Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 2, 2014

Oakvale Road flea market offers bargains

PRINCETON — One local flea market proves to provide great deals for Saturday bargain hunters.

The flea market on Oakvale Road is packed with people looking for a great deal on clothing, household items, appliances and much more.

Jim Aboulhosn who owns the property where the flea market is set up said he started having the flea market at that location about a year ago.

“I had people asking me if they could set up their items to sell, since then the flea market has grown. We do charge a setup fee and people can set up any day of the week but Saturdays seem to be the most popular,” Aboulhosn said.

According to Aboulhosn the flea market gets a lot of traffic, but hasn’t seemed to be a traffic hazard.

“People either need to keep driving or need to pull over if they want to look at something,” Aboulhosn said.

Misty Parks, of Princeton, said she comes out and sets up items she is trying to sell about twice a month.

“I have a regular full-time job but I do this on the side to make some extra money and try to get rid of some of my children’s old clothes. You can find some really good deals out here. Most of the time people are coming out to buy clothes for their kids. A lot of people don’t like to spend a whole lot of money on clothes when kids are just going to out grow them so quickly,” Parks said.

Another resident said she was just out for something to do and meet new people.

Barbara Profitt, of Bluefield, said she was out trying to find items to send to her sister in a care package.

“She cannot afford a lot so I like to find good deals and send them to her. You never know what you’re going to find until you start looking, a lot of the vendors have a really good selection of stuff for sale,” Profitt said.

— Contact Anne Elgin at aelgin@bdtonline.com

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