Signs of the New Recession: Flea Markets Thrive



So you want to shower your friends and family with holiday goodies, but you're not exactly earning like Ron Dellums this year. The Ashby Flea Market is the place for you! According to the CoCo Times, business at the flea market has spiked up to 15 percent, owing to armies of newly thrifty shoppers looking for tchochkes on the cheap. And the market has a bumper crop of new craft sellers who used to work in the formal economy, but now sell homemade trinkets to get by. Hey, at least they're not stipping the copper pipes from underneath your house.