WICHITA — Despite misperceptions about their store, Ron and Ellen Bailey’s Cheap-O Depot is doing well enough to expand.
They’ll also have several thousand square feet for storage. Currently, they have to a rent a warehouse.
“The thing about this (new) space is we’re only using half of it, so we can expand if we need to,” Ron Bailey says.
The Baileys opened their store in June 2010. They have added a partner, Rusty Gear, since then.
They buy new items from other stores at liquidation sales.
“People would be surprised at the quality of products that we have,” Ron Bailey says. “A lot of people think we’re a thrift store. We’re really not a thrift store.”
Cheap-O Depot sells a range of products, including tools, toys, kitchen appliances, bedding and sporting goods.
“We’ve got a lot of product at half the price of what they’d pay in the store.”