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Farewell Toys R Us
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:45:05 PM »

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradthomas/2018/03/12/farewell-toys-r-us-we-will-miss-you/#1ff817114e4f

Shouldn't have overpriced their merchandise.
Or figured out how to make a BOGO sale without including the whole site.
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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 12:57:30 PM »
Or figured out how to make a BOGO sale without including the whole site.

Right, because they were doing extremely well before that.  8)

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 01:43:14 PM »
or just paid your bills...

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 01:46:27 PM »
or just innovated when it came to e-commerce like the rest of the successful companies did/do...

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 01:50:39 PM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradthomas/2018/03/12/farewell-toys-r-us-we-will-miss-you/#1ff817114e4f

Shouldn't have overpriced their merchandise.

They weren't exactly overpriced, (I can think of other stores that are a lot more overpriced) but AMZ and WM underpriced them, greatly.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 03:20:16 PM »
Great article, but like my local kmart, the toys r us in NMB was in a crap strip mall.

Look at publix, I see them repeatedly knocking down old stores and building beautiful stores

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 03:31:48 PM »
Who here remembers Kiddie City?
Thats where we got all of our Yom Tov presents.
Then, TRS opened up their stores on the same block as every Kiddie City, and KC closed down. I never forgave TRS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Kiddie_City
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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 03:34:45 PM »
Article from 2004

Toys 'R' Us Says It May Leave the Toy Business - The New York Times

''It's the ultimate corporate capitulation,'' Burt Flickinger III, a retail consultant, said of the Toys ''R'' Us announcement. ''They killed off all their competition, like Child World and Kiddie City, and declared victory worldwide. But they never saw Wal-Mart catching up.''
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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 03:57:36 PM »
This isnt official yet right? Still rumors...

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 05:05:12 PM »
This isnt official yet right? Still rumors...

It's not rumors but it's not official either.
The news said they are considering to close all stores and will probably do so this week.
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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 05:17:52 PM »
It's not rumors but it's not official either.
The news said they are considering to close all stores and will probably do so this week.

As in actually close all the stores this week? Or announce to close.
Dont see how feasible it is to close stores at a moment's notice

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 05:24:28 PM »
As in actually close all the stores this week? Or announce to close.
Dont see how feasible it is to close stores at a moment's notice

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Re: Farewell Toys R Us
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 05:55:35 PM »
Great article, but like my local kmart, the toys r us in NMB was in a crap strip mall.

Look at publix, I see them repeatedly knocking down old stores and building beautiful stores

https://ricochet.com/501799/sorry-not-sorry-toys-r-us/