Lowe’s retail stores are a one-stop shop for all home improvement needs and carries tools, appliances, power equipment, patio furniture, flooring, lighting, grills, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and vanities and so much more. But have you ever wondered what happens to all of the items that get returned to Lowe’s stores? These items become “Lowe’s Salvage Liquidation” that is sold off to brokers for resellers to buy. These resellers then sell these items to consumers for a fraction of the original retail selling price.
How To Tell What Are Lowe’s Salvage Items
Before I tell you where to find a Lowe’s salvage store near you, let me give you a few tips on how to spot Lowe’s salvage items at a salvage store near you. There are two main ways to tell if the items being sold are Lowe’s salvage items: either by their return slips attached or by their brand names.
Lowe’s Salvage Slips
If you zoom into the photo above showing the Lowe’s salvage items, you’ll see small slips resembling cash register receipts. These salvage slips say the reason why the item was returned to a Lowe’s store or Lowe’s online. This can help you then decide if you want to buy to the item.
If the reason for the return was simply “changed mind” or “wrong color” or “too big”, you can be assured that the item is still usable in good condition. If the return reason was “missing a part” and you can still use the item (maybe you have that part at home or can buy inexpensively), then it may still be a good deal.
At a recent Liquidation Popup sale event, they sold a truckload full of bathroom vanities all for $25 each. Most of the sinks with them were broken or cracked, but the cabinets alone were worth way more than $25 each. Some retailed for over $2000 new so people were buying them for pennies on the dollar!
Lowe’s Private Brands
Most likely you will know if the salvage items are from Lowe’s if the items are one of Lowe’s private brands (also known as “signature brands” or “owned brands”).
Lowe’s private brands (and their category of items) include:
- Allen + Roth (home decor)
- Harbor Breeze (ceiling fans)
- Holiday Living (Christmas decorations)
- Kobalt (power tools)
- Moxie (cleaning supplies)
- Origin21 (home decor)
- Project Source (plumbing fixtures, cabinets)
- ReliaBilt (doors, windows, lumber)
- Severe Weather (pressure treated lumber)
- Sta-Green (garden products)
- STAINMASTER (flooring, carpet, tiles)
- Style Selections (home and garden decor)
- Utilitech (lighting, ceiling fans)
Featured Brand Names At Lowe’s
Lowe’s partners with hundreds of recognized name brands, but some partners will collaborate with Lowe’s to make exclusive items only sold at Lowe’s which makes the items more appealing. Here are some of the featured brand names at Lowe’s:
- Black & Decker
List of Lowe’s Salvage Stores By City/State
Search for a liquidation store or bin store near you. Please note that these stores may also carry salvage items from other retail sources such as Costco liquidation, Target salvage or Amazon returns.
You can search by state, city, or name of the store. Click on the store name for a link to their website or Facebook page for hours and specials.
We are continually adding new Lowe’s salvage stores as we find them. If we are missing one that you know and love, please contact us to add. Thanks for reading!