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We do our best to pick up the phone when it rings, but sometimes it might take a few tries to get through depending on the rush hour at the store. E-mails will be replied within 2 business days. You'll get the fastest service on the counter. Thank you for your patience!
Please read the insructions below before renting a table from Keskustan Kirppis. Read the Terms & Conditions here (in Finnish).
DID YOU KNOW? We offer a full Sales Guarantee for our table rentees, who follow our recommended instructions. If your sales don't cover the cost of the table rent, you'll get your money back! Read the Sales Guarantee Conditions here (in Finnish, but they're basically the same as these instructions).
Make the booking through our Kirppari-Kalle online booking system or visit the counter in our store. The table reservation must be paid at the time of booking. You can rent one table for the maximum of 4 weeks. Our store is located in:
Booking a table through Kirppari-Kalle online:
- Register / Sign in
- Book a table and make a payment online (and remember to add your Finnish bank account number to your account information ("Omat tiedot --> Tilinumero")
- Write the price tags online on your Kirppari-Kalle account ("Tuotteiden hinnoittelu") and come to the store to get them printed
After the booking and pricing:
- Bring your products to the flea market, when your rent starts
- Keep an eye on your sales through your Kirppari-Kalle account ("Myynnin seuranta")
- Empty your table when your table rent ends
- We will transfer your sales to your bank account
The table rent includes 1 x 30 pcs of price tag sheets per week. For example, if you have rented a table for 4 weeks, you'll get 4 sheets of price tags for free. Extra sheets are 0,60 € / sheet.
Continue table rent
If you'd like to continue your table rent for another week, you can do that anytime on your Kirppari-Kalle -account, providing that the table is available.
If you'd like to add 1-6 days to your table rent (check Pricing), you can do that through Kirppari-Kalle -booking system ONLY if there are less than 7 days available between two existing bookings. In other case, please contact the staff or pay a visit to the store's checkout counter.
Move table reservation to another time
Inform the staff before the selling period starts: firstname.lastname@example.org , by phone or at the checkout counter. The amount you paid will "stay in" and there won't be any extra costs.
Cancel table rent
Cancel table rent 48 hours before the selling period starts. by email: email@example.com , by phone or by paying a visit to the store's checkout counter. The selling period starts always on the first day of the selling period at 11:00 (no matter the opening hours).
If you don't cancel the table rent on time, Keskustan Kirppis has the right to charge one (1) week's table rent. If you paid for more weeks, we will return the rest.
You should use ONLY the bar-coded price tags created by the Kirppari-Kalle -booking system. You cannot create your own price tags, for every item should have the bar code.
Unfortunately the Kirppari-Kalle system doesn't have an English version, but we'll try our best to guide you to how to write out the prices in the system:
- We recommend to fill in your price tags on your Kirppari-Kalle -account. Go to "Tuotteiden hinnoittelu" --> Create a tag sheet from "Luo uusi tarra-arkki" --> Click "Hinnoittele" --> List your items' names and prices on the blank spaces. When you're done, roll down and hit "Tallenna" (Save). Now your items are in our system, and you can some pick up your price tag sheets from the flea market. After that, attach the price tags to your items.
DID YOU KNOW? The Sales Guarantee only applies, if you use the method above. The condition is that the staff can view the sold products - if you fill the price tags by hand, it's not possible. Read the Sales Guarantee Conditions here (in Finnish).
Filling the item information online in Kirppari-Kalle -system you can easily keep track on your sales. It's also easier to track down any missing items. You'll also reduce the possibility of human error, since the cashier doesn't have to interpret your handwriting.
- Alternatively you can pick up blank price tag sheets from the flea market's cash register, and fill in the price tags by handwriting them. You'll still be able to view your sales, but only the product number and price. NOTE: The Sales Guarantee does not apply, if you fill in the price tags by hand. Read the Sales Guarantee Conditions here (in Finnish).
Pay attention, that every price tag states the product name and price. We do not sell products, that are missing this information. We recommend to describe the products as detailed as possible. (In Kirppari-Kalle you can fit 30 characters, but you can elaborate by handwriting.)
- Dark blue curtains 200cm
- Red sneakers size 39
- Marimekko shirt bl/wh M
This method prevents crimes, like switching cheap-priced tags to an expensive product. Sizes and measurements helps the customers to buy your items and make you better profit!
Attach the price tags carefully, especially to clothes and fabrics, sillä tarrapinta ei ota kankaaseen kiinni pitävästi. Emme myy hintalaputtomia tuotteita, vaan ne päätyvät löytötavaroihin. Hyviä keinoja ovat esim. tarran kiinnittäminen pahvinpalaselle, jonka kiinnittää narulla vaatteeseen. Toinen hyvä keino on käyttää hakaneuloja tai nitojaa. Ethän käytä nuppineuloja, sillä ne ovat kivuliaita henkilökunnalle, vaatteiden sovittajille sekä koirien tassuille (olemme lemmikkiystävällinen kirppis).
You can see your sales in real-time on your Kirppari-Kalle account (left panel --> "Myynnin seuranta").
