BUCKEYE Bargains

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Established in 1966, Buckeye Bargains is The University Women’s Club thrift shop. The shop is operated by volunteers who are members of the University Women’s Club and it serves the members of the University community as well as the community at large.  All merchandise and worker’s time is donated and 100% of the proceeds go to The UWC of Ohio State Scholarship Fund administered by the Office for Student Financial Aid.  

Today Buckeye Bargains sells a vast array of items for very little cost, yet donating substantially to the UWC Scholarship Fund. In 2017-2018, the shop’s contribution to this fund was more than $31,000!  Because everything is donated, including the workers’ time, Buckeye Bargains has become not only a labor of love but also, some of the best fun to be had anywhere. 

So far, we are the only Club in the Big 10 Conference that has a physical on-campus thrift shop.

Store Information

2121 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210

location

Located in the basement of Converse hall (ROTC building). The entrance is at the northwest corner of the building.

parking

Two free 30 minute parking spots located in front of the entrance to Buckeye Bargains.
There is also metered guest parking located in the Converse Hall parking lot.

Store Hours

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
*Closed during summer semester and university holidays.
Cash only accepted for purchases

Donation Hours

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
*Closed during summer semester and university holidays.

Our contact: buckeyebargains66@gmail.com

Buckeye Bargains History

It all started in 1966 when there was a move to create a way to serve the University and its communities.  The result was the formation of a thrift shop that the members named Buckeye Bargains.  Through the assistance of Marjorie Fawcett, the wife of the OSU president, Buckeye Bargains opened in the old veterinary surgery theater at 17th & Neil, across the street from University Hall.

For years, people shopped the steep amphitheater rows of the veterinary surgery theater until the University tore it down. Buckeye Bargains then moved to a basement space in the NW corner of Converse Hall, the ROTC building next to the Ice Rink.  

More Information

All proceeds from Buckeye Bargains go to the UWC Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for OSU students, with particular attention to women enrolled at The Ohio State University Columbus Campus.

We emphasize clean, current and in working order for all donations. If you have dishes, kitchen items, glasses, small appliances, clean wearable clothing, jewelry, linens, sheets, towels, blankets or other usable household goods, please consider donating them to Buckeye Bargains! A dated and signed tax receipt is provided for your donations, or a BB worker can stamp, sign and date your own itemized list.

Also, merchandise can be brought to the monthly UWC luncheons or picked up by special arrangement. Click here to arrange a special pick up.

Buckeye Bargains Board Members

CO-CHAIR

Mary Gustafson

CO-CHAIR

Ellen Leppert

CO-CHAIR

Cheri Ricket

SECRETARY

Melissa Robol

TREASURER

Julie Buckley

SCHEDULING

Donna Cavell

ADVISOR

Susan Schraff

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