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Kobey’s Swap Meet started in 1976 at the old Midway Drive-In Theater. Since then they have undergone many changes and have grown to become the premier Swap Meet in San Diego County. Kobey’s occupies the parking lot at the San Diego Sports Arena with a selling capacity of approximately one thousand vendors. Holding to the belief that diversity is a good thing, Kobey’s offers the Shopper a mixture of new and used items. They do, however, have prohibited merchandise and certain items which must conform to all governmental specifications.

Kobey’s is in operation every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Shopper’s hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kobey’s Swap Meet draws approximately 30,000 – 40,000 shoppers weekly. Kobey’s Swap Meet attracts more buyers because they are committed to a heavy advertising campaign consisting of television, radio, newspaper, and billboards.

Kobey's Swap Meet
4.3
Based on 1879 reviews
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Jamie Slater
Jamie Slater
19:27 21 Apr 24
Koby's was great. It was a bit slow but everything went well. I got a spot day of and the staff was super helpful.
Gary Volts
Gary Volts
21:56 19 Apr 24
Best deals are at the fixed price tables like $1, $2, $5. Otherwise they size you up and want to play "let's make a... deal" which a lot of people are uncomfortable doing.read more
Eric Garcia (Leddy)
Eric Garcia (Leddy)
16:14 07 Apr 24
Most definitely my favorite Swat Meet in San Diego. Been coming here for years always good deals on new shoes,... skateboard gear and nowadays a bunch of Hot Wheels being sold so that pretty cool amongst a bunch of other goodiesread more
Chad Ives
Chad Ives
15:03 30 Mar 24
You would think Sports Arena would build a public restrooms facility state of the art...with how many years the swap... meet has been meeting.read more
Levitator
Levitator
00:35 21 Mar 24
Great place to shop for rare items and deals. Just fun to just check out and walk around.
Ben Faust
Ben Faust
21:52 03 Feb 24
Bunch of tweeeekers selling stolen stuff..you could write a tweeker book. one hideous man with no shoes on .cigarette... smokers and dogs taking a dump .all vendors are just reselling stuff they bought there. If you want to see the lowest scum of the world go there .ate a hot dog there got radical diarrhea 99% stuff is stolen .cops should raid that place if you're looking for your stolen bike it's thereread more
Paulina Pienkowska
Paulina Pienkowska
19:00 04 Jan 24
My favorite swap meet i go all the time!! Always find great deals on random things that i totally needed! Lots of... friendly vendors as well that will give you good deals (some not as nice hahah) Only $2 to enter! Whenever i’m in San diego try to every weekend!read more
belle chocolate
belle chocolate
14:29 19 Nov 23
Not as grand as the other swap meets which I love because you get more people selling their own stuff. This one is more... of a giant yard sale. They still have the manufactured goods from warehouses, like electronics, Walmart returns etc. food trucks and porta potties in the backread more
Doree Kaplan
Doree Kaplan
14:48 27 Oct 23
Fun wandering around even if there's nothing you want. Bought used very dirty basketball for my dog. $5. Great price... once it was cleaned up. $1 senior , free parkingread more
Roxanne Villa
Roxanne Villa
23:01 24 Oct 23
Fun to see all they have at Kobey's. Some new stuff, very old, interesting things too. While most are 2nd hand... treasures. You'd be surprised if you really get into it what you can find here. Check it out sometime.read more
Mark Milliner
Mark Milliner
23:02 23 Aug 23
I enjoy spending a few hours on Saturday or Sunday looking for things. Recently however, the fees to get in have jumped... and some of the vendors that bring table after table of stuff believe the have multi-millions of dollars on their tables, charging a fortune, and the products are not of the greatest quality, that's the nature of Swap meet picking.read more
Nata Town
Nata Town
20:11 28 Jul 23
This swap meet was straight trash along with what the vendors were selling. If I could have gotten a refund for... entrance costs I would have. Everything was dated and appeared to have come from a dumpster. Do not waste your time or petroleum going to this place. Drive past it and don’t even look at it from your peripheral vision.read more
Fabian no
Fabian no
21:40 01 May 23
Lots of vendors. The cost to get in is 2 dollars. Parking can be challenging. You need to arrive in the mornings. By... the afternoon, vendors start packing and leaving. Some choices for food and drink. None are great. Port a potys are gross and were maxed out.read more
keith Johnson
keith Johnson
05:26 26 Apr 23
Nice place very clean and there was a car show,I didn't expect that which was a bonus
Brenda Jones
Brenda Jones
20:25 02 Apr 23
Nice way to spend a day.... chilling & getting ur steps in! Fruit/veggie vendors seem to have disappeared. Vendors... selling new items no longer willing to negotiate so plan accordingly for the cash!read more
Richard Santos
Richard Santos
08:08 13 Mar 23
Get ready to walk, this swap meet is big! Lots of variety but I focused on classic videogames and anime figures, and... there are plenty of vendors available.read more
S “P” A
S “P” A
19:16 18 Feb 23
I wish I could make it out here more often. There are a lot of great vendors with great deals. I can’t justify spending... a lot on clothes so this is the perfect place to find new clothes for a great price. I also enjoy thrifting old clothes so it’s a win/ win all around.read more
Happy Everyday!
