SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Thrifty Sasebo sailors will soon be able to shop on the main base for low-priced uniforms, household goods and just about anything else.

A new thrift store is set to open Nov. 6 near the Bayside food court, according to the Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Sasebo, which will operate the secondhand shop.

The Thrifty Treasures store will accept donations the same as its sister location in the Hario housing area and will likely become a clearinghouse for sailors transferring to new duty stations, said Debbie McNutt, the club’s president.

When moving, many sailors have excess personal items that get thrown away, McNutt said.

Instead of going to waste, the belongings can be donated to the new store in Building 301 and sold for a few dollars to others, she said.

“We are really excited, because we are going to be right there in the middle of the base,” she said. “I think we are going to have a whole new segment of people coming in.”

The store will sell uniforms at $1.50 for pants and coats and $1 for shirts, Thrifty Treasures manager Kathy Weisinger said.

Prices for all merchandise, including clothes, baby cribs, strollers and dishes, will range from 10 cents to a few dollars, Weisinger said.

“Sometimes, we will have something for $10 or $20 if it is really big or nice,” she said.

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club painted the new shop last week after public works crews installed a counter, shelving and clothing rods.

Donations are coming in every day from Hario, and the second store is being stocked, McNutt said.

The grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 6, and the store will operate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as one Saturday each month.

Hario Thrifty Treasures is on the bottom floor of Sakura Tower and is open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. However, McNutt said, that store will be closing sometime in the future to make way for planned housing renovations.

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