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Replacements Gears Up for Return of Legendary Yard Sale

Thousands expected for one-day event

GREENSBORO, N.C., – Dinnerware giant Replacements, Ltd. expects thousands of customers for the return of the retailer’s legendary yard sale Saturday, September 17, 2016. The sale will run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the company’s expansive parking lot.

“This is more than a sale— it’s truly a destination event,” says Replacements’ President Scott Fleming. “Customers started lining up before five in the morning at our last yard sale back in 2008; there were more than 700 people in line by the time the sale started. That sale drew more than 6,500 customers from nearly 20 states. In fact, a mother and her two daughters drove two days from Minnesota to be the first in line. But we’re making this more than a sale; it’s truly a community event in that we’re including an area for non-profit organizations to connect with the public. It’s going to be a fun day for everyone.”

Admission is five dollars to the yard sale area. Rather than take the traditional approach of pricing items by the piece, Replacements will sell cardboard boxes for an additional five dollars each, allowing customers to fill boxes with as much merchandise as those will hold.

“You wouldn’t believe the number of calls we get from customers asking us to bring back this sale,” says Chief Marketing Officer Linh Calhoun. “It just makes sense as we’re marking our 35th anniversary this year, to celebrate this milestone with a big community event everyone can attend. Customers can expect tens of thousands of imperfect pieces from well-known manufacturers at the yard sale, plus additional great deals and specials in our retail store.”

The yard sale itself will be cash only; credit cards will not be accepted at the outdoor event, but will be welcomed in the store. The event is handicapped accessible and Replacements will provide shuttle service to parking areas. A number of food trucks will be on-site throughout the day. Replacements, Ltd. is located just off I-40/I-85 (exit 132) at 1089 Knox Road, McLeansville, N.C.

About Replacements, Ltd.

Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world's largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company's 500,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 12 million pieces from more than 425,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves over ten million customers worldwide.

Media Contact:
Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
(800) 737-5223 ext. 2552
(336) 209-0951 mobile
lisa.conklin@replacements.com