A flea market is a type of street market in which vendors sell second-hand (or previously-used) merchandise.
There are a few different theories, but the most popular is that flea market is a translation of the French term “marché aux puces,” meaning “market of the fleas.” The term was first used in stories about a market in Paris in the 1860s known as the marché aux puces.
Many people look to save or make money by buying and selling on Craigslist and Craigslist alternatives like Etsy, but flea markets can also be a great way to make or save some money.
Depending on your location and the items you’re selling, flea market vendors can likely make all their expenses back in sales and potentially turn a nice profit. Many flea market vendors make between $200 and $500 a day.