It's inconceivable how much crap is made in China and other manufacturing countries and sent over here to sell in the U.S.. When a big shipment of something or other can't get sold at WalMart or who knows what happens to it, but you've got a million units of blenders and you got to move 'em out of inventory before the next shipment comes, Big Lots steps in and buys the whole lot of them and then sells whatever comes their way at dirt cheap prices. One thing I'd say is that the food here is really sketchy. Yes, they have food. How does it end up at Big Lots? Why is it so cheap? How OLD is it? Yikes. But if you want a blender or a boombox for $20 bucks, Big Lots might just be your lucky day.