9 Tips for Shopping at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market in Scottsdale

Is it just us, or is Junk in the Trunk getting a little intense? The bi-annual Vintage Market is consistently well-received by junk fiends and hoarders of handmade home furnishings. It's almost too well-received. There are long lines, lots of crowding. And parking? Parking is a little bananas. For those haven't ventured out to Junk in the Trunk just yet and those who have found themselves sitting on the floor with a have-empty bottle of vodka and $2,000 worth newly-purchased antiques, here are 10 valuable lessons you can take with you to the next Junk in the Trunk Market, happening Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8.

Bring cash
ATMs are available, but they are few and far between. So when you finally find that perfect set of daisy-print Pyrex, you're not really going to feel like walking all the way to the other end of the WestWorld warehouse only to wait in line for a cash withdrawal and risk losing your coveted Cinderella bowls to better prepared shopped in the process.

Eat beforehand 
You say you're just going to be there for one hour, but really you'll be there for three. Since shopping burns calories, your best bet is to load up before load-up. While a handful of food trucks are always on hand, lines are long and seating is limited. They also sell water for $2 a pop, but come on, guys, just bring one from home.

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Katie Johnson
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