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Electronics Flea Market

Important note: The remaining flea markets for 2022 have been canceled due to the loss of the Sunnyvale Library location.

Most restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted. We are now looking for a new location for the market and hope to reopen in later in 2022. For updates, please visit:

https://www.electronicsfleamarket.com/ (shortcut asvaro.org/efm)

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Next Market in 2022:

Saturday May14 Flea Market - Hosted by Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association. (canceled)
Full Schedule

The last location for the Electronics Flea Market was the Sunnyvale Public Library in Sunnyvale, CA.

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The Electronics Flea Market “swap meet” is normally held on the second Saturday (7:00am - 12:00pm) of each month, March through September (schedule) (flyer [PDF]). The flea market is organized by ASVARO for the benefit of non-profit amateur radio organizations in the Silicon Valley.

Buyers enter the market for free and parking in the area is generally free for the event. Be sure to only park in properly marked parking spaces, observing “no parking” zones, handicapped parking spaces, and keep clear of walkways and traffic lanes. Use of handicapped spaces require a permit. Watch out for pedestrians.

The organizations that participate in the flea markets are active in amateur radio education, emergency communications, and civic support activities. If you would like to receive a reminder of each month's flea market and other news about the market, sign up on our email list.

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The Electronics Flea Market is held on the second Saturday of the month and focuses on electronics and amateur radio gear. Sellers pay upon entry on a first-come first-serve basis. More details are below.

Flea markets are held rain or shine. Rain during the flea market season is typically intermittent and we still receive significant attendance.

Hours

The market opens around 7:00am and closes at 12:00 Noon. Sellers should pack up and leave the property by 1:00PM.



Seller Information

$30 Seller space

This is a 1-space spot (a single parking space) to place your goods. If you park your vehicle in the space, it must fit completely within the space. You may park your vehicle outside the vendor area for no additional fee.

$50 Seller space

This is a 2-space spot (2 consecutive, adjacent parking spaces) to place your goods. If you park your vehicle in this space, it must fit completely within the space. You may park your vehicle outside the vendor area for no additional fee.

You may lease any combination of 1-space ($30) and 2-space ($50) spots if you need more room.

Sellers must register with form CDTFA-410-D upon entry to the flea market as required by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Rules

  1. The market closes at 12:00 Noon and all sellers must clear the property by 1:00 pm.
  2. Sellers at the Electronics Flea Market must be registered before entering the flea market. See Seller information for details.
  3. Ordinary Trash and Recyclables must be disposed of in the proper bins on site. Please, put ordinary trash in the trash cans. Place plastic bottles and metal cans into the recycle cans. All other waste including eWaste, hazardous waste, and cardboard must be removed from the property. Don't leave trash or recyclables lying on the ground. Take your electronic recyclables to a recycling center.
  4. No Cardboard may be left at the flea market site. Take all your cardboard with you and recycle it.
  5. No Toxic Waste may be left at the flea market or in the trash. This includes: Batteries, Fluorescent lights, Electronics, Computer or Television Monitors, or electronics components. See our recycling page for information on what to do with recycling and disposing of toxic waste.
  6. Dogs on Leash Only. Sunnyvale City ordinances require all dogs to be on a leash. Each owner is responsible their animal, maintaining control and cleaning up after it.
  7. No firearms are allowed at the flea market.
  8. No alcohol, nor illegal drugs, nor smoking are allowed at the flea market.
  9. No unauthorized food/beverage sales. No food sales allowed at the flea market except for the sponsor's concession stand.
  10. No adult material - the market is frequented by teens and families.
  11. ASVARO retains the right to revise it rules for the market from time to time without specific notice. ASVARO and its agents retain the right to refuse entry to, or expel, anyone who does not abide by the rules or otherwise causes disorder for the market.
  12. All participants are expected to comply with all applicable laws, including the collection and payment of taxes.

Trash, Toxics, and Recycling

California law prohibits dumping of electronics and batteries into the trash. Flea market sellers are expected to leave their areas clean when they depart. Take your unwanted electronics to a recycling center for proper disposal.

Please properly dispose of trash and recyclable items. There are trash cans on the property for ordinary trash. California law prohibits the dumping of electronics including computer monitors and television sets into the trash (they contain large quantities of toxic lead). Violators will be ejected from the market and banned from future flea markets. You can find out more about recycling on our Recycle page.

Consider taking your electronic recyclables to a recycling center.

Directions to the Electronics Flea Market

Purpose

ASVARO is a California non-profit public benefit educational corporation (501(c)(3)). The Electronics Flea Market is operated for the benefit of non-profit organizations in the Silicon Valley. All net proceeds from the market are used by these organizations to carry out their non-profit activities.

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History

This swap meet has been a staple of Silicon Valley Amateur Radio since the 1970's.

1974-2003
Held at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.
2004-2005
Held in north Sunnyvale near where the “blue cube” (Onizuka AFB) used to be located.
2006-2018
Held at De Anza College in Cupertino for 12 years.
2018-2019
Held at Fry's Electronics in Sunnyvale.
2020-2021
Canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
2022
The markets reopened on April 9, 2022 at the Sunnyvale Public Library. The remainder of the 2022 season is on hold.

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Thanks to Rick, WB5VUL for his many years of supporting the Electronics Flea Market and this web site!



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