We know that Sam’s Club has some pretty good deals if you’re a Sam’s Club member, but have you ever wondered what happens to Sam’s Club’s discontinued items? Or the overstock merchandise from last season? Or what about the items that get returned to Sam’s Club? Let me tell you! These items become “Sam’s Club Liquidation Salvage” that are sold off to liquidation brokers for resellers to buy. These resellers then resell the items online via a marketplace or offline at a store where consumers like you and I can buy brand name items for a small percentage of their original retail price.
- How To Tell What Are Sam’s Club Salvage Items
- Tips for Shopping at Sam’s Club Salvage Stores
- List of Sam’s Club Liquidation Stores By City/State
How To Tell What Are Sam’s Club Salvage Items
Before I tell you where to find a Sam’s Club liquidation store near you, let me give you a few tips on how to spot Sam’s Club salvage items at a liquidation store. There are a few ways to tell if the items being sold are Sam’s Club salvage items: by their return slips attached, by their hangtags, or by their brand names.
Sam’s Club Returns Slips
Above is an example of a Sam’s Club return slip that says EXPRESS RETURNS CLAIMS SLIP on a pair of new in package Seven7 Tummyless Slimming Control Panel jeans. And you can see the reason that they were returned, “Nothing Wrong – Changed My Mind” – most clothing returned is just the wrong size but perfectly fine.
The hangtags attached to Sam’s Club clothing is very similar to those at Costco, but they take it one step further and include the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) on the tag, so then you can really figure out if you are getting a good deal. For instance, the MSRP on this Calvin Klein Hooded Puffer Jacket is $200. I’m sure Sam’s Club sold it for less, and wanted you to know you were getting a good deal there. But when it makes it to a liquidation store, they will probably sell it for even less. For example, we sold these at our liquidation boutique for only $20 – that’s a 90% savings!
Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Private Label
Similar to Costco, Sam’s Club only has one private label brand (also known as a “signature brand”) that is known as Member’s Mark. This brand forms about 20% of Sam’s Club inventory (Source). But do you know who the real brand manufacturers are behind the Member’s Mark label?
The Real Brands Behind Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Label
While most Member’s Mark products are made by Walmart, here are some of the real brands behind Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Label private label products:
- Cafe Bom Dia coffee
- ConAgra cheese
- Paragon Trade Brands diapers (this manufacturer also make Parent’s Choice diapers)
- Perrigo Nutritionals baby formula
- Peter Pan peanut butter
- Proctor & Gamble toiletries (P&G also manufacturer’s Great Value brand for Walmart)
- Purina dog food
- Tyson chicken
- Wrangler blue jeans
So if you see the Member’s Mark brand name product at a liquidation store near you, you will know it’s originally from Sam’s Club.
Featured Brand Names At Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club partners with hundreds of recognized name brands, and some partners will even collaborate with Sam’s Club to make exclusive items only sold at Sam’s Club which makes the items more appealing. Here are some of the featured brand names sold at Sam’s Clubs:
- BB Dakota by Steve Madden
- Calvin Klein
- DJ Draper
- Eddie Bauer
- Ellen Tracy
- Flora Nikrooz
- Free Country
- Free People
- GL by Gibsonlook
- Land’s End
- Lucky Brand
- N Natori
- Nine West
- Under Armour
- Vince Camuto
Did you know you could get these high-end brands at Sam’s Club? If you’re lucky, you’ll find them for less at a Sam’s Club liquidation store!
Tips for Shopping at Sam’s Club Salvage Stores
Some of the best deals to be had are at Sam’s Club liquidation salvage stores. These salvage stores sell a wide variety of merchandise, including food, clothing, and electronics. The prices are unbeatably low, and the selection is often very good. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping at these types of stores.
- The merchandise may be damaged in some way. This could be anything from a small dent to a large tear. It is important to inspect the items carefully before purchasing them.
- The store may not have all of the sizes or colors of items that you are looking for. This is because the store is only selling what they have left in stock so may have a limited selection of items. If you are looking for a specific item, it is best to call the store ahead of time to see if they have it in stock.
- The store may not accept returns. This is because the merchandise is considered to be final sale.
Keep these things in mind when shopping at Sam’s Club liquidation salvage stores. With a little bit of effort, you can find some great deals!
List of Sam’s Club Liquidation Stores By City/State
Search for a liquidation store or bin store near you. Please note that these stores may also carry liquidation items from other retail sources such as Target salvage, Amazon warehouse liquidation, Bed Bath & Beyond salvage, or even Costco liquidation.
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.
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