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« Reply #2040 on: January 10, 2018, 11:22:30 AM »

No Toys R us got bankruptcy due to debt frm their buyout. KMart wll prob go before Toys R us.

That's one thing I don't understand: Why is nobody understanding why Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in the first place? It's not because of other retailers. It's because of debt from their buyout by KKR, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust.
Well, clearly they couldn't get out of debt, so the competition played some role in this.
Walmart had a role in it due to convience and pricing
 
i hope i am right of they will close 1s where there is another 1 nearby.
This will only happen in North America (U.S./Canada). Stores licensing the Toys "R" Us brand in other parts of the world won't close.


Again I thought they said in Sept the vast majority of their stores are profitable. I hope I Am right they will close ones where they have another Toys r us in a 15 min drive.

How will the play labs work? and the digital experience of you go in and an app in your phone shows Geoffrey? they are doing way more than Kmart has ever done to keep up.
Hopefully they'll close them, but they'll most likely close those, along with stores in smaller areas. This might mean my closest one in Waterford, CT. Thankfully the Manchester one is most likely safe.
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« Reply #2041 on: January 10, 2018, 12:53:32 PM »

No Toys R us got bankruptcy due to debt frm their buyout. KMart wll prob go before Toys R us.

That's one thing I don't understand: Why is nobody understanding why Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in the first place? It's not because of other retailers. It's because of debt from their buyout by KKR, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust.
Well, clearly they couldn't get out of debt, so the competition played some role in this.
Walmart had a role in it due to convience and pricing
 
i hope i am right of they will close 1s where there is another 1 nearby.
This will only happen in North America (U.S./Canada). Stores licensing the Toys "R" Us brand in other parts of the world won't close.


Again I thought they said in Sept the vast majority of their stores are profitable. I hope I Am right they will close ones where they have another Toys r us in a 15 min drive.

How will the play labs work? and the digital experience of you go in and an app in your phone shows Geoffrey? they are doing way more than Kmart has ever done to keep up.
Hopefully they'll close them, but they'll most likely close those, along with stores in smaller areas. This might mean my closest one in Waterford, CT. Thankfully the Manchester one is most likely safe.

small areas?Huh??  what f ones in years where there is no Toys r us for an hr or 2 away.

what f 1 in Billings MT as its market is 150K ppl and its never been remodeled since it opened in 1992.
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« Reply #2042 on: January 10, 2018, 02:20:09 PM »

No Toys R us got bankruptcy due to debt frm their buyout. KMart wll prob go before Toys R us.

That's one thing I don't understand: Why is nobody understanding why Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in the first place? It's not because of other retailers. It's because of debt from their buyout by KKR, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust.
Well, clearly they couldn't get out of debt, so the competition played some role in this.
Walmart had a role in it due to convience and pricing
 
i hope i am right of they will close 1s where there is another 1 nearby.
This will only happen in North America (U.S./Canada). Stores licensing the Toys "R" Us brand in other parts of the world won't close.


Again I thought they said in Sept the vast majority of their stores are profitable. I hope I Am right they will close ones where they have another Toys r us in a 15 min drive.

How will the play labs work? and the digital experience of you go in and an app in your phone shows Geoffrey? they are doing way more than Kmart has ever done to keep up.
Hopefully they'll close them, but they'll most likely close those, along with stores in smaller areas. This might mean my closest one in Waterford, CT. Thankfully the Manchester one is most likely safe.

small areas?Huh??  what f ones in years where there is no Toys r us for an hr or 2 away.

what f 1 in Billings MT as its market is 150K ppl and its never been remodeled since it opened in 1992.
Well then...I don't know? If the closest Toys R Us after some closures was over a hour away, then just shop somewhere else. They've closed Kmart where it's hours and hours away to the nearest one.
For the second point, then either they'll close it, or renovate it if they can.
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« Reply #2043 on: January 10, 2018, 02:47:36 PM »

No Toys R us got bankruptcy due to debt frm their buyout. KMart wll prob go before Toys R us.

That's one thing I don't understand: Why is nobody understanding why Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in the first place? It's not because of other retailers. It's because of debt from their buyout by KKR, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust.
Well, clearly they couldn't get out of debt, so the competition played some role in this.
Walmart had a role in it due to convience and pricing
 
i hope i am right of they will close 1s where there is another 1 nearby.
This will only happen in North America (U.S./Canada). Stores licensing the Toys "R" Us brand in other parts of the world won't close.


Again I thought they said in Sept the vast majority of their stores are profitable. I hope I Am right they will close ones where they have another Toys r us in a 15 min drive.

