"All happy families are alike; each is burdened with boxes of crap their kids grew out of."
Tolstoy was definitely right when he said something like that. But the Bumble Bee Market – held semi-regularly at various locations around Melbourne – works on the thesis that one family's old stuff can be another family's new stuff.
If you're a grandparent hoping to free up some storage space at home, a new mother looking for a pram with passable suspension, or a cash-strapped uncle in need of a last-minute gift, you should visit. Bumble Bee markets rotate around: Berwick, Moorabbin, Packenham, Ringwood, Mornington, Glen Waverley, Melton, Werribee and Brentwood. Check the website for details.
Bumble Bee are now accepting stallholders who are selling toddler and school age goods. All markets except Werribee run 9am-noon Werribee runs 10am-1pm; adults $2, children free.