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Electronics Flea Market

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Our next Electronics Flea Market is scheduled for May 12, 2018. Check back here for an announcement on the location. This event is on rain or shine.

The seller/vendor fee is $30 per standard vendor space (2 adjacent parking spaces). Please bring correct change to speed your entry into the market.

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The location for this Electronics Flea Market is to be determined.

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Be sure to only park into 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.

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The Electronics Flea Market “swap meet” is held on the second Saturday (pre dawn) 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.

This flea market has been held at De Anza College for the last 12 years (2006-2018). Previously (2004-2005) it was held in Sunnyvale near where the “blue cube” used to be located. Previously it was held at Foothill College in Los Altos (1974-2003). 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.

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.

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.

Next Market in 2018

Saturday May 12 Flea Market - Hosted by Southern Peninsula Emergency Communications System Location to be Determined.
Saturday June9 Flea Market - Hosted by Foothills Amateur Radio Society. Location to be Determined.
Full Schedule

The flea market closes at 12:00 Noon. All sellers must be off the property by 1:00 PM so the cleanup crew can clear any remaining trash before they leave the site.

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 5:00am and closes at 12:00 Noon. Sellers must pack up and leave the property by 1:00PM.

Seller Information

Seller fee $30 for two consecutive parallel parking spaces (marked with the same number) which is enough room to park your vehicle and have space to display your goods. Additional spaces may be leased at $30 for each additional pair of consecutive parallel spaces. There are a few spots that are 3-spaces wide that are available for $45. Locations are on a first-come first-serve basis and the fee is collected upon entry.

Sellers must register with form CDTFA-410-D upon entry to the flea market as required by the California Board of Equalization.

Flea Market closes at 12:00 Noon and sellers must clear the property by 1:00PM so the cleanup crew can clear any remaining trash before they leave the site.

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. A limited amount of trash and recyclables may be accepted at the flea market. Please dispose of trash and recyclables appropriately. Please, put ordinary trash in the trash cans. Place plastic bottles and metal cans into the recycle cans. No electronic waste or cardboard in the trash. Don't leave trash or recyclables lying on the ground. Take your electronic recyclables to a recycling center.
  4. Cardboard may be deposited in a single designated area on site. Smaller cardboard boxes should be broken down and stacked inside the larger boxes.
  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. No firearms are allowed at the flea market.
  7. No alcohol, nor illegal drugs, nor smoking are allowed at the flea market.
  8. No unauthorized food/beverage sales. No food sales allowed at the flea market except for the organizer's concession stand.
  9. Please, no adult material. The market is frequented by teens and families.
  10. 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.
  11. All participants are expected to comply with all applicable laws, including the collection and payment of taxes.

Trash, Toxics, and Recycling

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 at RecycleWorks (San Mateo County) or ReduceWaste (Santa Clara County).

Consider taking your electronic recyclables to a recycling center.

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


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