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A turkey call and a robot vacuum: Browsing Henderson’s new liquidation gold mine

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I’m pretty sure I blacked out after reading “discounts as high as 75 percent off” and “Dyson” in the same sentence. I’ve been desperate for one of those elegant vacuums ever since I first heard James Dyson say the word “suction.” (I heart him. Seriously.) But the average $500 price tag has kept me from even looking.

Bazargin changed that. The liquidation center relocated from Dean Martin Drive to Commercial Way in Henderson, and the grand reopening on June 7 had free hot dogs and an impressive debris field of deeply discounted department-store castoffs.

The space is not about sexy presentation. It’s about staying as cheap as possible for the buying public. (I overheard one of the proprietors compare it to “a garage sale on crack.”) So you might see a bear-shaped cake pan next to a Mickey Mouse piñata, or a flea trap sharing a shelf with a golf conditioning book/DVD set. Stranger finds included a 48DDD bra, a turkey call and a Santa suit, but Bazargin’s inventory is mostly home and sporting goods—furniture, appliances, camping gear, fitness equipment—all new, though some of the packaging has seen better days. A West Bend toaster that retails for $44 was $28. A $60 Nostalgia Electrics popcorn machine was $35. A Neato robot vacuum, originally $250, was $125.

I hoped for a Dyson, but all of them went before I walked in the door around 12:30 (it opened at 10). I was told to sign up for email notifications, which ping whenever Bazargin gets a shipment. In the meantime, I’m stoked on the pair of red chairs I got for $65, and a $28 faux-leather ottoman/storage chest that’s about to give the mess in my office a sleek new home. And now that Blockbuster is extinct, it’s nice to know where I can score an obscure Alan Alda movie.

Bazargin 7585 Commercial Way, Suite D, 702-533-7723. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

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