― I've been in a Big Lots store maybe 5 times in my life. 3 times back in Massachusetts when one first opened up in the old TJ Maxx locale and twice with my husband in upstate New York. The one in NY was trashed. I mean super dirty, carts were all banged up and rusted, floor was a mess, stock was just piled up and scattered about. ∙ When we moved to NC, I knew of one down the street and a friend of mine said that it had some good stuff. Well I was reading on Nouveau Cheap that some [...].