FAQ

Where are your stores located?

We have 53 locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee.  Check out our locations to find one near you!

What are your store hours?

Our Dirt Cheap stores are open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.  We are closed on Sunday.

Why are you closed on Sunday?

We have chosen to close on the day most widely recognized as a day of rest, in order to allow our associates and customers more time for worship and family.  We recognize that some things are more important than profit. This is a matter of principle for our company owners and our associates.

What is the benefit of shopping at Dirt Cheap?

With 53 locations across six states, Dirt Cheap is a bargain hunter's paradise.  We offer leading private label and name brand merchandise for as much as 40-90% off regular retail prices.  With discounts like that, why would anyone pay full price?  Whether you're a price-conscious shopper or simply love the thrill of finding great bargains, our amazing deals on leading private label and name brand merchandise will keep you coming back for more.  We purchase our merchandise from retailers all over the country, so we may carry items that you would only find in those regions.  Our merchandise changes daily, and sometimes weekly, so it's always a bargain hunter's paradise.

What is the difference between Dirt Cheap and other retailers?

Most retailers have an established set of vendors and distributors who they purchase goods from at a wholesale price.  Dirt Cheap is a retailer in the secondary market, which means that we purchase goods from traditional retailers who have had a hard time selling those items through normal channels of distribution due to errors in purchasing, increased competition or down economies.  Our merchandise changes weekly, and sometimes daily, so it's always a unique shopping experience.

How can you sell your merchandise so cheaply?

Our business model allows us to not only form relationships with major retailers, but also provide a valuable service by removing their problem inventories.  By providing this service to them we are able to obtain merchandise for much less than the original retail cost, which in turn allows us to pass the savings on to you.

How do Dirt Cheap buyers find merchandise for the stores to sell?

Our buyers travel the country purchasing merchandise from liquidations, customer returns, overstocks, out of season goods, bankruptcies and closeouts from manufacturers, distributors and other retailers. 

What is the difference between Dirt Cheap and Treasure Hunt?

Dirt Cheap stores focus mainly on customer returns whereas Treasure Hunt buyers mainly purchase insurance salvage.  However, both stores receive liquidations, closeouts and overstocks and may sometimes share a shipment of merchandise.

Isn't Dirt Cheap just Treasure Hunt leftovers?

No. In October 1997, we realized our Treasure Hunt warehouse shelves had become quite full of excess inventory.  In order to clean out our warehouse and make room for new merchandise, we decided to set up a sale in our Lumberton, Mississippi warehouse.  At the sale, all merchandise was sold at “dirt cheap” prices until gone, and the Dirt Cheap concept was born.  As business progressed, the amount of inventory only grew, establishing a need for more than just a warehouse sale.  The first Dirt Cheap store opened in 1998, in Petal, Mississippi, and has since grown into 53 stores and counting.  Today, Dirt Cheap is a standalone company purchasing its own merchandise and exhibiting its own unique selling strategies.  With 53 stores, we now have an independent supply of merchandise in customer returns, liquidations, overstocks, closeouts, out of season goods and bankruptcies.

Is all of the merchandise in Dirt Cheap damaged?

No.  Some items may be damaged while others are in perfect condition.

Do all locations have the same merchandise?

Our merchandise supply is somewhat unpredictable; therefore not all locations will not receive the same assortment of merchandise.  For this reason, it pays to check out as many of our locations as possible.

How can I find out what kind of merchandise is currently on sale?

By signing up for our email alerts you will be registered to receive updates on new inventory and markdowns the day before they begin.  You can also customize your email alert registration to receive alerts from stores of your choice.  Sign up for Dirt Cheap email alerts now! 

How often do your stores receive new merchandise?

Each store's inventory changes on a daily basis, with new merchandise arriving weekly.

Do your stores offer a senior citizen discount?

Yes, we offer a Senior Citizen Discount every Tuesday.  Senior citizens age 60 and older receive 10% off our already low prices.

Do your stores offer a military discount?

Yes, we offer a Military Discount every Monday.  Military members, spouses and dependents with proper ID receive 10% off our already low prices.

Does Dirt Cheap sell merchandise online?

Unfortunately, we are not able to sell merchandise online because of the unpredictable supply of our merchandise.  Our inventory changes rapidly, therefore it is not practical for us to sell merchandise online.

What is the Dirt Cheap return policy?

All sales are final at Dirt Cheap.  We offer a "testing table" in each store equipped with outlets for testing electronics before you purchase.

Does Dirt Cheap offer gift cards?

No, we do not offer gift cards at this time.

How can I apply for a job at a Dirt Cheap store or at one of the Distribution Centers?

You may apply online or at any of our Dirt Cheap locations.

Can I buy a Dirt Cheap franchise?

All Dirt Cheap stores are company owned.  We do not sell franchises.

Can I buy stock in Dirt Cheap? 

Dirt Cheap is not a publicly traded company.

What is salvage?

Salvage merchandise mostly consists of retail merchandise that has been claimed by an insurance company due to some form of natural disaster, whether it be fire, flood, or another form of damage to the store.  We then buy the merchandise and resell it in our stores.  Salvaged goods can also be considered liquidations, closeouts, business closings or overstocks. 

Doesn't salvage mean that it's just junk?

In the retail industry salvage can have various definitions, but most of the time it is defined by anything that has value left in a secondary market. Originating with the term salvage value - an accounting term - "salvage" can mean brand new, still in the box and surplus stocks or it can be an insurance claim. 

If it's unsellable in the beginning we simply dispose of it and move on.  Our creed governs our decisions and we are committed to selling desirable merchandise at an honest and extremely discounted price.  

Why would you carry smoky merchandise?

Our business model is built upon finding value where others cannot.  We pride ourselves in our resourceful and inventive strategies to create opportunities where others see none. In doing so, we are able to offer our customers valuable products at an incredible price.  We have a sales system in place to eliminate problem inventory as we quickly liquidate our merchandise to make room for new shipments.

How is Dirt Cheap different from a thrift store?

Although we do purchase customer returns, our merchandise is purchased directly from other retailers or manufacturers.  We do not purchase merchandise from individuals.