Now that people had time to clean their cupboards during the corona break and they feel like selling and buying new things, second hand shops are very popular again!
Rauma is a small town, hence people do not have an access to huge shops and they go to the flea markets, especially to buy the kids’ clothes and old Finnish dishes. For some it is an ecological way of life.
Besides the shops listed here for tourists, there are a number of online Rauma flea markets on facebook. The best known online market in Finland is tori.fi, that is totally free to use.
- Retriika, Hakunintie 10
- Ratamakasiini, Hakunintie 6
- Torin Kymppi, Kuninkaankatu 25 (old town)
- Mimin Kierrätysaitta, Aittakarinkatu 12 (good for children’s clothes)
- Eveliina, Monnankatu 39 ( a little bit away from city center, but still a busy place in Kourujärve living area)
- Kirpputori-Kahvio Radanvarsi, Rautatienkatu 6 (near the railway; couple of flea markets next to each ohter in old railway warehouses)
- The flea market of the salvation army is now called Peippo Kirppis. Located near the old town, at Savilankatu 9
- The three flea market shops (Ala-puoti, Ylä-puoti and Soffakammari) of the Finnish Red Cross, Karjalankatu 15 (this is a place I take old clothes to and the Red Cross gets money as they sell it). Now called Kirpputori Puoti ja Wanhat Tawarat?
- Lokki kirpputori, Satamakatu 2 (near the central park) Keskuspuisto
- Kasitien kirppis, not in Rauma, but Kangasnummentie 1, Eurajoki (people say they have found good deals)
So how does it work if you want to sell at kirppis (the Finnish word for flea shop)? You rent a box for a week for about 20 euros. You tag your products with a paper, that refers to the product / size, its cost and box number. The cashier collects your papers, when people buy and weekly gives you the money. All money you make is yours, but make sure you sell more than you pay rent, hahaa. No need to pay taxes from this revenue.
Sometimes shopkeepers sell your things for you and they get 40% of the sales. This way you do not have to pay the cupboard rent, neither make your box look nice.
The flea market owner makes extra money buy selling things bought from old houses and with a coffee corner.
Other common ways to sell in Rauma are on such facebook pages:
Children’s clothes and toys: lastentarvikekirppis ..rauma ja lähialue..
Children’s clothes and toys, with strong admin intervention: rauman lastenkirppis
A page in English. 800+ members rauma “buy & sell”
Sell/buy/give away. 12 000+ members myydään ostetaan annetaan vaihdetaan (rauma ja lähialue)
Rauma ja lähialue: Myydään, ostetaan, annetaan, vaihdetaan with 7000+ members.
Myy/osta/vaihda – Rauma ja lähialue with 3800 members
Free to give away page on facebook: ANNETAAN Rauma ja lähialue
See the map here (Rauma’s flea markets, second hand shops)
Pictures from Eveliina flea market->
Another source listing the same flea markets.
What is your experience with the flea markets in Rauma?
What is the one you like? Why?
Am I missing any?