Should I shop at a flea market or a thrift store?

That's a question you may ask yourself when considering how to save money or are lookng to for something out of the ordinary. Here are a few good reasons why the answer is YES.

  • Both flea markets and thrift stores carry a variety of second-hand items at bargain prices.
  • Merchandise changes fairly regularly. Tip: Make frequent visits with a list of items you need.
  • You can find a good deal if you can spend the time to comb through the merchandise.
  • Most items are not available in retail or dollar stores.

What's the difference between thrift stores and flea markets?

Most items at a flea market are second-hand, but not always. Jamie's Flea Market is like a thrift store. In addition to second-hand goods, you can find plants, arts & crafts and discount goods.

  • Thrift stores tend to weed out the "junk" or items in poor condition.
  • If you search carefully at a flea market, you can find a diamond in the rough at a rock bottom price.
  • Most flea markets have fresh produce and food vendors.
  • A flea market has permanent vendors and vendors who only come for a day.
  • Thrift stores keep retail hours and are open 6 or 7 days a week.
  • Haggling is rare at thrift stores, and you may feel uncomfortable trying.
  • Flea markets are much bigger than most thrift stores and there is ample free parking.
  • A flea market has a lot going on - food, drinks, sometimes contests and live music.
  • Flea markets are like a fair (without the rides). The whole family can have fun and you can make a day of it.

Over 40 years of great finds and family fun

  • Two buildings with over 200 vendors
  • Hundreds of outdoor vendors 
  • Numerous food concessions

Reminder: Jamie's has a no pet policy. Service animals are permitted. Outside vendors who travel are welcome to bring their pets, but they must stay in your booth at all times, be on a leash and cleaned up after.

Free Admission. Free Parking.

We hope to see you at Jamie's today!


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06/16/2015: Martha Jamie turns 99!!!

Martha Jamie founder of Jamie's ( along with husband Bill)  will turn 99 years old on June 27th.  The Staff and Vendors of Jamie's Flea Market would like to wish Martha a very HAPPY 99TH BIRTHDAY!!

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