Wilsons say latest Discount Depot store has taken off.Byline: RETAIL NOTEBOOK By Edward Russo The Register-Guard
Retirement didn't fit Don and Charles Wilson For other persons of the same name, see Wilson (surname).
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The brothers got bored with lives of leisure and have opened Discount Depot, a bargain-oriented retail business with outlets in Eugene and Springfield. The 4,000-square-foot stores sell leftover merchandise, mostly from Costco, JC Penney, Sears and Meier & Frank stores. Items include clothes, electronics, food, furniture, toiletries toi·let·ry
n. pl. toi·let·ries
An article, such as toothpaste or a hairbrush, used in personal grooming or dressing.
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Don Wilson, 62, last year opened the first Discount Depot, in Marketplace West on West 11th Avenue in Eugene. He was the longtime long·time
Having existed or persisted for a long time: a longtime friend; a longtime resident of Detroit.
Adjective owner of Western Exchange, an office furnishing store in Eugene. On retiring, he learned about entrepreneurs selling inventory that discount and department stores This is a list of department stores. In the case of department store groups the location of the flagship store is given. This list does not include large specialist stores, which sometimes resemble department stores. had been unable to sell - so-called shelf pulls and returned merchandise.
Charles Wilson, meanwhile, had retired in Florida, but his brother persuaded him to open a Discount Depot in Springfield's Mohawk Shopping Center shopping center, a concentration of retail, service, and entertainment enterprises designed to serve the surrounding region. The modern shopping center differs from its antecedents—bazaars and marketplaces—in that the shops are usually amalgamated into , near Bi-Mart. "There is only so much golf and fishing you can do in Florida," he said.
The store opened last month. It cost about $50,000, most of it for inventory, to set up the outlet. "Right out of the gate, it's really taken off," Charles Wilson said. "We're doing 90 to 100 sales a day. I was expecting to do about a third of that."
The brothers don't like to talk about where they get merchandise. The big retailers that provide the inventory don't like bargain outlets such as the Wilsons' to openly compete against their stores. But with Kirkland labels on many items, it's not hard to figure where much of the stuff comes from. Most of the Wilsons' merchandise comes from stores in Nevada and other states, not from retailers in Eugene and Springfield.
Many of the products are items that failed to sell before it was time to clear the shelves and make way for new merchandise. Some items were returned by consumers, but the Wilsons make sure they work. Some boxes of food are dented.
With such merchandise, the Wilsons have a limited return policy.
"We always tell people that you have seven days from the date of purchase," Don Wilson said. "And if you don't like it, return it to us."
Manufacturers' warranties apply on many products, he said, though consumers should check to see if the items have the necessary paperwork explaining guarantee terms.
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