Read case studies and sales figures from some of Wingate Sales Solutions’ most successful liquidation sales from across the nation. Since 1916, Wingate Sales Solutions have helped retail store owners close, liquidate, or promote over 35,000 stores. The return you get on your retail liquidation sale depends on many factors, but the most important factor is the condition of your inventory. Stores fully stocked with good current merchandise tend to get the highest return. Stores with sold down, depleted or old inventories usually get the poorest return. In any case, our sale plan is designed to get you the best return possible. Wingate Sales Solutions‘ advice is to keep your store fully stocked right up to the day the sale starts.

Here are a few recent sales that we exceeded customer expectations.


Riklin Hardware – Narberth, PA

Hardware Store

This store had been in business since 1913

Less than a year later, the other partner and former Wingate client, decided to retire and they again employed Wingate to assist them with their st… Read More

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Suburban Hardware – Bryn Mawr, PA

Hardware Store

Closing after business for over 100 years

Two men were partners and each ran a store in different towns.  One wanted to retire so they employed us to help close the store.  This store had… Read More

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Dixie Hardware – Ballinger, TX

Hardware Store

22% profit on the merchandise sold

This merchant grew up in the hardware business and owned this hardware store for over 50 years.  When it came time to retire, he employed Wingate … Read More

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Miller Lumber Co – Camden, SC & Elgin, SC

Lumber Yard

This owner employed us to help close two stores

This owner employed us to help close two stores in different trade areas.  We used two Consultants, one in each store.  The first store had a $40… Read More

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Ashland ACE Hardware – Ashland, WI

Hardware Store

The sale surpassed the owner’s goals and he was well pleased

This was a marginally profitable store and the lease was about to expire.  Consequently, the owner decided to liquidate it and concentrate on his … Read More

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Lyell Crest True Value – Rochester, NY

Hardware Store

Opening day ran over $56,000

The owner of this True Value store had been trying to sell it and the real estate for some time without success.  He decided to liquidate because … Read More

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Builders Service & Supply – Grafton, WV

Hardware Store

Reported gross sales ran $343,000

This was a family owned 75 year old Do It Best store.  Sales trends had been down for some time and the family decided it was time to liquidate an… Read More

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ACE Hardware – Georgetown, TX

Hardware Store

Gross sales ran $365,000

A chain of Ace Hardware stores bought another store that was in their trade area. The store had a good location but was in an old, run down buildin… Read More

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Center Sports – Worthington, MN

Sporting Goods Store

Good experience—good sale!

This retailer was an absentee owner and he consulted with our Sale Consultant by phone almost every evening throughout the sale.This was a $190,000… Read More

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Piccadilly Ltd – Warrenton, VA

Gift Store

Reported sales exceeded $148,000

This was a small specialty gift store with an inventory that ran somewhere between $80,000 and $90,000.  It was owned by an elderly lady that had … Read More

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Hobbytown USA – Parkville, MD

Hobby Store

Highest volume month in 24 years

The owner had two stores. He had just closed the store he managed himself with poor results. A lot of merchandise went unsold so he transferred it … Read More

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The Art Store – Rochester, NY

Art Store

Total sales ran over $197,000 for a 143% return

This was one store out of a group of stores scattered throughout a number of states. Headquarters was 6 states away and the owner was hard to reach… Read More

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Hobbytown USA – Little Rock, AR

Hobby Store

Reported sales had exceeded $161,000

This store was in the worst location ever.  It was on the inside of two vacant strips that faced each other with no visibility in any direction. … Read More

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Sports Fanatic – Colorado Springs & Pueblo, CO

Sporting Goods Store

Pulled off a miracle

This was a two store liquidation.  The stores were in malls in cities 45 miles apart.  One Consultant was assigned to liquidate both stores.  Th… Read More

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Card & Candy Shop – Pierre, SD

Gift Store

Reported sales were $222,000

We were recommended by a friend of the owner who had used Wingate to liquidate his hardware store. This inventory was about 40% Hallmark and about … Read More

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Is COVID-19 Effecting Your Business?Now is the Time to Plan Your Sale

We are facing highly unusual times. Stores in many states, cities and counties have been forced to close, and the consumer has been encouraged to stay at home and only shop for necessary items. It now appears that things are beginning to break open, the consumer is starting to get out and retailers are going to have to aggressively go after every dollar they can get to cover lost sales.

The retail industry has lost their good spring selling season. Retailers are stuck with two seasons of merchandise. Now they must reopen with a strong sale and heavy advertising to generate customer traffic and raise a huge amount of cash. Out of season and over stocks need to be converted to cash while in season merchandise needs to be sold to make as much profit as possible. AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

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