A few dings and dents did not deter customers from shopping at a store that features items salvaged from insurance claims, Consumer 10’s Kurt Ludlow reported on Thursday.
The FireSale store, located at 1167 McArthur Rd. in Jeffersonville, sells items turned in after insurance companies pay out claims from fires, floods or other catastrophes.
“The insurance company benefits because we’re able to recover part of the cost they’ve paid out in the claim, arguably the environment benefits, because items that may have gone into a landfill are being repurposed and sold and ultimately, the consumer benefits,” said Tim Turrittin of FireSale.
Erin Dhume of FireSale said that the store recently acquired merchandise from a DSW store, where a sprinkler accidently went off.
“The store beside them caught fire,” Dhume said. “Their sprinklers went off, so they got to submit a claim for the entire store. We have shoes over here that are actually from a DSW store. Sprinklers accidently went off and covered the boxes a little bit and we got them.”
Dhume said that the store sells items between 50 and 75 percent off retail price and features everything from furniture to toys to clothes, Ludlow reported.
Customers Toni West and Linzi Noel said that they kept returning to the store after West purchased dozens of Redken hair products for $2 for each bottle.
“So, at $2, I saved $12 to $14 a bottle on each,” West said. “And I have all underneath my sink. I saved a ton.”
Dhume said that she gets excited about her job.
“It’s something new every day,” Dhume said. “You never know what you’re going to get.”
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