You can bring your stuff for sale on:
- the night BEFORE the start of your selling period (MON-FRI 17:30 - 18:00, SAT-SUN 15:30 - 16:00)
- the first day of your selling period, anytime we're open
We are open:
MA-PE 11:00 – 18:00
SAT 10:00 - 16:00
SUN 12:00 - 16:00
There is a loading area in front of our store doors (between the columns and parking spots), where you can park for a few minutes as you bring your stuff in. We recommend you park on the Asema-aukio parking lot by our store (fee is 2,00 €/h, Sundays free) or Forum parking hall (free parking for the first 2 h).
You can loan a shopping cart to ease carrying your stuff. You don't need to bring any clothing hangers (unless you'd like to donate us some). We will not store customers' own hangers.
The sellers are responsible of the tidiness of their own table. We recommend to come and check and care for your table every day on the selling period, because the table will get messy and a tidy table will sell better. You can also purchase our Cleaning Service for 1,50 €/day. Check pricing for the other services you can add.
Tiesitkö? We offer a full Sales Guarantee for our table rentees, who follow our recommended instructions. If your sales don't cover the cost of the table rent, you'll get your money back! Read the Sales Guarantee Conditions here (in Finnish, but they're basically the same as these instructions).
Your items must fit inside the table space, and they should not be placed on the floor as it disturbs everyday cleaning. If your items do not fit on the table, the staff may remove some items and take them to Lost & Found -room. We will store them until the end of the selling period.
The staff will take care of the flea market's general cleanliness.
If you want to put all your items on the table for -50% discount, please tell the staff by phone or by visiting the cash register. We will activate the discount on your account and take the -50% -sign to your table. NOTE! If you have rented several tables at the time, the discount will apply to ALL of them (including showcase shelf products).
NOTE: We do not take requests by email. We generally reply to emails within 2 business days.
If you want to change the price of only a few items on your table, switch the price tag to a new one. DO NOT change the price with a pen, since the staff cannot know, was it you who changed the price or someone totally else. This is why we don't sell products, where the price has been changed with a pen..
Your table should be emptied on the last day of your selling period, 1 hour before closing.
The staff will check the items before you leave the store. When you have emptied your table, please proceed to the cash register and show your bags to the staff.
We are open:
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 18:00 (table should be empty by 17:00)
Sat 10:00 - 16:00 (table should be empty by 15:00)
Sun 12:00 - 16:00 (table should be empty by 15:00)
We can empty your table for you! Check the pricing. The Table Emptying Service means, that the staff will empty your table at the end of your selling period, and you can pick up your stuff from Keskustan Kirppis the next day. Order the Table Emptying Service by calling to our customer service number at least 1 day before the end of the selling period..
If your table has not been emptied by the deadline, and you have not ordered the Table Emptying Service on time, Keskustan Kirppis will charge you 10,00 € for rush emptying. We will store the items of emptied tables for 3 days.
You will receive the profits to your own Finnish IBAN bank account (FIXX XXXX XXXX XXXX). Keskustan Kirppis does not do cash handouts, since we have made a decision not to store large amounts of cash in our store. This also helps us to keep all our customers' money safe.
The staff does bank transfers Mon-Fri. Depending on your bank it will take 1-5 business days to reach your account. Make sure you add your bank account number on your Kirppari-Kalle -account on "Omat tiedot" --> "Tilinumero" before you selling period ends, so there won't be any delays. If you haven't received your profit money on time, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will see what's the problem.
If your selling period is more than 1 week, you will receive bank transfers every 7 days.
After your selling period, if you accidentally left some of your items in the flea market and somebody buys them within 7 days, we will do an additional bank transfer to send you the last bits of sales. . After 7 days the selling information will not be visible anymore. You can request for a report of your sales by sending us email: email@example.com .
Items that you SHOULD NOT sell on our flea market:
- Pirated products
- Sharp objects like knives, saws, scissors, weapons
- Tobacco, alcohol, drugs
- Toxic or flammable substances
- Adult Entertainment
- Dirty, moisture damaged or strongly smelling products
- Used / dirty underwear (mainly panties, boxers and swimsuit bottoms)
If you are unsure of whether something is OK to sell or not, please ask our staff.
The staff will remove any prohibited items from sale immediately. If any prohibited items cause personal injuries or damage to property, the table rentee is liable of the damages.
If you notice something missing from your table and it hasn't been sold (see Kirppari-Kalle -account under "Myynnin seuranta"), make sure you go around the flea market to see if someone has placed it in the wrong table. Also check the Lost & Found -room, in case the staff has placed it there as it might be missing its price tag. We do not sell items that don't have a price tag.
We store Lost & Found items for 7 days .Please check the Lost & Found -room frequently, since the staff adds stuff there every day. After 7 days the items will be property of Keskustan Kirppis.
The flea market is secured by a recording camera surveillance system and alarm gates, to prevent thefts. You can rent alarm tags on your products from the cash register (see "Pricing").
Keskustan Kirppis is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen products, even though the staff does their best to prevent such mishaps. Keskustan Kirppis is not responsible for any product damages or perishing due to vandalism, burglary, fire, water damage, or any reasons beyond its control.