Spring Valley Swap Meet

★★★☆☆
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619-463-1194

6377 Quarry Rd

Spring Valley, CA

91977

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Yes this place is unmange, because it explain to U that it cost U to rent a spot for 15.00 dollars and express to U to be there at this time. Than I call the next day to see if I could get a spot because it rained the other day, they telling me that it going to cost me 25.oo to 45.oo dollars to rent a spot! I said that I was out there, and I only was going to be charge 15.00 dollars, and now U telling me 25.00 to 45.00 today!
But if it about one group of people being there, they need to close this place down, because every one need to be cost the same, and if U are going to charge rent, I might as well live out there!

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★☆☆☆☆

Yes this place is unmange, because it explain to U that it cost U to rent a spot for 15.00 dollars and express to U to be there at this time. Than I call the next day to see if I could get a spot because it rained the other day, they telling me that it going to cost me 25.oo to 45.oo dollars to rent a spot! I said that I was out there, and I only was going to be charge 15.00 dollars, and now U telling me 25.00 to 45.00 today!
But if it about one group of people being there, they need to close this place down, because every one need to be cost the same, and if U are going to charge rent, I might as well live out there!

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This is the most mis managed swap meet or for that manner business I have ever observed. Richie the manager is always either drunk in the beer garden or busy checking up on his recycle cans that he has around the swap meet. What is going on with the Derr's letting a drunk manage the swap meet they are fools for allowing this to go on. Maybe if they had some decent management the crime would go down. The bathrooms are the most disgusting bathrooms I have ever seen the common porta potty is 10 times nicer then the bathrooms at the swap meet. The Derr's are so cheap they make us all wait in the hot sun for hours to get tickets, how much would it cost them to put in some sort of tarps to give us some shade? This place makes them so much money but they treat all the vendors like trash. We should all get together and quit selling for a few months until they spend some money on the place and make it safer for us.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the most mis managed swap meet or for that manner business I have ever observed. Richie the manager is always either drunk in the beer garden or busy checking up on his recycle cans that he has around the swap meet. What is going on with the Derr's letting a drunk manage the swap meet they are fools for allowing this to go on. Maybe if they had some decent management the crime would go down. The bathrooms are the most disgusting bathrooms I have ever seen the common porta potty is 10 times nicer then the bathrooms at the swap meet. The Derr's are so cheap they make us all wait in the hot sun for hours to get tickets, how much would it cost them to put in some sort of tarps to give us some shade? This place makes them so much money but they treat all the vendors like trash. We should all get together and quit selling for a few months until they spend some money on the place and make it safer for us.

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To be honest I hate the SPRING VALLEY swatmeet, and im 100% Mexican, my son he like to buy his white t shirts there and his bb guns. I live a block away and I rather go to the one in SANTEE. management is very very friendly, not only that but customers are friendly to you go there and everybody has a smile in there face. Last week I decided to go to the one in SPRING VALLEY I walked out upset well I saw some baby clothes that I liked I started going through the clothes guess what happens next a Mexican lady starts grabbing my baby clothes from my hands. I'm like what the hell.. well I told her politely excuse me mam but that clothes is mine she walked away talking crap. I HATE THE SPRING VALLEY SWATMEET

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★☆☆☆☆

To be honest I hate the SPRING VALLEY swatmeet, and im 100% Mexican, my son he like to buy his white t shirts there and his bb guns. I live a block away and I rather go to the one in SANTEE. management is very very friendly, not only that but customers are friendly to you go there and everybody has a smile in there face. Last week I decided to go to the one in SPRING VALLEY I walked out upset well I saw some baby clothes that I liked I started going through the clothes guess what happens next a Mexican lady starts grabbing my baby clothes from my hands. I'm like what the hell.. well I told her politely excuse me mam but that clothes is mine she walked away talking crap. I HATE THE SPRING VALLEY SWATMEET

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UN-ORGANIZED !!! Cars In-N-Out all day long, DANGEROUS to patrons, vendors. RUDE management...after selling there for some time I found out that if you give them a gift onece in a while they get to to treat you better. MANAGER "NEVER" to be found when needed. I could picture this place on an emergency, TOTAL CAOS !!! I had the nicest booth there for a while, no offense to anyone, just took pride in what we did. Had great customers that we miss. However this place needs MANAGEMENT HELP !!! From unfair selling of spaces, yes not anyone is given the same opportunity to buy a space. To the safety of the shoppers, its just a big mess. LOTS of great real DEALS "YES". However beware for those cheap...COUNTERFEIT merchandise everywhere. AKA real business killers. This venue has excellent potential if organized and managed properly. Unfortunately the clash in different cultures and rudeness by UN EXPERIENCED and UN PREPARED personell, makes it hard for me to return. If you don't mind the mess to save a buck go for it ! .... OH !! Did I forget the RESTROOMS !!! OOH MAAN !! Don't get me started. This venue has potential to genereta some $30,000/weekly !!! Can they spare a weekend's income to reemodel the old, dirty, unsanitary restroom!!! Don't get me started again....good luck!

