I Would Totally Sell Out To The Right People

Published October 22, 2013 by Larry Fisher

I was accused of not selling out to Brooklyn Flea yesterday.

“You needed to go back to sell for Brooklyn Flea instead of trying to do your own flea market in an area that isn’t quite ready for it. What success is there in this failed weekend?…  You would have made a ton of money at any of the Brooklyn Flea locations or even at your garage sale. Instead, you end up sitting with a few vendors and fewer customers in South Slope.’

“Brooklyn Flea has the pulse of the Zeitgeist. You don’t. They know what they are doing, you don’t. You know you don’t. You know they know that you don’t. Still, there you are last weekend sitting not making money, being a loser. Go grovel and beg them for a spot, they don’t care about getting anything but your money.  They have thick skins and couldn’t care less what you thought about them or how bitter you are towards the way they took over the P.S. 321 Flea Market and didn’t ask any of the Vendors who have sold there, some for as many as 25 years to participate in their market without first auditioning. Go audition, go grovel, go make money!”

“I am not the brightest bulb in the world. I have lived a life of multiple train wrecks. This venture to start a flea market right before the winter sets in, is one of them. Still I feel it is the right choice. Brooklyn Flea does have the pulse of the Zeitgeist. It is true, but why would I want to be a part of a pulse of a corpse…If I’m gonna sell out, let it be about something really good. Not just groveling about selling some crap for assholes I hate.”



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