Couple shifts selling venue from websites to Hagerstown store site

New Business Spotlight

February 05, 2012
  • Betty Boop poses with Karen and Kelly Nielsen, owners of Or Best Offer at 167 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

Name of business: Or Best Offer

Owners: Kelly and Karen Nielsen

Address: 167 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown

Opening date: Jan. 17, 2012

Products and services: Antiques, furniture, household items, clothes, purses, tools, etc. Consignment inventory is always changing. The Nielsens plan to dedicate one room to displaying local artists’ works.

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? The Nielsens have been selling on eBay and Craigslist for years. After many discussions, they decided to try the retail market.

Previous business experience: The Nielsens have owned and managed several apartment buildings in Hagerstown for about 10 years.

Number of employees: Two

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phone number: 301-992-0540



Facebook page: Or Best Offer

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