Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by maydijo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:22 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:09 pm
1. Australia doesn't exist.
2. Maydijo lives in Australia.
3. Maydijo doesn't exist.

OMG!!!!! Maydijo is a BOT!!!!!!! NOT that there's anything WRONG with that.
But Russian? We need more long form birth certificates ;)
Birth certificates? I scoff at birth certificates. I emerged fully-formed from Putin's mighty groin.



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:15 pm

maydijo wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:22 pm
RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:09 pm
1. Australia doesn't exist.
2. Maydijo lives in Australia.
3. Maydijo doesn't exist.

OMG!!!!! Maydijo is a BOT!!!!!!! NOT that there's anything WRONG with that.
But Russian? We need more long form birth certificates ;)
Birth certificates? I scoff at birth certificates. I emerged fully-formed from Putin's mighty groin.
... and then spent the first year of your life in his pouch as a maydi-joey.



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by HilltownGrrl » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:39 pm

tek wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:21 pm
nowadays when I need to buy a toy, I go to a place like https://a2zscience.com/

I don't know how much longer places like that will still be around :(
This is the same place I thought of when people asked where to buy toys. Gee, we might almost live in the same area or something. :lol:

As for how crappy toys (& everything else) is/are now - I much prefer to shop at smaller, better stores when I can (like A2Z) & thrift shops when they don't. We have, as a society, gotten so obsessed with getting a great deal that we've lost track of also getting something of quality. We don't have much money but I'd rather spend a bit more if it means I get a better product. Now get offa my lawn :geezerette:



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by HilltownGrrl » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:44 pm

maydijo wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:54 pm
My kids have never wanted the hot toy. I think it's because here in Rustralia we have the ABC channels which have ad-free kid's TV shows. My kids hate watching the other kid channels, the ads drive them nuts!
:rotflmao: :rotflmao:



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by maydijo » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 am

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:15 pm
maydijo wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:22 pm
RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:58 pm


But Russian? We need more long form birth certificates ;)
Birth certificates? I scoff at birth certificates. I emerged fully-formed from Putin's mighty groin.
... and then spent the first year of your life in his pouch as a maydi-joey.
You don't have the security clearance to talk about Putin's sacred pouch.



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 am

:rotflmao: I love Fogbow! :dance:


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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 am
:rotflmao: I love Fogbow! :dance:
If Russian marsupial bankrupt* toy retailer jests are your specialist interest, this is the place!

* as Maydi pointed out, bankrupt in the Podes but not in the Antipodes



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 pm

It looks like the first iteration of the buy out is DOA. The company rejected the $890M offer.


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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 am

Notorial Dissent wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 pm
It looks like the first iteration of the buy out is DOA. The company rejected the $890M offer.
;) "No sir, you cannot purchase the company using Monopoly money." ;)



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Lani » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 am

I realize that we are in a major transition. The old way of commerce is collapsing, but something more is happening. Shopping in brick and mortar stores represented more than just purchasing things we needed or wanted. They were part of a community. People experiencing sorrow about ToysRUs enjoyed being in an event, a connection with others. It was a pleasure to go there with the kids and explore, play with toys, connect with other children and parents. You don't get that with ordering on line.

I'm in an isolated place. I choose it, and I love it. Community is everything. We gathered at Borders. But now it's gone. We gathered at our tiny mall for community events that we loved, but now it's 40% empty. Everything is disappearing, and it's scary. We're looking at converting the failing mall into a mix of shops and apartments because there is no affordable housing on our island. We're not West Virginia, but damn close as we see everything we loved about our community and hoped for our kids disappear.


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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Chilidog » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:40 am

You* gathered at the community mall, but didn't buy anything.

*not you specifically, but people in general.

As I pointed out in the other thread, my wife used to work for Carsons selling shoes.

One of her biggest complaints was people who came in, asked to try on shoes but didn't buy anything and never had any intention of buying anything.

The sales people got really good at spotting those, but they had little choice and had to serve them anyway.

-her other big complaint was that Carsons liberal return policy was abused too often by the customers. Since the store clawed back sales commissions if the item was returned, this was an issue she particularly hated.



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Lani » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:01 am

No, you're wrong. We bought lunch during the day. We bought dinner while watching the evening events. We bought books at Borders when the new releases happened. Harry Potter events were HUGE. And you couldn't find a parking place during a big Macy sale. We showed up at 4 am for those teaser black Friday events just to join in the fun. Our mall was a focal point of our community. And now it's dying.


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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Chilidog » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:11 am

Don't get me started on how much my wife HATED black Friday.



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Re: Toys R Us Bankruptcy

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Post by Lani » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:21 am

Lol, like I said, I'm in a remote place. Black Friday was a fun thing. We didn't break down doors. We gathered and drank coffee while kids played. It was silly and we had a good time.


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