Popular Aeromart Back Again for AirVenture 2011
June 28, 2011 – Call it a swap meet, consignment sale, or clean out the hangar sale. Aeromart provides one of the best places for individuals to sell their extra aircraft parts and other aviation-related items.
Since 1992, Aeromart has been among the most popular annual attractions at AirVenture. It has always been operated by volunteers and is now managed by Oshkosh's own EAA Chapter 252, "The Steve Wittman Chapter."
In 2010, approximately 21,000 people visited the Aeromart sales tent to shop through the almost 6,000 items that were consigned by 400 different vendors. Those vendors were EAA members with unused or extra aviation-related parts and tools who turned them into extra money, while possibly helping others to complete their projects.
Being a vendor is easy. Parts can be dropped off at Aeromart when arriving at AirVenture. You'll pay Aeromart $1 per consigned item at check-in, plus 12 percent of the sale price after the item sells (plus an additional 5 percent for Wisconsin sales tax). When you leave AirVenture, simply stop by to pick up any of your remaining unsold items.
Aeromart will be in the same location as last year - at the southwest corner of the Exhibit area next to Camp Scholler, making it easier for campers to transport their parts to and from the Aeromart location.
For more information about how Aeromart works for both sellers and buyers, visit its website. The website includes an "Information for Sellers" page with details on how sellers can prepare in advance to reduce their check-in time, as well as answers to other commonly asked questions.
If you cannot find answers to your specific questions about Aeromart or if you are interested in volunteering at Aeromart, contact the Aeromart staff by e-mail.