Friday, June 10, 2022

Prepping On The Cheap - Salvage Stores

By Tim Gamble

Just like most of you, I am not independently wealthy. And with the high inflation we are experiencing, it gets harder every day to stock up on food and other supplies. Finding ways to prepare on the cheap is important. One of my favorite "cheap prepping" tricks is the salvage store! 

Salvage stores specialize in selling off the excess inventory of manufacturers and the unsold stock of large retailers, typically as much as 40% to 60% off regular store prices. Items sold are new and undamaged, and are exactly the same that you could buy at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and other "regular" stores. Some salvage stores specialize in food, and many others also sell general merchandise. 

I am a weekly visitor to a salvage store near my house, where I have found fantastic buys over the last several years. Examples of what I have actually bought there include canned foods, salsa, herbal teas, vitamins, aspirin, shampoo, mouthwash, cleaning supplies, candles, lamp oil, socks, t-shirts, and other clothing, garden tools, hand tools, and hardware, among other things. It is one of my favorite places to shop, and it is a lot cheaper than even the big box stores. 

A quick online search for "salvage stores near me" should point you those salvage stores in your area. 


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1 comment:

  1. Good information. There are two bin stores in my area that my daughter and I go too. The prices are different on any given day. Anywhere from $1-10. I have found some good items for prepping over time and in excellent shape or brand new.


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