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March 11, 2018

Rumor has it ALL U.S.A. Toys R Us stores could close next week.

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SrRd_RacinG 2 days ago#1
Maybe we can score some good video game deals!
The only one I had in town closed like 10 years ago.
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YellowSUV 2 days ago#3
Video game deals would be sweet, but I imagine they will suck or the store will be chaos if there are actually good deals.
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Alexanaxela 2 days ago#4
they been saying this for like a year seems like

last thing I got from toys r us, was a new copy of killzone trilogy for $9.99
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I was in there not that long ago and was surprised at how BORING their toys were...absolutely nothing was worth even looking at
bro
thanosibe 2 days ago#6
I was just by the one close to home when my wife and I were shopping last week, and they had sign holders at the nearby intersection saying they were closing the store and all merchandise had to go.
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PhazonReborn 2 days ago#7
Will there even be brick and mortar stores in 10 years?

Amazon has made all that shit irrelevant
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Bio1590  thinks i work at mcd2 days ago#8
prince_leo 2 days ago#9
there's one like 10 minutes out of my way, I would buy up everything if they do a massive clearance
CarlGrimes 2 days ago#10
Fucking millennials killing another iconic company.
You'll get a funeral if you don't wise up and call me....Carl Poppa. 
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thanosibe 2 days ago#11
PhazonReborn posted...
Will there even be brick and mortar stores in 10 years?

Amazon has made all that shit irrelevant
When it comes to specialty stores I imagine more and more will be disappearing. Price is relevant to 90% of Americans to at least some degree. If I can buy X game new on ebay for $20 rather than used at a local store for $15 I will, just because it's new. However I do try to support a local chain of stores here in the midwest that sells video game, comics, music, movies, toys, card games, sports cards, and some books too.

Places like Walmart and large grocery chains are offering to shop for you, and either deliver or you can pick up your groceries. So even brick and mortar stores are giving people one less reason to leave their home.
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ASithLord7 2 days ago#12
Giv lego clearance pls
PhazonReborn posted...
Will there even be brick and mortar stores in 10 years?

Amazon has made all that shit irrelevant


Brick-and-mortar stores that don't sell groceries, probably. Food makes up more than 50% of Walmart's sales
bro
Toys R Us here shut down a long time ago and became a giant Hastings. Now that's out of business and I have no idea what that building is now.
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Bio1590 posted...
Haven't heard anything about Canada

Were all fine here, now, thank you...how are you?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/toys-r-us-prepares-to-liquidate-operations-source/article38258631/
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I really hope they don't, that's my go-to place for shopping for presents for younger relatives
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CarlGrimes posted...
Fucking millennials killing another iconic company.

I know right?! Like the founder of Amazon who was born in the 60s. fucking millenials....

Seriously what is up with gen-xrs who have absolutely zero concepts of accountability and are just overgrown crybabies?
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meestermj 2 days ago#18
Went to one in Canada yesterday. Got some Pop figures for a steak of a deal.
Three pops for $20 (usually $15 each).
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thanosibe 2 days ago#19
Cosmic_Diabetic posted...
CarlGrimes posted...
Fucking millennials killing another iconic company.

I know right?! Like the founder of Amazon who was born in the 60s. fucking millenials....

Seriously what is up with gen-xrs who have absolutely zero concepts of accountability and are just overgrown crybabies?
Same thing that was up with the traditionalist, boomers, gen x, millenials and gen z soon. Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door. So soon to the gen z you will be the insufferable millenials that did everything wrong and made society miserable for them too.
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Awesome 2 days ago#20
Taharqa_ 2 days ago#21
"If you want to move fast, practice slowly...if you want to move like lightning, practice in stillness."
RE_expert44 2 days ago#22
My friend is an hr manager for toys r us and has told me the ceo confirmed they Are liquidating the company. 

That's what happens when you get bought out by a company in severe debt and then make tons of boneheaded decisions that cost the company more money and have a "customer is worth more than any employee" policy
iPhone_7 2 days ago#23
Thanks a lot Trump. #Winning
AssultTank 2 days ago#24
thanosibe posted...
Cosmic_Diabetic posted...
CarlGrimes posted...
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I know right?! Like the founder of Amazon who was born in the 60s. fucking millenials....

