There is a great bent & dent about fifteen minutes from us and we visit once a week. Now mind you the products available differ on every trip, but that is all in the fun. This is one store run that my husband loves to go on and its not just the purchases and savings, but the mood and surroundings that keep you coming back.
Our store has the Parents, Children, and Grandchildren working and everything over bag size is loaded in big banana boxes. Now don’t be fooled by the Amish wannabe’s we have those as well and for the most part it is overpriced. Amish Bent & Dent’s are a cash cow as well, we have been in there when five customers have come through spending more that $40.00 each with some over $100.00.
Some of the items are outdated so watch where you go on that also, we are fortunate with our local store because they go through a lot of product and everything looks good. We have been to some that we walked out without buying anything. Were now sold on what we like to buy and go weekly to get all we can, such as, V8 Fusion Energy drinks are approximately $4.80 a six pack, at the Amish I pay $1.50 for six.
My husband and I are near pro’s at this and buy what we know is cool. I never purchase anything that has meat, cereal I can find at Aldi’s or Kroger for the same, and a lot of laundry soaps are close to the store price so those kinds of items I steer clear from. We never purchase dented can’s that are rusted and look at the sell by date, and remember this is recommended sell-by not meaning that this is still not edible just be smart about it.
For those of you looking for what we call the Amish Walmart, we have that too and they are packed with everything from camping equipment to toys. Again, look at the prices because some stuff is a deal and some you can get at a better price during a sale at your local store.
I can generally pick up a box of juice bags for $1.00 where they are $3.99 at the store and my husband loves the Nature Valley Granola bars we get for $1.00 a box when they run $2.99 at the store. Big find a couple of weeks ago on the Thai microwavable box with peanut sauce, this will run you $3.89 at the store but only $.50 cents there.
Ours is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. everyday but Sunday and when it is cold out don’t go in dressed heavy because they use the gas lamps not far above your head so get comfortable. In the summer surprisingly with no air conditioning it is not bad, the store sits on a concrete floor with a lot of windows and fans.
If your looking for something in particular don’t be afraid to ask, every time I go I ask about the V8 Fusion because they keep it in the back in the full packs. Now that they know me I buy whatever they have in stock because you never know if next week they will get any more.
So if your in our neighborhood and want to try it out, it is on Brush Run Road off of Coshocton Rd. heading out of Millwood. Watch out for our Amish friends in buggy’s and your speed we have a lot of Sheriff and State Highway Patrol on that road. Enjoy your journey and savings!