The next flea market is scheduled for March 8, 2014.
Note to buyers that the daily parking permit fee is $3.
The Electronics Flea Market is in lot B this year unless noted otherwise. This should avoid conflicts with other activities on electronics flea market dates. Most of our attendees like being under the solar panels in lot B — providing light before dawn and some shade in the summer.
Buyers can park in any unrestricted parking on campus with a valid parking permit. Do not park in staff or handicapped spots without the proper permits. Daily parking permits can obtained for $3 from yellow vending machines located in the parking areas. The most convenient parking for EFM attendees is in lot B and lot C. Buyers may also use the parking garage on lot C. There is usually additional parking in lot A when lot B fills up.
The Electronics Flea Market "swap meet" is held on the second Saturday (pre dawn) of each month, March through October (schedule) (flyer [PDF]). The flea market is organized by ASVARO for the benefit of non-profit amateur radio organizations in the Silicon Valley. The flea market was held in Sunnyvale in 2004-2005 and in previous years at Foothill College in Los Altos. 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.
The Electronics Flea Market is separate and distinct from the De Anza Flea Market held in the same location at De Anza college. The De Anza Flea Market, held on the first Saturday of each month, is operated by the De Anza Student Body. It is open to all Sellers, however, they are required to pre-register to reserve a spot at the market. Check the De Anza Flea Market web site for details.
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.
|Saturday||Mar.8||Flea Market - Hosted by Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System. First Flea Market for 2014!|
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.
The market opens around 5:00am and closes at 12:00 Noon. Sellers must pack up and leave the property by 1:00PM.
Seller fee $20 for two parking spaces which is enough room to park your vehicle and have space to display your goods. Additional spaces may be leased at $20 for each additional pair of spaces. There are a few spots that are 3-spaces wide that are available for $30. Locations are on a first-come first-serve basis and the fee is collected upon entry.
Sellers must register with form BOE-410D 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.
Buyers attend the flea market for free. However, the College charges $3 per vehicle to park on campus. College parking and traffic regulations are enforced! Off campus parking is very limited.
|1||The market closes at 12:00 Noon and all sellers must leave the property by 1PM.|
|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 by the on campus trash and recycling cans. Only ordinary trash and recyclables may be deposited for recycling: bottles and metals cans, but no cardboard. Only small non-toxic non-hazardous waste items may be trashed. Any excess material must be placed in another container or taken with you. 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. See our recycling page for information on what to do with recycling and disposing of toxic waste.|
|6||No firearms are allowed on the De Anza campus.|
|7||No alcohol, nor illegal drugs, nor smoking are allowed on the De Anza campus.|
|8||No unauthorized food/beverage sales. The beneficiary organization running each month's flea market has exclusive food concession rights.|
|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.|
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.
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.
Thanks to Rick, WB5VUL for his many years of supporting the Electronics Flea Market and this web site!