Seriously what is up with gen-xrs who have absolutely zero concepts of accountability and are just overgrown crybabies?
Same thing that was up with the traditionalist, boomers, gen x, millenials and gen z soon. Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door. So soon to the gen z you will be the insufferable millenials that did everything wrong and made society miserable for them too.

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YellowSUV 2 days ago#26
ItsVinceRusso posted...
PhazonReborn posted...
Will there even be brick and mortar stores in 10 years?

Amazon has made all that shit irrelevant


Brick-and-mortar stores that don't sell groceries, probably. Food makes up more than 50% of Walmart's sales


That's crazy if its true. About 15 years ago Walmart barely sold any groceries. Amazing how fast things change.
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YellowSUV 2 days ago#27
iPhone_7 posted...
Thanks a lot Trump. #Winning


Don't worry, everyone will be saved with steel and coal jobs! Surely, automation won't shrink those jobs!
We all live in a Yellow SUV! a Yellow SUV!
Sativa_Rose 2 days ago#28
The Giraffe is going extinct
I may not go down in history, but I will go down on your sister.
you either adapt or die. Walmart, Gamestop, Target, etc.. all adapted to the times meanwhile other stores want to stay the same
electricbugs2 posted...
Bio1590 posted...
Haven't heard anything about Canada

Were all fine here, now, thank you...how are you?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/toys-r-us-prepares-to-liquidate-operations-source/article38258631/

i was hoping to grab a 4.55 ps4 for cheap
FightingGames posted...
i was hoping to grab a 4.55 ps4 for cheap

Yeah well...you can't.
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YellowSUV 2 days ago#32
Akagami_Shanks posted...
you either adapt or die. Walmart, Gamestop, Target, etc.. all adapted to the times meanwhile other stores want to stay the same


Gamestop isn't doing good, they have been having lots of troubles unless something has changed recently. Walmart and Target are general stores.

I think the thing to look into is specialty shops surviving.
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Maybe it'll be like that time Borders closed down, and the liquidation prices were finally in line with everyone else's regular price.

Or, I'll go spend a thousand dollars or two on fire sale Lego.
thanosibe 2 days ago#34
AssultTank posted...
thanosibe posted...
Cosmic_Diabetic posted...
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Same thing that was up with the traditionalist, boomers, gen x, millenials and gen z soon. Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door. So soon to the gen z you will be the insufferable millenials that did everything wrong and made society miserable for them too.

Mike + The Mechanics <3
Good song. Means more now as an adult and father than it did hearing it as a kid in the 80's.
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thanosibe posted...
Cosmic_Diabetic posted...
CarlGrimes posted...
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I know right?! Like the founder of Amazon who was born in the 60s. fucking millenials....

Seriously what is up with gen-xrs who have absolutely zero concepts of accountability and are just overgrown crybabies?
Same thing that was up with the traditionalist, boomers, gen x, millenials and gen z soon. Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door. So soon to the gen z you will be the insufferable millenials that did everything wrong and made society miserable for them too.


I don't blame gen x for whatever struggles I have to face in society excluding how much they complain. Like either you can be the type of people who accept they have to face struggles grit down and do something about it or you can be gen x and complain about how hard the generation before them made the world for them and how much the generations after them suck. I like to ask myself what the great or silent generation would think of them for how much they complain and I can't imagine their opinion of gen x would be great.
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YellowSUV posted...
Akagami_Shanks posted...
you either adapt or die. Walmart, Gamestop, Target, etc.. all adapted to the times meanwhile other stores want to stay the same


Gamestop isn't doing good, they have been having lots of troubles unless something has changed recently. Walmart and Target are general stores.

I think the thing to look into is specialty shops surviving.

Gamestop is just a thinkgeek storefront now
CarlGrimes posted...
Fucking millennials killing another iconic company.


All the Toys R Us kids grew up even though they didn't want to.
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Akagami_Shanks posted...
YellowSUV posted...
Akagami_Shanks posted...
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Gamestop isn't doing good, they have been having lots of troubles unless something has changed recently. Walmart and Target are general stores.

