6 a.m., Jan. 18
I have no idea why I've never heard of Kobey's Swap Meet (3500 Sports Arena Blvd.) but on my way to the Ocean Beach dog beach this weekend, I saw the massive, labyrinthine tent structure that was Kobey's.
Kobey's is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 on Fridays, and $2 on Saturdays and Sundays. Children 11 and under enter for free, and dogs are welcome. Parking is free.
Kobey's shopping tips include arriving early, bringing cash, wearing comfortable clothing, and learning to navigate the 1,000 vendors who offer goods ranging from incense to scrubs to musical instruments to surfboards to dog treats.