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★★☆☆☆

UN-ORGANIZED !!! Cars In-N-Out all day long, DANGEROUS to patrons, vendors. RUDE management...after selling there for some time I found out that if you give them a gift onece in a while they get to to treat you better. MANAGER "NEVER" to be found when needed. I could picture this place on an emergency, TOTAL CAOS !!! I had the nicest booth there for a while, no offense to anyone, just took pride in what we did. Had great customers that we miss. However this place needs MANAGEMENT HELP !!! From unfair selling of spaces, yes not anyone is given the same opportunity to buy a space. To the safety of the shoppers, its just a big mess. LOTS of great real DEALS "YES". However beware for those cheap...COUNTERFEIT merchandise everywhere. AKA real business killers. This venue has excellent potential if organized and managed properly. Unfortunately the clash in different cultures and rudeness by UN EXPERIENCED and UN PREPARED personell, makes it hard for me to return. If you don't mind the mess to save a buck go for it ! .... OH !! Did I forget the RESTROOMS !!! OOH MAAN !! Don't get me started. This venue has potential to genereta some $30,000/weekly !!! Can they spare a weekend's income to reemodel the old, dirty, unsanitary restroom!!! Don't get me started again....good luck!

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Highly recomended! Excellent place to go shopping while in San Diego on weekend but come with a big truck to load all the cheap stuffs you'll end up buying. New and used - best place I found and might I say the Super Nachos / carne asada combo is unbelievable although the mrs prefer chinese - yes, there's chinese food! The support staff -parking and entrance booths - are very friendly and helpful. Come early for best selections or late for best bargains. There's always room for parking - huge area - with convinient entrances around the place.

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★★★★★

Highly recomended! Excellent place to go shopping while in San Diego on weekend but come with a big truck to load all the cheap stuffs you'll end up buying. New and used - best place I found and might I say the Super Nachos / carne asada combo is unbelievable although the mrs prefer chinese - yes, there's chinese food! The support staff -parking and entrance booths - are very friendly and helpful. Come early for best selections or late for best bargains. There's always room for parking - huge area - with convinient entrances around the place.

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Why is people so ignorant ?? I loved it and i do not speak spanish haha i'm not even familiar with the language and still i had no problems buying what i needed, the sellers were really nice and patient as well as the guards. My niece sells some stuff there and she never complains, the things is that you have to be there before 5 am if you want a spot and if people are fighting for spots it must not be that bad to sell at right??????

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★★★★★

Why is people so ignorant ?? I loved it and i do not speak spanish haha i'm not even familiar with the language and still i had no problems buying what i needed, the sellers were really nice and patient as well as the guards. My niece sells some stuff there and she never complains, the things is that you have to be there before 5 am if you want a spot and if people are fighting for spots it must not be that bad to sell at right??????

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The LAST TIME I WENT TO THE SPRING VALLEY SWAPMEET BEFORE THE SPORTS ARENA SWAPMEET FORCED MOST SPRING VALLEY CHOICE ITEMS ONTO CRAIG'S LIST ONLINE, YOU COULD GET LOTS OF HIGH-LINE YUPPIE-WANNA-BE ITEMS FOR HALF-PRICE!!!! HEY 50 CENT JEWELRY MAN: WHOLESALE MEANS I NEVER PAY OVER 50% OF RETAIL PRICE FOR NEW ITEMS OR REFURBISHED ITEMS; BUT I NEVER MAKE INSULT OFFERS OF UNDER 50% FOR REFURBISHED AS-NEW FLOOR DEMOS UNLESS THEY HAVE COSMETIC BLEMS THAT WARRANT 33% OF RETAIL PRICE FOR A AS-NEW REFURBISHED WORKING CONDITION UNIT!!!!

