SELLER RESERVATIONS can be made Wednesday and Thursday at our corp. office from 10 am to 4 pm (3740 Sports Arena Blvd. Ste. 3 behind Phil's BBQ) or at Kobey's Swap Meet main entrance Friday - Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
SHOPPER ADMISSION: $1 Friday; $2 Sat. & Sun.; Seniors $1. Children 11 & under free.
Kobey's Pet Policy - Pets Welcome! Kobey's has changed it's no pets policy and is now allowing both shoppers and sellers to bring animals inside the market. Pet owners should be aware Kobey's cannot provide water or shade. Pet owners should bring water for their animals and understand the blacktop gets hot on sunny days. All animals must be leashed and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Kobey's has also installed a doggy waste station. Please look for it!
Kobey's Goes Ticketless April 2013 Kobey's changed the way it sells sellers licenses switching to a management software program called Booth Tracker. Management no longer has stacks of paper space tickets for vendors to choose from. Using Booth Tracker, managers and vendors can easily see what spaces are available and all sales will be recorded electronically. Kobey's will issue vendor ID cards which will be used to purchase spaces and also for daily vendor check-in. If you are a seller who has questions about joining Kobey's or about Booth Tracker, please contact Anthony or Joe Pretto at (619) 523-2700.
Our shopping bags have a new look and feel!
Kobey's is phasing out our paper shopping bags and will now offer customers reusable tote bags made from 20% recycled material. The tote bags are tear resistant and water repellent, perfect for all your purchases. Bags are available for sale for $2 each or 3/$5 at each shopper's trailer. Paper shopping bags will remain for sale for $1 while supplies last.
Chuck Pretto becomes new President of San Diego Rotary Club 33
On July 11, 2013, at the club's Thursday meeting and luncheon, Chuck Pretto became the new President of San Diego Rotary Club 33.
Chuck has served for many years in Rotary which is a service based organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide. The motto of Rotary International is Service Above Self.
Chuck is husband of Kimberly Kobey-Pretto, daughter of Kobey's Swap Meet's founder Monte Kobey, and vice-President and Counsel of the Kobey Corporation.
For more information about Rotary Club 33 visit: www.rotary33.org.
Kobey's is featured in Sunset Magazine's Free Travel Guide: California Travel Deals 2010 Sign up to download your copy.
Kobey's is featured in Frommer's Budget Travel as one of the top "25 Reasons We Love San Diego".
Kobey's is featured on the website Discover SD.com lifestyle guide. Read it here.
Kobey's Gives Back With Free Space
Through our Non-Profit Program, Kobey's Swap Meet donates free space twice a year to certified non-profit groups as well as student and religiousorganizations for fund-raising or promotional purposes. Appointments and 4-6 weeks notice for your event required.
Organizations such as the San Diego Bar Assn., the San Diego Blood Bank, Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day, Becky's House, various military organizations, school groups and many others have taken advantage of Kobey's free space offer each year.
Click here to learn how your group can participate.
Born to the Business
U-T San Diego article featuring our own Anthony Pretto
Anthony Pretto's family has been running Kobey's Swap Meet since the 1970s and now he's involved in it, too. What's it like to be born into one of San Diego's most recognizable families? Anthony David Pretto knows all about it. Read more...