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I found it interesting to create a small suite snapshot devoted to reflections of life. And what more appropriate place than a flea market ... full of mirrors displayed for sale.

The flea market is the trade of used objects. By metonymy, the term also refers to the shops where practice this kind of business, as well as popular fairs restricted to professionals and often organized on Sundays and holidays.

The dealer will not stand legally antiquarian: in both cases, it is a resale business personal property, not new. As a trader, it is subject to the same obligations: registration in the Commercial Register or declaration of autoentrepreneur status declaration Prefecture as a reseller of movable objects, holding a police register which records a description of the items purchased and the vendor name, the respect of the Consumer Code, the General Tax Code (pricing, billing ...), compliance with social legislation ... Vis-à-vis customers, they also have the same obligations ( guarantees as to the nature and quality of the goods sold, for example). The difference relates to the tax concept of antiquity: an antique is an object of more than one hundred years old. If the dealer sells used items regardless of their age, antique sells antiques dating back at least a hundred years or falling within the categories listed. In both cases, there is a commercial activity.

The word means flea, also store the antique dealer, also a public event where shoppers can come and find used, collectors' items or antiques.

The largest, with about 10,000 exhibitors is held annually in the city center of Lille during the first weekend of September, Amiens in the spring and fall closely in size. Often these flea markets have a historical origin and perpetuate a local tradition in many cities (Lille flea market, flea Toulouse ...).

The organizers of these events are generally 1901 association that derive revenue from the rental of spaces, perhaps also commercial enterprises.

For antique fairs flea market, the organizers reserve access to persons registered in the commercial register or have the auto entrepreneur status, all declared as dealers movable objects near the Prefecture.

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