Happy Everyday!
08:46 30 Jan 23
So Exciting and Delighted 😇 So grateful and thankful 😇
Hester Ednave
Hester Ednave
09:21 13 Dec 22
We had a blast last Saturday with a friend. First time to be a seller and we did pretty good. End up selling Batman... Armour. Met some new friend and potential new business partner.read more
Sehvehn
Sehvehn
02:25 29 Nov 22
It's an outdoor area by the pechanga stadium. Parking is a bit of a hassle. There were lots of police who made me feel... safe, which was really nice to see duty officers patrolling the area. The prices vary since it's a swap meet. Some sell low, and some sell high. Bought 2 anime shirts for 30 bucks, which would cost 50 at the mall. Such a great find. Went mostly to walk around and spend time outside. There are lots of video games as well. Lots of clothes booths. Lots to see and purchase. I'll probably go back in a month, just to see what's new.read more
Randy Robinson
Randy Robinson
06:14 27 Sep 22
Great place to find stuff that you don't even know you want till you see it .Big lot with all kinda booths
Conner Townes
Conner Townes
21:27 20 Sep 22
Kobey swapmeet is a staple of San Diego’s local culture. Back in the 80’s and 90’s this was such a fun weekend... activity that gives me a nostalgic feeling just thinking about the times my father would take me there and teach me how to negotiate for a good price. I’d enjoy all the people watching and some tasty treats. These days it still attracts a friendly crowd of people and hasn’t lost its original touch of serving the San Diego community.read more
Elijah Sebastian
Elijah Sebastian
22:18 10 Aug 22
This Swap Meet is the best. It’s easy to find lots of radioactive radium watches, clocks, and compasses using my geiger... counterread more
Khal Assaf
Khal Assaf
22:25 29 Jul 22
I love koby's , I am a vendor I travel from far away to sell, staff are great, I value all my customers. They all been... great thank youread more
Nina M
Nina M
16:38 19 Jun 22
awesome flea market. come on saturday and sunday for a huge selection of stuff. whatever you want, you’ll probably find... here. great place for cheap clothing, vinyls, plants and other stuff. i come here often and never leave empty handed!read more
donna Vansickell
donna Vansickell
17:13 09 Jun 22
Alot of stuff just thrown on the ground a mess. Great flowers. Some not very friendly for vendors. But I believe I... purchased a book off of Dave Hester from storage wars. He was friendly and when we asked he said some people think he looks like me. No yuup hat but I am pretty sure. If so he was the best part of that swap meetread more
Wes Daniels
Wes Daniels
17:55 26 May 22
Kobey’s swap meet has everything that you’re looking for in a flea market. Many, many vendors with an incredible... variety of items for sale. Everything from Baseball cards to house plants, you’ll find it there. Military get in free, otherwise I believe it’s just a dollar or two to get in. Great place to find local treasures.read more
Colorwheel
Colorwheel
06:06 21 May 22
Lot's of interesting stuff old and new.Discovered this cool old artist Randy California. cool art, cool vinyl... records.Lot's of used clothes,furniture.also they have massage tables.Food, they also have gadgets for home and work. Vintage jewelry. Interesting place good time for $2read more
Roxanne Port
Roxanne Port
