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BBB Accredited Business since

Spark Fun Electronics Inc.

Phone: (303) 284-0979 Fax: (303) 443-0048 6333 Dry Creek Pkwy, Niwot, CO 80503 View Additional Email Addresses http://www.sparkfun.com

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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

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 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Spark Fun Electronics Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 11, 2007 Business started: 09/17/2004 Business started locally: 09/17/2004 Business incorporated 09/17/2004 in CO
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Nathan Seidle, Founder/Owner Mr. Matt Bolton, Dir Physical Ops Mr. Richard Parker, Dir Finance Mr. Paul Robinson, Dir Support
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Paul Robinson, Dir Support
Principal: Mr. Nathan Seidle, Founder/Owner
Business Category

Electronic Equipment & Supplies - Wholesale & Manufacturers Electronic Instruments

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.
Alternate Business Names
SparkFun Electronics
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.


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.