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It was like Black Friday in October for shoppers at Dirt Cheap grand opening in Waveland

Dirt Cheap in Waveland opened its doors to waiting shoppers on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
Dirt Cheap in Waveland opened its doors to waiting shoppers on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Dirt Cheap/Facebook

Forget Black Friday.

For hundreds of people, Wednesday was perhaps the biggest shopping day of the year in Hancock County.

Dirt Cheap, located on U.S. 90 in the building that housed K-Mart for decades, opened at 9 a.m.

But anxious shoppers were there hours before the discount salvage store opened its doors.

At one point, the line was wrapped around the building and sprawled toward Mississippi 603.

And the deals were on point, shoppers say.

Ann Madden said she got a Vitamix blender for $225. It retailed on the company’s website for about $450.

She also found a ModCloth skirt for pennies on the dollar.

Dirt Cheap posted a gallery of photos to Facebook on Tuesday and asked people to share the post with their friends.

Shoppers could cruise down aisles and look at clothes, shoes, electronics, furniture, luggage, Christmas trees and more.

Dirt Cheap has more than 80 locations across six states and is a self-proclaimed “bargain hunter’s paradise,” the company says on their Facebook page.

Their prices, which are 30 percent to 90 percent below retail price, are affordable because they purchase liquidations, overstock, out-of-season goods, bankruptcies and closeouts from manufacturers and distributors or other retailers, the company said.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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