Toys R Us United Kingdom falls into administration

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  1. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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  2. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Then Toys R Us should have, too. Some bars diversify and make money on the food, games feature dlc or iap's. Toys R Us didn't adapt. They sold products that were more expensive and had a problem with availability. If I have to go out of my way to travel out of town to some area where there's a toys r us and they HAVEN'T got what I want, then I'm going elsewhere.

    Simple, really.

    Sing with me now!

    "There’s a tragic old place
    With no staff that cares
    Where kids and their parents
    All leave in a huff
    It’s Called Toys’R’Us!

    So it's about time
    When stock prices fall
    Share-holders and owners feel sad for
    themselves

    The stock is so poor
    Plus increasing price-hikes
    They took us for fools
    So online was liked

    ‘Where's Millions?’, says bankers
    "Please give us the proof"

    We've all had enough,
    Had enough, had enough!


     

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    TRU does fairly well in some other countries such as Asia / Japan.
    The price of not downsizing is what we are seeing now.
     
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    strip mall rent is 10-19X higher than a standalone plot in a shopping retail space rent wise.
     
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    hightail cybertronian Bounty Hunter

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    Barnes and Noble were on the news here last month....they're starting to draw up a list of faltering stores to close...they lost their ass last year income and sales wise during the holiday season....

    they are entering the sears/k-mart retail vortex of death....just higher on on the spin cycle than sears....I'd give them probably 2 or 3 years before they'll have to file for bankruptcy.

    sears I've got no idea on...i thought they were dead man walking back when I got a job doing phone orders for their parts Dept in 2005....now they are a zombie status.
     
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    Being privy to the prices Walmart actually pays for items (inside connection ftw), their toy department is not a loss leader. In fact, it is highly profitable. However, they do use *some* toys as loss leaders. The number of these is very small, and they are usually found in the Black Friday ad.
     
  9. Darkprime

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    I find that impossible to be true (at least in the United States), otherwise there would be a lot more standalone businesses. Now if you compare a lease to just paying the taxes on a building already owned outright (i.e., no mortgage left), then sure.
     
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    If TRU goes, toy hunting will really become competitve.  For people that don\'t/can\'t order online and do most of their hunting at stores, it might get ugly.  Retailers like Walmart and Target have limited space for toys.  Plus the fact that collectors will really have to compete with regular kids, this more so where there is a TRU.  
     
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    If the problem of TRU in the west is the competition, they should at least evolve at the level of their competitors just to be in the race of competition. But will TRU US or UK allow themselves to transform into a Walmart or Target like stores?

    Like a one-stop shop? But of course, it will no longer be called Toys R Us.
    Unless they can offer something else that Walmarts, Wallgreens or Targets cannot or will not.
    But have they done that?
     
  12. maltesefalcon

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    toys r us was usually my go to for the leader class and things like that, hamleys is terrible asda was decent but like most places they are going rid and movie only sadly I think my purchase of optimus the other day will be the last time I go to toys r us. unless I decide to go get the 86 movie pack with magnus springer kup arcee and blurr
     
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    Man Tru in my Canadian city is always bumping. Hopefully it stays profitable enough to stay open. Although Walmart has been releasing waves before Tru lately sooooo.
     
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    There are reports that TRU is trying to sell off their stake in the Asia business.
    Yeah ibdontbel

    Apparently TRU Canada is pretty healthy. Unfortunately they are linked to the US through some sort of profit sharing though.
     
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    Those little handheld scanners reveal a lot more information than you might think. You just have to know someone who works there and they can find out exactly how much Walmart pays for any item in the store.
     
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    Always cheaper at target or wally.  I am a hardcore collector and I have kids so I go there more than anyone in my family but it\'s kind of a thing to avoid it if you want a good price.  I definitely use the rewards program to balance that out but even my mom will tell other people for lego, figures, and almost anything, better off skipping Toys r us.  With rewards you can absolutely make it worth your while.  I will miss the exlusives, fun hunting for them.  Babys r us on the other hand is good, if you find yourself with one of those mini class humans.  So far my area is not on the close list, hopefully it makes it. 
     
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    Haha, sorry that was meant to be a longer response that mostlyy agreed with you. I always forget that this board saves everything you type.
     
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    Customer FAQ From https://www.toysrusinc.com/uploads/tinymce/uploaded/ToysRUs UK Press Release_2.28.18.pdf

     
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    Just had a "closing down sale in all stores" email from TRU UK :-(

    TRU.jpg
     
  20. UndertakerPrime

    UndertakerPrime What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine too!

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    And, there’s one other example of “overpriced” toy store no one has mentioned yet: FAO Schwartz.

    They were WAY worse than KB or TRU. I honestly don’t know how they stayed in business as long as they did, because their prices were awful. Like you said, TRU is just trying to make a profit while Walmart is taking a loss. FAO Schwartz blatantly gouged customers.
     

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