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It's not that we don't appreciate the finer side of collecting, but there's something oh-so-satisfying about digging through a pile of possible discards and pulling out that perfect chair in need of a quick scrape-down and a coat of spray paint. You following us here? Good. Then you best hustle on over to our new favorite corner hangout: the San Pablo Flea Market.
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The best part of this place, other than the fantastically good-natured owner, Claude and his sister, is that it's open daily. That's right. You can scope out deals, and there are many to be seen, whenever you please.

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The goods range from severely tattered to mildly worn but if you're in to salvaging, and a bit clever with the tools, you can snag yourself some pretty sweet deals.

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We didn't bother to haggle for our $.50 spoon rest, but we got the feeling bargaining is welcome.

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We're especially fond of the massive lab tables stacked out back and large collection of lab bottles....not so keen on the creepy yellow storage containers with ventilation slots...

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Oh, and we almost forgot to mention that if you're local, Claude will deliver!

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