22:22 13 May 22
loved to shop at santee swap but the new owner there is so rude and so is their new lazy staff. since our fam stopped... going there we now come here almost every weekend fri-sun. we love just going for a walk and being outside. the 1$ tables are awesome. lots of stuff to look at. i put a 3 star just because the nicer end stuff is pretty pricey and most won't haggle. also tried buying some cheap makeup for the kids but saw it was about 3 dollars more than the dollar store. this was stuff we can and did find at dollar store so we opted out. wish it had more food options and more parking on busy days but still fun place to walk.read more
Janis Hall
Janis Hall
14:21 12 May 22
Kobey's is the best!! It's Great Fun to walk around & see what can be found!! From vendors who are always there, to... people getting rid of some things. It's a great in town venue!! I have my doubts whether they still exist, since Snapdragon is there now?read more
Humberto Barraza
Humberto Barraza
13:04 06 May 22
Love this swap meet. A lot of vintage stuff get there early and have first picks. Lots and lots of people and good... food .read more
Tia Hitt
Tia Hitt
07:52 17 Mar 22
Love it!!!! My favorite place to go it's only $2 to get in I found all of my stuffed animals there. I would definitely... tell everyone to come to the swap meet and check it outread more
Alicia Moreno
Alicia Moreno
17:45 14 Mar 22
As a recent seller - last 3 months, I can only say that this is one great location for our product. It took us about 6... times to find a great spot that now we rent monthly. It takes a few times and repeats to finally get set up as a routine. Also to Figure out shade and walking flow. The other long time sellers are helpful and cool. We buy from them and they buy from us. Our overall experience is 5 stars.read more
Derrick Wagner
Derrick Wagner
18:05 07 Feb 22
Kobey was a happening place. Lots of vendors and customers with great San Diego weather. The down side is that the... parking was hard to find. I will miss the Arena when they tear it down because it will require donating some of the land for affordable housing when there is not enough for parking at events now!read more
Michael Washington
Michael Washington
03:05 01 Feb 22
The Best classiest swapmeet in San Diego. A wide variety of items and staff is too nice. Real San Diego staff w... passion. I LOVE this place and appreciate the staff always treating me like a person. Kobes Rules.read more
Angelina Cerezo
Angelina Cerezo
00:28 22 Dec 21
Always have a lot of cool things to buy! Unique stuff that I never knew I needed!
Fran George
Fran George
18:33 20 Dec 21
Deals, deals, deals and more deals. You can find GREAT deals on almost anything out there. I found all new items on my... visit and I was EXTREMELY happy with my finds.read more
DaveS San Diego
DaveS San Diego
20:05 04 Dec 21
My daughter and I and a friend had a great time wandering the hundreds of stalls. New stuff, old stuff, junk,etc. The... fruit and veggies looked good and prices were low. Admission is $2.read more
Meg Jane
Meg Jane
06:07 30 Sep 21
Highly recommend! Fun to look around and theres all sorts of stuff for all price ranges. Get there early
Markk Hardin
Markk Hardin
01:53 25 Aug 21
I just love the atmosphere at the swap meet. I always have fun and most times I pick up a good bargain.