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★★★☆☆

The LAST TIME I WENT TO THE SPRING VALLEY SWAPMEET BEFORE THE SPORTS ARENA SWAPMEET FORCED MOST SPRING VALLEY CHOICE ITEMS ONTO CRAIG'S LIST ONLINE, YOU COULD GET LOTS OF HIGH-LINE YUPPIE-WANNA-BE ITEMS FOR HALF-PRICE!!!! HEY 50 CENT JEWELRY MAN: WHOLESALE MEANS I NEVER PAY OVER 50% OF RETAIL PRICE FOR NEW ITEMS OR REFURBISHED ITEMS; BUT I NEVER MAKE INSULT OFFERS OF UNDER 50% FOR REFURBISHED AS-NEW FLOOR DEMOS UNLESS THEY HAVE COSMETIC BLEMS THAT WARRANT 33% OF RETAIL PRICE FOR A AS-NEW REFURBISHED WORKING CONDITION UNIT!!!!

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I agree with Anonymous...the swap meet is a unique shopping experience where one can find antiques, vintage items, out of the ordinary objects that you would never find at a mall. Its proximity to the border makes for an eclectic, diverse, largely Spanish speaking crowd, but this only adds to the experience. This "non-English" speaking swap meet adds commerce and business to the Spring Valley community!

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★★★☆☆

I agree with Anonymous...the swap meet is a unique shopping experience where one can find antiques, vintage items, out of the ordinary objects that you would never find at a mall. Its proximity to the border makes for an eclectic, diverse, largely Spanish speaking crowd, but this only adds to the experience. This "non-English" speaking swap meet adds commerce and business to the Spring Valley community!

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What did you expect the grounds to look like? A 5 star resort? It's a swap meet for crying out loud!
I happen to really like that swap meet. I've been to the one at the South Bay Drive-In on Coronado Ave and if you think the Spring Valley swap meet is expensive, go to the one at the drive-in.
Also, if you're gonna talk smack, at least make sure you can SPELL correctly!

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★★★★★

What did you expect the grounds to look like? A 5 star resort? It's a swap meet for crying out loud!
I happen to really like that swap meet. I've been to the one at the South Bay Drive-In on Coronado Ave and if you think the Spring Valley swap meet is expensive, go to the one at the drive-in.
Also, if you're gonna talk smack, at least make sure you can SPELL correctly!

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After being here and seeing all the quality items with great values, I decided to do my spring cleaning and bring it all here also all my office stuff(recently moved out of my business, stainless steel counters, folding chairs, man suits, women's suits, jewelry, brand clothes:marc jacobs, jcrew, banana republic, bcbg, quality shoes, new printer, sealing fans(2) etc... I hope to get a good spot but look for the "Pink Balloons" only Sunday 3/29/09. ;) Love This Place!!!

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★★★★★

After being here and seeing all the quality items with great values, I decided to do my spring cleaning and bring it all here also all my office stuff(recently moved out of my business, stainless steel counters, folding chairs, man suits, women's suits, jewelry, brand clothes:marc jacobs, jcrew, banana republic, bcbg, quality shoes, new printer, sealing fans(2) etc... I hope to get a good spot but look for the "Pink Balloons" only Sunday 3/29/09. ;) Love This Place!!!

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this is the best place to buy skateboards, and buy other things but i like buying my skateboards here. there's this guy that always gives me good deals and i bought many decks like Baker, Plan b , Zero, and a bunch of trucks independent and venture. Bunch of wheels hardware and best swiss bearings. Griptape like every color. I got my complete for about $60 Baker board, spitfire wheels, Green griptape, Bone swiss bearings andPig Skrewers. If you are a skater i REALLY RECOMMEND COMING HERE!!!

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★★★★★

this is the best place to buy skateboards, and buy other things but i like buying my skateboards here. there's this guy that always gives me good deals and i bought many decks like Baker, Plan b , Zero, and a bunch of trucks independent and venture. Bunch of wheels hardware and best swiss bearings. Griptape like every color. I got my complete for about $60 Baker board, spitfire wheels, Green griptape, Bone swiss bearings andPig Skrewers. If you are a skater i REALLY RECOMMEND COMING HERE!!!

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This swap meet used to be a reasonable place to shop. Now the security/employees are rude, do not speak English, and unhelpful. The place is absolutely filthy inside the swapmeet and outside in the parking lot. If you want to shop with all the cheap,dirty, lazy, non-English speaking crowd; this is the place to go. If you want a clean and pleasant shopping experience; then I would spend the extra money and go to the mall.

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★☆☆☆☆

This swap meet used to be a reasonable place to shop. Now the security/employees are rude, do not speak English, and unhelpful. The place is absolutely filthy inside the swapmeet and outside in the parking lot. If you want to shop with all the cheap,dirty, lazy, non-English speaking crowd; this is the place to go. If you want a clean and pleasant shopping experience; then I would spend the extra money and go to the mall.

