Bondage Store 'The Stockroom' Rummage Sale Offers BDSM Gear at Dungeon-level Prices

Bondage Store 'The Stockroom' Rummage Sale Offers BDSM Gear at Dungeon-level Prices

When your neighbors have a rummage sale, they probably keep their cock and ball torture (aka CBT) devices out of sight -- at one rummage sale, however, CBT's and never-mentionables are front and center. The venerable SoCal fetish powerhouse, JT's Stockroom, cleaned out it's er, storage areas, this weekend to a packed showroom and hour-long waits.

The annual ritual offers the fetish-friendly set an opportunity to get off-brand remainders and last season's rubber at a dungeon basement bargain.

"We do this once a year to clean out our inventory and get rid of a lot of sample pieces and overstock," said Stockroom owner Joel Tucker. "Y'know, we've got a lot of high-waisted leather pants and stuff like that," he continued.

Aren't high waists back in? Maybe hipsters aren't into leather. It's not like any of the stuff they have goes bad, right?

"Well, some of the packaging starts to look dated and doesn't conform to our standards," Tucker added.

Think: lots of business mullets and models with mid-90s "The Rachel" haircuts.

And Tucker's Stockroom standards are way too high for that. Seriously, this is classy kink.

They ought to have stratospheric standards; The Stockroom has been a kink pioneer since computer modems made noise. Founded by Tucker in 1988 when he was an Occidental undergrad, he's ridden the online retail wave -- marketing through old usenet and gopher sites and now the kink wave.

This wave is seeing millions of soccer moms taking notes from dog-eared copies of "Fifty Shades of Grey" and rushing out to buy it.

Bondage Store 'The Stockroom' Rummage Sale Offers BDSM Gear at Dungeon-level Prices

"We sell out a lot of the stuff she talks about in that book," said Retail Director Eddie Hibbs.

But probably not the kind of stuff you see at the rummage sale. Hibbs took us through the gamut of those overstocked saleable items, from cuffs and spreader bars to jeweled butt plugs.

"See, this is a little too pointy to have next door," he said, demonstrating a somewhat off-shaped anal plug. "And the jewel on this one is fake. Next door we have real jewels. It just isn't up to our standards."

Next door, their main shop holds their primo, up-to-snuff items, but the rummage showroom sits directly in front of their main operations and factory space. That is where the company does mostly online business and vertically integrated adult product manufacturing -- a dark and sexy Wonka factory, no doubt, filled with mistresses in labcoats and leather-daddy oompa loompas, or whatever.

"It was crazy in here all weekend," Hibbs remarked. "We had three racks of these PVC skirts, and now there's two of them left," he said, going through the remaining remainders on Sunday. "There are some horse-speculums here -- normally over $100, but going for $40 today."

Horse what?

"That's for more, um, extreme anal stuff."

They definitely look a little too menacing for weekend warrior soccer moms and dads.

"We've generally seen about 70 percent couples in here -- both gay and hetero...and strap-on harnesses did really really well this year," Hibbs said, helping a kilted gentleman find some extra straps for his bondage shorts.

With 50 people waiting in line on the first day, and still a sizeable crowd picking through the dregs on Sunday, that sure, er, whips your average neighborhood garage sale, doesn't it?


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