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Thrift shop in Slayton carries a wide variety of merchandise

Justine Wettschreck/Daily Globe Darrell Pressley, left, and Bill Lange are the owners of Bill's Second Chance Thrift Shop, which opened two weeks ago in downtown Slayton.

SLAYTON -- From clothes to collectibles, electronics to antiques, and everything in between, the new thrift shop on Broadway Avenue in Slayton is packed full of interesting items.

Bill's Second Chance Thrift Shop, owned by Darrell Pressley and Bill Lange, opened two weeks ago, and business is keeping both men hopping.

"We didn't even have a chance to get ads in the papers or anything," Pressley said. "People just started walking in. Business is good."

Bill's Second Chance sells, buys and trades all kinds of goods.

"People can bring things to us to sell or if it is a bigger item, we are happy to come look at it," said Lange.

In the past two weeks the men have sold suitcases, musical equipment and more.

"We've already had repeat customers," Pressley remarked.

Because they are constantly in the process of buying and selling, the merchandise in the store will change constantly, he added.

"People are welcome to come in and browse," Lange stated. "And if they are looking for something specific, we'll try to locate it."

Bill's Second Chance is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lange used to have a store in Worthington, and Pressley, his son-in-law, has been involved in buying and selling for years.

"So we thought we'd get together and try a thrift shop," Lange said.

So far the experience has been a bit of an adventure, according to Pressley.

"You never know what is going to come in the door," he said. "Things in here will be all different all the time."

Out front on the sidewalk, merchandise ranges from a set of tires to an antique barber chair. Inside are dining room tables, a grandfather clock, glassware, movies, clothes and tools. But given the amount of traffic in and out of the store, things are bound to change quickly.

The owners haven't had a chance to get Internet hooked up yet, but hope to eventually have e-mail and a website.

For now, anyone wanting to get in touch with either of the owners can stop in at 2502 Broadway Ave., or call Lange at (507) 468-2204 or Pressley at (507) 836-8669 and leave a message.