WHILE WE WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOUR MERCHANDISE RELATED QUESTIONS, OUR INFORMATION IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED AS LEGAL ADVICE. OUR RESEARCH IS ONGOING AND OUR DECISIONS WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
QUICK LOOK: NO WEAPONS, NO BABY FURNITURE (cribs, high chairs, car seats, strollers + ETC). NO ILLEGAL OR COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE. CONTINUE READING FOR COMPLETE MERCHANDISE POLICY
By selling at our market you agree to follow our rules. Failure to cooperate may result in permanent ejection from Wolff’s. WFM follows local, state and federal laws to maintain a safe, family friendly environment. Please read vendor rules on seller's permit AND this entire section to familiarize yourself with our merchandise policies.
WHAT CAN I SELL? We welcome the amazing diversity offered by the thousands of vendors who have sold at our markets since 1991. Antiques, art, collectibles, books, comics, new merchandise, your stuff, garage sale items, stamps, coins, baseball cards, kitchen items, crafts, record albums, lawnmowers, furniture, clothing, home & garden decor, your business' overstock, store returns, plants, books, sundries, soaps, sporting goods, knick-knacks, office supplies, jewelry, vinyl, accessories, generic/non designer purses, linens, tools, video games, CDs, DVDs, electronics, crafts, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
COLLECTORS: If you are looking for a particular item, we just might have it! Feel free to post what you are looking for on our facebook page. We have matched up a few customers and vendors!
SOCIAL MEDIA: Likewise, vendors are welcome and encouraged to post infomation and photos of their upcoming sales on facebook(link is external)and twitter(link is external). It's FREE and an excellent way to spread the good word. We also now have live feed on our website for these 2 media outlets.
SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS: Can enjoy a low rent, well-trafficked location to introduce their new product or service to the marketplace. We've seen a variety of inventions & creations: magic tricks, handmade soaps, shoe inserts, recycled wool mittens, salsa, olive oil, candles, roasted peppers, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, the Mycromat, handmade pottery, personalized books, origami, exercise DVDs, art, wood-carving, crafts, bottle trees, flower arrangements, hand-made jewelry. Authors, artists and musicians gain experience and attract followers by showing off their talents and wares at Wolff's Flea Market. Got an idea? Try it out at Wolff's! We're happy to encourage your endeavors! Several vendors have gone on to open their own retail stores after getting their start at Wolff's!
FOOD: Due to contractual agreement and local health regulations, the sale of food/concessions for consumption at the market, including, but not limited to beverages, hot food, home-made goods, sandwiches is prohibited. Please call 847-524-9590 for information, pre-approval and rules regarding the selling other types of food and local permit requirements for ROSEMONT or PALATINE.
COUNTERFEIT: No counterfeit trademark, copyright, diluting (i.e. confusingly similar to actual logos) merchandise (NEW or USED).READ: TWO KINDS OF COUNTERFEIT(link is external). We do not tolerate counterfeits at Wolff's Flea Market and aim to educate vendors and staff on this never-ending global issue (PIE: Prevention-Intervention-Education). We conduct ongoing research and vigilantly patrol our aisles in the effort to maintain our markets as venues for small business entrepreneurs to offer great deals on great new and resale merchandise. We appreciate your cooperation and attention as we openly and firmly share our knowledge and rules.
BANNED BRANDS: Because we will not authenticate, certain brands are NOT allowed to be sold at Wolff's (new/used/real/fake). Banned: Coach, Louis Vuitton, MAC Cosmetics, OtterBox cases, Lifeproof cases, Dr. Dre Monster Beats, Chanel Perfume, Gucci and other brands at our discretion.
MERCHANDISE INSPECTION: In an effort that involves ongoing research & education, Wolff's Flea Market strictly regulates the type of merchandise being sold. If you sell with us, we reserve the right to inspect and photograph merchandise, deem it as inappropriate and disallow it. In certain instances, a manager may require legitimate receipts for your product. Throughout the day, trained staff walk the market looking for banned merchandise. Several rounds of patrol occur as new items may be unpacked. Please instruct "walk-in" family members or friends to wait at the admission booth for management to inspect merchandise before entry. You may experience staff conducting repeat inspections of your booth. No vendor is singled out.(link is external) Certain CATEGORIES of new and/or name brand merchandise require routine inspection: Electronics/Phone Accessories, Purses, CDs/DVDs, Clothing, Perfume/Cosmetics, Jewelry/Sunglasses, Toys, Licensed Sports Apparel. While most vendors follow our rules, some are new and unaware of our strict counterfeit policies. READ MORE ABOUT PHONE ACCESSORIES HERE(link is external)
MERCHANDISE REMOVAL: Vendors will be directed to immediately and permanently remove restricted items. This means putting it AWAY, out of sight and access to the public. Your information will be recorded and a warning slip issued. While we strongly believe in the importance of educating our vendors, a small percentage may choose not to follow guidelines. Vendors not adhering to rules or those who argue or do not follow directions from staff to immediately and permanently remove banned merchandise run the risk of ejection. We appreciate your cooperation and self-monitoring of your merchandise. If we are in doubt about your product, we may ask you to put it away until further information about that item has been presented and processed. Management will have final decision regarding a product in question.
ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES/VAPES: The sales of electronic cigarettes are allowed to CARDED individuals above the age of 18. Vendors are required to prominently post this information at their booths. Per new law 1/2015, all E-Cigarettes must be displayed in a closed case that is inaccessible to children and the public. All refills must be in child-proof containers. Read more HERE(link is external) andHERE(link is external) for information, photos and printable signs.
ANIMALS: Service animals are allowed. No pets allowed. No sales of animals/pets are allowed. The posting of ads for animal sales is not allowed. Flyers will be destroyed. Please keep your pets at home and do not leave them in your parked car. As the weather warms/cools, temperatures in your car can reach dangerous levels for your pet. Vendors, sorry, but you cannot have your pets on the premises, even if they are in your vehicle or crated.
BABY: Due to safety and recalls, we do not allow the sale of NEW or USED infant/child car & booster seats, cribs, crib mattresses, crib bumper pads, (illegal in Chicago, too), portable cribs, sleep positioning devices, bassinets, playpens, folding playpens, strollers, jogging strollers, highchairs, walkers, baby seats, bouncy seats, clip/strap on table booster seats, baby swings, baby formula, ETC.
BANNED ITEMS: Alcohol (even old products in collectible bottles; empty bottles allowed), tobacco (even old products in collectible containers), fireworks, ammunition, weapons and parts of weapons. (Specific Rosemont Ban: knives, pocket knives over 3", swords, real, decorative or collectible + ETC). No illegal knives, guns, air guns, pellet guns, pellets, (limited types of knives may be sold in Palatine to individuals over the age of 18) BB/air guns, paintball guns, crossbows, arrows, bows, ETC.). All toys guns new/used/collectible must have a permanently fastened orange tip which indicates that they are toys. No animal sales, ads for selling animals, racist/prejudicial literature or items (collectible war-related items allowed at this time), drug paraphernalia (including but not limited to glass/small pipes, bongs, rolling paper), hookahs, pepper spray/mace, stun guns, tasers, used mattresses, X rated, pornographic material including but not limited to magazines and movies, items requiring prescriptions or controlled substances (e.g. pseudoephedrine), contact lenses (prescription AND/OR cosmetic), novelty lighters (Lighters that look like toys - banned in Illinois). Other items may be banned at our discretion. READ MORE ABOUT NOVELTY LIGHTERS HERE(link is external)
CANOPIES & WEIGHTS: Canopies/tents are allowed and useful in shielding you and your merchandise from the elements. No stakes may be driven into the ground. The 2 front legs of your canopy must be firmly attached to at least a 40 pound weight EACH. Rear legs may be attached to your vehicle. You may not attach canopy straps to merchandise, tables, boxes, etc. Weights are available for rent. Please see an employee. READ MORE ABOUT WEIGHTS HERE(link is external)
BROCHURES, SERVICES, OUT-OF BOOTH SALES: No sale of catalog items or intangible services that involve the exchange of money or collection of credit card information without the exchange of actual goods unless you have received pre-approval from Wolff's. We will require presentation of your service related business license or certification. No distribution of advertising, cards or informational flyers on vehicles or in the parking lot/aisles. No distribution of flyers by individuals who are not paid vendors of Wolff's. No prejudicial or discriminatory flyers allowed. Distribution and sales must be contained within your paid selling space. No walking sales. No parking lot sales. Raffles and tarot card readings are not allowed. You may hand out business related brochures at your booth and collect emails or phone numbers from customers if they choose to share with you.
NON-PROFIT GROUPS: If you are a registered non-for profit organization/charity 501(c)(3) and wish to set up a stand at the market for fundraising or awareness, please call us at 847-524-9590. Documentation is required, and your space may be free. All rules and restrictions apply. Examples of previous groups: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rotary Club, VFW, AIDS Foundation, Breast Cancer Walk, LifeSource Blood Drive, Special Olympics, Little Mexico (current), pet rescue, community dance troupe, Relay for Life.