Sunday Market Business

I have been in a number of business ventures throughout the years. The recent one would be my Sunday Market business. I have to say, this is an enjoyable weekend activity.

I started this business back in early January 2007 with a business partner. All credit goes to him for inviting me along! πŸ™‚

Basically, the Sunday Market system works like this. You can either be a permanent stall holder or a casual trader. A permanent stall holder will have a permanent stall throughout their term and they get to enter the market earlier than anybody else. The catch is, you have to pay AUD35 per Sunday and you have to pay in advance by 1 month I think. As for me and my business partner, we are in the casual trader category. We pay AUD25 per Sunday and we have to que up as early as 4.45am. They will let us in around 5.30am, after all the permanent stall holders have settled down. By the way, the market opens at 6.00am and closes at 12.00pm.

My business partner and I basically split the stall costs (AUD25) 50/50 but when it comes to selling goods, he brings his own stuff and I bring my own. We don’t share our profits πŸ™‚

Is it a profitable business? Well, quoting what my business partner had said “One day’s sales is enough to buy a Nokia N95!”. Haha. That is of course a joke πŸ˜›

Our combined sales is actually not that bad. Of course not enough to get a Nokia N95 but enough to keep us waking up every Sunday morning!

Here are some pictures of our stall and the goods we sell. These pictures were taken a few months ago. Our current stall has gone through some “cosmetic development” which pictures I will post sometime in the near future.

My Stall Books

CenterStallLeftWingStall

LeftWingStallOverview

As you probably can see in the pictures, we sell a wide variety of things like kitchen items, bags, books, decorative items, household items, and etc. Where do we get all these stuff? Well, it’s a secret! πŸ™‚

Alrighty then, till the next post.

About nadlique

This blog is about the journey of a 28-year-old Malaysian towards financial freedom. This blog was started back when the blogger was 21 years old. However, his journey towards financial freedom had begun way before that. Materials such as investing, business, entrepreneurship, equities, and real estate are presented. The author also posts his thoughts and observations on life in general.

Comments

  1. Marcella says:

    Hi Nadlique,
    I admire your wealth creating activities! I think doing business like this is enjoyable as you don’t have to bother about those overhead charges… but how do you sustain your customers’ interest? As what you are selling can also be found in supermarkets. Are your goods cheaper?

    • Thanks Marcella.

      Yup, our prices are much better. However, our weekly sales are not so good anymore if I compare it with the times when we first started. Probably because of the competitors that entered the market later than us and selling the same range of items.

  2. nice one there…when i was living in Glasgow back in 2006,almost every Sunday morning i will diseksa oleh my parents cause of what? cause nak pegi car boot sale..man it was damn cold…hahaha..anyway, what an experience it was…kinda miss that now you know…

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