Cheap-O Depot to expand to former Osco space at Westway Shopping Center

WICHITA — Despite misperceptions about their store, Ron and Ellen Bailey’s Cheap-O Depot is doing well enough to expand.

The Baileys are moving from 2,100 square feet at 2425 W. Maple in Delano to more than 6,000 square feet in the former Osco space at the Westway Shopping Center at Pawnee and Seneca.

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.”

Cheap-O Depot to open in Delano

WICHITA — More people than not are looking for bargains these days, and Ron and Ellen Bailey think they have some to offer.

They’re opening Cheap-O Depot in 2,100 square feet at Maple and Meridian in Delano.

They’ll sell discontinued items, overstocks and store returns from places like Wal-Mart, Kmart and JC Penney.

“We go through a reclamation company,” Ron Bailey says.

That could result in a range of items as varied as tools, toys and bedding.

Ron Bailey used to be a dairy manager for Dillons. He says he wanted his own business because he’s “just tired of working for corporate America.”

Ellen Bailey used to have the Dig This garden boutique in Delano.

The Baileys plan to open Cheap-O Depot June 1.