SAVE 50%-75% OFF RETAIL PRICES ON BRAND NEW, BRAND NAME PRODUCTS
By Tara L. Cale
Five years ago Karry and Roxanne Hartman decided they wanted to own their own business, but they wanted it to be one that would help others too. After considering several options, they decided to start dealing in liquidation sales. This way they could offer quality, brand name products to consumers at deeply discounted prices.
Not quite ready to take the big leap of leasing or purchasing a building when they were just starting out, they first operated their business from the garage at their home. But soon it just wasn’t enough space, and they opened a small store front on Old Route 66 in Litchfield. In less than two years, they had outgrown that space as well and were fortunate enough to find a much larger building, with plenty of storage, and plenty of parking for customers. The Overstock Shop opened at 817 W. Union/Hwy 16 in Litchfield in 2018.
The Overstock Shop works with major retailers such as Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Macys, Sears, Costco and others.
“Our goal is to be able to price items at 50% off retail,” Karry said, “But often we can go as much as 75%.”
Items available at The Overstock vary but include clothing, electronics, furniture, toys, tools, camping equipment, health and beauty products, appliances and even home improvement materials such as doors and windows. They also have phone chargers and accessories, designer purses, such as Coach, Michael Kors and DKY.
Looking for an area rug? Automotive supplies? Dishes or cookware? Light fixtures or even a new kitchen sink? Chances are, they will have it.
“You never know what you will find,” Karry explained. “Our inventory updates weekly, and most items sell fast.”
“If you see something you want, you should buy it when you see it,” Roxanne elaborated. “If you leave and come back, chances are, it will be gone. What we have is all we have, when it’s gone, it’s gone.” Some examples of the savings you can find at The Overstock shop are:
Nova 16 piece dishware set – retail $69.99, priced at The Overstock Shop for $39.99.
Mr. Coffee Expresso Machine – retails at multiple big box stores for $99.99 – The Overstock Shop Price is just $49.99.
Mosquito Tent – retail $159.99, The Overstock Shop price, $75.99. And currently summer shoes are just $2.99 per pair, because The Overstock Shop needs to make room for a new shipment of shoes arriving soon. Let me emphasize, the products at The Overstock Shop are not used, or yard sale merchandise. Items are all new, most available in original packaging – quality brands you know and trust – but at a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere.
To illustrate this point, The Overstock Shop is an Amazon fulfillment center. “Over 40% of the items found in our store can be ordered online and shipped to your home through Amazon,” Karry explained. “It ships to your home, through our store. But…if you purchase it through Amazon, you are going to pay full retail price. If you walk through our doors, pick it off the shelf and take it home with you, you could save from 50%-75%.”
Now that’s a savings you just can’t ignore! And consumers are not ignoring it. Just recently the Hartmans did an “in-house audit” to find out just how much consumers were saving when purchasing items from The Overstock Shop. “It wasn’t very scientific,” Karry laughed. “We just picked one week randomly and evaluated the sales of all items sold that week at our discounted prices against what the customers would have paid if they had ordered through Amazon or purchased them at full retail price from a major retailer.”
Savings for that week – just one week – totaled $5,700.00. That means customers shopping The Overstock Shop are realizing over $319,000 in savings per year!
Have you been to The Overstock Shop yet? If you have, have you been there lately? It has quickly turned into one of our favorite, and most fun, places to shop. We love saving money. And who doesn’t?
Maybe you don’t think The Overstock Shop is ‘your kind of store.” Maybe you think The Overstock Shop couldn’t possibly have anything you want or need. I encourage you to take the time to go in and look around. Remember the inventory changes weekly, so visit often. Right now is a great time to save on Christmas lights! You can also follow them on Facebook for posts about specials arrivals. And if you are looking for something specific. The Overstock Shop has a “wish list.”
“We can’t guarantee we can find the items you are looking for, but we will certainly try,” Roxanne commented.
The “Wish List” has worked for many customers.
Are you ready to save on Christmas gifts? Are you ready to save on basic home necessities, home decor, the clothes you wear, the tools you need? Those little extras you didn’t think were in your budget, can be in your budget when you get them at The Overstock Shop!
The Overstock Shop is located at 817 W. Union in Litchfield – across the street from Dairy Queen. They are open Monday through Saturday, but exact hours change with the season, so that is another reason to follow them on Facebook. If you are driving a distance to visit, please call ahead in case of inclement weather or a questionable holiday. They are closed most major holidays. For more information call 217-556-1718. Karry and Roxanne would love to see you!