1. Get there early.
Even though doors open at 10 am, smart shoppers get there early. By the time doors open, the line usually wraps around the building. So if you want first pick, set your alarm early.
2. Or shop on Sunday.
If you prefer to avoid crowds, shop the sale on Sunday. It’s less crowded. The atmosphere is more laid back. And there’s usually still a lot of great bargains to be had.
3. Wear comfortable shoes.
Most likely, you’ll be on your feet a lot. So choose comfort over style. Trust us on this one.
4. Bring a friend. Or two.
Shopping is more fun when you can share your finds and divide and conquer. Plus, it’s always great to get a second opinion.
5. Bring spouses & kids at your peril.
Spouses, significant others and kids can be great for carrying stuff and holding your place in line. But don’t be surprised if they start getting antsy when you say “just 5 more minutes…” for the third time. Make sure they have a phone or tablet to keep themselves entertained. And treat them to ice cream after the sale.
6. Know your size.
The warehouse sale is in an actual warehouse so there are no dressing rooms to try stuff on. So know your approximate size beforehand. Or wear something fitted like leggings and a tank top so you can try things on over your clothes.
7. Take a spin.
While at the sale, be sure to spin the Wheel of Fortune. All money raised benefits our non-profit partner, A Window Between Worlds, and you can win some really great prizes!
8. Enjoy the experience.
It only happens once a year. And you never know what you’ll find. So take it all and have fun mingling with your fellow koi fanatics and collecting bargains by the bag load.