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Review of Jamison Markets

Maelinar 6 February 2006 16

Well that time of my life had finally occured, after several years of life in the Defence Force, and multiple house moves, I finally obtained a garage full of stuff that I could only best describe as ‘extra’, so the decision was made to grab a stall at Jamison Markets on Sunday, and flog it all off to the highest bidder.

As far as the experience went, I found it a great way to relieve myself of the burden of a garage full of junk, although it does get a little testing when you are trying to sell an item that you purchased new for over $100, and have put a $5 pricetag on it, to be offered $0.20. If you are considering heading down there to empty out your garage, here’s a couple of tips:

1. Aim low. The people who attend Jamison Markets aren’t the Yarralumla Yuppie crowd, and the $2 in their pockets isn’t accompanied by any others. They will offer you what they have, but can’t offer you too much more. If you want the Yuppie crowd, go to Hall or Kingston.

2. Haggle. Be prepared to negotiate over around 80% of your sales. People will persistently offer you less than the pricetag, and if you are prepared to drop a dollar or two off the price, you are likely to get the sale.

3. There is a YMCA just down the road that will accept the items you don’t/can’t sell.

That’s about it, all you need to know to make your Jamison Markets experience a great opportunity to empty out that garage full of ‘extras’, and pocket a few dollars on the way.

Jamison Markets is on (?every Sunday?) from 0600 to 1200+ (although I’d recommend getting there around 4 in the morning to get a good spot)

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16 Responses to Review of Jamison Markets
Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:15 am 08 Feb 06

No computer fairy… but there is a blue tooth fairy

colsim colsim 10:18 am 07 Feb 06

Fair point Random, guess I was just lucky. Mine were still in boxes, maybe that helped.

RandomGit RandomGit 8:54 am 07 Feb 06

col, in my experience they are usually flaky and full of dead pixels because they are loaded, unloaded, fiddled, dropped and on display several times a week. As opposed to once for all 5 if they go to a retail store.

riotgirl riotgirl 8:27 am 07 Feb 06

jazz has been focusing on the pregnant wifey Mael.

Thumper Thumper 8:00 am 07 Feb 06

No computer fairy?

Damn, another childhood myth busted. I guess you will tell me next that there’s no Easter Bilby.

colsim colsim 7:23 pm 06 Feb 06

Huh, my computer fair Samsung flatscreens are things of beauty RandomGit, no probs at all (yet 🙂

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:27 pm 06 Feb 06

Computer Fair Tip 5
There is no such thing as the computer fairy

Thumper Thumper 4:19 pm 06 Feb 06

Computer Fair Tip 4
Don’t go to the computer fair.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:04 pm 06 Feb 06

Computer Fair Tip 3
Don’t eat hotdogs from computer fair.

RandomGit RandomGit 3:44 pm 06 Feb 06

Computer Fair Tip 2
Don’t buy flatscreens from computer fair.

Maelinar Maelinar 3:43 pm 06 Feb 06

Mo’s gone Jazz, shaved it off 1st of December.

After Movember was Beercember, then we had BacktoWorkuary, and now it’s Beerebruary…

Where have you been ?

Jazz Jazz 3:37 pm 06 Feb 06

you might have gotten a better price if you ave shaved that moustache off?

Blamemonkey Blamemonkey 2:53 pm 06 Feb 06

Computer Fair Tip 1
When ever you make a purchase always get a Receipt and a business card from the vendor….

RandomGit RandomGit 1:12 pm 06 Feb 06

That was the most fantastically useful thing I’ve ever seen posted here.

We need a Computer Fair guru to share their Tips n Tricks.

bulldog bulldog 1:09 pm 06 Feb 06

Yeah, would love to get rid of some of my own extras, but my days of dealing with tyre kickers and the GP are over. Think I’ll just call the Salvo’s instead as none of my extras are terribly valuable cash wise…

LurkerGal LurkerGal 11:17 am 06 Feb 06

Good job Mael.

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