Flea Market Supply -
- FAQ - Policy
How do we get the merchandise here
to my state?
We offer shipping to you at our discounted
cost, or you may use your own means.
What are the shipping costs? Items
come from all over the U.S.
Currently we ship from OR,
WA, CA, TX, NY, IL, MI, MO. So, shipping will depend on what you
are interested in and your zip code.
How do we accept payment?
We accept cash, cashier's check,
money orders or bank wire transfers. In regards to wire transfers,
the buyer should call us before and after they have transferred
the funds. It takes from 45 minutes to 12 hours for us to receive
wires. Once our bank confirms the transaction, the shipment is ready
for pickup. If everything goes right, we try to have it all taken
care and on the road within 24 hours.
How long does it take from the
time a truck hits the road
until I get my truckload?
Shipping time depends on FOB
location to your location. In most cases it takes 5 business days.
It could be as high as 12 business days if your area is in a small
city and has a long point to point distance. What ever the case
may be, the trucking company will call you before delivery. You
will also have a tracking number as soon as the trucking is paid
Do I pay you for trucking or do I
pay your trucking company?
It does not matter. It would
be a little quicker if you pay us at time of wire transfer. Or,
we can have it sent collect so you pay the shipping company when
it arrives. Some customers like this as it gives them time to make
more money before the load arrives. If a load is to be sent collect,
our shippers need to register you with them. You will need to fill
out a credit form. This however, could delay the load departing
for a day or two. You can also pay the trucking the same day you
send a wire to us. Trucking is offered as a courtesy to our customers.
We offer it at at our discounted cost.
Are there any other costs that I should
be made aware of?
Not really. Our prices given
before a purchase are rock solid. Shipping by the container (40
foot truck) is rock solid as well. If you are buying by the pallet,
there could be a slight increase, or decrease, depending on the
class and weight of the item. The only other costs that I can think
of that may apply is with having the right equipment to unload the
truck, i.e. fork lift, pallet jack, and loading dock. When we arrange
shipping, we ask these type of questions, so this should not be
a problem down the road.
Are there any limits on the size of
Being that much of what we
sell is salvage or closeouts, the limit to the size of the order
depends on what's left. Lets say a customer wanted 2 truckloads
of merchandise and only 1 was available. We would have them pay
for 1 and a week or 2 later, when we have another, we would contact
the buyer and let them know the other load is here and ready for
them. On some loads, we can offer 6 month contracts so that the
buyer can have a steady supply.
Do we have any contracts to sign?
Yes & No. If a buyer is
purchasing Department Store goods with us, they must read and sign
a paper that they would agree to, for instance, remove the Department
Store tags before resale, and the like. As far as our company goes,
no, you can buy a load from us once or as many times as you like.
We do not make much off of one truckload. Our money is made from
customers coming back and buying often. We try as best as we can
to offer high quality loads at the right price so that our customers
can make money, like our service, and keep coming back.
It seems that some of the Department
Store Loads are "Blind" ?
This is true, some of them
are not inventoried, nor do they have a manifest. Such loads are
sold to us by the truckload & sometimes by the pallet. In this
Q and A, I cannot mention Department store names, but, if I could,
you would see that many of the top Department Stores sell off their
salvage loads this way. This is not a bad thing, but a very good
thing. If they added up their costs per truckload, our prices would
be much higher. One place that we sell a lot of loads from, estimates
their average cost per pallet is $3,000.00. That's at their cost.
We sell these by the truckload. There are 22 pallets per truckload.
We sell them for approximately $425.00 a pallet. So a truckload
is $9,350.00 our price, with $66,000.00 at their cost! This is 90%
name brand stuff!! That has a restriction though, No West Coast
Sales. That was just an example. So the trick is to buy Department
Store loads that contain mostly small items. This way, you get a
huge amount of products & much larger profits.
Do I have to go through you and a
dozen other people
to get the good stuff?
No, In 95% of the cases we
are direct with the Department Store, manufacturer, or warehouse
in which the items are coming from. We rarely advertise any items
offered to us via the internet. We use our own sources and most
likely will always stay that way.
Can I fly down and inspect the load
if I want to before purchase?
In most cases, Yes, if the merchandise
is in one of our warehouses. Some Department Stores do not like
tourists for security and time-consuming purposes.
If I choose to buy from someone else
down the line, is it okay?
Sure. You have no ties to us,
but, before investing a whole lot with someone else, you may want
to run it by us. If it sounds good, we will tell you. Yes, that's
right! We will give you free advise on what to look for or what
to ask. We want to have you as one of our clients for the long run,
so we will help you in any way we can.