I think the thing to look into is specialty shops surviving.

Gamestop is just a thinkgeek storefront now

Too bad they can't do the same for NewEgg or something. Turn back into the Babbages and Software Etc they devoured all those years ago.
thanosibe 2 days ago#39
Cosmic_Diabetic posted...
thanosibe posted...
Cosmic_Diabetic posted...
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Same thing that was up with the traditionalist, boomers, gen x, millenials and gen z soon. Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door. So soon to the gen z you will be the insufferable millenials that did everything wrong and made society miserable for them too.


I don't blame gen x for whatever struggles I have to face in society excluding how much they complain. Like either you can be the type of people who accept they have to face struggles grit down and do something about it or you can be gen x and complain about how hard the generation before them made the world for them and how much the generations after them suck. I like to ask myself what the great or silent generation would think of them for how much they complain and I can't imagine their opinion of gen x would be great.
I didn't mean that as a personal accusation toward you. Just that in general people in generations tend to blame the generation before or after for the condition of society. So it's nothing new that millenials are under attack now. Sorry if I came off the wrong way.
I think I need a drink. Almost everybody does only they don't know it. -- Charles Bukowski
Seriously walk into a Gamestop

you will be bombarded with merchandise and funko pops, and all the games are in the back of the store like they shouldn't exist
thanosibe 2 days ago#41
Last three times I took my 11 year old son for a free Pokemon code, he ended up with an overpriced stuffed Pokemon or some other toy. They're right there by the register to get the code. Them fuckers know what they're doing.
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AssultTank 2 days ago#42
thanosibe posted...
AssultTank posted...
thanosibe posted...
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Mike + The Mechanics <3
Good song. Means more now as an adult and father than it did hearing it as a kid in the 80's.

It's an amazing song. But it always makes me glad that I have a good relationship with my father.
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YellowSUV 2 days ago#43
Gamestop may be adapting but I don't think its helping them. There stock price has been trending down for about 5 years. I still think its a good idea to adapt since psychical video game sales are probably declining, but becoming the Funko Pop store doens't seem to be helping them at the moment.
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They'll probably sell the assets to a liquidation company, which usually jacks up prices and puts on "sales." I remember walking into a Sports Authority when they were going under and the prices were still unbelievable. 

That's my guess anyway.
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Soviet_Poland posted...
They'll probably sell the assets to a liquidation company, which usually jacks up prices and puts on "sales." I remember walking into a Sports Authority when they were going under and the prices were still unbelievable.

Did you bother to wander into a Circuit City when that died? Pretty much the same.
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SrRd_RacinG 1 day ago#46
YellowSUV posted...
Gamestop may be adapting but I don't think its helping them. There stock price has been trending down for about 5 years. I still think its a good idea to adapt since psychical video game sales are probably declining, but becoming the Funko Pop store doens't seem to be helping them at the moment.


their "adaption" will leave them as nothing more than a niche mall stop, if that. they should've given us some sort of incentive to keep buying used physical games instead of admitting their flagship product is useless
bro
Good time to buy a One X. I'll keep a look out.
YellowSUV 1 day ago#49
RoboLaserGandhi posted...
Good time to buy a One X. I'll keep a look out.


I was just looking up liquidation sales and actually valuable things are usually shipped back to the manufacturer or elsewhere.
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YellowSUV posted...
RoboLaserGandhi posted...
Good time to buy a One X. I'll keep a look out.


I was just looking up liquidation sales and actually valuable things are usually shipped back to the manufacturer or elsewhere.


So they'll still have Xboxes there then
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    I'm really upset over this. I legit stop in at Toys R Us like once a month, sometimes more than that, just for fun. Sometimes I pick up a Transformer or an Amiibo. Sometimes I don't get anything. But regardless they always were a source of comfort. I especially love stopping by on my way home from work to help distract me from the crushing futility of reality.

