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Tennessee's Fascination With Bin Stores: Time to Start Digging!

If you haven't yet shopped at a "bin store" and you enjoy getting a good deal, here's all you need to know to get started!

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The Open Box LLC in Tullahoma, TN

These liquidation businesses have sprouted up across Tennessee, and they can draw enormous crowds every day of the week with little to no effort.


Bin store owners frequently buy truckloads of Amazon returns or surplus merchandise from big box stores and fill "bins" with a variety of items ranging in value. These business owners tend to be enthusiastic about helping their neighbors save time and money. Dig bin retailers frequently hold price-themed days or "fill-a-bag" days when customers can find over the top discounts. This unique form of shopping has also become a source of revenue for flippers (resellers) who buy products and then sell them on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Mercari, yard sales, and more.


For some, looking for these deals has become a fun pastime, even providing an opportunity for a carefree road trip to visit these stores.


Our Tennessee Family Vacation Team has identified some of the most popular bin stores across Tennessee. Check them out - it's time to start digging!



WEST TENNESSEE


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7965 E Shelby Dr #1, Memphis, TN 38125


Black Fridays buys truckloads of overstocked merchandise, store returns, discontinued items and much more from major retailers across the country.

Because they buy in bulk, they can offer their customer deep discounts on products.

 

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7120 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38125

This bin store is located in the heart of Memphis TN . Super Hot Binz carries all premium merchandise at a discounted price. With dozens of bins, this store is perfect for digging!

 

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5760 Stage Rd, Bartlett, TN 38134


The treasure-hunt style store mixes an array of unlike goods in bins located on the floor and then reduces the price on all unsold merchandise each day of the week.

 

MIDDLE TENNESSEE


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201 Wayne St, Columbia, TN 38401


Located in Columbia, Tennessee, Bin Hunt store offers liquidation, overstock, shelf pulls, and returned items to the public at amazing prices. What sets Bin Hunt apart is their flat pricing model that changes daily and they restock on Fridays. Because its inventory is updated every week, there's always something new to discover!

 

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403 Depot Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160


Blackwell Liquidation is a small family-owned and operated business. They specialize in liquidated merchandise and you never know what you will find! This bin store sells new merchandise at 30-90% off retail price.

 

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715 S Washington St, Tullahoma, TN 37388

Owners Nick Hill and Vernon Cole recently celebrated the Grand Opening of The Open Box on Saturday, July 24th. This liquidation surplus store has quite a number of bins as well as an abundance of priced shelf items. They also have a wide selection of affordable electronics/gadgets and a section that features name brand fishing lures at unbeatable prices.

 

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901 S College Street ,Winchester, TN 37398


U-Turn Liquidation features lots of great merchandise! Recently, they have started offering wholesale pallets and barrel deals, in addition to discount retail and dig bins too! They have something for everyone and every budget!

 

EAST TENNESSEE


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137 School ST, Jacksboro, TN 37757 This discount store was opened in 2023 by Bobby and Connie Jones. With a very active Facebook that offers daily updates, it's easy to stay engaged with their specials and what kind of items are available.

 

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4426 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921

BIN LUCKY has bins filled with items sourced from liquidations, overstocks, returns – you name a way to get wholesale priced merchandise and they have found it. You never know what lucky loot will be in the bins on any given day!

 

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321 Thrasher Pike #A, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


Customers line up outside the store by the dozens to shop at this wildly popular liquidation and discount store.

Here's their current price schedule: Friday $7, Saturday $5, Sunday $3

Monday $1, Tuesday 50¢

 

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2662 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3297


BINANZA brings a new shopping experience to the Pigeon Forge area! Browse the BINS of overstock from some of the world’s most popular retail shopping companies. While BINANZA offers a unique shopping experience, they also offer great deals on popular brands and items that you won’t get anywhere else! You may have to move and dig a little but there is something for everyone in those bins! Everything in the bins is $10 or less.

 

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1914 N Roan St #110, Johnson City, TN 37601


ToteBoys Bin Store was created by John, Marvin, and Bernie who had their start at a local flea market. Their desire to offer people the best deal possible on items has made for a successful small chain of bin stores.

 

For more information on local shopping experiences in Tennessee, visit our Explore Tennessee page.

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