How will the play labs work? and the digital experience of you go in and an app in your phone shows Geoffrey? they are doing way more than Kmart has ever done to keep up.
Hopefully they'll close them, but they'll most likely close those, along with stores in smaller areas. This might mean my closest one in Waterford, CT. Thankfully the Manchester one is most likely safe.

small areas?Huh??  what f ones in years where there is no Toys r us for an hr or 2 away.

what f 1 in Billings MT as its market is 150K ppl and its never been remodeled since it opened in 1992.
Well then...I don't know? If the closest Toys R Us after some closures was over a hour away, then just shop somewhere else. They've closed Kmart where it's hours and hours away to the nearest one.
For the second point, then either they'll close it, or renovate it if they can.

if its the only one around for a while away it should do well. and ok Kmart and Toys r us are different, as Kmart you got Walmart nearby and They are similiar stores and toys r us its the only store of its kind and they want to make it a destination center, also that errodes their market share of closing only one around and it makes no sense as if its the only one arund it would draw a lt f ppl. closing oh like NEwington CT makes sense as there are W Hartford and MAnchester nearby. WAlmart and Target are not toy stores! they have a limited variety and Toys r us has more.

What ya mean of the Billings 1 renovate it if they can, whatll stop that?
Unrenovated  Toys r us' have survived closings before.
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« Reply #2044 on: January 11, 2018, 11:37:48 AM »

No Toys R us got bankruptcy due to debt frm their buyout. KMart wll prob go before Toys R us.

That's one thing I don't understand: Why is nobody understanding why Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in the first place? It's not because of other retailers. It's because of debt from their buyout by KKR, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust.
Well, clearly they couldn't get out of debt, so the competition played some role in this.
Walmart had a role in it due to convience and pricing
 
i hope i am right of they will close 1s where there is another 1 nearby.
This will only happen in North America (U.S./Canada). Stores licensing the Toys "R" Us brand in other parts of the world won't close.


Again I thought they said in Sept the vast majority of their stores are profitable. I hope I Am right they will close ones where they have another Toys r us in a 15 min drive.

How will the play labs work? and the digital experience of you go in and an app in your phone shows Geoffrey? they are doing way more than Kmart has ever done to keep up.
Hopefully they'll close them, but they'll most likely close those, along with stores in smaller areas. This might mean my closest one in Waterford, CT. Thankfully the Manchester one is most likely safe.

small areas?Huh??  what f ones in years where there is no Toys r us for an hr or 2 away.

what f 1 in Billings MT as its market is 150K ppl and its never been remodeled since it opened in 1992.
Well then...I don't know? If the closest Toys R Us after some closures was over a hour away, then just shop somewhere else. They've closed Kmart where it's hours and hours away to the nearest one.
For the second point, then either they'll close it, or renovate it if they can.

if its the only one around for a while away it should do well. and ok Kmart and Toys r us are different, as Kmart you got Walmart nearby and They are similiar stores and toys r us its the only store of its kind and they want to make it a destination center, also that errodes their market share of closing only one around and it makes no sense as if its the only one arund it would draw a lt f ppl. closing oh like NEwington CT makes sense as there are W Hartford and MAnchester nearby. WAlmart and Target are not toy stores! they have a limited variety and Toys r us has more.

What ya mean of the Billings 1 renovate it if they can, whatll stop that?
Unrenovated  Toys r us' have survived closings before.
Uhhhhh...ok. I'm not sure how similar and different they are since I think I've only been to a Toys R Us twice in my whole life.
Also, I'm just basing this off of other stores, I'm not sure what's the plan with the Toys R Us closures.
Lastly, I believe Walmart has enough toys so that most parents who shop at Walmart for any other things will also get toys primarily there as well.
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« Reply #2045 on: January 11, 2018, 03:50:38 PM »

No Toys R us got bankruptcy due to debt frm their buyout. KMart wll prob go before Toys R us.

That's one thing I don't understand: Why is nobody understanding why Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy in the first place? It's not because of other retailers. It's because of debt from their buyout by KKR, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust.
Well, clearly they couldn't get out of debt, so the competition played some role in this.
Walmart had a role in it due to convience and pricing
 
i hope i am right of they will close 1s where there is another 1 nearby.
This will only happen in North America (U.S./Canada). Stores licensing the Toys "R" Us brand in other parts of the world won't close.


Again I thought they said in Sept the vast majority of their stores are profitable. I hope I Am right they will close ones where they have another Toys r us in a 15 min drive.

How will the play labs work? and the digital experience of you go in and an app in your phone shows Geoffrey? they are doing way more than Kmart has ever done to keep up.
Hopefully they'll close them, but they'll most likely close those, along with stores in smaller areas. This might mean my closest one in Waterford, CT. Thankfully the Manchester one is most likely safe.

small areas?Huh??  what f ones in years where there is no Toys r us for an hr or 2 away.

what f 1 in Billings MT as its market is 150K ppl and its never been remodeled since it opened in 1992.
Well then...I don't know? If the closest Toys R Us after some closures was over a hour away, then just shop somewhere else. They've closed Kmart where it's hours and hours away to the nearest one.
For the second point, then either they'll close it, or renovate it if they can.

if its the only one around for a while away it should do well. and ok Kmart and Toys r us are different, as Kmart you got Walmart nearby and They are similiar stores and toys r us its the only store of its kind and they want to make it a destination center, also that errodes their market share of closing only one around and it makes no sense as if its the only one arund it would draw a lt f ppl. closing oh like NEwington CT makes sense as there are W Hartford and MAnchester nearby. WAlmart and Target are not toy stores! they have a limited variety and Toys r us has more.

