Seeing the strength of the local Facebook page, Buy, Sell and Swap, the Karratha Visitor’s Centre identified the need for a buy, sell and swap market.
KVC’s manager Bazz Haris and the rest of the staff will be holding a buy, sell and swap market on February 18, open to everyone in town.
“It is purely for locals, we want to make people are aware that the centre is not just for tourists,” he said.
“We want to get the community involved like it used to be many years ago when the centre used to hold craft markets.”
Bazz said the upcoming market would be completely different to the other markets around town.
“People are constantly coming and going through town so there is a huge turnover of household items,” he said.
“There is a huge call for people to get rid of and get new items.
“We will not be selling jewellery or craft, the whole idea is about a car boot sale, that way it will not distract from any other markets in town.
“We are hoping people will want to step out of the virtual world and come down to the markets which we are planning on doing monthly, rail, hail or shine.”
Food and drinks will be available, with ideas ranging from breakfast muffins, pancakes, Malayasian food and the Javavan.
“The bonus to having a buy, sell and swap market is the social aspect,” Bazz said.
“What is there to do on a Saturday morning?
“It will be early enough not to be too hot and the grounds of the Karratha Visitor’s Centre look amazing.”
Bazz said that over time, the markets would evolve to what the community wants.
“We want to become more relevant to the community, as we are here 12 months during the year, however tourists are not,” he said.
“So locals must come first.”
Sellers’ bays cost $25, sellers set up from 8am and buyers are welcome between 9am and noon. No early birds!
“What’s even better, is that all the proceeds from the sellers’ bays costs will go back into the centre, where our first thing to buy this year is a camper trailer so we can take tours to the Harding Dam and Millstream River,” Bazz said.