Welcome To The Only Place On Earth Fully Dedicated To Flea Markets In And Around The City Of Philadelphia, And Those Who Love Them!
Flea Market Philadelphia is an online resource for sharing relevant and useful flea market information. It is run by one person, me, and here I go by the name Phlea. My goal is, and always has been, to create a one-stop spot for, first and foremost, finding when and where flea markets are taking place but also helping vendors and shoppers decide which flea markets are best for them based on their inventory and their interests. I do this by publishing constantly-updated lists of upcoming markets, in-depth and first-hand reviews, and various types of how-to articles. No flea market is too small or insignificant to be included here and everyone is welcome to participate.
For the first five years of its existence, Flea Market Philadelphia (formerly Philadelphia Flea Market News) was 100% free. I gladly shared much of what I learned over the years both selling and shopping at various flea markets in and around the Philly area, and encouraged other to do the same. Now, with the substantial time, effort, and expense it takes to keep this website running, I find it necessary to charge visitors a small membership fee in order to sustain this site and to help it improve in the future. About six months ago, I installed a voluntary paywall to ease visitors into the idea of having to pay for content that for many years was free. Recently, I changed the voluntary paywall to a “hard” paywall and now Flea Market Philadelphia is fully a membership site, though there will always be at least some free content and pages. The cost is pretty much the same as it was before, just $3 per month or $30 per year. A ridiculously low price for a hell of a lot of information!
A Note to Current Subscribers
In order to change the paywall from “soft” (voluntary) to “hard,” I had to change the code that controls the paywalls. As a result, those who have active subscriptions needed to be granted access manually. On the day the code was changed, emails were sent out to all active subscribers granting them access for the time left on their subscriptions. Those with monthly, recurring subscriptions would have also received and email informing them that their subscriptions had been canceled. (This was necessary so they would not be charged twice when their current subscription ends.) These emails should have the word ‘Tinypass’ or ‘Piano’ in the ‘from’ field.
If you are a paid subscriber to Flea Market Philadelphia but have not gotten the grant-access email, first check your spam folder and if you still cannot find it email me at email@example.com.
Thank you very much for your support and I apologize for any inconvenience.
Still Free To List Flea Markets
Though there is now a fee to access this website, for organizers, it is still free to advertise your markets here, and you don’t have to be a paid member to do so. Simply follow the instructions below:
- Click the ‘List Your Flea Market’ tab at the top menu bar of this page or click the green link below.
- Complete the form—it’s comprehensive but very easy (the form is basically a checklist of all the important information shoppers and vendors need and want).
- Click Submit and you’re done—I will take it from there (flea markets do not automatically appear but are added by me manually in no more than 24 hours, though often much sooner).
- After submitting, feel free to make any changes to your listing by emailing them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (no need to fill out the form again).
My Declaration of Independence
One thing that’s been very difficult for me to make clear over the years is that this website is fully independent and absolutely NOT affiliated with any flea market or flea market organizations. Most often Flea Market Philadelphia is confused with Phila Flea Markets, the organization that runs large vintage flea markets throughout the city. Phila Flea Markets has its own website that only contains information on its markets while Flea Market Philadelphia (this website) contains information and schedules of many flea markets taking place in and around the city. Why in the world, anyone of at least average intelligence would think that Phila Flea Markets has any interest in listing the schedules and writing reveiws of other organizations’ markets—their competition!—is beyond me but even after five years of explaining that this website is totally independent, I still sometimes get emails addressed to “Tony” (Tony Soprano runs Phila Flea Markets). Though my moniker here, Phlea, is obviously a psuedonym, I can assure you my real name is not Tony.
Once again, this is Flea Market Philadelphia; I am Phlea; I write about flea markets, I don’t run them.