Find New Treasures at Sylvania Shop Clearance Warehouse Supports Local Church
A microphone stand. Shoes and handbags. Pillows and towels. A foosball. Barbie of the 2020 Olympics. A complete battery and a barbecue. A wheelbarrow. And all “unboxed” and for sale at the Great Unboxing Store in Sylvania.
If you’ve ever done an “unboxing” you know how exciting it can be to find treasures among the ordinary goods in your mystery box. It is a popular video concept on YouTube and store base.
“It’s like a scavenger hunt every time you walk in,” said Danny Proshek, vice president of customer relations at the store. Products are organized into broad categories, such as Kitchen & Cooking, Outdoors & Gardening, Clothing & Footwear, Home & Bedroom, Kids & Toys, and Bric-a-Brac . But what you might find among the bins is a big part of the fun.
The local store was opened in August 2021 by Dr. Jamey Schmitz, owner of WLMB-TV in Toledo. Proceeds from the store benefit the Christian Television Station, which serves northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The store’s name is taken from a locally produced WLMB program of the same name.
General and specific
Proshek explained that the store is stocked by truckloads of overstocked products from popular retailers, such as Target. They also recently received a shipment of returned products from Amazon, which yielded some interesting items.
“One of the products we received from this shipment was a transmission cooler for a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban,” Proshek said.
Within a week, the store featured several Barbie dolls and houses, a foosball set, baby carriers and a children’s radio-controlled vehicle, complete with Bluetooth and AM/FM radio. By next week, these items could be replaced with almost entirely new inventory.
Many ways to shop
The best way to find new treasures is to visit the store, located at 3315 Centennial Rd. Suite M, near Central Ave., in Sylvania, and explore all of its nooks and crannies. But you can also look for bargains in linejust like the buyer who bought a new full-size espresso machine that was shipped to California (Proshek said they ship anywhere in the US).
You can also pick up your order online in store. “We even have several people who have asked about very specific items that they are looking for,” Proshek said. “We let them know when we have something we think they would like to see.”
The store also hosts a Facebook group where visitors can learn about new shipments and items on sale at the store. Giveaways and auctions are also organized by the group.
The Great Unboxing Store is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. They are closed on Sundays.