BBB Logo

Better Business Bureau ®
Start With Trust®
Denver & Boulder, Colorado

BBB Business Review

What is a BBB Business Review?

BBB Accredited Business since 02/29/2012

Spark Fun Electronics Inc.

Phone: (303) 284-0979Fax: (303) 443-00486333 Dry Creek Pkwy, NiwotCO 80503-7294FacebookTwitter

BBB Business Reviews may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.

Description

SparkFun is a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation.
SparkFun helps anyone explore electronics by providing parts, knowledge and passion.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 02/29/2012

BBB has determined that Spark Fun Electronics Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Spark Fun Electronics Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Delivery Issues2
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Spark Fun Electronics Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Additional Information

top
BBB file opened: 04/11/2007Business started: 09/17/2004
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

Many local municipalities, townships, and counties have registration, bonding and/or licensing requirements. The BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

Permit and license requirements for regulated industries in the state of Colorado can be viewed at the following website: http://www.colorado.gov/oed/industry-license/

Type of Entity

Corporation

Incorporated: September 2004, CO

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Nathan Seidle (Founder/Owner)Customer Contact: Mr. Paul Robertson Laura Boudreaux (Marketing Project Manager)
Business Category

Electronic Equipment & Supplies - Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electronic Instruments

Products & Services

SparkFun was founded in 2003 by CEO Nathan Seidle, then a University of Colorado - Boulder engineering student. While working on a class project, Nathan realized how difficult it was for the individual to get the parts necessary to make an electronics prototype come to life. After a frustrating battle to get the pieces he needed, he maxed out his credit cards on inventory (and pizza) and SparkFun was born.

Since then, SparkFun has grown into something much bigger. Our goal is to enable the individual tinkerer/engineer/student/inventor to get the products they need and the information necessary to make their ideas a reality. Using electronics is no longer limited to just engineers. Today, artists, designers, crafters, students, and engineers alike are tinkering with electronic gadgetry and SparkFun is here to meet their ever-increasing needs.

Hours of Operation
Mon: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PMTue: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PMWed: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PMThu: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PMFri: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Refund and Exchange Policy

We are happy to assist you with returns depending on certain factors related to the device you are interested in returning. Please take a moment to determine what category your return fits into:

Item Damaged in Transit

Has your item been damaged during its journey to you? The item is clearly damaged upon receipt, and you need a replacement. This category applies to items that have not been used, or powered in any way. If this is the case with your items, please contact Customer Service about a replacement. Be sure to include your order number please.

Ordered a Wrong or Unneeded Item

Is your item simply not what you wanted or you ordered the wrong thing? This category only applies to items that are in their original state: they have not been soldered to or modified in any way, and have not been powered or reprogrammed. Head over to the Unmodified Returns page.

Modified or Defective Item

Is your item defective, malfunctioning, or modified in some way? Would like to send the item in for testing and repair/replacement? Or if your item doesn't qualify for either of the above categories. Please proceed to the Modified/Defective returns page.

As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

BBB Business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.

X

What is a BBB Business Review?

We offer free reviews on businesses that include background, licensing, consumer experience and other information such as governmental actions that is known to BBB. These reviews are provided for businesses that are BBB accredited and also for businesses that are not BBB accredited.

X

BBB Reporting Policy

As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

BBB Business Reviews are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Business Review is believed reliable but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

BBB Business Reviews generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Business Reviews are subject to change at any time.