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Old 09-15-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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I am considering a trip to visit this event. Tell me about it. I noticed the Convention Ctr has it listed on different dates than the Junior League of Raleigh site. Is this typically a big event with a large turnout? Is it worth traveling over 3 hours for? Are their waiting lines to get into the event when it opens? What tips can you offer me as a newbie to this event? Thanks for your time.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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I went last year. It was busy but there weren't lines to get in. They have some cute stuff but I wouldn't say it's an event worth traveling 3 hours for unless you were just doing it as a reason to hang out with a friend.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I'm not a Junior Leaguer, I'm just married to one in real life.

Shopping Spree 2012 is Oct 24-28.

I personally enjoy going to the preview Party on Wednesday night, because I'm able to buy several gifts, and see a lot of people. And support a good cause.

There's a lot of similar/duplicate vendors. But there's a TON of vendors, all in one place. It's bascially a huge flea market, with the opportunity (if you choose) to do a bit of haggling, especially if you're buying in quantity.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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I'm not a Junior Leaguer, I'm just married to one in real life.

Shopping Spree 2012 is Oct 24-28.

I personally enjoy going to the preview Party on Wednesday night, because I'm able to buy several gifts, and see a lot of people. And support a good cause.

There's a lot of similar/duplicate vendors. But there's a TON of vendors, all in one place. It's bascially a huge flea market, with the opportunity (if you choose) to do a bit of haggling, especially if you're buying in quantity.

I was under the impression it was more craft vendors with new unused merchandise, not flea market items. I appreciate your feedback.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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oh, sorry for the misconception. I'm a man. How I perceive goods and how you might will certainly be different.

Indeed, i don't know of ANY of the items for sale being used as some items might be at the NC State Flea Market on weekends outside. It's all NEW stuff.

My perception being there are MANY booths, with oftentimes VERY similar goods for sale.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hey, I'm a woman and I consider it a great big flea market too! I go every year, not because I actually want anything, but because it's something to do. I usually end up with a jar of honey or a handpainted platter or something like that.
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