We are excited to see that you are interested to sell your things at the biggest Second Hand event in Abu Dhabi! There are a few rules & regulations you need to be aware of so you know exactly if this event is for you and what you had in mind. Please read carefully, once done you're set to book your table!
HOW TO BOOK A TABLE
The rental fee for one table is 250 AED plus VAT (263 AED total), which will include a table and two chairs. You will need to conduct a prepayment for your table online (click at the relevant event on our homepage which will lead you to the payment portal). Only once you have paid you will receive a confirmation email with a serial number which will tell us on event day that you are a legitimate seller at the event.
NO RETAILERS – ONLY PRIVATE ITEMS
You confirm that you will only be selling used / pre-loved / second-hand items from your private home and that you are not a business selling new products or services.
Table registration and setup is from 7am to 9am. Table allocations are on ‘first come first serve’ basis. We advise to be there at 7am to get your desired table and to have enough time for setup. Even if there are sellers waiting, we will only start registration at 7am, not earlier. If you arrive before sign in starts, please queue up at the Security Desk and have your green Al Hosn app ready.
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION PROCESS
You have a separate entrance for exhibitors which we will clarify in more detail in the confirmation email. Here you can stop your car and unload your items, then move your car to the final parking. Upon entering the venue, you will find a registration desk where you hand in your receipt and receive an exhibitor wrist band.
You have one rectangular table and two chairs set up for you. There is space on the left and the right to put one or two clothes racks. In case you do not have enough space for your items you can store things under the table and “refill”, or you buy a second table if available.
All items must be arranged in a neat and clean way, either in boxes or on hangers or arranged nicely. No piles of clothes on the floor, and it is not allowed to put things on the floor more than 1m around your table. Please make sure your items are as clean as possible and in working condition. If toys are battery operated, please make sure you replaced them to make them work.
NO FAKE ITEMS
You understand that if you have other items than second-hand items you will be asked to removed items from your table on market day. If you do not follow the guidelines, the organizer has the right to close down your stand on the spot, without any refund.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
You understand that tables are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. You must arrive during the set up timings to be able to have enough time to prepare your stall. If you are late, you will be denied your table and you will not receive a refund.
STRICTLY ONLY SECOND HAND
Please be informed that only second-hand items from your private household are allowed for sale – ranging from clothes, deco items, small electronics, kids items, toys, equipment, books, strollers, car seats, etc. We do not allow any kinds of food or drinks to be sold, neither exclusively new items (retail businesses) or fake items.
TIPS & RULES FOR SELLING
On the flea market day, take pictures of your perfectly organized stand and post it on your AND OUR social media pages advertising your stand. It really does help draw buyers straight to your table!
Never forget that well-presented tables will help your sales - you don’t need to spend hours labelling items but make it easy for people to shop. For example, use plastic boxes on your table to group items – i.e. “Boy’s clothes 1-2yrs”. Organised and well-presented tables always do best. No loose items in or around the table – please ensure they are hung on hangers, stored in boxes or otherwise neatly arranged.
Don't overfill your tables - it is better to put items under your table and replenish as you go rather than have everything piled high! We will assist you and tell you how to set up the table in an organized manner. We might ask you to put stuff away if your table is over cluttered. If overcrowded, you might have to purchase a second table to fit your things. We do not recommend table-sharing as it generally leads to people trying to cram two full tables worth onto one table and it looks messy and messy tables don't do well.
Your table measures 1.8m x 0.8m and you will have two chairs. You can place items on your table and 0.5m around your table. You will have space in total for two clothes racks next to your table (one left, one right) and a few boxes in front of your table. You cannot bring your own additional table to increase your stand size. If you need more space than this, ensure you book 2 tables.
Be realistic on pricing - people want a deal. It can be ‘painful’ when you have paid a lot for an item and you’re selling it on, but the aim of a flea market is for you to clear the clutter and pass things on to a new home.
Offer some deals - for example books AED 10 each, or 5 books for AED 40.
Haggling - you will get some shoppers who are hard hagglers! Be firm - if you don’t want to discount an item more than what you’ve said then that’s absolutely fine, just be firm that that’s your final price.
Remember to bring your own hangers - we don't have any for rent.
Ensure at the end of the market that you take all your belongings and any litter home with you. You are not to leave items in the mall for our team to dispose of.