and thus it is not as well attended.
It might sound too far to travel but it is such an easy drive of just over an hour these days with Eastlink and Citylink.

Two of my DD's and I had a stall at Geelong about 8 months ago and made about $500 just from clothes and toys and a few random baby products.

PS--Where was your stall? Maybe I bought something from you  original.gif

#6 Wineandchocolate

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Are you on Facebook?  There are sites such as this one (http://www.facebook..../kidsstuffmelb/) to buy and sell babies and kids stuff in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  Not sure how much you'll be able to see of this group as it's closed until you're a member, but if you do a quick FB search you'll see plenty of these around.

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (everly @ 17/02/2013, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caribbean Gardens market in Scoresby hold a Baby/Kids market once a month - think it's the 1st Friday of every month. It's only $5 a table and you can drive right into the building, unload your car  and then move your car into the car park . So much easier and cheaper than Berwick.

Another DD had a stall at the Caribbean a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was awful that day.
The over all quality of so many of the stalls made me think that people were trying to sell stuff that should really have gone into the rag bag or a rubbish bin. There were really dirty clothes and broken and dirty toys etc.
I am the type of person who washes clothes to sell, cleans shoes and wash all toys, I can't believe that so many people try to sell very stained stuff, even if it is for a couple of dollars.

Maybe it was just a bad day sad.gif

#8 purplekishi

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions, will have a little look at Facebook. Interested to hear anymore feedback that anyone has.

#9 twinboys

Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

There is also the Bumble Bee market at Berwick Fields PS once a month.
Stall are $20 each and a bit bigger area than the other Berwick one.
There is also the second hand clothing market once a month at the same hall as the Berwick baby and kids market.

Another awesome market is run by the Kerrie Neighbourhood house in Glen waverley once a month in warmer areas.

I have made my best days takings at this market!!

#10 amisajon

Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

as I understand kerrie neighbourhoold house cloesed their market a few yrs back (I used to love going to get baby items there). twinboys do you know if they are running it again this yr?

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