Pre-owned Appliances New Venture for Bronson Business

Amber Ericson holds her granddaughter Journee Ericson in front of some of the pre-owned appliances THRAMS sells in Bronson. At right is Helen Bolling, Amber’s mom, and a business partner.

THRAMS Antiques has ventured into providing pre-owned appliances from a source in the Kansas City area.

While owner, Amber Ericson, was in K.C. purchasing antiques and unique furniture, she ran into an appliance repairman at the marketplace, she said.

Some of the pre-owned appliances offered at THRAMS from their Facebook page.

“He buys from apartment complexes when they redo the apartments,” she said. “That’s what we are buying.”

“He refurbishes them and sells them,” Ericson said. “I go up to K.C. once a month and get more. I’ve already sold 40. If they don’t work you can bring them back.”

Clothes washers including top, front, stackable units, gas stoves and dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, and deep freezers are sole at the store.

“We thought we would try it,” Ericson said. She started the venture in August 2021.

Ericson opened THRAMS next door to her parent’s business Bronson Locker, a butcher store,  at 504 Clay Street in the small town 20 miles west of Fort Scott just off Highway 54.

THRAMS Antiques, 504 Clay Street, Bronson. March 2022.

The storefront next to Bronson Locker was unused space, and owned by the Bollings, Amber’s parents.

“It was a pile-up room,” Helen Bolling, Ericson’s mom and part-owner of the store said. “Amber started picking up a few things and it grew.”

The space is now packed with unique furniture and antiques.

“Antique hall trees and wardrobes are our best sellers,” Bolling said.

“Divans, appliances, wardrobes, hall trees we sell as quickly as we can get them,” Ericson said.

A large divan offered at THRAMS, Bronson, from their Facebook page.

The store is open Mondays from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday-8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday-8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday call or text for an appointment at 620-363-1159.



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