Sears sells liquidation pallets of clothing and electronics in two different categories; one category is called N, while the other category is named Y. What do these letters stand for?

The Y category consists of store only brands, filled with less desirable items such as vacuums, microwaves, and other appliances that Sears manufacturers under their own store brands. Same hold true for the Y clothing loads- all store brands, no national name brands.

The opposite is true for loads labeled N, or National brands. The electronics loads labeled N will contain well known name brand TVS, DVD Players, telephones, and other faster selling items. N clothing pallets will have all the well known name brands, such as levis, Mudd, Dockers, etc.

If you are planning on buying pallets of shelf pulls or customer returns from Sears, stick with the N labeled loads because there if very little brand protection requirements, and the well known name brands sell better on eBay!


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