A: The odds are there's some McCoy here every day. But the truth is, we don't have stock. We have over 150 individual dealers renting booths here. Each dealer handles their own inventory, bringing in pieces, removing pieces and obviously selling pieces. Additionally, new dealers are always trying to join the Coop family, and dealers are often moving around, such as upgrading to a larger space.
There's more great items here than any place else around us because of the size of the building, and the 150+ dealers all conveniently located in one spot.
We're happy to help you find something, but it's not physically possible for anyone to monitor all 150 dealer's inventory. Come in often and hunt around; you'll find your treasures.
Call us during business hours if you see something you want on the site or on Facebook. We'll see if the item is still here for you and accommodate your hold request or you can buy it over the phone with a credit card. We can discuss shipping it to you, or any special arrangements you have in mind. We're always eager to make your shopping experience as great as it can be.
So whether you're far away and need to shop by phone and have us ship the item, or whether you're just around the corner and need something held that you'll be in to get later in the week, just give us a call and we'll work with you!
A: We can sure try! We can try to email if we happen to see something we know you collect. But please keep in mind no one person is here all the time looking at every item all 150 dealers bring in, plus keeping track of every item's "Sold" status. It's just not possible.
Q: If I see it on Facebook or this site, does that mean it's still there at the store for sale?
Treasures are coming in and out of here all the time. We have a huge turn over. Lots of people shop here every week and dealer's are always changing up their booths and switching up inventory.
Facebook. And in that minute, someone could buy it.
Q: Why aren't you a traditional antique store?
A: One of our regulars made a comment several years ago that she couldn't understand why we'd allow dealers to sell things like Beanie Babies and Troll dolls. Then, a few years ago that same customer remarked how great it is to shop here because while she's looking at an antique Tiffany lamp, her kids are always occupied and happy looking at Beanies and Trolls and Star Wars collectibles.
We try to be a family friendly place. We mean it when we say there's something here for everyone. While you're checking out an antique gate-leg table...
electric guitar. Your husband could be looking at power tools. Your wife could be looking at Longaberger baskets or jewelry or golfing and fishing equipment.
We enjoy artisan pieces, we encourage upcycling, we love things that were made with craftsmanship and quality to last. We get a kick out of vintage finds and collectibles. We are more than just an antique store because our customers are more than just antique collectors.
A: Each booth is numbered sequentially. We call them our Facebook Treasure Map Location numbers. It's just an easy way to find something we post online, or for you to remember the vicinity of where you saw something. The Treasure Map is posted in the right hand tool bar on the site.
A: You can always look at our Info/About page on Facebook, or the right hand sidebar here on our webpage to see our hours. They're the same every week. Our hours are always posted. Plus, we post special events and emergency closings.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes! Dogs must be on a leash, and you have to be responsible and use common sense, but yes, dogs are welcome here.
Q: I have a few items I want to sell. Is the Coop interested in buying them?
A: In general, no.
page on this site for more information.
Q: I'd like to arrange for a special group I'm a part of to come shopping there. What should I do?
A: We love groups! We had a Red Hat Society group come who gave us notice of their plans. We were able to put together a little welcoming fare for them and made some other special arrangements for them. (Thanks Sharon!)
We have a big parking lot. You could park your bus and spend the day. There's plenty of room for you to have a picnic and take your time. We have nice clean bathrooms and a little snack bar, and we have a huge building with lots to see. If your group is planning a visit you're welcome any time. However if you can give us notice and let us know when you're coming,
Q: Is every item in the Scranberry Coop for sale?
A: No. Most are of course. But we do some seasonal decorating, and try to dress the high corners up to be fun and pleasing. Thanks Phyllis for doing such a great job with that all the time!
Q: Thanks for all the info but I would still like to speak directly with the owner, OK?
If you'd like to email them you can email through the profile of this website, or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a private message through Facebook. The webmaster will make sure they get your note. You can also call the store at 973.786.6414 and ask for them.
A: Become a dealer.
Our flea market tables and special event/party tables all belong to our dealers. Only dealers (and some local animal charities) are invited to sell their wares at our events. It's just another one of the benefits of joining the Coop Family.
A: Each individual dealer sets their own prices, sales and discounts. Some dealers price things to really move. Their booths become fan-favorites and their inventory moves quickly with lots of turn-over.
Dealers have their reasons for their pricing strategies. Maybe they're just learning. Maybe they have sentimental attachment to the item, or spent time restoring it. Maybe they're going by a pricing guide. It varies. But it's their choice to price their items however they'd like.
But that's a great thing about shopping at Scranberry Coop. Each time you come you're technically shopping at 150+ different dealer booths. That's a lot of competition! Keep looking. Eventually you'll find the item you want at the price you're willing to pay.
Q: Are all booths open at the same time?
A: Yes. People that ask this are used to those co-op kinds of antique malls and flea markets where the individual sellers are responsible to open and close their particular section, and customers pay them directly when shopping.
The Coop doesn't work like that. We function like one store. When we're open, every booth is open. You collect up all the stuff you want to buy, and bring it all to the one cash register area at the front of the shop.
A: Pax is our Social Media person. She handles the website, emails, Facebook, online Gift Giveaways, and all things interweb.
Pax comes in and takes photos once a week. Pax gets photos and information of newly arriving treasures directly from some of our dealers, too. (Dealers! Send pics to Pax!) She is not here every day, and while she does have lots of information about the Coop to share with you, she does not handle sales, holds, booth rentals or merchandise. She'll tell you what she knows and then redirect you to the right person to help you out.
She'll help you any way she can. But if you want to buy something, ask us to hold something, or if you want to check to see if an item is still here, you need to call the store directly at 973.786.6414 during business hours.
Q: Do I have to carry around all the stuff I want to buy until I'm done?
A: Nope. We have little glass cubbies marked "Sold" up near the registers. They are underneath the big jewelry cases at Treasure Map Location #5. Your treasures are safe there until you're ready to check out.
Q: I have a question that wasn't answered here. Can I email you?
We love hearing from you.
Enjoy your shopping experience, and thanks for visiting Scranberry Coop!