Get crazy bar­gains here

New busi­ness moves in

The Northern Star - - NEWS - FRAN­CIS WITSENHUYSEN Fran­cis.Witsenhuysen@north­ern­

ALL hands are on deck to stock the shelves of Goonellabah’s new­est busi­ness, ahead of its open­ing next week.

The first Just Crazy Bar­gains Store to open its doors in New South Wales will take the place of the old Dol­lars and Sense store at Goonellabah Vil­lage.

Ex­pand­ing the one stop dis­count shop across the bor­der was a long-term goal for Just Crazy Bar­gains owner Su­nil Kha­tri, who re­vealed the grand-open­ing tar­get date of Thurs­day, No­vem­ber 15 would smash all pre­vi­ous store- open­ing records.

“This is the fastest store we’ve ever opened,” Mr Kha­tri said.

“It’s been just over two months since the day we looked at the space, we thought the size of the shop was good and I thought the area could do with a good dis­counter.

“We’ve just pushed ev­ery­one to the lim­its to get this shop opened this side of Christ­mas.

“The way it was go­ing, we would have opened a week be­fore Christ­mas. The new team of about 10 staff has been great.”

Open­ing his first store in Ip­swich in 1992, Mr Kha­tri said busi­ness had grown steadily, with a to­tal of five stores cur­rently op­er­at­ing in South East Queens­land.

“We’ve had a very good bunch of crew work­ing with us over the years, a lot of the man­agers have been with us for 10 to 15 years.”

He said lis­ten­ing to the mar­ket was what set Just Crazy Bar­gains aside from sim­i­lar busi­nesses.

“Af­ter 25 years in busi­ness we’ve based our busi­ness to cater to our cus­tomers,” he said.

“Be­cause we are small enough, we can change the di­rec­tion of pur­chas­ing very quickly.

“Our man­agers take on a lot of re­spon­si­bil­ity in terms of pur­chas­ing so we are more hands on. We don’t have a cor­po­rate struc­ture where there are buy­ers in­volved.”

Find the new Just Crazy Bar­gains Store at 3 Sime­oni Dr, Goonellabah Vil­lage.

Photo: Fran­cis Witsenhuysen

GET READY: The first Just Crazy Bar­gains shop in NSW will open at Goonellabah Vil­lage next week. Pic­tured are Manger Toni Har­ri­man and As­sis­tant Man­ager Juz Towner.

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