I finally got a chance to go to my first Auto Swap Meet this past weekend and although the selection of items they had for sale really sucked I DID come home with a success story, got some very nice seat covers for free, AND made money in process!
After spending an hour highly disappointed that I paid $8.00 to park for this crap event I was just about to leave when I ran across a really nice set of seat covers priced at $75 for the pair. As I struck up a conversation with the seller we got to talking about a lot of things, one of which somehow turned into revealing that I was a professional photographer. As luck would have it the guy has a daughter who they are trying to get started in modeling and they have been looking for a photographer to do her portfolio. I pulled up my photography website on my cell phone and showed him samples of my work. He loved them! I offered to take the price of the seat covers off the deposit if he was willing to pay the balance of the deposit right then and there to hold the shoot appointment. He went off, talked to his wife, came back, and paid the entire deposit in cash! So I now have a very nice set of seat covers, got them for free, AND made some money and business all at the same time!