Monday, October 18, 2021

No Merchandise Shortages at Wolff's Flea Market - Rosemont

Shoppers & Sellers win big on pallet auctions
of store returns, overstock, past season,
new merchandise

Experts predict that the 2021 holiday shopping season will be fraught with shortages on everything from gifts to toys to clothing, electronics and even daily necessities. Manufacturing, shipping and transport delays may prevent certain products from reaching your homes in time for the holidays. 

Luckily, you can start and finish your shopping in October at Wolff's Flea Market - Rosemont. With just 2 more Sundays left to the season, we hope to quickly introduce you to our fabulous in person, all outdoor, unique, sustainable, shopping experience. 

You can stock up in on most everything you want and need because there are no shipping or shopping delays here! 

Don't you think it's time to start (and finish) your holiday shopping? Logically, you can even check off your whole list in just one visit.

It's all here, out in the open and in stock. One place for all ages and whims in most every category at bargain pricing. What are you looking for? What do you need?

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  • Snacks
  • Crafts 
  • Costumes
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Paper goods
  • Local honey
  • Fresh produce
  • Soaps
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Pumpkins
  • Clothing
  • Tools
  • Snowblowers
  • Socks
  • Electronics
  • Winter coats
  • Boots and shoes
  • Perennial shrubs
  • Mums
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Seasonal decor
  • Holiday gifts
  • Toys
  • Vintage
  • Collectibles
  • Jewelry
  • Garage sales
  • Store returns


Wolff's Flea Market Diaries 10/18/21


BE KIND - In words and actions

As our 2021 season draws to a close, we are beginning to having those sentimental flea market thoughts. 

Wolff's Flea Market - Rosemont, IL


Wolff's Flea Market is a family owned and family friendly business. For over 30 years, we have offered fair and equal opportunities for vendors and customers to participate in diverse, enjoyable and successful shopping + selling. We monitor merchandise and respectfully educate if you have something we do not allow. We also expect our clientele to maintain respectful behavior. If an uncomfortable situation arises, please do not engage, but instead contact a staff person (in green shirts with walkie talkies) who will direct you to or contact the proper management or security. Please do not shout, use profanity or insults. An individual may be asked to leave the market if we deem their behavior to be offensive, disruptive and inappropriate to our family friendly atmosphere.  


No matter where we're from, what we like or what we believe, we are all here together to experience pure flea market joy!


For our staff:

Our dedicated employees are on their feet most of the day. Like many vendors, they have been up all night with little or no sleep.

Sellers, please be mindful and take your extra trash with you so that we do not need to gather it at the end of a long day. This includes: cigarette butts, packing material, unsold merchandise, plastic bags, broken items, boxes, etc. You can leave 1 small bag of trash. We have limited trash disposal facilities. The trash cans are for our customers and incidental trash, not unsold merchandise.


Originally published August 2017. Updated October 2021. 
What is your policy on Offensive Merchandise?
Wolff's Flea Market has never allowed the sale of prejudicial or offensive merchandise. 
Recently, we have found the need to become more specific in what we qualify as offensive.
We realize some patrons might not agree with our decision, but as a family business, we feel confident that we are making the correct choice for our market.
  1. While we know some people consider WWII items to be collectible rather than offensive, we ban the sales and display of both current and older, historical Nazi related merchandise. This includes but is not limited to items bearing a variety of symbols and insignia that were present in WWII Nazi Germany, such as flags, ribbons, pins, jewelry, etc.
  2. We also do not allow the sales or display of new or historical Confederate merchandise (including, but not limited to flags, stickers, license plate frames, etc.)
  3. Any other type of offensive, prejudicial merchandise and symbols are not allowed.
  4. The country is politically divided. We may allow pro (insert name) merchandise as long as there is no derogatory, profane, prejudicial content.
In these instances, we have chosen to draw a line between would-be historical and offensive merchandise.

What if I see something that you ban?
Wolff's has in place a designated trained Info Team to inspect merchandise for banned items. A goal of this team is to educate vendors so that they may experience safe and successful sales in the future.

Occasionally items may be pointed out that we may have missed or that have been placed out after we have inspected a particular booth. We appreciate communication from clientele about these matters. We want to know so that we may intervene and educate. While our team patrols the market for hours we also appreciate the extra set of eyes. If you see something questionable, please make sure you are directed to management in order for us to act upon your concern. We attempt to educate our employees regarding customer concerns so that they understand the process of reporting problems directly to management.

You may also call or text 847-524-9590 with a description of merchandise and a Space Number. 
Our research is ongoing, and is imperative that new sellers read our rules for the most updated information. 

How is your policy beneficial to us?
Examples of how we shape our policies to benefit our clientele:
  1. We banned hoverboards as soon as we found out about fire hazard dangers due to overheating and counterfeit batteries
  2. We do not allow baby items like high chairs, cribs, strollers, car seats etc. because of safety and recall concerns
  3. We do not allow the sales or advertising of animals for sale
  4. We banned the sale of eclipse viewing glasses when it became know that counterfeits were being sold by online wholesalers
  5. Those of you familiar with us already know our powerful patrol program of Prevention, Intervention, Education (PIE) related to the sales of counterfeit merchandise
We consider our Merchandise Rules to be very detailed but also reserve the right to ban any merchandise that we deem unacceptable.

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