collapse

* Navigation

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Who's Online

Author Topic: Toys R Us closures incoming  (Read 6803 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bekuno

  • Starstruck
  • Staff
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Rapunzel Pony
  • *
  • Posts: 4135
  • Gender: Female
  • Space Pony Enthusiast.
    • Art blog
Toys R Us closures incoming
« on: January 24, 2018, 08:14:50 PM »
As part of their reorganization plan following chapter 11 bankruptcy, Toys R Us has announced they will be closing 182 stores across the US. Going out of business sales will start in February and end in April.

While it's a shame, it's not surprising. Toys R Us stores and outlets have been declining for some time and their product prices tend to be quite inflated. Maybe if you're near one of the closing stores you can get some good deals!

List of closures here:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/01/24/see-if-your-toys-r-us-store-closure-list/1060761001/


EDIT:

Toys R Us is dead.

Wall Street Journal has confirmed they will be closing almost all, if not all, of its stores in the US and UK.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 03:53:12 AM by Loa »
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Avatar was drawn by tumblr user Yomirs, sig by LordBlumiere and Sweetpop!  :heart:

Offline tailrustedtealeaf

  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Dabbles Pony
  • ****
  • Posts: 1383
  • Sunny Daze'ing 24/7
    • Tungler
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 08:18:51 PM »
I held my breath as I scrolled down...looks like none of the TRUs in my area are closing. I can't decide if I should be happy they'll still be within driving distance, or sad that I'm not gonna score those sweet, sweet clearance deals. :drunk:
It was probably wise of them to wait until after the fourth quarter wrapped up. Perhaps Christmas sales ended up more than covering operating costs for the past few months.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

G1 Checklist | Sales
Sig by Sapphire Rain


Offline nessa16

  • Trade Count: (+118)
  • G3 Prototype Pony
  • *****
  • Posts: 2640
  • Gender: Female
  • Sugarberry is SWEETEST Pony!
    • Nessa's Toy Chest
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 08:22:26 PM »
Yay! Our only one in my state (I think) isn't closing!
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

Main Wishlist*Card List*Doll Sales
"It's not about how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"-Sylvestor Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky Balboa, "Live long and prosper."

Offline Skeen

  • Not actually Captain Janeway
  • Trade Count: (+79)
  • MOC Mimic
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
  • Gender: Female
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 09:04:13 PM »
Mine isn't closing.  I bet I could get my favorite aunty to go clearance shop her store for me though...

Offline lovesbabysquirmy

  • Trade Count: (+57)
  • Colombian Baby Pony
  • ******
  • Posts: 19781
  • Gender: Female
  • ~never too old for ponies~
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 09:25:40 PM »
At least I hope that people are able to get some great deals!  :D 
The Bad Trader List
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

<3 Avatar:Vanilla Virus, Sig: Sweetpop, Thimble, SourdoughStomper, LyrePony, Tropical Sunset, PureNightShade, Ellis1342,KissedByThunder <3

Offline zombienixon

  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Lil Sweetcake Sister Pony
  • ****
  • Posts: 1055
  • Gender: Male
  • Pink Pony Addict
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 09:38:18 PM »
I saw that earlier today, luckily the one right near me isn't closing. I'll definitely be stopping by for the sales if I'm in Columbia in the next couple of months though.

Online Minty_Magic

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Rapunzel Pony
  • *****
  • Posts: 3961
  • Gender: Female
  • Nervous, Sad, Poor.
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 11:05:40 PM »
Aww I saw this last night, it looks like my two favorite locations will be closing :( The one closest to me will luckily stick around, but the other two were older style stores with the rainbow front and they were much larger with a better selection of toys. Hopefully I can at least snag some deals from them.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

Thanks to Sapphire Rain for my sig!

Offline Shatyr

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Rockin Beat Pony
  • ***
  • Posts: 199
  • Gender: Female
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 11:15:16 PM »
The only one in my area is closing. That's a shame, we used to spend a lot of time in that store. But I think the demographics in the area shifted from families to empty nesters.

Offline 01mlplover

  • Trade Count: (+30)
  • Bay Breeze Pony
  • ****
  • Posts: 808
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 11:15:45 PM »
Well that’s crappy, luckily I prefer to shop online anyways....

Offline Taffeta

  • Trade Count: (+52)
  • Spain Piggy Pony
  • *****
  • Posts: 6904
  • Gender: Female
  • UK Pony, Jem and Mediaeval Japanese obsessive :D
    • The My Little Pony Scrapbook
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 11:34:39 PM »
A whole bunch are closing in the UK as well. Not my London one though, I don't think...it's one of the flagships for the UK.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
|夏草やつわものどもが夢の跡|

Offline Pokeyonekenobie

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Lil Cupcake Sister Pony
  • ****
  • Posts: 1013
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 11:59:24 PM »
The Toys R Us they're closing nearest to me is actually a Babies R Us.  It hasn't been an actual Toys R Us for about 10 years.

Offline northstar3184

  • Trade Count: (+15)
  • Sweet Scoops Pony w/Charm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2025
  • Gender: Male
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2018, 12:10:28 AM »
I held my breath as I scrolled down...looks like none of the TRUs in my area are closing. I can't decide if I should be happy they'll still be within driving distance, or sad that I'm not gonna score those sweet, sweet clearance deals. :drunk:
It was probably wise of them to wait until after the fourth quarter wrapped up. Perhaps Christmas sales ended up more than covering operating costs for the past few months.

When I was looking at the ones in NY, I noticed there was a PA one mixed in: the one in Williamsport, PA is closing. So I don't know if you caught it or what part of PA you're in, but that was an error I noticed in the list.

Offline vortex1310

  • Trade Count: (+85)
  • Dabbles Pony
  • ****
  • Posts: 1482
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2018, 12:14:31 AM »
Same here, ours is closing and it's super sad. They get a lot of things you don't see at Walmart or Target and there's no such thing as mom-and-pop stores anymore.

I'm extra bummed because my grandma used to work there and I have a lot of memories of her there. Now that she's passed away there's nowhere to go that she used to be.

Offline Flitter

  • Trade Count: (+72)
  • Rapunzel Pony
  • *****
  • Posts: 3684
  • What exactly does this machine do?
    • My Flickr
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2018, 12:14:45 AM »
I'm surprised at the one in Colorado closing. It's a new store built only about 5 years ago moved from down the road to be an anchor for that shopping center.
I don't live near that one anymore but it's interesting to see that the one closest to me now in California is not on that list because the area it's in has gotten really trashy imo. Guess it still brings in enough.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2018, 12:20:42 AM by Flitter »

Offline invaderhorizongreen

  • Trade Count: (+128)
  • MIB Rapunzel Pony
  • *****
  • Posts: 5891
  • Gender: Female
Re: Toys R Us closures incoming
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2018, 12:38:44 AM »
The two closest to me are closing, and they are about 3 hours away from me.