Lucky Plaza Flea on 14th Dec

It was a success. A very successful one.

The idea for flea is very simple. Linda and I was chatting one day that we had some good quality clothes to sell. And it all started through a simple question:

Linda: You think you share a Flea with me?
Elvina: Yea ok, always wanted to do so.

We decided this Flea within a minute and the next , I had already booked a booth at Lucky Plaza flea on 14th December.

The flea at Lucky plaza was more on a expensive side. It costs us $150/ day for a booth and $4 per chair . I bought a booth space and 2 chairs, which totalled up to $158.

I know that Lucky Plaza is the place to go if you have pre-loved clothes and good handbags to sell.

As it was our first flea, I feel that we need to do some homework: read more on bloggers experience, ask for more information through friends / relatives, went down to lucky plaza to have a look, etc.

The flea on Sunday starts from 1pm - 7pm. However, sellers can start queuing before 11.30am where they organisers only allow them to prepare their booth from 11.30am onwards.

All the sellers were standing by the door. 

We were there at 10.30am but were already 13th in the queue (we choped a Q 1st while the guys carried the luggage from the carpark). All the sellers had twice more clothes and stuffs than we have but anyway, that's all we have. While queuing outside the door, there were some customers coming towards you asking you to open your luggage and show them. A group of sellers opened their luggage and started bringing a small crowd over. Please note that this is not allowed. They can fine you.

After a while, a security came up and chase them away, told them off a little and walked away. At a distance, the security took a photo of them.

As for me, there were also some customers walking over to me telling me that they want to see my stuffs too. I told them: later. LOL! Too bad lehy, I don't want the security to take photo of me too >.<

In the midst of queuing, I went in to check out the stalls and see if they were already set up.

Total mess inside the flea. The guys had to sweep and lay the tables out properly.

The tables were layout nicely. Some of the customers were waiting and sitting around themselves chatting. 

Took a photo while in the midst of queuing. Xiong's brother was playing with his phone.

I went to toilet at 11.25am so I wasn't sure what was really happening when they streamed in the flea. According to them, they mentioned that just after they found a booth, the customers rushed to them and demanded them to 'Open, SHOW ME' the stuffs in our luggage. We had 2 luggage, one big and one small. We intended to clear the clothes in the big luggage first before opening the small luggage. But xiong mentioned that customer demanded them to open both luggage! When i returned from toilet, the clothes were already in a mess! They were many people crowding around our table and one even said: I take 10 dresses from you, find for me!

They are just like released from a cage and they dig our clothes with 100% enthusiasm and strength. Some of our clothes dropped to the floor but they are very nice to pick them up for us. It was so crowded that once you position yourself in that spot, you will be in the same spot until close.

Photo credits to Linda! We had no time to take photos actually. The people were taking our clothes to see, some took and try (we allow of course). 

Photo credits to Linda too, she was cropped off ?! Can you see how cui my face is?! 

We started selling our clothes for $5 per dress $3 per blouse and bottom. The sales was good initially as they are willing to take $5 for good quality and pretty dresses. But be prepare that they will bargain. We gave them better price if they buy more. Other competitors were selling about the same prices as us. At about 3pm, we started selling them at 4 for $10, 2 for $5 . And another hour later, 3 for $5 and 1 for $3. They do not mind clothes with a little defects, out of fashion clothes, faded dress as long as they are cheap. 

In between, a man walked up and started digging and turning our clothes. As you can see, all are ladies clothes and none of them suit him. Scary old man! He freaked us out a little.

We left like 7-9 pieces there at about 5pm. Introducing our cashier : Xiong, Sales staff: Me, Chris and Linda . Photographer: Linda

We sold off our clothes at a pretty good rate and we started selling them like 2 for $1 during 4.30pm. The stall beside us kept coming over to see how much we were selling. I also manage to sold my bag at $7 and some make up at $1 each. The cheapest we went for was 1 for 50 cents. But there are still people willing to buy at 50 cents. We stand from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Never went for toilet breaks as we couldn't get out (too crowded).

Wanted to give them as free gifts but the boys said just sell them off at $1.

We packed up and leave the place at 5.30pm. Decided for mookata as we did not have lunch.

If you thinking to do a flea ( and its your first time), do take note on a few things:

  1. Prepare more tissue paper and mask if you have sensitive nose.
  2. Don't bother to buy any seats if you are doing a flea, the chairs were nothing but just taking up spaces.
  3. Bring portable fan , we were sweating a lot inside the flea.
  4. Prepare plastic bag.
  5. Go there to queue early or good booths will be taken up.
  6. Do not sell them stuff while queuing.
  7. Wear comfortably.
  8. Most of your customers are foreigners.
  9. Ask one of your friend to man the cash, 1 packer and 2 sales personnel. 
  10. Prepare enough change. They can pop a $100 note to you . Most of them will give u $10.


On a good note, it's a tiring yet fun experience for all of us. We managed to recover our total booth cost and initial cost. Made a small profit in the end which could make us buy more clothes later on. 

1 comment:

  1. Please please dont go, I went there and 60% of my bags and clothes were stolen. My friend brought 23 bags and 17 were stolen