FAQ

Where are your Dirt Cheap Building Supplies stores located?

Our Dirt Cheap Building Supplies locations are located in Hattiesburg, MS and Pensacola, FL.

What are your store hours?

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  On Saturday, we are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  We are closed on Sunday.

Why are you closed on Sunday?

We have chosen to close on the day most widely recognized as a day of rest, in order to allow our associates and customers more time for worship and family. We recognize that some things are more important than profit. This is a matter of principle for our company owners and our associates.

What is the benefit of shopping at Dirt Cheap Building Supplies?

Whether you are building or remodeling, Dirt Cheap Building Supplies is sure to have something for you.  Dirt Cheap Building Supplies offers new, high-quality building supplies 40% to 90% off the regular retail price.  Looking for great tile, crown moulding or light fixtures?  But on a budget?  Dirt Cheap Building Supplies allows you to purchase the same items you see in typical building supply stores, but for a fraction of the regular price.

What is the difference between Dirt Cheap Building Supplies and other home building supply retailers?

Most retailers have an established set of vendors and distributors who they purchase goods from at a wholesale price.   Dirt Cheap is a retailer in the secondary market, which means that we purchase goods from traditional retailers who have had a hard time selling those items through normal channels of distribution due to errors in purchasing, increased competition or down economies.  Our merchandise changes weekly, and sometimes daily, so it's always a unique shopping experience.

How can you sell your merchandise so cheaply?

Our business model allows us to not only form relationships with major retailers, but also provide a valuable service by removing their problem inventories.  By providing this service to them we are able to obtain merchandise for much less than the original retail cost, which in turn allows us to pass the savings on to you. 

How do Dirt Cheap Building Supplies buyers find merchandise for the stores to sell?

Our buyers travel the country purchasing large amounts of building supplies from bankruptcies, overstocks, unpaid orders, cancelled housing/business developments where supplies were already purchased, salvage claims, seconds or "B" grade material generated during normal manufacturing processes, and closeouts.

Is all of the merchandise you sell damaged?

No. Some items may have slight damage, but the vast majority or our inventory is in perfect condition.

Do all locations have the same merchandise?

Our merchandise supply is somewhat unpredictable; therefore all locations will not receive the same assortment of merchandise.  For this reason, it pays to check out as many of our *locations* as possible.

How can I find out what kind of merchandise is currently on sale?

By signing up for our email alerts you will be registered to receive updates on new inventory and markdowns the day before they begin.  You can also customize your email alert registration to receive alerts from stores of your choice. Sign up for Dirt Cheap Building Supplies email alerts now!

How often do your stores receive new merchandise?

Each store's inventory changes on a daily basis, with new merchandise arriving weekly.

Does Dirt Cheap Building Supplies sell merchandise online?

Unfortunately we are not able to sell merchandise online because of the unpredictable supply of our merchandise.  Our inventory changes rapidly, therefore it is not practical for us to sell merchandise online.

What is the Dirt Cheap Building Supplies return policy?

We will be happy to refund your money or exchange an item if you are unhappy with your purchase. All you have to do is return the item with receipt  to the Dirt Cheap Building Supplies store where the item was purchased within 30 days of the purchase date (for building supplies) or within seven days of the purchase date (for all other merchandise).

Does Dirt Cheap Building Supplies offer gift cards?

No, we do not offer gift cards at this time.

How can I apply for a job at a Dirt Cheap Building Supplies or at one of the Distribution Centers?

You may apply online or in store.

Can I buy a Dirt Cheap Building Supplies franchise? 

All Dirt Cheap Building Supplies stores are company owned.  We do not sell franchises.

Can I buy stock in Dirt Cheap Building Supplies? 

Dirt Cheap Building Supplies is not a publicly traded company.

What is salvage?

Salvage merchandise mostly consists of retail merchandise that has been claimed by an insurance company due to some form of natural disaster, whether it be fire, flood, or another form of damage to the store.  We then buy the merchandise and resell it in our stores.  Salvaged goods can also be considered liquidations, closeouts, business closings or overstocks. 

Doesn't salvage mean that it's just junk?

In the retail industry salvage can have various definitions, but most of the time it is defined by anything that has value left in a secondary market. Originating with the term salvage value - an accounting term - "salvage" can mean brand new, still in the box and surplus stocks or it can be an insurance claim. 

If it's unsellable in the beginning we simply dispose of it and move on.  Our creed governs our decisions and we are committed to selling desirable merchandise at an honest and extremely discounted price.  

Why would you carry smoky merchandise?

Our business model is built upon finding value where others cannot.  We pride ourselves in our resourceful and inventive strategies to create opportunities where others see none. In doing so, we are able to offer our customers valuable products at an incredible price.  We have a sales system in place to eliminate problem inventory as we quickly liquidate our merchandise to make room for new shipments.