Can civilians shop at military surplus store?

US Answer: Well, yes. Go to any Navy/Army surplus store for equipment & clothing.

Why is it called Army surplus?

In earlier wars, most troops were basically a militia wearing whatever they had with them. This required mass-produced wears and arms for both sides. After the war, to recoup some money they sold the supplies in stores. Thus the military surplus store was born.

Do military surplus stores buy uniforms?

Nowadays, there are several military surplus stores that buy old uniforms and other tactical gear to resell them. Their purpose is to cater to members of the troops who want to purchase second-hand items to save money as new kits and equipment can be expensive.

Can anyone shop at a military surplus store?

Actually anyone can go and buy there. Are you going camping, or hunting? First go to a military surplus store for the gear.

What happened to Army Navy Surplus Store?

NEWPORT — The Army Navy Surplus store, in business in the city since 1937 except for a one-year break in 2008, is closing for good. “We don’t feel good about the closing,” said Jay Patel, the owner of the store since 2009. “People love this store. They have been coming here for generations.”

Can you throw away army uniforms?

The easiest way to get rid of any uniforms is to dispose of them, and there are a handful of ways to do this. The first is to simply throw them in the trash. Another option is to check with a local base, as some military installations have shredding programs for old uniforms.

Do you have to be in the military to go to a military surplus store?

If it is a public store you are welcome, no military affiliation (just greenbacks). The ultimate was Ranger Joe’s in Columbus, Ga.

How much do Army surplus stores make?

Many successful military surplus store owners report an annual profit between $45,000 and $95,000.