Last Saturday we went to McKay’s for the first time, and I wondered where it has been my whole life!
McKay’s is a large used items store. In fact, it is so large that it looks more like a warehouse. The biggest draw is books, but they also have electronics, board games, music and movies.
Everything at McKay’s is used. You are able to sell your own items there, which will end up on the shelves.
The processing happens while you are shopping, if you have a small order. They try to process orders within 45 minutes. I brought a handful of books in to sell myself. You are handed a ticket number, and you can check a digital board on the wall that shows which orders have been processed. Once your order is done, you hand your ticket in, and they ask if you want cash or store credit. I got $2.81 in credit.
Not everything is accepted. The items that are rejected are put out in bins, free for the taking.
I headed right to the history section and helped to empty their shelves. Luckily, used items means good prices. Three of the books I picked out were only 75 cents! The most expensive book I picked up was $5. Now, there are books in the $10-$15 range, but that is still better than getting a new book for over $20.
Derek headed to the graphic design section and found some good books as well.
In the end, I bought eight books, and after my store credit was applied, I spent about $13.
We barely scratched the surface of what McKay’s has to offer. I saw a few children’s books that we loved when we were kids that we’d like to add to our collection in the future. I also headed to the historical romance section, but decided to leave because there was a large family in that aisle. Besides, I decided that eight books was enough for the moment!
I am definitely going to go to McKay’s again in the future. I can imagine that in a few months, the selection of books will be totally different.