Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Good Stuff Cheap
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will open at the corner of Moffett Road (Hwy 98) and Schillinger Road on October 5th and will initially employ around 22 people from Semmes and our immediate area. During the store setup, up to fifty-five people, local and otherwise, have been preparing for the grand opening.
Ollie’s advertises itself as an extreme value retailer of brand name merchandise at drastically reduced prices and although specifics were not given, they thoroughly research potential markets and identified Semmes Alabama as a rapidly growing market.
Talk Of Semmes was given an early morning tour of the store this morning, Saturday, October 1st, and we went looking for “Good Stuff Cheap.” We experienced isle after isle of brand name products, including housewares, food, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, toys and hardware. Ollie’s is different if no reason other than the brightly lit store and colorful signage reminiscent of earlier times when in-store signs were colorful and fun. Bright reds and yellows radiate a carnival atmosphere and walking the isles is much like an exciting and optimistic treasure hunt.
If you can equate super value with treasure hunting, you will find treasure chests galore at Ollie’s in Semmes. We found deeply discounted dry goods in the grocery isles, area rugs, wood flooring and appliances at prices seldom seen if at all. A twin pack of standard size pillows for $5.00, extra large fluffy bath towels for $5.00, throw blankets for $5.00 and more. Cleaning supplies costs are super low too. Hisense Chromebooks for $99.99, 500-thread-count sheet sets for $19.99, comforter sets for $29.99 and really too much to publish.
Due to Ollie’s constantly changing merchandise assortment, Ollie’s is one of those places where if you see it, need it or want it, you better get it now. As one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise, Ollie’s stores sell merchandise of all descriptions and it may be there today and gone tomorrow. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods, and irregulars and offers what they find in every department.
Much of Ollie’s merchandise comes direct from the finest manufacturers in the country and abroad. For example, if a manufacturer makes too much of an item, or changes their packaging, Ollie’s will buy the overstocked or old packaged items. So, you will always find famous brand name products at Ollie’s, but a lot of them could be last year’s colors, patterns or packaging that traditional retailers won’t sell. Ollies’s also works with insurance companies to buy salvage merchandise also. Ollie’s has also liquidated major retail centers, working very closely with financial institutions. When companies liquidate, the banks will often dispose of remaining inventories and turn them into cash. Ollie’s brings the goods back to their stores and passes the savings to you, the customer.
Everything you buy at Ollie’s is covered by their 30-day “No Hard Time” guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund (with sales receipt).
Ollie’s is located in the old Delchamps Grocery store next to AutoZone, 7820 Moffett Road, Semmes Alabama 36575.
We have not labeled the photos in the gallery below. We feel the photos speak for themselves. You can check out the latest store to come to Semmes this Wednesday, October 5th at 9am. You might want to drop by some day before the 5th and rattle the door. We were told they may have a “soft opening” – an unannouced and unadvertised opening when they allow customers to shop as it helps them test their procedures and equipment. Maybe you’ll luck out.