Saturday, May 19, 2012
Ky. Businessman Buys Out Closing Kmart — And Donates Everything to Charity
Rankin Paynter, who runs a jewelery exchange in Winchester, told WLEX-TV he was at the superstore two days before it was set to shut its doors. Wondering what was going to happen with everything left on the shelves, he got an idea: Buy it all and give it to those in need.
Four cash registers and six-and-a-half hours later, Paynter walked away with a $200,000 haul — even renting a building to store everything.
at 5/19/2012 09:30:00 AM