Find great deals at local flea market

There are many great deals to find at a fle market in north Houston
November 13, 2013 7:55:12 AM PST
In today's Stretch Your Dollar, we hit Traders Village yesterday and today we are checking out the Sunny Flea Market on Houston's north side to find out what kind of bargains you can find.

Sunny Flea Market is known for its cheap eats but mostly it's known for its garage sale vendors and that's where you will find the best prices.

With more than a 1,000 vendors, 16 restaurants, food trucks and bars, the Sunny Flea Market off Airline in north Houston boasts 35 acres and hosts over 50,000 visitors every weekend. It is one of the largest open-air markets in the country.

"You will never know what you are going to find there," said Roveen Avante with Sunny Flea Market.

Because of the massive size, the flea market is set up in rows. For sale are items like new shoes, clothes and gold. But the rows everyone hits are the 6,000 and 7,000 rows.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure," Avante said.

That's where each vendor sets up their own make shift sale with tools, bikes and just about every common household good you can think of.

"You will never know what you are going to find there," said Avante.

Avante with Sunny Flea Market says the 'used goods' vendors section is where you will get the most bang for your buck and you where you can haggle with great success.

"Even though there is set price on everything you see, everything is negotiable," he said. "You can bargain on everything you want here."

For western wear there are several vendors. Mark Roman makes Sunny Flea Market his stop.

"There is some brands that you can find over here, that you might find over here that you might find at the regular store and mostly for half off," Roman said.

Roman paid $30 for jeans that are priced $80 at some retailers. The western clothing section also carries the designer looks for a whole lot less.

"Some jeans that I found at the store for $180, found them here for $45," said Roman. "The only difference is the tag on the jeans."

The Sunny Flea Market may also be a great place for all your tech devices. Raul Robles with R&R Wireless says because he's set up at the flea market on the weekends. Has a small overhead, so he can pass on those savings to shoppers.

"We carry all the new phones, Galaxy S4s, Note IIs, Note IIIs. We can save you anywhere from $200 to $150 off the retail price of T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon of what they will sell it to you," said Robles.

Speakers, amps and radios are also a big hit at the flea market. Yanee Leetragul has a special on a JVC Touch screen DVD unit that retails for $249. She is selling it for $195.

If food is your think, you can definitely come hungry. The flea market has plenty of options including $2 bacon wrapped hot dogs and $1 tacos that sell out every weekend.

"We cook it on the broiler and it's just amazing," said taco stand vendor Luis Moreno.

Sunny Flea Market is open Saturday and Sunday from 8am until 6pm, remember to bring cash and get ready to bargain.

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