If you have never been to the Panjiayuan weekend market, you are really missing out. Genuine antiques? Not really (Well maybe one or two) But cool stuff? Definately!
It you are a wholesaler or professional in the industry, you know this is a horrible place to do business. On the spot cash payments and consolidation/transport issues can be a real headache and those inside the enthic furnishings industry know that the real business is conducted elsewhere during the weekdays when the market is closed. I think ACF probably knows most of the vendors there already anyways which means when the market is closed during the weekdays, its vendors are still open to ACF.
But what the weekend market is good for is to get a “one-stop-look” at all the variety available in handicrafts and other various smalls (which could be filling up those empty spaces in your container). And its a lot of fun, looking at all the different items from art to ceramics to carved bone.
This particular video was found on youtube by someone named wenwen888
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