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Toys R Us Stores Closing
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:53:27 AM »
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/24/toys-r-us-to-close-180-stores-across-the-us.html  The one we rarely get to go to is on the list.  :cry: 

Looks like it's going to have to be fingers crossed for online orders.  A small bright side is that I never had anything come to me crushed from them.
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 07:02:09 AM »
*Breathes sigh of relief* The TRU nearby isn't on the list.

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 07:04:57 AM »
They say in the article that Canadian stores won't be affected by this but I know for a fact that one of the Toys R Us stores has announced that they will be closing just before Christmas. I don't know if they decided to stay open after all...Either way, this is sad, Toys R Us is the best place for buying toys of all sorts, it's like a magic land of fun!

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 07:33:13 AM »
They say in the article that Canadian stores won't be affected by this but I know for a fact that one of the Toys R Us stores has announced that they will be closing just before Christmas. I don't know if they decided to stay open after all...Either way, this is sad, Toys R Us is the best place for buying toys of all sorts, it's like a magic land of fun!
I've never had any problem finding exclusives with Toys R Us.  I've even only seen certain amiibo there.  I'm hoping we can get down there again.
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 08:59:14 AM »
Phew! Both of the stores that I sometimes get to visit are staying open! Thatís a relief!

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 09:16:17 AM »
Phew they are only closing the nearby Babies R Us. I wish they would have specified because my state only has 1 proper TRU so my heart skipped a beat when I saw it on the list. It seems like most of the stores they will close are too close to another store so they decided to remove the redundant stores.
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 09:19:22 AM »
And of course they're closing both Maine ones. To bring truthful I'm surprised they weren't closed years ago...
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 09:26:44 AM »
I am REALLY surprised they're not closing the one in my city, mainly because stuff in my city closes all the time because wages don't keep up with the low cost of living here...also the TRU in Tallahassee, I saw it once and it looks cool, pity it's going.

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 09:32:12 AM »
Well, my favorite TRU in Wichita Falls isn't on the list, but the OKC area is dropping from three TRUs to just one (plus an outlet store).
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 09:39:43 AM »
I am REALLY surprised they're not closing the one in my city, mainly because stuff in my city closes all the time because wages don't keep up with the low cost of living here...also the TRU in Tallahassee, I saw it once and it looks cool, pity it's going.

Yep, that one's the one we go to.  I woke my sister up, and she's so upset, not just because of the store, but she has quite the crush on the manager. 
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 12:38:41 PM »
Only one closing near me is a Babies R Us. Surprised the local TRU Outlet isn't closing honestly. Hoping those with local store shutdowns are able to get some good deals.
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 01:43:56 PM »
At least only 1 in Colorado is closing, and I don't think it's one that I go to either. Even if it is the one closest to me I still have one in Denver

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 05:15:45 PM »
Yay, the TRU close to me (just 10 minutes away) is safe!

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 08:25:45 PM »
Iím guessing this includes Babies R Us too since there isnít a toys r us near me at all. Well I guess I can either go in a busy mall or drive north for 10 years.
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2018, 06:40:20 AM »
Nooooooo. No more in store toy shopping for me... That was the only easily accessible place with dolls.

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 08:43:27 AM »
A fair amount of their UK stores are closing down, too :( It's really worrying.. TRU is the only toy store anywhere near me, idk what I'd do if that one shut down.

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 09:26:18 AM »
I am REALLY surprised they're not closing the one in my city, mainly because stuff in my city closes all the time because wages don't keep up with the low cost of living here...also the TRU in Tallahassee, I saw it once and it looks cool, pity it's going.

Yep, that one's the one we go to.  I woke my sister up, and she's so upset, not just because of the store, but she has quite the crush on the manager.

You can just drive an hour and a half to Panama City and come to mine :P

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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 09:28:31 AM »
I am REALLY surprised they're not closing the one in my city, mainly because stuff in my city closes all the time because wages don't keep up with the low cost of living here...also the TRU in Tallahassee, I saw it once and it looks cool, pity it's going.

Yep, that one's the one we go to.  I woke my sister up, and she's so upset, not just because of the store, but she has quite the crush on the manager.

You can just drive an hour and a half to Panama City and come to mine :P
:biggrin: If I go that far, I might not want to come back to GA!  We have nothing here, Tallahassee has the Targets and Toys R Us and Books-A-Million and all those fun things.  Since we started going, they closed the Kohl's we often went to and now Toys R Us.
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Re: Toys R Us Stores Closing
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2018, 01:57:29 PM »
TRU is now closing another 200 stores in addition to the 180 announced in January. :(

https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/22/17040182/toys-r-us-more-store-closings
https://www.wsj.com/articles/toys-r-us-plans-to-close-another-200-stores-1519254948

I just hope the only one in my state doesn't close. I can't be driving an hour out  to the next state just to go to TRU and so far they are the only ones to have carried Aliva and Howleen for retail. They are also the only ones I can hope will ever have the new EAH dolls other than maybe Amazon.
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