Does Southern Utah need a swap meet?  

When I lived in California, there was a giant swap meet in a massive parking lot out by the fairgrounds every weekend. People would rent a table to sell all kinds of stuff. There were clothes, car parts, furniture and all kinds of wacky art. People would arrive every Saturday in droves to wander around looking at the deals. 

Maybe we have moved on from swap meets. I have sold stuff on classifieds or on Facebook and it is a good place to buy and sell. On the other hand, it seems like there are more and more people trying to scam those sites. You also don’t get to see or touch the item until you make an offer. 

Photo by Donatella D'Anniballe on Unsplash
Photo by Donatella D'Anniballe on Unsplash

A new kind of thrift store has opened in Utah called Preloved. It's kind of like used furniture stores that offer items on consignment. With this place you can rent a small place for $25 and display those items you are selling. Kind of like going to multiple garage sales without having to travel all over the place. 

Sellers put up their items on the weekend and then discount them throughout the week. You can save up to 90% by that Friday. Then when Saturday arrives, there is a whole new display of items to look over. All the locations are in Northern Utah. Maybe if they are successful it will spread to other parts of the state.

Of course, there are always garage sales every weekend in Southern Utah. If you get up early enough, there are lot's of deals to be found.

I’m just wondering if it would be fun to drag all that stuff to the fairgrounds in Hurricane every couple of weeks and let the swapping begin...

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