Got stuff to sell? Money to buy? Hit up Super Mega Replay, currently buying gently used stuff at its location in Coldwater Crossing next to Family Christian Stores.
The buy-sell-trade store opened July 18 and is still in buying mode. Aug. 25 is the grand opening, when the store begins selling. It bills itself as “the resale store of the future.”
The store will pay you on the spot for your tools, home decor, housewares, kitchen items, pet supplies, sporting goods, electronics, furniture, movies and video games, and much more. It does not buy and sell clothes. And the store only accepts stuff that is clean, working, safe, has all its parts and is ready to sell.
Employees determine the price they'll pay you based on condition, consumer demand and inventory level. They'll pay you on the spot, cash or check. If you don't like the price they're willing to give you, then you keep the items.
If they don't think something will sell, they won't buy it from you. If you leave stuff for them to evaluate, they choose not to buy it and you don't come pick it up, it will be donated to charity.
You don't need an appointment to sell as long as you bring in your items at least an hour before closing. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.
Actually, this isn't just a store, it's a warehouse, as in DSW, or Designer Shoe Warehouse. And it's coming to Fort Wayne where World Market used to be, next to the now-closed Borders bookstore on Coldwater Road.
The store will sell men's, women's and children's shoes, boots and athletic footwear in a wide variety of brands. I put in a phone call and sent an email to their corporate office asking when the store here will open but hadn't heard anything back as of the time I finished this column.
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana is partnering with Summit Brands and the Apple Glen Walmart to collect nonperishable food items. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 and 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 18, a Community Harvest truck will be at the Walmart Apple Glen parking lot accepting donations. Dropoff stations also will be located inside the Walmart store.
Community Harvest can always use donations such as peanut butter, canned meats, low-sodium vegetables, no-sugar-added fruits, condiments, spices, personal-hygiene items, facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergent.
During the event, samples and coupons will be given away for Summit Brands, which manufactures and markets specialty cleaning brands and is privately owned and operated in Fort Wayne.