Bargain Hunting

Liquidation World

Liquidation World

I’m a bargain hunter and I love to find deals. One of my favourite places to visit is Liquidation World. Unfortunately with the amount of money this city brings, a lot of these liquidation stores have been liquidated. When the oil boom was not quite booming, there were a few of these stores to visit. For instance, there was one near the Sheraton on 32nd Avenue, one on 17th Avenue, near Westbrook Mall and one near Chinook Centre. The only one remaining is the one near Chinook Centre.

It’s always interesting to see which company bellied up. As you go through the liquidated merchandise, you can sometimes catch the name of the store on the labels affixed to the boxes. Nowadays, the merchandise selling are marked with ‘Big Lots’. If you’re unfamiliar with this name, ‘Big Lots’ is a company in the US that has stores in all the major centres such as Los Angeles.

On the east side of the store, there are grocery items such as cookies, mustard, ketchup, water, juices and kitchen supplies. On the north side, there are gardening supplies and garden decorations. On the west side, there are some clothing, housewares and toys. There are kitchen appliances too which includes mixers, blenders, expresso machines, popcorn makers, etc. Downstairs, you will find furniture such as sofas, bedding, tables and chairs, etc.

Today, I found a Hamilton Beach popsicle maker for $22. This device works well, making popsicles as fast as 10 minutes. You simply put the unit into the freezer overnight then take it out when you’re ready to make popsicles. You pour in about half a cup of juice and let it freeze on the tabletop. After 5 minutes, you pour in the other half and wait 5 minutes again. When 10 minutes is up, you remove the popsicles and enjoy. The unit is 50% off the store price at $43 so it’s a bargain.