When in your favorite store, look around in unexpected places and you might find a hidden gem. My favorite happened a couple years ago.
At lowes, back in lumber, I stumbled across a returned Sportman generator. It was a SOS (special order) from about a year before that someone returned because it "would not start". Surprise, the store had taken it back. It was sitting there and written on the box was "Parts Only". Priced at $20 dollars. I offered $15 figuring the parts are worth that. Once I got it home, I was going to clean the carburetor but first, I poured a little gas into the carburetor and pulled the cord. IT STARTED. Nothing was wrong with the generator. Someone must have just wanted their money back. The little generator has been fantastic as it has gotten me (and other I have loaned it too) through many power outages and hurricanes. I have a couple large generator but this has become my "go to" because it is small enought to easily move around.
The second is a small dome smoker (this is also doucmented in the food section). It was also a SOS (special order) that someone had changed their mind about. The store had placed it on the shelf (not on the floor for everyone to see) in it's box and since it was special order there was no display so noone payed it any attention. As with other returned "non-stock" items the price when down and down. When I located it, hidden on the shelf, it was down to $15. I have used the smoker a lot of times and just love it. Small and easy to use for a couple. Maybe not big enough for a big family but perfect for us. For $15 and about 2 years of smoking, I couldn't ask for more.
Hopefully you enjoy my "finds". Just trying to add some content to the forum and hopefully others can add their finds.