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Eau Claire’s New BinSconsin Store Offers Treasures by the Truckload

you never know what you will find at this new low-priced outlet

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DIG IN. You never know what you'll find in the bins at Eau Claire's new BinSconsin shop. The always changing lineup of goods includes clothing, housewares, decorative and holiday items, technology, and more. (Photos via Facebook)
DIG IN. You never know what you'll find in the bins at Eau Claire's new BinSconsin shop. The always-changing lineup of goods includes clothing, housewares, decorative and holiday items, technology, and more. (Photos via Facebook)

Calling all treasure hunters: Are you savvy with your money and always looking for a deal? Well, Chippewa Valley, a new bargain bin store is in business. A husband and wife team, Job and Kelly Jones, are the owners of BinSconsin (2214 Seymour Road, Eau Claire) and they are bringing treasures to town by the literal truckload.

What is a bin store and how does it operate? A bin store is a retail space that purchases overstock, returned, and seasonal clearance items at wholesale prices and sells at rock-bottom prices. A large portion of these pallets of products come from local big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target and online retailers such as Amazon. Brokers hold contracts from these large companies to purchase items that aren’t sold at stores, and then they sell them to businesses like BinSconsin to resell as a business venture.

COVID really hit everybody hard, and inflation being at an all-time high isn’t helping any American family right now.

JOB JONES

BINSCONSIN owner

Who wouldn't want this guy?
Who wouldn't want this guy?

Bin stores like BinSconsin generally don’t know what’s in these pallets and put the products into large bins at a physical store for customers to rummage through and buy from. They pick one day a week to set out their new products, with everything at the same price. At BinSconsin’s 3,000-square-foot location, pricing starts at $10 on Saturdays. Each day after that, the price of remaining inventory drops until it’s only $1 on the following Tuesday. The store is closed from Wednesday-Friday. They try to sell everything in the bins during their posted open days, and then they start all over again with new pallets of products.

Being a long-time truck driver, Job decided to open BinSconsin to give the community another option for shopping. His entire family is on board and has been instrumental in the startup, cost, and operation of the store. Job credits much of the success to his wife, Kelly. Even the couple’s grandkids can be seen in the store helping out. It’s a truly American business with a strong family-centric core.

“COVID really hit everybody hard, and inflation being at an all-time high isn’t helping any American family right now,” Job said.

Job is proud of being able to offer high-quality retail products for up to 90% off and keep these products out of landfills for as long as possible. For example, they had a special Halloween Special sale on Oct. 28 and sold over 2,800 pieces, and that was even before their official opening date of Nov. 4.


For more information on BinSconsin, visit them on Facebook or stop by the store at 2214 Seymour Road, Eau Claire.