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the second-hand goods market

Update 30/09/2019



The flea market refers to the trade in old and used objects: it also refers to the shops where this trade is carried out and the popular fairs where professionals set up their own stands on Sundays and public holidays. The flea market activity is therefore characterised by the following characteristics resale of non-new movable property . In France, the largest flea market takes place in the city centre of Lille with nearly 10,000 exhibitors in September, as well as in Amiens in spring and autumn. The flea market is to be distinguished from garage sales, which are essentially composed of private individuals and can constitute unfair competition against flea markets

The flea market is now being damaged by the circular economy and collaborative economy but also by the online sale of second-hand antique items symbolized by the success of the marketplace and the advertising site The Good Corner in France. Competition is also present from the social and solidarity economy brands, the purchase and sale and deposit and sale stores. The actors of the flea market are essentially small size in France and are very localized This can benefit emerging online competition that is more global and inclusive.


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