We had the pleasure of catching up with veteran shopper Jeff Olyniec, and asked what keeps him coming back to Unclaimed Baggage even though he now lives in China; fostering the growth of the worlds ever engulfing tech demands.
Thanks for your time Jeff!
UBC: How many times do you get to visit UBC a year?
Jeff: About 3 or 4 times a year. I actually worked here for a while when I was back and forth living in China. I was back in the states for while with my soon to be wife. I had a job lined up in Atlanta but was about 3 months out and needed a place to work, so I worked here in operations sorting through unclaimed bags.
Now I have a couple companies, mostly manufacturing, out of China. I manufacture touch screens for a lot of the devices people use daily.
UBC: Traveling as much as you do and the places you’ve seen in your line of work, what keeps you coming back to UBC?
Jeff: Oh man I go searching through everything, finding the little gems, you know. I’m normally on a mission for my wife and kids finding things for them. For me though, dress clothes are awesome. If I need work clothes, good office clothes, I come here first. It’s good stuff, and cheap!
UBC: Being in the tech industry, when you come here can you easily identify what’s a steal in our mezzanine?
Jeff: Oh yeah. Cameras and computers, they’re a fraction of the cost retail. And if you come here a lot you’ll catch the big finds. There are daily good deals and then there are great deals that pop in at random. If you come in once a year you may not find those elevated deals that a daily or weekly shopper will.
UBC: Speaking of dress cloths, we have a lot to choose from. What’s been your best find to date?
Jeff: In my line of work, I go through shoes really fast. I was in the market for really nice handmade quality pair of shoes that would last. I found a pair I really like for around $500. I know, way too much, but they served their purpose. I bought them, then a week later I came here and no joke, the same pair, $39 dollars!
UBC: Wow! What brand were they?
Jeff: It was a while ago but I think they were Alden’s, got them from Macy’s off the shelf.
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