Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
(from Customers and Browsers)
Question: What are your store hours? When are you open? Are you open everyday? Why weren't you open this morning on my way to work? How come your store is never open? Wow -- are you really open this late at night? How do I know if you are open or not? Can I buy something if you are closed?
We do not post our days and hours because we aren't open on a regular schedule.
We have flexible hours. We don't have set store hours. We're seldom open in the mornings -- but occasionally, I'm at the store by 8:00 a.m. We typically open about noon or 1:00 p.m. Once we open for the day, we're usually here well into the evening.
We are not open every day. We are usually open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We are usually closed on Sundays and often on Tuesdays. Sometimes we are open six days a week. There are also weeks when we are only open a couple days, or maybe not at all.
We're a small, "Mom and Pop" kind of store and you'll most always find one or both of the owners here when we are open. We can't keep the store open 24/7 and still have a life. We need time to do personal things. We also need to do things for the store that we can't do when it is open for business. If I work in the store too many hours, for too many days in a row, I get grumpy -- so
some days we just aren't open. On the other hand, when we are open, you get personal service from the owners that you don't get at the big box stores.
We are often open late into the evening, especially in the summer. So, yes, if the open sign is on, we probably are really open at 9:00 or 10:00 p.m.
We turn the OPEN signs on when we are open for business. Look for the lighted OPEN sign by our big red and white AK Second Hand sign out by the road. Also, look for the sandwich board open sign with the balloons out by the driveway. There's also a lit OPEN sign in the store window that is on when we are open. If the sign in the store window reads, "Sorry Closed," well, that usually means we are closed.
You can also call to see if we are open. If we don't answer, you'll usually get a voice message that tells you if we are open or not. It may also tell you that we aren't open at the moment but plan to open later in the day. The phone number for AK Secondhand is 907-260-6623.
We do sometimes open by appointment. If there's something particular that you want to buy, give us a call. If we have it, chances are good that we will open for you.
To sum things up, we do not have regular store hours. We are open by chance or appointment. Look for the balloons and the open signs. Or, give us a call.