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Scruffy's combination retail, auction house opens

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Scruffy's owners Brent and Robin Faid, left, held an open house Tuesday with Jodi Fortenberry of the Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Mayor Rick Danner.
 

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Scruffy's owners Brent and Robin Faid, left, held an open house Tuesday with Jodi Fortenberry of the Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Mayor Rick Danner.

 



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This multi-functional gas/charcoal/wood/smoker grill is one of the unique items Brent Faid acquired for retail sale.
 
 

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This multi-functional gas/charcoal/wood/smoker grill is one of the unique items Brent Faid acquired for retail sale.

 

 

Brent Faid has a deal for you.

Faid has opened, Scruffy’s, a retail store offering products at 30 percent less than name-brand goods with continuous moving stock and an auction house at 208 School Street. The warehouse totals 23,000 square feet with the warehouse having 15,000 square feet of space for products.

There’s plenty of parking, a prerequisite for Faid and his co-partner and wife, Robin. “I wanted parking for 200 cars for the auction,” Faid said. “The parking lot is well lighted and fenced.”

The warehouse is between the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

Faid said was looking for a business to have fun, now that he’s retired and have had jobs in the military and private sector that required strict discipline.

Of course, the name Scruffy’s doesn’t depict Faid’s past. He said his 88-year-old mother provided the name. “We were sitting at a dinner table and my mother commented, ‘you need to get a haircut and your beard trimmed. You look so scruffy’. The name stuck,” Faid said.

“It’s a fun business and you get to meet a lot of nice people,” Faid said.

Faid explained his business “as buying freight salvaged goods. It’s like an order is put in for a quantity of goods by a (big box) store or large manufacturer and for whatever reason the product isn’t delivered on time, lost and the shipment is written off as a loss,” Faid said.

Faid said the pallets of merchandise are then sold and offered at the reduced prices. “We also guarantee everything we sell for 30 days,” Faid said.

Faid showed a shipment of EGO power mowers selling for $300, leaf blowers with attachments and a multi-functional gas/charcoal/wood/smoker grill for serious cookers for just under $400.

The retail part of the business is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The first auction is Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m. until all the merchandise is gone, Faid said.

Scruffy’s location is easiest to find on School Street across the White House Salon.

Call 864-331-2020 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

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