Marden’s is a family-owned chain of 14 retail stores located throughout the state of Maine. Marden’s locates and purchases overstocks, closeouts, insurance losses, liquidations, salvage deals, discontinued items, and other deals across the country and sells them at discounted prices.
Common questions on our inventory, return policy, new items, and more answered.
All 14 Marden’s stores are located in Maine. We are located in Biddeford, Sanford, Scarborough, Gray, Lewiston, Waterville, Brewer, Lincoln, Calais, Houlton, Ellsworth, Presque Isle, Rumford, and Madawaska.
With 14 unique locations throughout the state, we may often have various openings available. Please check out our current openings here: see jobs
Marden’s is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against people on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical handicap in hiring, employment, benefits, or advancement opportunities.
Marden’s is a locally owned and operated Maine retailer with 14 unique locations throughout the state. We work much like a close-knit family–because we are one!–with several Marden’s generations involved in the daily business. Our employees often stay with us for many years and build great careers at Marden’s, with lots of opportunities to grow into new positions.
Marden’s offers a friendly work environment, employee discounts, full-time health benefits, paid vacation, retirement programs, a flexible work schedule with family-friendly hours, and more!
Yes, gift cards are available at all locations in any desired denomination. Gift cards can also be purchased securely online using our PayPal checkout. All gift cards are physical gift cards that will be mailed out by First Class Mail, with delivery expected 7-10 days from purchase. We do not offer electronic gift cards.
The buyers for Marden’s search the country for deals that come from insurance losses, closeouts, overstocks, discontinued items, factory seconds, and salvage items from natural disasters. Our buyers bid on each stock in a sealed bid process similar to a silent auction, and if the bid is won the merchandise is shipped to our warehouses or sometimes directly to our stores.
Simply put, no. If you’ve had a chance to visit our even a few of our stores, you’ve probably seen how different they are in terms of layout and offerings. We think of our stores as children in a family- they are all unique and some are a little bit (or a lot) different from another, but we love them all! Some locations may receive more or less of an item, or not receive an item at all depending on what sells best at each location or the quantity purchased.
We do our best to have a good offering of all the products we carry in all of our stores with the below noted exceptions:
- Gray Marden’s has a limited offering of furniture and flooring due to size.
- Biddeford, Gray, and Lincoln Marden’s don’t handle fabric.
Each store’s inventory changes daily and new shipments come several times each week.
Absolutely not. Marden’s gets most of its merchandise direct from the manufacturer by purchasing prior years models, overstocks, insurance losses, closeouts, and discontinued items. Although some items may have slight damage, the only thing substandard is our price. Unless specifically noted at time of sale, Marden’s has a 30 day “No Fuss” money-back guarantee with original receipt.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be accepting any returns until July 1, 2020. At that time, we will accept returns with receipt dated back to March 1, 2020.
Unless specifically noted at time of sale, Marden’s has a 30 day “No Fuss” money-back guarantee, providing the customer has the original receipt. In the event that the customer does not have the original receipt, Marden’s may issue a Merchandise Credit in the amount of Marden’s current price. Merchandise Return Credits are not transferable. All merchandise must be returned in its original condition. Shoes MUST be returned unworn! Refunds on purchases paid by check will not be made until the check has cleared the bank.
All customers, regardless of where they reside, are required to pay sales tax on items deemed taxable by the Maine Department of Revenue. Purchases for re-sale, purchases by exempt organizations and goods shipped out of state by Common Carrier may be exempt from sales tax. The customer is advised to contact the Marden’s Store Manager for rules and regulations.
Generally speaking, Marden’s is pleased to accept personal checks for the exact amount of the purchase. To pay by check, one is required to: Make the check payable to Marden’s, show a picture ID such as a valid driver’s license or state issued ID, and present a check that has been imprinted by a bank with the customer’s name. Marden’s reserves the right to assess a service charge and to electronically present a check for payment should the check be dishonored.
It is Marden’s policy to apply the prevailing rate as set by our local financial institutions on purchases made with Canadian currency.
Since Marden’s has a cash and carry policy, it does not ship to customers. When reasonable, the customer, at their expense, may arrange to have their purchase shipped.
Due to the nature of our business, we do not offer online sales.
No. Marden’s is wholly owned by the Marden family. Governor LePage worked for the Marden family as the GM of Marden’s from 1996 through 2010. He never did, and does not now, own any part of the company.
We don’t have a weekly flyer. We’ve found that many of our best items aren’t in large enough quantities to advertise or that they are brands that we’re restricted from advertising.
Marden’s is unlike any other local retailer in that we don’t re-order goods to re-stock our shelves. Our products are ever-changing, and the best way to see what we have is to make a trip into the store. What we have available in-store is always different. Keep in mind, what is here today could be gone tomorrow. You don’t want to get caught saying… “I should have bought it when I saw it, at Marden’s!”