What ya mean of the Billings 1 renovate it if they can, whatll stop that?
Unrenovated  Toys r us' have survived closings before.
Uhhhhh...ok. I'm not sure how similar and different they are since I think I've only been to a Toys R Us twice in my whole life.
Also, I'm just basing this off of other stores, I'm not sure what's the plan with the Toys R Us closures.
Lastly, I believe Walmart has enough toys so that most parents who shop at Walmart for any other things will also get toys primarily there as well.
Toys "R" Us has toys that Walmart and Target does not stock, like motorized ride-on vehicles for young children (Power Wheels) and large play areas made of plastic and manufactured by the likes of Step 2 and Little Tikes.

They also sell items that are not available at the big box retailers (Toys "R" Us Exclusives).

Walmart and Target, as well as other big box retailers have limited space to sell their toys. Their toy departments look like a bunch of small aisles compared to the "toy supermarket" known as Toys "R" Us. Toys "R" Us may have better selection, but their prices are part of the problem, not part of the solution. They are on the expensive side.
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« Reply #2046 on: January 11, 2018, 04:38:23 PM »

Toys "R" Us has toys that Walmart and Target does not stock, like motorized ride-on vehicles for young children (Power Wheels) and large play areas made of plastic and manufactured by the likes of Step 2 and Little Tikes.

They also sell items that are not available at the big box retailers (Toys "R" Us Exclusives).

Walmart and Target, as well as other big box retailers have limited space to sell their toys. Their toy departments look like a bunch of small aisles compared to the "toy supermarket" known as Toys "R" Us. Toys "R" Us may have better selection, but their prices are part of the problem, not part of the solution. They are on the expensive side.
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all other places that closed had a simiilar competitor and TOYS R us desnt. yes Walmart may have it where you can buy other stuff tthere but TOYS R US has more , and yes they need to watch prices .

they have not announced any closings. they said last week they hired a liquidator for certian store closures but nothing since said.

Also I called a store a few days ago and nothing!!!

Also 3 weeks ago reports said Toys r us was  considering closing 100 t 200 stores and A spkesman said.final  decisions have not been made.and after.a.review.of.their real estate portfolio biz decisions will be made.after.what.is best for their business and  how that figure mentioned of closings is premature speculation and likely to be inaccurate.      


I  thought toys r us when filing said vast majority of their stores are profitable
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« Reply #2047 on: January 13, 2018, 08:44:43 AM »

Still.nothing of closings
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« Reply #2048 on: January 15, 2018, 07:40:36 AM »

Toys "R" Us is add augmented reality experiences to various aisles of their stores. People with iPhones will have one more reason to visit besides shopping for a toy for their children.
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« Reply #2049 on: January 15, 2018, 03:18:21 PM »

Toys "R" Us is add augmented reality experiences to various aisles of their stores. People with iPhones will have one more reason to visit besides shopping for a toy for their children.
and play labs tooo! Still nothing of closings. Im willing to bet many of the toys r us express or outlet near a real  toys r us will close. They said most of their stores are profitable!? They are doing a better job than kmart. When i said close ones where another is near and not close ones where its the only one around, well almost all the Best  Buys that closed had another one within 20 min away.
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« Reply #2050 on: January 15, 2018, 06:22:11 PM »

Also i went to one in bangor maine on a friday a yr ago from this time and it had people buying stuff at 1030 am but normally its not as that way on fridays( trump it was annaugeration day) and since i went they repainted the entrance from rainbow to modern blue, what justified that (it was done ie in 2017).  Also when u get off the hwy the store is right there (on the retail strip, mall area)
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« Reply #2051 on: January 22, 2018, 09:32:09 AM »

OK of Toys r us I saw on google reviews on a store that someone said the store was quite empty on a Wensday afternoon last week, does that mean that store will close?Huh??


Also still nothing of store closings, its been almost 3 weeks of said hires a liquidator for store closings and nothing. They staved off those reports of they are considering closing 100 to 200 stores, according to ppl familiar with the matter, saying its speculation and likely inaccurate, who should I believe?
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« Reply #2052 on: January 24, 2018, 08:23:40 AM »

here ls the list https://www.scribd.com/document/369864806/Toys-R-Us-Stores-Closing-List.

FOR CT: Newington is on the list (SURPRISED?) and Why is Waterbury? and North Haven Combo store is and Babies R us in Manchester is too.


Why are half Babies R us on that list and 40 percent of the 182 closing are.

Bangor Maine's Toys R us is on that LISt too! WHY? W that and the mall dying I feel EVERYONE is leaving Bangor!
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