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Jan 1, 2009
by Christopher Heine is the web's premier location for buyers looking for the latest closeout offerings from America's leading closeout and liquidation sources. More than 7,000 closeout lots appear at at any point in time, with new lots added daily.

High-Powered Search offers two easy ways to search through the current closeout offerings. Down the left hand side of the home page is a list of 50 of the major industry product categories. Clicking any category displays all current closeouts in that category. Closeouts are all linked directly to a page displaying complete details of the lot, including links to contact the seller for more information or to make an offer to purchase.

Buyers seeking something very specific may use the keyword search tool located in the upper right corner of all pages on This allows buyers to search all lots containing any keyword they enter. For example, a search for "pocket knife" will return a list of offerings from a variety of distributors looking to sell bulk pallets of pocket knives at bargain prices.

Daily Closeout Alert

Just over a year ago, introduced the email service called Daily Closeout Alert. In a nutshell, buyers who have signed up for the emails receive a daily list of all merchandise lots posted at the website in the prior 24 hours.

Competitively minded buyers know that golden opportunities often become available for only a day at a time, or even less. Hence, this service allows them to stay constantly updated on all incoming closeouts in a convenient fashion. In addition, the email is neatly organized by product category, and each offering involves a brief description of the lot, the asking price, the seller's company name and a direct link to complete details of the merchandise and how to purchase.

With all of the fantastic post-holiday products available this month, the time beckons to sign up for the free service. Simply visit, enter your email address and click the "Subscribe" button. You will receive an email containing a link that you must click to confirm your subscription.

Quicklink makes it easy for returning buyers to see all offerings from specific suppliers with one click. Every seller listed on CloseoutCentral has its own personal keyword, called a Quicklink. In the top right hand corner of every CloseoutCentral page is the Quicklink search box. If the buyer knows a seller's Quicklink, this method of navigation provides the fastest way to see a complete list of all of the desired company's lots.

For example, searching for Quicklink "hj" will list all lots for H&J Liquidators, one of the original suppliers listed on CloseoutCentral who never ceases to post new lots on a continual basis.

Seller Directory

CloseoutCentral also offers a handy Seller Directory, accessible by clicking the Seller Directory button on the site's top navigation bar. The Seller Directory offers three ways to locate specific companies. Buyers may search by company name, with a letter of the alphabet option to see all companies beginning with a particular letter, as well as an option to click one of several classifications of supplier such as manufacturer, broker, or liquidator.

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