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Karrinyup Swapmart Market

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by Victoria Button (subscribe)
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Published November 27th 2011

Prices at the Karrinyup Swapmart make op shops look positively prohibitive with plenty of items priced at just $1.

There are lots of second hand clothes, baby gear, toys, tools, and books. A smattering of people sell vintage wares but there is no food for sale. The market bans new goods but seems to make an exception for plants.


My finds included two t-shirts at a dollar each, three toy tiaras for my daughter for a dollar the lot, six packets of stickers for $2, and a large length of vintage upholstery fabric in perfect condition for $7.

The market is run by Scarborough Rotary Club in the Big W car park on Sunday mornings except on Sunday trading days. The car park is under cover, making it a good option even on hot or rainy days.

The market is a major fundraiser for the club, which supports projects including a workshop producing wheelchairs for disabled children in developing countries.

If you're keen to run a stall you'll need to get there early (5.30-6.20am) and pay $10 for a spot. It's a good alternative to a garage sale with shoppers guaranteed to show up.

The Karrinyup Swapmart runs every Sunday from the 15th of January to the end of November.

$1 Clothes

$3 Clothes

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Why? Cheap secondhand goods.
When: Sundays 6.30-11am
Phone: 0459582840
Where: Karrinyup Shopping Centre Car Park
Cost: $1 Adults, Children Free
Your Comment
Due to the unfortunate occurrence of Sunday trading, this no longer exsists. For your sake and the readers, I would advise taking this down.
by Alexander Dermer (score: 1|89) 3106 days ago
Due to Sunday trading, Swapmart will now be held in the Undercover Carpark, near the David Jones entrance, on the corner of Davenport St and Francis Ave.
by nottr (score: 0|2) 3051 days ago
Alexander, it does exist and has just moved to a different carpark still at karrinyup.
by lis (score: 0|4) 3051 days ago
So are the markets still on this weekend what is the best time to get there if u r selling.
by tammy (score: 0|2) 2548 days ago
Is swap meet on this weekend due to Australia day weekend?
by annlo (score: 0|2) 407 days ago
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