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NEW DISCOUNT STORE OPENS IN FRANKLIN SQUARE
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 17:35 PM.
A sign on Franklin Boulevard caught my eye when the arrow pointed toward Franklin Square and announced new shop Quicklotz.
Quicklotz is at 2930 E. Franklin Blvd., Suite 35, in between Dollar Tree and Weight Watchers. It’s in the same area that used to house Manhattan Fashions.
The liquidation store’s been open for three months, said co-owner Lewis Pires, and so far business has been good.
Quicklotz offers a variety of overstock, surplus, open box, closeouts, returns and items pulled from the shelves from major retail stores. A sign in the window says the store accepts gift cards from most major retailers.
The store’s pricing system uses a red laser to find out the lowest price of the item in the surrounding area. Quicklotz knocks 20 percent off the lowest price, Pires said.
Pires and his brother Samuel started Quicklotz as an online store four years ago selling overstock. The company is based in North Carolina and started out in Forest City. That’s now the location of the warehouse.
If you want to get the scoop on when new merchandise comes in, just turn to your cell phone. If you text “Quicklotz” to 411247, you’ll be signed up to get notifications whenever the store brings in a new shipment. This week the store received a load of electronics like Blu-ray and DVD players.
Pires prides himself on the store’s customer service.
“We’re very personal. We’re not the big corporation type,” Pires said.
A store employee will help someone who doesn’t know how to operate electronics and the store offers a seven-day return policy.