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VCF 7.0 - Marketplace

The VCF 7.0 Marketplace

November 6-7, 2004
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California

The Vintage Computer Festival features the Vintage Computer Marketplace, the premier venue for selling your old or antique computers and computer related equipment.  The Vintage Computer Festival strives to maintain a specific vending climate where only vintage computer items are allowed for sale.  The following items are acceptable for vending at the VCF:

  • Computers or computer systems and terminals that are at least 10 years old
  • Peripherals and software for computers that are at least 10 years old
  • Parts including cases, racks, power supplies, electronic components, etc. for computers at least 10 years old
  • Data storage media suitable for computers at least 10 years old
  • Manuals, books, magazines and other literature for computers at least 10 years old
  • Video game systems that are at least 10 years old
  • Video game carthridges, cassettes, diskettes, etc. for video game systems that are at least 10 years old

The general criteria for products is that they must be computer or video game related items which were manufactured at least 10 years ago.




















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Because of the specific audience that the Vintage Computer Festival is targeting, this is a prime venue for marketing old computers, peripherals, manuals and software that are sitting in closets and back rooms collecting dust.  The venue is indoors with ample lighting and each vendor space features an electrical hook-up.  Security personnel are present during the off-hours of the event to insure against theft of or damage to inventory items.

Each space at the Vintage Computer Festival Marketplace measures 10' x 10' and features an electrical outlet.  Booth rental is $125 if paid by September 15, 2004, and $150 thereafter ($200 at the event). 8' tables are available for rent at an additional $10 each per day; chairs will be provided at no extra cost.  Spaces are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so we suggest you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

Consignment Sales

The VCF also maintains a consignment selling area.  If you have something to sell that doesn't warrant renting an entire booth to do so, let the VCF sell it for you!  There's no charge if it doesn't sell, but if it does we take 15% of the sale as a fee and the rest goes to you. There's no easier way to sell your old computer stuff.

Here's how it works:  On Saturday, come to the Vintage Computer Festival with your items and ask for the consignment area.  From there you will fill out a simple form describing what you're selling and how much you want for it.

We'll then put it out for sale.  All you need to do is come back at the end of the day (6:00pm) on Sunday  If your item was sold, we give you your money minus a 15% consignment fee.  If it didn't sell, you take your item back and there is no further obligation. Please note: we now charge a $25 disposal fee for any unclaimed consignment items.

For more information, send e-mail to

For your convenience, you may download, print and fill-in the Consignment Sale Form now (PDF document). You may also download a version of the form in Microsoft Excel format to fill in the form directly from your computer.

  • Please follow the directions on the form
  • Only fill in the white areas
  • All contact information is mandatory
  • Please print the completed form and bring it with you to the event
  • VCF Personnel will tag and set out your items for you

Download the Consignment Sale Form (PDF Format)

Download the Consignment Sale Form (Excel Format)

Seller's Permit

Vendors may be required to have a valid California Seller's Permit in order to sell items at the Vintage Computer Festival.  Occasional sellers (those who only sell items to clear out a garage for instance) are exempt, but please check with the Board of Equalization to be sure you meet the criteria of an occasional seller.  If you do not currently have a permit, you can obtain one either in person or by mail from any office of the Board of Equalization.  It is your responsibility to determine if you are required to have a Seller's Permit to sell at the VCF.  The VCF cannot assist you with this, so for more information, please contact:

State of California
Board of Equalization
250 South Second Street
San Jose, California 95113-2706
(408) 277-1231

More information about obtaining a Seller's Permit can be found in the Board of Equalization's Sales and Use Tax FAQ.


To reserve a space, please call (888) 742-6642 x300 or send e-mail to for more information on availability, regulations, and methods of payment.

We look forward to seeing you at the Vintage Computer Festival!

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