BELL R. AND TATUM, PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- I visited Big Lots (Bell Rd. and Tatum, Phoenix, AZ) to purchase some patio furniture. The products were too heavy for me to lift; my car was too small to accommodate the products. ** and ** were very kind to help in the selection and layaway process. Two days later, a young woman loaded them in the car for me, and was most kind and friendly.
ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA -- Ray (store mgr), lee, Diana, and Sam has real great with helping us making sure we was satisfied with our purchase.. we went to the store Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We got great deals every visit... Thank you.
DUNMORE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Every time I go into the Dunmore Big Lots it is always swamped with people. The employees are always working hard to get the customers in and out. The managers there are very helpful, I've asked for assistance from Brittany many of times and she is always very helpful and does what she can to make my experience there great. Thumbs up!!
LUBBOCK, TEXAS -- I am an avid Big Lot customer who enjoys shopping in an organized pleasant manner. The new Big Lots recently opened at 98th Street and Indiana Ave. in Lubbock Texas really exemplifies all of these qualities. ** at Store #4647 and his associates are really pulling together to make this a pleasant shopping experience. Way to go Lubbock!
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA -- Where is the manager? When there are 15 or more people standing in line, why doesn't the manager call for more staff so customers can pay and leave? Ridiculous! Maybe he or she could operate a register in order to alleviate this terrible congestion.
BRIDGETON, MISSOURI -- I went to Big Lots to do research. Customers are to give purses and backpacks to the cashiers or else they are not allowed to shop there. They probably want to cut down on shoplifting but truthfully you can shoplift without those things. If you appear bulky, an employee will stalk you throughout the store, stop you, and tell you to unzip and take out all the things from within your bags. They'll tell you to search your pockets and take everything out. If you don't comply, they threaten to call the police so it's best not to cause a conflict.
The employee who did that never smiles. Never says "How are you?" Never seems to say anything nice to customers. She only talks to customers when she finds them suspicious. It's not race related either so don't worry, they do this to all bulky looking or purse/bag carriers.
But then again that same employee said in the usual rude, sassy tone "You do know you cannot wear that scarf around your head?" She fails to speak in a polite way as usual. I think that comment would be offensive to Middle Easterns to be honest. She didn't even bother to know if I was wearing the scarf to protect a possibly balding head due to chemotherapy. But I guess they don't want potential shoplifters to hide their identity. They're against wearing medical masks for that reason too and my relative has a respiratory problem.
The prices are some of the lowest I've seen for toys at least. The snacks and foods are priced OK... could be lower. Some of the things like iPhone cases and silicone coin purses are WAY overpriced and can be found on the internet for like 1/8th or 1/4th of what they're selling it for. This store is full of mainly cheap items from China that you don't really need but are nice to have. For electronics, they're not reliable. The food is mainly candy and packaged cereal, junk food, things that are almost/beyond expiration. Big Lots sells lots of secondhand items that bigger stores cannot sell I hear. So you get what you pay for.
So... if you want cheap toys and headphones I suppose this is an OK store. Everything else is OK priced... I found My Little Pony toys (Traveling suitcase pony edition) there for $5 each when they're like $7 each on Amazon. I can't find other places that sell them for lower. Thrift stores are better... But honestly you have to be tolerant about being treated like a criminal and being stared at. Shoplifters aren't tolerated in any store to keep prices low you know? Sub par items, sub par employees...