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This is the worst Swap meet I ever seen in my life! the security people who run the flea market are extremely rude and ignorant THEY DON'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH. I tried to sell my items after my sister was there the first time and they told me that i can't because they recognized my sister! I told them that this is my first time selling but they told me "THIS IS A PRIVATE PROPERTY AND BASICALLY WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT"
I asked to talk to the manager but he was rude also, they told me to talk to Richie and call him but never got hold of him.
This place is a mess, unorganized, dirty and it is not worth to sell or to buy unless you are desperate.
Buyers expect to buy stuff from me for no more then 25 cents! I brought my kid's clothes and I put them for 4 pieces for a dollar but they though they were expensive. these brand name clothes we are talking about and they are almost brand new like carter's, Gap, Old Navy etc.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS SWAP MEET, YOU WILL END UP LOOSING INSTEAD OF MAKING MONEY.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst Swap meet I ever seen in my life! the security people who run the flea market are extremely rude and ignorant THEY DON'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH. I tried to sell my items after my sister was there the first time and they told me that i can't because they recognized my sister! I told them that this is my first time selling but they told me "THIS IS A PRIVATE PROPERTY AND BASICALLY WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT"
I asked to talk to the manager but he was rude also, they told me to talk to Richie and call him but never got hold of him.
This place is a mess, unorganized, dirty and it is not worth to sell or to buy unless you are desperate.
Buyers expect to buy stuff from me for no more then 25 cents! I brought my kid's clothes and I put them for 4 pieces for a dollar but they though they were expensive. these brand name clothes we are talking about and they are almost brand new like carter's, Gap, Old Navy etc.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS SWAP MEET, YOU WILL END UP LOOSING INSTEAD OF MAKING MONEY.

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My husband an I shop and sell at this swap meet all the time we've been at all the rest now try the best it's fun and you'll always find a deal. we'll be there this weekend 5/24/08 selling rolls of yarn if your a crafter you'll love this, 4 rolls of yarn for 1.00 we have 5 colors we also have many many more crafty treats have fun an hope to see you there

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★★★★☆

My husband an I shop and sell at this swap meet all the time we've been at all the rest now try the best it's fun and you'll always find a deal. we'll be there this weekend 5/24/08 selling rolls of yarn if your a crafter you'll love this, 4 rolls of yarn for 1.00 we have 5 colors we also have many many more crafty treats have fun an hope to see you there

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i love the swap meet. i thought it was funny when i was reading the other reviews because a few of the reviews sound exactly like what i would've written, however one of them sound like these ladies just had an off day and weren't well informed. i myself take my mother, daughter and niece every weekend, at least one day if not both, to the swapmeet. we enjoy shopping in the many lines of used items and occassionally visit the many wonderful lines of inexpensive new items.(great place for x-mas shopping). you're always bound to find and hopefully not miss a great deal. i've been going to the spring valley swapmeet for at least 15 years and i'm still going. if you've never been there before you should definitely give it a try, it has it's faults, but they're not significant enough to miss the experience. if you wanna sell and you wanna get in at the 7am entry time i recommend you be there by 5am no later, most of the time it's more than worth your wild. be ready for hagglers (my mother) you may be surprised at how cheap people are, alot of swapmeet sellers don't mind and people get some of the things at the low price you wouldn't expect. anyways it's a great place give it a try.oh yeah the food is pretty awsome and you've gotta try their ice cream.

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★★★★☆

i love the swap meet. i thought it was funny when i was reading the other reviews because a few of the reviews sound exactly like what i would've written, however one of them sound like these ladies just had an off day and weren't well informed. i myself take my mother, daughter and niece every weekend, at least one day if not both, to the swapmeet. we enjoy shopping in the many lines of used items and occassionally visit the many wonderful lines of inexpensive new items.(great place for x-mas shopping). you're always bound to find and hopefully not miss a great deal. i've been going to the spring valley swapmeet for at least 15 years and i'm still going. if you've never been there before you should definitely give it a try, it has it's faults, but they're not significant enough to miss the experience. if you wanna sell and you wanna get in at the 7am entry time i recommend you be there by 5am no later, most of the time it's more than worth your wild. be ready for hagglers (my mother) you may be surprised at how cheap people are, alot of swapmeet sellers don't mind and people get some of the things at the low price you wouldn't expect. anyways it's a great place give it a try.oh yeah the food is pretty awsome and you've gotta try their ice cream.

