The Electronics Flea Market opens on April 16, 2023. This is the 3rd Sunday in April since April 9 (2nd Sunday) is Easter. The location (directions) is parking lot 3 at West Valley College in Saratoga:
West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, California 95070
The hours are from 6:00AM until 12:00 Noon. Please observe a quiet time before 8:00AM.
Please consider COVID-19 safety measures.
[We are still updating some of the content on this web site for the 2023 EFM season. Check back before attending these events as some details may change.]
For updates, please visit:
https://www.electronicsfleamarket.com/ (shortcut asvaro.org/efm)
ASVARO on Facebook (shortcut asvaro.org/fb)
|Sunday||Apr.16||Flea Market - Benefits Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association - 3rd Sunday since April 9 is Easter|
|Sunday||May14||Flea Market - Benefits Santa Clara County Amateur Radio Association|
|Sunday||June11||Flea Market - Benefits Southern Peninsula Emergency Communications System|
|Sunday||July 9||Flea Market - Benefits Foothills Amateur Radio Society|
|Sunday||Aug.13||Flea Market - Benefits Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System|
|Sunday||Sep.10||Flea Market - Benefits West Valley Amateur Radio Association|
|Sunday||Oct. 8||Flea Market - Possible.|
The Electronics Flea Market “swap meet” is being held on the second Sunday (6:00am - 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, but parking on campus is $3 for the day. There are dispensers (WVC parking page) in all lots that accept cash, coins, and credit cards. 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 the proper 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.
The Electronics Flea Market is held on the second Sunday 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.
The market opens around 6:00am and closes at 12:00 Noon. Sellers should pack up and leave the property by 1:00PM.
With our larger market space, regular seller spots are 2-spaces, and jumbo seller spots are 3-spaces. See our Seller page complete seller information.
You may lease multiples of regular (2-space) ($40) seller 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.
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.
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.
This swap meet has been a staple of Silicon Valley Amateur Radio since the 1970's.
Thanks to Rick, WB5VUL for his many years of supporting the Electronics Flea Market and this web site!
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