|Address:||1600 Empire Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA|
|Working:||10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 9AM–6PM Closed|
OVERVIEW - 3.25 As a Forewarning: Do not come here on a Saturday, unless you wish to hate humanity! Theres nothing the matter with the business, its just that there are way too many people and it makes you end up hating humanity, as they conveniently leave their carts in the middle of the aisle as they look at something on the side. Some of them just drag their feet as you try to get around them. It is just a hopeless, hateful feeling being there on a Saturday, any other day is a happy, carefree day! Also avoid the restrooms, most people are like steerage when using it. LOCATION - 3 Ive had to use a GPS almost every time to get here. I dont necessarily blame, them, it is a warehouse afterall, and Im not too familiar with Salt Lake City streets. PRICE - 3 Some prices are great, some are absurd. The produce is always nicely priced, as is much of the food. The normal retail items I feel sometimes are over priced, especially kids toys. You can occassionally catch weekly discounts on specific items youre wanting, where it is dropped by a certain percentage of price. PRODUCT/SERVICE - 3 Most food has expired or near expiration. That doesnt bother me much because we use it up rather quickly, and most food is processed to last much longer after expiration. Most of non-food products is buyer beware, as it is possible it may break, after all, it is most likely discounted for a specific reason... EMPLOYEES - 4 The employees for the most part are rather friendly. Every Saturday I go, I always bump into the same bread guy stocking bread. I always ask him for my squaw bread, and he always apologizes for it being out, and wishes me a good weekend after calling me friend.
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If youve never been, you need to know that the NPS store is like a cavernous thrift store, selling unpredictable (and often, damaged) items, but lacking the charitable charter of a true thrift store. Make no mistake, these guys are out to make a buck. True, there are bargains to be found, but NPS seems to be taking advantage of their customers who shop there not for fun, but out of necessity. Their food, though expired, is often more expensive than similar items at regular grocery stores...and certainly more than at Wal-Mart. Also, take work gloves and and apron. The store is absolutely filthy. Oh, and buyer beware. Returns are at the discretion of the manager. Iin short, that means that if you dont run with his gang, you are out of luck.
This store is one of my two new favorite finds in Salt Lake. They have EVERYTHING. It combines the best of all worlds of discount shopping: groceries (food and produce), pet supplies, dollar stores, mass merchandisers, thrift, designer outlet clothing, shoes, and jewelry, DVDs, big box electronics, and more). This place gives me that "thrill of the hunt" feeling better than any other store Ive ever shopped at. They even have a selection of Tiffanys sterling jewelry! Only complaint is that they are closed on Sundays and close too early Saturday and weekdays. For anyone from California like me, NPS is like Grocery Outlet times a thousand!
Not a quick stop usually really busy in the for cashiers how many discount codes in so many items passing through their hands that you can expect to be in line from anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. However, this is a great place to get some discounted food and household items. Even the outdated yogurt has always been good for us. I freeze most of it and use it for smoothies and the rest we eat fresh. The cave and the discount tile is exciting at times lol. Could be cleaner and a little more organized. Tough to find things at times but overall what a great place.
My family and I have been coming to NPS for just over 20 years. It has gone downhill over the years. Occasionally there are still great deals to be had (I typically go once a week) but in general it isnt so great anymore. Prices have gone up to the point where a lot of stuff is barely cheaper than the same item at Wal-Mart or online, in multiple cases Ive been able to get an item cheaper online. I still love NPS and will keep coming as long as the store is there. Anybody that doesnt like NPS is the type of person that doesnt like searching for deals
This store is super weird and super awesome. You can almost always find something on a really great deal, which means that youre trying different foods. If a classy ambience is important to you, then this is not your place. If you want to save a ton of money on your groceries, then this is the place for you. Important to remember: you cant go here to buy a specific item hoping to get a great price. In all likelihood youll save almost nothing. But if you do your weekly grocery shopping here and buy the good deals youll save a lot.
Its okay, just know that a lot of food items are already expired, or expiring soon. I wouldnt suggest taking home anything with the intention of freezing or saving it. Definitely eat it that day or within the next day or so. Also I was trying on a shirt in changing room yesterday afternoon and the lady working it gave me this accusatory look as soon as I came back out of the changing stall. Mind you, I had my 2 kids with me and am no thief! It was rude, took everything in me not to open my mouth and ask her "Is there a problem!?"
Aspen Mills Honey Wheat bread is the closest thing to my Moms homemade bread. I call it Mormon Crack. Sure they sell it at Costco but you can almost always buy it here and for a l o t less. They usually have other varieties as well. Always check out the cheese and walk in refrigerator. NPS does not have everything but you can usually find some great products like Sabra hummus or Rana filled pasta. It is not about what they dont have, it is about what they do have and worth a visit especially if you are feeding a crowd.
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My experience with NPS has been outstanding! I have dealt with them for nearly 10 years, online via EBay and have never come away from a transaction dissatisfied. I did some checking on old Geoff below, he has entered nine (9) ratings and everyone of them is a b**h session. You would think the guy would have something nice to say about someone! He strikes me as a snob who thinks everyone in the service/ retail sector should bow and thank him for gracing them with his presence. Hey Goeff--Get a life! P.S Its spelled JEFF! dweeb!
NPS is a great destination to find great deals on more items than I could ever name in this little post. They specialize in open box, damaged shipment sort of goods, which ranges from kitchen tools to clothing, electronics to cosmetics, and and automotive products to air conditioning units. Even exercise equipment is sold. Again, more items than I could even begin to itemize here. And, though a shipment may have been damaged, that does not mean that the goods were. You can expect quality, undamaged goods.
This is an excellent outlet store. They have some awesome prices, though the selection varies for each visit. The grocery store carries just about everything a regular store does, but if youre hoping to save lots on groceries you need to check prices of some items. Just because its at NPS doesnt mean its a good deal. They are honest however, and Ive never had anything mis-marked. The industrial store is hit and miss, but there are some steals occasionally. Definitely would recommend for college students.