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What are some tips for shopping at the Aqueduct Flea Market in Queens, NY?

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The Aqueduct Flea Market in Queens, New York, closed in 2011, at which time many of the vendors relocated to the Aqua Duck Flea Market in Brooklyn, New York. To shop there, make a list of the things you want to buy; arrive early to pick up the best bargains; wear comfortable, flat shoes as it is a large market; and take cash, as not all vendors have mobile credit card machines. Be realistic and polite when bargaining.

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If you hope to pay less than the asking price for an item, decide how much you are prepared to pay and do not insult the vendor by offering a starting price that is too low. It is easier to bargain with a vendor if you are purchasing several items from the same stall. The market has an onsite ATM if you need to take out more cash.

The Aqua Duck Flea Market, which covers 5 acres and has space for 400 vendors, is the largest flea market in New York City. It opens from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays all year round. Vendors sell a range of collectibles and new and used items including clothing and accessories, jewelry and household items. The flea market also hosts food outlets such as Glen's Plantation Roasted Corn and Margarita Mexicana.

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