*Scroll to the end for my surprise announcement*
In my day job I teach sociology [among other courses] and I frequently think about flea and antique markets from a sociological perspective. Certainly there is a diverse cast of characters from far different walks of life. Today I'm looking at educational levels.
I knew approximately 8 vendors near my space in the flea market plus an owner of a nearly food stand when I was a Renningers Flea Market. Out of those 10 [myself included,] at least 3 had a college education or higher which translates to 30%. That's not exactly what I was expecting when I came to the flea.
Sudhir Venkatesh, as described by in
I wonder if our little flea "neighborhood" is an anomaly or is typical. I don't think many people go to college with a goal of running a flea market booth yet. What I do know is that to a person they must know if certain items will sell or not. Carol Turner of The Polka Dot Closet has an excellent series on what sells and what does not.
And she has invited me to be a guest poster on what sells and what does not! I'll post when it will appear on her page and urge you to check her page out as well. You'll find that it's the best!