I go into the Big Lots in Elkton MD occasionally to see what they might have. The problem with the store is that you can never count on what they might have because they always have different merchandise. On the other hand, they often some really good finds that surpirse me. They also have very good prices on items. I have found many brand name items at rock bottom prices. On theother hand, they also sometimes have no name items and some are better than others. I am very careful when I buy they "off brand" items.
One really good buy I made at Big Lots was a car seat for my son. It was a major brand name with the Eddie Bauer label on it even! It was a brand new item that was discontinued because the fabric pattern had been changed so I got it for a really good price!
I have found that you have to be there at the right time to find these deals though becuase the good ones go quickly!!!