Target Salvage Store Information

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You may have heard by now, but Target Salvage stores are majorly trending as a fantastic way to snag Target clearance deals for rock bottom prices. These stores are the last stop in the Target clearance life-cycle, which can save you upwards of 90% off the original retail price!

Terms like Target Salvage, Target Liquidation, Target Overstock, Target Wholesale, and Target Pallets For Sale may all be new for you, but absolutely words to file away in your “Ways to save at Target” memory bank.

So what exactly is a Target Salvage store? FAQ Target Salvage Store round-up, comin’ right up!

What does Target salvage mean?

Once Target is ready to offload their off-season, discontinued, defective, returned, overstock or clearance merchandise, they remove the product from their database and salvage (donate/sell) those items.

What is Target liquidation?

Target Salvage

Target liquidation or Target liquidator is another term used to describe the re-selling of Target salvage items. You can find a list of words that can be used interchangeably a little further down this post or jump to it here.

Why does Target salvage items?

Items become salvage when the price of a Target clearance or returned item reaches the break-even point in regards to profit potential. The amount of time and labor required to inspect and reshelf returned inventory exponentially dips into profit margin. Additionally, clearance inventory occupies much-needed shelf space for new, full priced merchandise.

What happens to clearance items that don’t sell?

Once Target overstock items are salvaged, items are typically sent back to distribution centers, where merchandise is collected and donated or sold by the pound at auction. Liquidation companies will then bid on these Target pallets for one flat fee, and piece out the items individually in stores or online.

You can even find Target pallets for sale online or at auction!

Target overstock

Browse Target’s Online Clearance here!

Where does Target clearance stuff go?

Target salvage is sent to charity shops like Goodwill, discount stores like TJ Maxx or Marshalls, or independent liquidation or wholesale companies like Target salvage stores.

What are Target Salvage prices?

You can find a Target Salvage Store reselling Target liquidation items anywhere from 50-90% off retail price. The exact pricing will vary from store to store, as these are all independently owned and operated.

My favorite pricing model is structured like Falling Prices, where items start at $6 at the start of the week, but fall to only 25 cents by the weekend. I was able to score four lampshades (options!), several small wreaths, and a few other little knick-knacks for just a few bucks by timing my visit on quarter day. Score!

Target liquidator

Can you buy salvage items at Target?

Once an item is marked as salvage in the Target database, you may not be able to purchase it in store, as it has been removed from their inventory catalog. You can determine if a Target clearance item has gone salvage based on the ring-up price.

If you scan an item in store and it rings up as $0.00, that Target clearance item is no longer available for sale, as it has been salvaged. Some Target stores may sell the item for the last ticketed price, but don’t be surprised if you are unable to purchase.

That being said, you can still buy salvage items from Target, but you will need to visit a Target Salvage Store near you or find a distributor online.

Where are Target Salvage Stores?

Target pallet

You can find Target Salvage Stores literally all over the country. Target Salvage Stores open so quickly it’s nearly impossible to keep up, which is why googling “Target Liquidation Stores near me” will bring up new results almost every time.

To locate a Target Salvage Store near you, I recommend taking to Facebook Marketplace, Google Maps, and Craigslist (or any other platform with location-based browsing) and searching the following keywords:

  • Target Wholesale
  • Target Pallet
  • Target Pallets for sale
  • Target Surplus
  • Target Liquidation
  • Target Liquidator
  • Target Bin Store
  • Target Salvage Store
  • Target Overstock
  • Target half off
  • Target 50% off
  • Target Clearance Store
  • Target Outlet Store
  • Target Warehouse

You, my wonderful readers, have messaged me so many of your favorite salvage spots- from Target Overstock and Wayfair Liquidation to World Market Wholesale and Amazon Liquidation stores and they have been added to my outlet-by-state lists! These lists are partially user-generated and would not be nearly as comprehensive without you weighing in. So, thank you for reaching out and sharing. When we all work together, we can all go a long way with saving money!

In addition to finding all of your salvage store recommendations in my outlet-by-state directory, you can browse for even more Target Salvage Stores over at Aubrey Swan’s website. Aubrey is a blogger after my own heart- helping you find great deals on home décor.

Definitely take the time to browse both of these money-saving lists!

What type of items can you find at a Target Salvage Store?

Target surplus
Target salvage

You can find SO MANY THINGS at Target salvage stores- even from brands beyond Target! At That’s Cheap Arden, all of their furniture comes from Wayfair. Inventory will vary from location to location, as all Target bin stores are independently owned.

target bin store

Here is a video sample of the types of items (hello Target Christmas tree!) I have seen during my visits to Target Liquidators in my area:

The amount of Target Home items is seriously endless. You can find a ton of Target brands- Threshold, Cat and Jack, Universal Thread, Studio McGee Target items, and so many more. During my visits, I’ve spotted table lamps, floor lamps, Target wall art, rugs, wreaths, bedding, faux plants, and endless other items I’m surely forgetting.

Target liquidation

Outside of home décor, you may also find Target dolls (and a LOT of them too- check it out in my video!), toiletries, Target electronics, and much, much more.

Are Target Salvage Stores worth it?

Target salvage stores are absolutely worth it if you enjoy a good bargain or if you don’t have the patience to check Target’s online clearance section! If you are the type to browse thrift stores, HomeGoods, or any other store that has a wide variety of ever-changing merchandise, then I’m confident shopping Target Overstock will be for you.

Since store inventory and setup will vary from location to location, expect the unexpected. Some Target Salvage Stores will require you to dig… and dig…. and dig… whereas others may be set up more like a traditional storefront.

If there was a specific item you wanted at Target and it is no longer in-store, find your nearest Target Salvage Store to see if they have it in stock.

target outlet store

The very best time to run to your local Target Liquidator is right after the holidays, since Target is known to offload their seasonal décor.

So what do you think? Are you open to the idea of shopping a Target Salvage Store? Let me know in the comments!

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