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Get in on the Secret of Liquidated Lumber

Even though home construction and sales have dropped immensely, kitchen and bath remodeling is still on the homeowner planning board. Are you someone who would like to make improvements to your home, but hesitate because the budget is tight? It’s true that building materials costs are higher, but there is avenue you may not know about: the companies that buy and sell liquidated merchandise.

Liquidators buy merchandise from a company that may be discontinuing a product, downsizing, moving their facilities, reducing inventory, or going out of business for one reason or another. The merchandise, such as lumber or building materials, is then sold for less than wholesale prices, for literally “pennies on the dollar,” as the saying goes.

Most liquidators sell to contractors, builders, and developers, and many will deal with do-it-yourself customers. Liquidators usually buy large quantities of goods and many can be found online. You can purchase what you are looking for on their websites and have the goods shipped to you directly. Many companies may be local, and you could pick up your goods and save on shipping.

What can you find for your remodel at a liquidation company? Because liquidators buy building supply closeouts, surplus, overstock, seconds, and discontinued home improvement goods, you can find kitchen cabinets, countertops, doors, flooring, paneling, shelving, vanity cabinets, medicine cabinets, molding, and of course, lumber. Actually, because a liquidator is constantly looking for buying opportunities, their stock consistently changes and the list of products and goods are endless.

One of the most well-known liquidators is Lumber Liquidators, Inc. It is probably the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring with over 100 stores nationwide. This is a company that started as a small liquidating company of lumber, then found a niche in flooring. As liquidators do, Lumber Liquidators will keep your costs down while offering high-quality, name brand products. If flooring is what you are looking for, be sure to check their inventory out and compare it with other retail suppliers; you will be surprised.

If “like new” building materials are not objectionable to you, consider the salvage lumberyards in your area. These companies offer slightly damaged or rejected building materials at huge discounts.

Do you have a project on the planning board and the only thing keeping you from making a move is the budget? Then discover the not-so-well-known building suppliers, liquidators, for the best deals you can find. Take advantage of the products you desire by getting the prices much lower than you would at your local retail stores. Some suppliers do require a minimum quantity per order, so be sure to ask.

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