Business.com has a surplus inventory section that provides an extensive list of companies that are having liquidation sales. These companies will allow businesses to purchases bulk pallets of goods by the truckloads. Companies are attempting to unload large amounts of merchandise, so this isn't ideal for individual purchases.
Liquidation sales are for people who are serious about beginning a business, not for people who are dabbling. However, searching for liquidation sales is a great way to locate merchandise for up to 40 percent off the retail value, which will allow businesses to discount them to customers for 10 to 20 percent.