Irregular merchandise usually consists of new goods that are being discarded or liquidated as a result of improper or minimal defective manufacturing. They are sometimes also called “imperfect goods.”
In most cases, irregular items have very small manufacturing defects such as the wrong color thread, improper stitching, slight discoloration from the manufacturer’s intended item’s color or other minor barely noticeable blemishes.
Irregular items in some cases have never been packed in retail packaging if they are liquidated before making it to their retail or wholesale distributor.
Most Irregular lots may have some or all of the following characteristics:
- Appear in new condition with no signs of prior use.
- In or out of original factory packaging.
- May show signs of manufacturing defects (improper stitching, etc.).
- May show small blemishes that occurred during manufacturing.