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Silicon Valley Surplus Sources ***

Swap Meets / Flea Markets

Here is a list of the surplus sources ("junk" shops) I know about in the Silicon Valley area. Please email me if you have any additions or changes.

Electronics Electronics Flea Market @ De Anza College
When 2nd Saturday of the month March through September. Starts early - buyers show up as early as 5AM
Where DeAnza College in Cupertino. Click here for nore information.
Buyers $3 for parking - STRICTLY ENFORCED
Sellers $25 for a 2 stall space


East Bay Area Amateur Radio/Electronics/Computer Swap Meet
When Canceled
Contact Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK)


Capitol Flea Market
When Every weekend 6:00AM - 5:30 PM
Where Capitol Drive-In, 3630 Hillcap Avenue, San Jose. Off Capitol Expressway between highways 101 and 87
Buyers $1.50
Sellers $15 - 25
Contact (408)225-5800
Notes Although this isn't specifically an electronics swap meet, it's in the heart of Silicon Valley and there's always some interesting electronics for the sharp-eyed shopper

"Junk" Stores

Anchor Electronics


2040 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara

Phone 408-727-3693

ACE Electronics

Address 1810 Oakland Road, Suite C, San Jose


Excess Solutions

Address 1555 S. 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Phone 408-262-3900
Hours M-F 8-6, Sat 10-3
Notes Recently moved to a much bigger location in San Jose. Clean and well organized with lots of bins of components and hardware. Prices are reasonable and they get new inventory often. Lots of stuff is available for sale on their new e-commerce web site, but I prefer to browse the isles in the store.

Halted Specialties (HSC)
Address 3500 Ryder Street, Santa Clara
Phone 408-732-1573
Hours M-F 8-7, Sat 9-5
Notes A mix of new, reconditioned and surplus stuff. Lots of computer related things and test equipment. The anual parking lot sale around the end of Summer is worth checking out.

Triangle Machinery & Tool Co.
Address Closed :(

WeirdStuff Warehouse
Address 384 West Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale
Phone 408-743-5650
Hours M-Sat 9:30-6, Sun 11-5
Notes Another landmark in Silicon Valley Junk history. I recommend digging
in the AS-IS area in the back for the most interesting stuff.

Closed Shops :(

Alltronics has closed it's retail operation, but is alive and well on the web Haltek
RA Enterprises
Sharon Industries
Surplus Computers

Other Online Sources

Bruce Lane's (Sunny) California Swaps and Stores Page

Bill Beaty's Surplus Parts and Equipment for Amateur Scientists

Sam's Repair FAQ