MIT Swapfest Tomorrow (9/18)

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MIT Swapfest Tomorrow (9/18)

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Last minute reminder that the September edition of the MIT Swapfest is tomorrow morning starting at 9:00.

It is located in the MIT parking garage at Main St. and Albany St. in Cambridge. Same location as previous years but ongoing construction makes access a bit different.

Full Info at http://w1mx.mit.edu/flea-at-mit/

I'll be there and monitoring 444.700 $444 if any of the SNE faithful also happen to be in attendance.
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Re: MIT Swapfest Tomorrow (9/18)

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I went twice earlier this year and was not impressed from the older {pre COVID] days of the MIT Flea

Not much amateur - seemed to be more computers and commercial vendors trying to look like mom n pop ...
maybe next year will be better, but alas I think I saw 5-6 amateur radios in total
JBP wrote: 17 Sep 2022 20:30 Last minute reminder that the September edition of the MIT Swapfest is tomorrow morning starting at 9:00.

It is located in the MIT parking garage at Main St. and Albany St. in Cambridge. Same location as previous years but ongoing construction makes access a bit different.

Full Info at http://w1mx.mit.edu/flea-at-mit/

I'll be there and monitoring 444.700 $444 if any of the SNE faithful also happen to be in attendance.
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Re: MIT Swapfest Tomorrow (9/18)

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I must have missed you there. No, not much amateur, but then again it's never been primarily an amateur flea market. Lots of computers as always, some decent, some junk, most over priced.

The ham radios and scanners I saw were ancient and over priced.

The crowd was pretty good and there were more than the typical number of tables. Lots of miscellaneous stuff including tools, video games, and stuff that I couldn't identify.

I spent a good amount of time talking with a friend who was a vendor. I haven't seen him since before the pandemic, so it's been a few years.

The last one for the season is next month and I'll probably go. It's an easy way to kill a couple of hours looking at odd items and odder people. :)
ecps92 wrote: 18 Sep 2022 08:44 I went twice earlier this year and was not impressed from the older {pre COVID] days of the MIT Flea

Not much amateur - seemed to be more computers and commercial vendors trying to look like mom n pop ...
maybe next year will be better, but alas I think I saw 5-6 amateur radios in total
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