Blaine Tucker Military Surplus Going Out Of Business
The Banana Bay military surplus store in Cheyenne, Wyoming will be closing it's doors this spring as owner Blaine Tucker prepares for retirement.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 19, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- By Margie Pope
Residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming will have one less option for buying surplus military supplies in 2014, but for the next few months, surplus Army and Navy will be available at a fraction of normal prices. Blaine Tucker is offering drastic discounts on all store inventory in an effort to liquidate as much as possible before he closes the store to retire.
"This is a retirement sale," says Blaine Tucker, "It really is a happy occasion for me, and I'm delighted to be able to offer good deals to the people of this community who have supported Banana Bay for so long."
The Banana Bay retirement sale comes after nearly 20 years of business in the Cheyenne area. Blaine Tucker started the business in his forties, after serving in the military and working for over a decade as a heating and air conditioning salesman.
"My career in sales nurtured my entrepreneurial spirit," says Blaine Tucker. "After establishing some savings and talking about it for many years with my wife, I decided to go out on my own and start my own business. Opening a military surplus store wasn't my first idea, but when it occurred to me, I realized that it really was the perfect fit."
According to Blaine Tucker, Banana Bay has been profitable for almost every quarter of it's existence. Despite the store's small size and limited marketing, the Banana Bay military surplus store has served both Blaine Tucker's family and his community.
"It took a couple years to get into the black," says Blaine Tucker. "Once we became profitable, though, we've pretty much stayed that way quarter after quarter. The important thing is to be prudent and to focus on bringing value into the community. Because we've concentrated on those things, this store has supported my family for many years and now my wife and I can retire comfortably."
Blaine Tucker says that popular store items such as duffle bags, backpacks and jackets will be 50% to 75% off, and discounts for other items will vary based on price. The retirement sale will run through the end of the June 2014, as long as supplies last.