    Hell, my girlfriend and I went to Toys R Us randomly on Valentine's Day cuz we couldn't think of anything fun to do, just to go buy random stuff like plushies.
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    To be honest, most retail stores should close down, they’re pointless these days, Especially going forward. Why waste time and gas going to a store to overpay for something, then having to wait on line and deal with rude employees and customers. When instead you can just click a few buttons on your phone and have the exact same item shipped straight to your door step within 2hrs to 2 days for a cheaper price compared to stores. 

    It’s just not the way of the future
    gamer167 1 day ago#53
    Do kids even play with toys these days?

    I feel like they all just use iPads
    kingdrake2 1 day ago#54
    gamer167 posted...
    Do kids even play with toys these days?

    I feel like they all just use iPads


    kids of this generation prefer this, it's just different to what others grew up with.
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    XXHornDogXX posted...
    To be honest, most retail stores should close down, they’re pointless these days, Especially going forward. Why waste time and gas going to a store to overpay for something, then having to wait on line and deal with rude employees and customers. When instead you can just click a few buttons on your phone and have the exact same item shipped straight to your door step within 2hrs to 2 days for a cheaper price compared to stores. 

    It’s just not the way of the future


    Not sure if trolling but

    There's something much more satisfying about walking into a store, browsing a selection of products in-person that you can see up close, touch, smell, etc... which you just can't experience via Amazon. Same reason why so many people miss Blockbuster. Sure, from an availability and content standpoint, Netflix and Hulu are superior to the biggest Blockbuster ever was in its prime. But people like tangible, physical items too, which is something you miss out on, online.

    Also FWIW toys tend to not actually be much cheaper online most of the time. The only ways you end up paying less is by getting lucky and getting it on sale (something you can do with brick-and-mortar) or by getting it from second-hand sellers (which isn't always an attractive option to some people, ESPECIALLY for toys).
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    ArchiePeck 1 day ago#56
    kingdrake2 posted...
    gamer167 posted...
    Do kids even play with toys these days?

    I feel like they all just use iPads


    kids of this generation prefer this, it's just different to what others grew up with.


    Yeah my nephews both play Minecraft for hours on tablets rather than action figures or anything.
    MadDewg 1 day ago#57
    XXHornDogXX posted...
    To be honest, most retail stores should close down, they’re pointless these days, Especially going forward. Why waste time and gas going to a store to overpay for something, then having to wait on line and deal with rude employees and customers. When instead you can just click a few buttons on your phone and have the exact same item shipped straight to your door step within 2hrs to 2 days for a cheaper price compared to stores. 

    It’s just not the way of the future


    It definitely depends on where you live. For me, amazon has always been pretty mediocre living in south carolina. I ordered a pair a hyperx cloud alphas and some brainwavz velour earpads on march the 5th, at about 1:45ish p.m........why the hell has this shit yet to ship out? Seriously, I am still waiting on this crap to even ship, says I am supposed to get it thursday on the 15th.....yeah. Getting prime isn't much better, at least going off of the times when I use to free 30 day trials for it. They used to do guaranteed next day delivery, but eventually changed that to two day delivery, and the few times I used the trial, I was still getting things at least a day or two late. Random video game example, but the poor bastards who decided to pre-order the tales of berseria collector's edition off amazon didn't even get their stuff till' about two weeks later....couldn't even supply them on time.

    Bah. If I can find these hyperx cloud alphas in person, I would have done it in a heart-beat. (Unfortunately for me, the three gamestops and the best buy in my town were sold out, and target or wal-mart did not have this particular model in their stores).
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    Bio1590  thinks i work at mcd1 day ago#58
    Yeah imagine seriously advocating all stores should close when I can't even get a game on its release date even with Prime. Like what the fuck.

    Not to mention that even though Amazon is winning, the competition with B&M stores is keeping Amazon honest in some areas.
    Bio1590 posted...
    Not to mention that even though Amazon is winning, the competition with B&M stores is keeping Amazon honest in some areas.


    Amazon has an incredibly tiny profit margin in general. I don't think enough people realize this. Amazon is engaged in a brutally competitive space where virtually all efficiencies and advantages gained are passed in the form of cost savings to the consumer to keep Amazon ahead of its competitors
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    I still have a Toys R Us coupled with a Babies R Us.

    I hope it goes the way of Books-a-Million so I can score some fucking DEALS.
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