brenda reed
brenda reed
12:10 23 Aug 21
Haven't been in a while, got pet I.D. tags.New Green Bay license plate holders for my car at a great price.Already... planning what to get next trip.Got a good parking space too.read more
Bill
Bill
20:27 04 Jul 21
Nice walk to stroll up and down all the isles. Interesting stuff on sale. I was surprised at how many toy booths... there are with lots of anime! Great weather today made for a good experience.read more
Jason Mueller (Swan)
Jason Mueller (Swan)
13:19 10 Jun 21
Arrive as early as possible if you want the full experience. Friendly vendors and a myriad of different things for... sale. Prices are always reasonable, and NEVER purchase without at least attempting to haggle. Almost all the vendors will slash the price of an item If you try not to seem too excited about buying it, and ask to spend less.read more
Brandon Stam
Brandon Stam
04:32 03 Jun 21
My favorite swap meet! Nice mix of new and used goods with lots of variety. I particularly like the surf brand clothing... booth where brand names sell for $5-15. Also great for sunglasses, produce, and used toys, sporting goods, and housewares. . .and all kinds of stuff beyond that. The vibe is pretty mellow, and parking is usually easy.read more
Cathy Keim
Cathy Keim
02:19 24 May 21
All the sellers at the swap meet are so courteous and friendly. It started to rain lightly and a seller welcomed me... under her canopy. I bought a tall table and the seller carried it out to my car for me after he called his wife to stay in his sell area. It is just a lot of fun, browsing around and looking at different items.read more
J West
J West
21:30 19 Jan 21
It's. A great place to spend the day you never know what you'll find. But there's no place to sit not even for the... handicap. The snack shack prices are HUGE $$$for their largest glass is $5 for a small almost the size of child's large tumbler not worth it with all the financial problems that's going on right now so I'd bring something and leave it in the car and get the return stamp or just bring water. Enjoy a day out with family or friends.read more
Kathryn Brooks
Kathryn Brooks
19:47 13 Jan 21
Walkable from the Caltrain station. Stadium has many entrances so if you see a line in the main gate I would suggest... you trying other entrances. The stadium has many selection of food and drinks. Had a great time here. Go Giants!read more
Bob Wible
Bob Wible
05:30 09 Dec 20
I’ve enjoyed buying and selling at kobeys swap meet since 1987! After the 2008 recession dealers now offer quality... merchandise at well below market value. These are dealers that sell monthly throughout the year to provide wholesale prices to the public. I’ve met many customers that are now my friends for life! I take good care of my friends.read more
omni king
omni king
21:49 22 Nov 20
Good selection of vendors, best day is Sunday. Best deals are in the afternoon. Plenty of parking all around. Great for... people and dog watching as well, all sorts of characters flock to flea markets. Everything from plants to fruit to flowers is available as well. Following all COVID guidelines. Good shopping experience overall, will likely be returning.read more
crea·ture
crea·ture
19:50 21 Nov 20
Love this place. I've been coming here since I was a kid. Tons of new stuff, and tons of old stuff. Great for clothes,... sunglasses, plants, fresh fruit, jewelry, pretty much everything. It's even open during the pandemic. great outdoor activity good pricesread more
Deniz Turkmen
Deniz Turkmen
22:48 03 Oct 20
You can walk around and try to find random items, or shop for a purpose. There are couple fruit and vegetable stands,... many clothing and accessories (hats, masks, hair clips etc), toys, tools, knifes, collectibles, phone accessories, books, gardening tools, DVDs, succulents, basically everything including kitchen sink (yes, I saw a vendor marketing new bath/kitchen remodelling). Entrance is $2 on weekends, $1 coupon for Saturday can be found on their site (must be printed). If you don't find something to buy that's $2/person wasted, but I guess it helps with the crowd control.read more
Trevor Frost
Trevor Frost
18:43 27 Sep 20
You'll never know what you might find here and the people watching is amazing. With a few exceptions*, the prices are... fair to great. Make sure to get the donuts. *There are a few vendors that are there every weekend who have no problem trying unreasonably overcharge you in the hopes that you are clueless.read more
Steve Pillis
Steve Pillis
19:41 20 Sep 20
always excellent , great deals can happen
Nick Devito
Nick Devito
18:12 20 Sep 20
Nevereveruse the bathrooms there. Gross
miranda miranda
miranda miranda
06:26 14 Sep 20
One of the best swap meets i have ever been to.
Belinda
Belinda
12:51 11 Sep 20
I have never been to this place before, ran into it and I will make sure I stop here every time I visit San Diego for... sure.read more
Molly A Hinson
Molly A Hinson
04:14 10 Sep 20
A really fun place to wander. I admit some things are a bit pricey, but that should not stray you away from how... wonderful this flea market really is. There are many items that are one of a kind. This flea market is huge! Honestly, if I had unlimited amounts of cash and a huge house to furnish, I would go crazy here.read more
Yaya Sanders
Yaya Sanders
19:59 05 Sep 20
Love this place always finding good stuff
Nahu Dimitri
Nahu Dimitri
22:14 02 Sep 20
Hit or miss depending on what you're purchasing. Some folks are flexible with their pricing so you get to enjoy a bit... of "tug-of-war" with the pricing. I wish there were more food vendors there but overall it's a great spot to get some unique items!read more
Amy Verdusco
Amy Verdusco
23:29 31 Aug 20
All vendors were selling only used items. This swap meet used to be filled with vendors selling new and used. Only 2... food vendors. Most spots empty. Not worth it for a swap meet.read more
Simply RAD
Simply RAD
19:18 27 Aug 20
Always seem to find something I can use. Less venders during covid means less choices.
