Flea Markets Face eBay Competition

Oct 29, 2005 | Auctions, Collectibles, eBay | 0 comments

Treasure aisles

Catch-all places to buy, sell adjust to Internet competition

By Alexander Coolidge
Enquirer staff writer

“It has been said there’s a lot of junk on the Internet. In the world of antiques, knickknacks, bric-a-brac and colorful kitsch, that’s not always a bad thing.

But it does present challenges for flea markets, a grass-roots industry that exploded for three decades but faces increasing competition in cyberspace from auction houses such as eBay.”

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