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i try to come here every pay day. i even come here to sell some of my items. i am currently spring cleaning for the last few weekends and plan to sell most of what i have and what my family is giving up. last time i came to sell my stuff i made 400 bucks. i got a spot early enough to set up... people were already digging in the truck before i even got the chance to set up. people even bought the table and chair set i had my items displayed on. it was a great experience and i do it anytime i feel like cleaning out my closet. i love shopping there and taking family who come in from out of town. its a great place to get a bargain for any and everything. i love this swap meet!

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★★★★★

i try to come here every pay day. i even come here to sell some of my items. i am currently spring cleaning for the last few weekends and plan to sell most of what i have and what my family is giving up. last time i came to sell my stuff i made 400 bucks. i got a spot early enough to set up... people were already digging in the truck before i even got the chance to set up. people even bought the table and chair set i had my items displayed on. it was a great experience and i do it anytime i feel like cleaning out my closet. i love shopping there and taking family who come in from out of town. its a great place to get a bargain for any and everything. i love this swap meet!

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Despite one of the other reviews, I think this is one of the best swap meets in the country. I must say, there is anything and everything, that one that is not too stuck-up to search for, that a person might want or need in their life, this swap is absolutely marvelous! If you are sleuthing out stuff & expect this to be Crate and Barrel or Ikea and/or if you expect to sell items at YOUR original purchase price and expect to liquidate ALL of your items you may be dissapointed, because, of course, this is not Ikea, it's a fricking swap meet! DUHH! But if you want a good deal on anything that a real human being/person may need & can afford or want to get rid of some of your old stuff, come here, you'll be very pleased. Remember, this is basically like a million yard sales wrapped in to one HUGE yard sale package, of course you won't like find everything you want if you are looking for extreme snobbery-yuppy-crap, or expect to sell every item that you bring to the swap, DUHHH! It's like a yard sale, there is always stuff left over!

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★★★★★

Despite one of the other reviews, I think this is one of the best swap meets in the country. I must say, there is anything and everything, that one that is not too stuck-up to search for, that a person might want or need in their life, this swap is absolutely marvelous! If you are sleuthing out stuff & expect this to be Crate and Barrel or Ikea and/or if you expect to sell items at YOUR original purchase price and expect to liquidate ALL of your items you may be dissapointed, because, of course, this is not Ikea, it's a fricking swap meet! DUHH! But if you want a good deal on anything that a real human being/person may need & can afford or want to get rid of some of your old stuff, come here, you'll be very pleased. Remember, this is basically like a million yard sales wrapped in to one HUGE yard sale package, of course you won't like find everything you want if you are looking for extreme snobbery-yuppy-crap, or expect to sell every item that you bring to the swap, DUHHH! It's like a yard sale, there is always stuff left over!

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This had to have been one of the worst experiences of my life. My sisters and I went to sell 2 car loads of clothes and other items to raise money for a non-profit organization. We were told to be there before 6 A.M. to get a spot. We were there by 5:30 and still did not get one. We did not get a spot till after 11:30. Actually, we requested 2 spots because we had 2 cars. We still had to pay full price for the 1/2 day, and the spots we were given were barely big enough for just the cars. We had a very difficulted time showing any of our items. We finally left at 3:30. For 10 hours being there, we sold $37 worth of items- paid $20 for the spots - and cleared $17 for our organization!!! Selling so late in the day was the beginning of the end!
As one of the other vendors said to us regarding our sites - "You were really xx!!xx!!" So true. Never, never again will I go there again for any reason!!!

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This had to have been one of the worst experiences of my life. My sisters and I went to sell 2 car loads of clothes and other items to raise money for a non-profit organization. We were told to be there before 6 A.M. to get a spot. We were there by 5:30 and still did not get one. We did not get a spot till after 11:30. Actually, we requested 2 spots because we had 2 cars. We still had to pay full price for the 1/2 day, and the spots we were given were barely big enough for just the cars. We had a very difficulted time showing any of our items. We finally left at 3:30. For 10 hours being there, we sold $37 worth of items- paid $20 for the spots - and cleared $17 for our organization!!! Selling so late in the day was the beginning of the end!
As one of the other vendors said to us regarding our sites - "You were really xx!!xx!!" So true. Never, never again will I go there again for any reason!!!

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THIS PLACE IS BIG NEW AND LOTS OF USED A GREAT PLACE TO PICK UP A BARGIN,YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND.WE OVE THE .50 CENT JEWLERY MAN AND THE NACHOS ARE TO DIE FOR.

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★★★★☆

THIS PLACE IS BIG NEW AND LOTS OF USED A GREAT PLACE TO PICK UP A BARGIN,YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND.WE OVE THE .50 CENT JEWLERY MAN AND THE NACHOS ARE TO DIE FOR.

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