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Nobody likes a deal better than I do. I love going into close-out stores and seeing what treasures I can find "dirt cheap". This is the first Dirt Cheap that I have ever been in. I actually had never even heard of them until we saw this store, but I know they are starting to pop up in other places as well. When we walked in, my wife had already discovered this place, but this was my first visit. I took in the outdoor items that were displayed just inside the door, they were boxed and after seeing the prices marked on them, I thought hey this might be a great store. Then as I walked on into the entrance way, there was some furniture at really, really cheap prices, then I began to notice "problems" with the items. I then turned the corner and was in shock at the disarray and mess that laid before me. (LOL) We began to walk down the first isle and I don't know that I really could take in what was on the shelves. It appeared to me that items are just brought in and dumped wherever there is an opening........and when I say dumped, I mean dumped, not stocked, not arranged, just dumped there. Either that or the shoppers that rummage through the shelves could care less how they leave it. Now I made it down the long wall unit pretty quick, only to turn around and find that I was way ahead of my wife and daughters, who were actually trying to see what was on the shelves. One of my daughters finally caught up with me and we moved on to the next row of disorganized clutter. We finally found something worth picking up and looking at. It was a game, then I realized the box had been opened, ripped and then "taped" back together and then it hit me.....this is merchandise that had been returned to stores (therefore you aren't sure what condition it truly was in) or it was items that even at "dirt cheap" prices likely won't sell. I was pretty much ready to move on to the "Treasure" store next door, but that didn't happen. "We" continued to look around, even finding an item worthy of buying, if we could find one in "good" shape. We found an employee who seemed happy to help us hunt, though somewhere in the clutter she was lost. She did eventually pass back by us and mentioned that she hadn't seen another one. My girls were convinced that the money their Papaw had given them to spend on their return trip home would burn a hole in their pockets if they didn't get it out before we made it to a "decent" store did end up purchasing a couple of minor items..........well actually, the young one, just bought a ball out of the .25 vending machine at the front of the store (a smart choice considering the options), the other bought a few stickers and a little book, that had all it's pages. I can see where if you get lucky and just happen to hit it when they are dumping boxes where you might get a good deal on an item you probably don't need, or if you are a true bargain hunter with time to waste, you might dig an item from the bottom of a shelf that got buried that might be worth buying. They do have an area set up to "test" electronic items...(that should be a warning........buyer beware!!).....the employee we caught when looking for the item was friendly, though I truly don't know if she tried to really help us locate the item or not (she probably was like us and didn't even have a clue where to look for it) and they were cordial and efficient at the check out register. We travel through Meridian frequently and we may try to catch them on "dumping" day next time we are through, but we will have to have "lots" of time, before I agree to go through the mess.

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Nobody likes a deal better than I do. I love going into close-out stores and seeing what treasures I can find "dirt cheap". This is the first Dirt Cheap that I have ever been in. I actually had never even heard of them until we saw this store, but I know they are starting to pop up in other places as well. When we walked in, my wife had already discovered this place, but this was my first visit. I took in the outdoor items that were displayed just inside the door, they were boxed and after seeing the prices marked on them, I thought hey this might be a great store. Then as I walked on into the entrance way, there was some furniture at really, really cheap prices, then I began to notice "problems" with the items. I then turned the corner and was in shock at the disarray and mess that laid before me. (LOL) We began to walk down the first isle and I don't know that I really could take in what was on the shelves. It appeared to me that items are just brought in and dumped wherever there is an opening........and when I say dumped, I mean dumped, not stocked, not arranged, just dumped there. Either that or the shoppers that rummage through the shelves could care less how they leave it. Now I made it down the long wall unit pretty quick, only to turn around and find that I was way ahead of my wife and daughters, who were actually trying to see what was on the shelves. One of my daughters finally caught up with me and we moved on to the next row of disorganized clutter. We finally found something worth picking up and looking at. It was a game, then I realized the box had been opened, ripped and then "taped" back together and then it hit me.....this is merchandise that had been returned to stores (therefore you aren't sure what condition it truly was in) or it was items that even at "dirt cheap" prices likely won't sell. I was pretty much ready to move on to the "Treasure" store next door, but that didn't happen. "We" continued to look around, even finding an item worthy of buying, if we could find one in "good" shape. We found an employee who seemed happy to help us hunt, though somewhere in the clutter she was lost. She did eventually pass back by us and mentioned that she hadn't seen another one. My girls were convinced that the money their Papaw had given them to spend on their return trip home would burn a hole in their pockets if they didn't get it out before we made it to a "decent" store did end up purchasing a couple of minor items..........well actually, the young one, just bought a ball out of the .25 vending machine at the front of the store (a smart choice considering the options), the other bought a few stickers and a little book, that had all it's pages. I can see where if you get lucky and just happen to hit it when they are dumping boxes where you might get a good deal on an item you probably don't need, or if you are a true bargain hunter with time to waste, you might dig an item from the bottom of a shelf that got buried that might be worth buying. They do have an area set up to "test" electronic items...(that should be a warning........buyer beware!!).....the employee we caught when looking for the item was friendly, though I truly don't know if she tried to really help us locate the item or not (she probably was like us and didn't even have a clue where to look for it) and they were cordial and efficient at the check out register. We travel through Meridian frequently and we may try to catch them on "dumping" day next time we are through, but we will have to have "lots" of time, before I agree to go through the mess.

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