LEBANON, Tenn. - Beginning Wednesday, the public is invited to shop a massive liquidation sale that's being described as an Amazon garage sale.
The items include everything from lawn mowers to computers, paper towels to trampolines. They're all items someone bought on Amazon then returned, and were ultimately bought by a Lebanon-based resale company called Tadd Wholesale.
"Most Amazon returns go to different third party companies," said Bill Melvin, CEO of Liquid Asset Partners. "Tadd had a pretty large system where they were bringing in returns, sorting them, listing them on Ebay and selling them."
Melvin said the items will be sold at 40 percent off their Amazon retail price. But as the sale stretches on, merchandise will be further discounted. The sale will be open to the public until every item is sold, which is expected to take six to eight weeks.
"What you'll see is a lot of brown boxes but when you open them up there’s piñatas, there’s bright yellow chairs, there’s brand new lawn mowers," Melvin said.
Fair warning: the sale is overwhelming. Most items are still in their shipping boxes and are not organized by category, but the merchandise is enough to fill a 150,000 distribution center.
The easiest way to see what may be available is to look at the spreadsheet listed on the liquidation company's website. That should also give you a rough location of where the item might be inside the warehouse.
The sale will take place at 125 E. Forrest Ave. in Lebanon every day from 10 a.m. to 6 until all items are sold.