Does anyone know of a good flea market in the Middle Tennessee area? There was an AMAZING flea market in Bowling Green, KY (where I use to live), but I can't seem to find one in this area and I really don't want to make the 2 hour drive to Bowling Green. I know there was a really good flea market in Lebanon, TN when I was a child that my grandparents took me to, but my cousin who lives in Lebanon said it was really run down now. Thanks!
I owned and operated a shop inside two large flea markets in middle TN for almost 12 years. From 2002-2012 at the Hwy 111 Flea Market and I spent the past year at the Cookeville Mall Flea Market. I just closed at the end of October to focus on traveling to shows, conventions, and special events. As far as wrestling figures go, the only place I know if is Wrestlers 4 U in the Flea Traders Paradise in Sevierville. There also used to be a vendor in the East Ridge Flea Market in Chattanooga that sold wrestling figures but I haven't been there in about 3 years.
Walgreens has Mattel basics Buy 1 Get 1 Free through Saturday night. You get 2 figures for $10.99 + tax. Might be a cheap way to find some openers or fodder for customizers. I doubt they have any of the harder to find figures as they usually have older series, but you never know.
Post by ironmikesharpe on Dec 19, 2013 7:22:19 GMT -5
Traveling around this week: Mt. Juliet Target had one Wade Barrett figure and that was it. KMart on Donelson Pike had a few Elite 24 Zigglers and Ryback but nothing else. Cookeville Wal-Mart had a ton of Elite 24 (No trish) but had sold out of the Rollins/Reigns and Cameron/Naomi BP. KMart in Cookeville had very little on Monday. The WalMart in Crossville had every Elite 24 but Trish. I was able to find the Ultimate Warrior World Champion Basic there (first time I had seen it in stores). KMart in Crossville had just put out a case of Elite 25. KMart in Sweetwater had nothing. Seems like we are just now getting the new packaging Basics, BP and Elites in TN stores.
Post by ironmikesharpe on Dec 28, 2013 22:16:00 GMT -5
It seems as if the pickings are slim right now. In Knoxville and surrounding towns, the Wal-Mart's have as many Elite 24's (minus Trish) as you could want. But not much else, the Kingston Wal-Mart had a bunch of BP 24. The K-Mart in Oak Ridge has Elite 25 Brodus, Sin Cara and Sheamus. The Target in Turkey Creek has a Bruno and an Ambrose and nothing else.
Post by ironmikesharpe on Jan 3, 2014 12:05:52 GMT -5
I don't know if anyone has interest in this, but every Tuesday Morning store I have been drug into by my wife (I hate shopping for bedding) had the four pack Champions Edition with Mysterio, Rock, Austin and Cena with various versions of the WWE strap and the WHC. The belts are not Elite so I passed, but it was only $29.99 and I have seen it going for much more. Available in Middle and East TN.
Post by ironmikesharpe on Jan 9, 2014 8:22:09 GMT -5
E25 has hit the Kroger Marketplace stores in TN. The only positive news is the figures are $9.99. My store in Knoxville had everyone but Bruno. I talked to the person over toys and she said they are at the mercy of the warehouse as to when they get figures in but they stock Wednesday and Saturday morning and to check that afternoon.
I hit a few K-Mart stores over the weekend. It appears that most in middle TN are getting the "Royal Riches" Displays with newer stuff. K-Mart on Donelson Pike (near the airport), K-Mart near Nashboro Village, K-Mart in Lebanon, and K-Mart in Cookeville all had the RR display cube w/ Elite 25, Battle Packs 25, and Basics 36.
Post by ironmikesharpe on Jan 24, 2014 10:00:49 GMT -5
East TN has been dead figure wise. Wal-Marts in our area never got Elite 25, K-Mart's never got the "Royal Riches" display. No Basic 36 at all. TRU in West Knoxville has NINE E25 Sheamus figures and no other E25. They also have BAF Booker T and Teddy Long figures. It seems it is peg warmer central right now. I will be in Nashville in two weeks and hope things are much better in Central TN.
Post by TheWrestleGeek on Feb 25, 2014 21:53:37 GMT -5
Elite Roman Reigns and Double Pack Rollins and Ambrose is at Kmart in OR. TRU still has nothing new in Knoxville. The Kroger Super store in Knoxville has the newest CM Punk basic for I think 5.99 or 6.99 if I can remember correctly. The Knoxville Wrestling Store has some Great Hard to find figures but they are asking a arm and a leg.
Below are some pictures of what the Knox Wrestling Store has for sale.
No Elite 28 yet. I saw a couple of fresh cases of Elite 26 this week which allowed me to pick up a couple more Warriors. Also finally saw more of Elite 27 than Taker and Kofi for a 2nd time. Saw A full case during the 2 for $20 sale, but have only been seeing Taker and Kofi since. But found Fandango and RVD at Target in Rivergate a couple days ago.