Lets say I am buying from you, and
I find another guy selling the same thing you have in all details
Please let us know. We will
try to match or come close to the price if possible. Please keep
in mind that others may offer goods, but cannot provide consistently,
or it may be a load that has been picked over. In any case, please
let us know.
How do I get on your weekly mailing
Our weekly mailing list is
a free service. It is however confidential and can only be used
for the person that it is sent to. To get on the mailing list, just
go to the weekly section of our main web-site page and click on
the mailing list option. Please read the rules.
AAA Flea Market Supply is
a worldwide distributor, Importer and exporter of Department
salvage/Store Returns and Closeout Merchandise , offering
closeouts, liquidation merchandise, salvage, overstock, surplus
, and a whole lot more at pennies on the wholesale dollar!
We have been in the closeouts business
for many years, supplying to Wholesalers, Exporters, Retailers,
Auctioneers, EBay, Brokers, Flea Market Vendors and Closeout Distributors.
We carry all types of merchandise from Major Department
Stores and manufacturers in the USA, from apparel closeouts
and liquidation domestics to surplus electronics and overstock
toys . We sell by the pallet, by the lot, or by the truckload.
As a result of our tremendous buying power,
we have had the capability to pass big savings to YOU! We
look forward to doing business with you and keeping you as a valued,
long-term customer. Before you buy, give us a try!
The Customer shall not
advertise any purchased Merchandise using the Department Store
name(s), which list set forth above may be amended from time
to time by the Company on notice to the Customer. The Customer agrees that all labels
and tags denoting in any way the Department Stores or this marks
or other identifying features, must be removed. Anyone
found advertising or not removing labels or tags bearing department
store name(s) may, among other things, be permanently barred from
purchasing merchandise from the Company.
AAA Flea Market Supply Closeouts is in
the business of selling salvage/store returns, Overstock, New Shelf-pull
and closeout liquidation merchandise.
What does the word "SALVAGE/RETURNS
MERCHANDISE" or "OVERSTOCK, NEW SHELF-PULLS AND CLOSEOUTS LIQUIDATION
MERCHANDISE MEAN"? Buying Salvage/Returns is the cheapest
way to buy anything. It may contain a mixture of some good, bad,
unpackaged, items with missing parts, damaged and new merchandise.
In other words the good, the bad and the ugly. We cannot guarantee
that every salvage load that you buy from us will be a winner,
but in most cases, they are. If you are not satisfied with the
load we will do our best to make it up to you on your next purchase.
We are the best at obtaining quality salvage loads out there,
and we do care very much about our customer's needs. We
go the extra length to satisfy.
Buying NEW SHELF-PULLS, OVERSTOCK
AND CLOSEOUTS LIQUIDATION MERCHANDISE is the most sufficient
way of buying in bulk/large quantities. These may contain new
items shelf-pulls, overstock, out of season, and liquidated merchandise.
Most of the loads are in perfect condition with the tags and
labels, but some on the other hand may have a slight chance of
being slightly damaged due to shipping or human error.
Condition of Merchandise: All
Merchandise is salvage, store returns, or other similar second-hand
merchandise, and is sold As Is with no warranties of any kind or
guarantees of any kind expressed or implied. All Merchandise
is sold As Is, with no refunds, returns, credits or exchanges offered
or given. Loads may be sold as bulk loads (with no wholesale
value, percentage or piece count given). The Approximate
value stated for Merchandise is merely a number that has been provided
to us by its providers as an estimate only of wholesale or retail
value at the time of purchase and AAA Flea Market Supply
in no way represents or guarantees that this is the true value
of the products.
No representation is made as to packaging,
style, selection, assortment, condition or seasonality of the Merchandise.
The Department Stores shall and AAA Flea Market Supply.
will not be held liable for any dissatisfaction with respect to
the sale or quality of Merchandise.
Department store brand names: When it comes
to the Department stores brand names, there will be a mixture of
brands including private labels that the department stores carry.
Do not expect only the top brand names. This is beyond our control.
orders are subject to acceptance by The Company and prior sale
of merchandise to other customers. Such acceptance is conditioned
upon Customer acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Customer will be held responsible for transportation costs from
the distribution center(s) and/or warehouse(s). All claims
and/or shortages must also be submitted directly to the freight
carrier. Make sure that you count the pallets and the shrink
warp before singing and bill of lading. AAA Flea Market Supply
will not be held responsible for any errors made by you or the