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Selling at Petersplatz markt Saturday morning?

Hi,

Just a query on experiences selling stuff at Petersplatz markt and how much a licence cost for the day? Is it worth it in general? I quite like the idea of being a trader there for the day, haggling with buyers n all.
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Re: Selling at Petersplatz markt Saturday morning?

Ok here are my thoughts:
1 Get there early
2 Arm yourself with patience and lots of coins and change
3 People are cheap (most), Swiss are usually very fair when it comes to prices, if you are selling something for 10 and they say they will give you 1 just ignore them....
4.- Take a chair with you or you will hate yourself, also sunscreen or a cap (hat)
5.- Take plenty to drink and maybe a snack ,the snacks at the marlket are sooo expensive
6 Be careful you do not take back stuff you dont want (like the cockroach I took the last time I went EWWWWWWWW)
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Re: Selling at Petersplatz markt Saturday morning?

Costs 20Sfr for the day for 2 metres with every addition metre costing another 10Sfr:

"Ein Flohmarktstandplatz (2 Laufmeter) kostet CHF 20.-. Jeder weitere Laufmeter kostet CHF 10.-."

http://www.messen-maerkte.bs.ch/flohmarkt.htm

Often visit, but never sold anything there, but I hope that helps

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Costs 20Sfr for the day for 2 metres with every addition metre costing another 10Sfr:

"Ein Flohmarktstandplatz (2 Laufmeter) kostet CHF 20.-. Jeder weitere Laufmeter kostet CHF 10.-."

http://www.messen-maerkte.bs.ch/flohmarkt.htm
That link mentions that it's possible to reserve online and at Spiegelgasse.

Do you know it it's mandatory to reserve, or can you turn up on the day and pay your fee to a market controller bloke (or bird; I'm not sexist)?
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Do you know it it's mandatory to reserve, or can you turn up on the day and pay your fee to a market controller bloke (or bird; I'm not sexist)?
A friend who last "setup" his stall of wares just turned up on the day and paid at the blue van/office. I'd be surprised if they ever run out of space.....
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Re: Selling at Petersplatz markt Saturday morning?

Excellent thanks for the tips guys, think I'll have to give it a go now (armed with sunscreen, sandwich, drink and chair of course).
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Re: Selling at Petersplatz markt Saturday morning?

Petersplatz is a very lovely fleamarket and you will meet a lots of friendly people. just hope for good weather .... and dont go down with the prices too fast, enjoy!
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Re: Selling at Petersplatz markt Saturday morning?

Did I read correctly that it isn't open tomorrow? I think I read from the link someone provided above that the 17th was the last day of the year?

Anyone know? I was hoping to go tomorrow morning
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Did I read correctly that it isn't open tomorrow? I think I read from the link someone provided above that the 17th was the last day of the year?

Anyone know? I was hoping to go tomorrow morning
I read it the same way. It would tie in with next year having the last day on 22nd.
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