Bargains are all around you. You just have to
know where to look for them. It's easy to get stuck in a rut, going
to the same stores all the time, not taking the time to seek out new
opportunities to save money. I drove by an undiscovered bargain
hunter's paradise nearly every day for more than two years before I
stopped in to see what I might be missing.
I've noticed that, at least in Washington
State, stores that specialize in inventory liquidation have become
quite popular in the past couple of years. I hadn't realized that I
had one of these gems right under my very nose. Liquidators buy up
inventories from businesses that are overstocked, have filed for
bankruptcy, or have had to turn over their inventories to satisfy
insurance claims. Items are sold between 20 and 50% below retail
prices. And you never know what you're going to find.
I have found our liquidation store an
invaluable resource for wedding and shower gifts. They carry a lot
of serving dishes and dinnerware, often expensive beautiful sets at
only a fraction of the original cost. They also get in a lot of
inventory from drug stores, which I have found to be the source of
most of my regular bargains. I recently purchased about a year's
worth of allergy and cold medicines at 50% off the original price. I
was also able to find toothbrushes, toothpaste, tights, multi-
vitamins, antibacterial ointment, and enzyme cleaner for my
contacts, all at 50% off.
You kind of have to watch the expiration dates
on items like medications and vitamins, but I haven't had any
problem finding products with at least 6 months left before they
expire. Liquidation stores are doing retailers a big favor by taking
unwanted or unneeded inventory off their hands. The public also
benefits by having access to a low-cost alternative to drugstore and
department store prices. You have to check in from time to time,
however, to find the best selections. They are always acquiring new
and different types of inventories, including mattresses, furniture,
and even clothing.
To find a liquidator near you, look in the
yellow pages under "liquidators." Don't miss out on this
great opportunity to save big $$ on these everyday household items.