Flea Market

The Flea Market is a city-based event that occurs in both Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Flea Market Day is a day when you set up your house with all items you don't want very much. Villagers come into your house and will look around and if they stare at something, they will most likely ask for the price. If the price you put in is unreasonable then they will ask for you to lower it. If you try to leave they will too and somebody else will come when you go back inside.


[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

[edit] When?

The flea market happens every first Saturday on every month except for January and August. You will get a advance notice of when the flea market is coming because it will be posted on the bulletin board within a week before the event. The flea market lasts all day, starting at 6:00am and ending at 12:00am.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Bulletin on Flea Market.

[edit] When?

The flea market will occur every month except for December and August. It will occur every third Saturday for the months that there is a flea market. Again, you will recieve a notice on the bulletin board with a week's notice. It will start at 6:00am and end at 12:00am, making for a full day to shop.

[edit] Villagers buying from you


If you enter your house and wait a little bit, a villager will randomly pop in to your house. As soon as they greet you, they will start walking around your house looking for anything that might catch their eye. If they are interested in am item, they will stop in front of it and stay there staring at it. You need to talk to them. They will say that they like your item and ask how much it is. At this point, you may either enter an offer or refuse to sell it. If you enter an offer too high, the villager will be outraged and ask for a lower price. You may lower it until you find a good deal or you can decide to keep it if you feel you are getting ripped off.

[edit] Buying from villagers

If you want to buy some new things at a great price, then search for villager's that have their house lights on. Enter their home, and they will greet you with the name of their store. You can then go around and choose items that you would like to buy. Villagers will tell you a price that they would like from the item that you chose. You either take it, or you don't. The villagers will not haggle with you. You can only buy a certain number of items from your neighbors or else their house will be totally empty!

[edit] My villager won't let me buy this item!

Sometimes, a villager will refuse to let you buy one of their items. This is because it is very near and dear to their heart, and losing it would be very hard for them. Some of those items that villagers can not part with have had old memories and great fun with them. No matter how many times you try to buy the item, they will not give in. This usually happens with the rarer and more expensive items.

[edit] Tips & Tricks

  • Get ready for the flea market. Prepare your items that you would like to sell and place them in your room the day before the event occurs.
  • If you do not want to participate in the flea market, stay out of your house as much as possible and only go in when necessary.
  • Fish sell for big bucks, normally twice than what they are worth!
  • A villager can only buy a maximum of three items from you.
  • Villagers will buy more than three items if you go up stairs and come back down, then they will buy three more. you can keep doing this until they leave.

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