James Smith
James Smith
22:16 19 Aug 20
They always have something that you want you might not need it. Price are not to high. This the only place I can find... patches for my jackets for a good price.read more
Jojo Bueno
Jojo Bueno
20:23 16 Aug 20
Its a good swap meet for vintage items, succulents and other plants. Good variety and not too big.
Mike Brooks
Mike Brooks
11:47 16 Aug 20
Lots of cool stuff. You can't find great deals here if you really look. I go every weekend.
Katie Alino
Katie Alino
18:06 14 Aug 20
I've gotten a lot of beautiful art from local artists here. There's also vendors that sell lovely potted plants,... succulents and even small trees!read more
billy boy619
billy boy619
21:46 09 Aug 20
You wanna get out and have some fun This is the place to go. Make sure you have your walking shoes on and lots of handy... pettycash To will and deal.read more
Darrell Fulton
Darrell Fulton
05:38 03 Aug 20
A lot of vendors selling their Good's some of it good some of it not so good but overall is an enjoyable experience.
Travis Hill
Travis Hill
18:22 12 Jul 20
Good setup. Using every other space, so it covers a lot larger area than before. Fantastic prices on masks/face... coverings due to multiple sellers. Go early to ensure you have enough time to browse and not have too many folks at your elbow. Bring gloves if you're going to pick through the dump table style vendors.read more
Emma Ling
Emma Ling
16:12 12 Jul 20
Very clean and almost everyone was wearing a mask! Booths were separated so it allowed for more space and didn't feel... as crowded! Overall, felt like they were taking good COVID precautionsread more
Sandi Andrew
Sandi Andrew
05:21 28 Jun 20
Alot to look at. Fun place to people watch while maintaining social distancing.
Laila Sears
Laila Sears
19:56 21 Jun 20
Always friendly vendors. Keeping things safe in these crazy times. Was very happy to get out and visit today.
Ryan  Carroll
Ryan Carroll
20:28 20 Jun 20
Kobey's is coming back. Come out and support our community. Maybe you'll see Zeus, he's my handsome pitbull with his... blue collar.read more
LeeInOceanside .
LeeInOceanside .
14:12 02 Jun 20
Love this place. The best venue in San Diego. Good exercise. Clean restrooms. Quality employees. The best owner who... cares about his customers. SHOP THE SWAP!!read more
Sarah Lederman
Sarah Lederman
05:58 01 Jun 20
Awesome place, really nice people and beyond unbeatable prices. Got this full breathable face mask for only four... dollars and these wireless earphones for 10.read more
John Lone
John Lone
15:33 29 May 20
****It can be a hit or miss with this location. Watch out for thieves when your unloading you vehicle. The thieves... are quick & quiet. One person should unload while the other watch. They are there EVERY TIME we sell. Now, does this business do anything about the thrives? I've NEVER seen and/or heard of any prosecution? This swap meat can nickel dime you with extras. So make sure you have tables, chairs, etc. I hope this helps you out********read more
Jayasimha Nuggehalli
Jayasimha Nuggehalli
04:56 10 Apr 20
We enjoyed the visit here. Lot of interesting stuff in the Swap meet. The day we visited there was a Volkswagen Beetle... car show. It was interesting to watch Muti-colored Volkswagen Beetle. You get good deal if you haggle! Good place to visit.read more
Susi P
Susi P
20:57 15 Feb 20
A good mix of used and new. Found some new Pyjamas for $5 a piece that normally sell for $45. Lots of bargains and oh... the donuts 👍. Lots of parking. Parking is big enough for RVs. Most vendors only take cash. After spending your money, grab some lunch at either Phil’s BBQ next door or Los Panchitow Mexican around the corner. Have fun shopping 🛍read more
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