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Toys"R"Us TRU YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I


#61 WolfmanASTN   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1370 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:43 AM

Is FRIEND15 good for Nintendo eShop cards in-store?


No, you cannot use coupons on gift cards

#62 frosty47  

Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:59 PM

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#63 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   5410 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:12 PM

Do you know if this was also the price for the PS4 version?



#64 frosty47  

Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:35 PM

Do you know if this was also the price for the PS4 version?


not sure, didn't see it. Went to another location and turns out it's closing.

#65 Ace_Defective   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:22 AM

Do you know if this was also the price for the PS4 version?

It is, I bought the ps4 version at that price two weeks ago.



#66 Ferrari Racer   Reporter for CAGNetwork CAGiversary!   6318 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

https://www.bloomber...s-soon-as-today

 

Sad that this may happen. Clearance sales will probably still suck I would imagine.


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#67 baboonfreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   941 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:39 PM

https://www.bloomber...s-soon-as-today

 

Sad that this may happen. Clearance sales will probably still suck I would imagine.

If anybody has gift cards from them laying around, use them asap



#68 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   10843 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

Can't remember the last time I got some good Toys R Us buys. Pokemon X/Y years ago for $15 maybe? Looks like Overwatch was the big one this year for one day only.

 

Regardless, always sucks for those that lose their jobs.

 

As said above use your giftcards ASAP.


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#69 dkstariob   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:41 PM

https://www.bloomber...s-soon-as-today

 

Sad that this may happen. Clearance sales will probably still suck I would imagine.

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#70 rdigit  

Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

If anybody has gift cards from them laying around, use them asap

Two likely events will happen for gift cards if they declare bankruptcy:
1) liquidation of some or all stores where they will honor gift cards
2) the company will restructure and choose to honor or not honor gift cards after a restructuring plan is accepted to by prevailing creditors (can take days, weeks, months, or years).

I'm either case, you're better off using gift cards ASAP for good or resellable deals because of the uncertainty.

I for one just left work to pick up some pickup items bought with gift cards that I was going to grab tomorrow.

#71 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1506 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:09 AM

Two likely events will happen for gift cards if they declare bankruptcy:
1) liquidation of some or all stores where they will honor gift cards
2) the company will restructure and choose to honor or not honor gift cards after a restructuring plan is accepted to by prevailing creditors (can take days, weeks, months, or years).

I'm either case, you're better off using gift cards ASAP for good or resellable deals because of the uncertainty.

I for one just left work to pick up some pickup items bought with gift cards that I was going to grab tomorrow.

 

Not honoring gift cards is typically the death knell of a store in bankruptcy, as it is a good way to permanently lose customers.  They will set a date they will stop honoring them if they choose to go that path - it won't be like tomorrow or something.  But definitely don't sit on them if there is something you want.



#72 rdigit  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:51 AM

Not honoring gift cards is typically the death knell of a store in bankruptcy, as it is a good way to permanently lose customers. They will set a date they will stop honoring them if they choose to go that path - it won't be like tomorrow or something. But definitely don't sit on them if there is something you want.


Yeah definitely, but the timing all comes down to what the (likely pre-packaged) plan of reorganization is.

I don't expect a Sports Authority "reorg" (aka liquidation) but you never know. Even with Sports Authority you had time to use gift cards. Gymboree filed for bankruptcy but their reorg plan is to close some stores, so gift cards remain valuable.

#73 edlin303  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:07 AM

If anybody has gift cards from them laying around, use them asap

Not a bad idea to use them but I would bet that they will file Chapter 11 and simply restructure and stay open (with GCs being fine)



#74 toneroni   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   618 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:53 AM

Jeez I have a ton of GCs from baby registry. Time to use them... hope they stick around since it's magical to take a little kid to the toy store to pick out their gift or shop arohnd

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#75 Mostly Human   Turtle Soup CAGiversary!   1102 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:35 AM

Bought a football for .98 last time I was there.  Have a few things to get if there's a fire sale though.


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#76 scottman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3435 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:09 AM

Bankruptcy has been filed...

 

...but everything is business as usual for the near future.



#77 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   457 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:30 AM

Yeah definitely, but the timing all comes down to what the (likely pre-packaged) plan of reorganization is.

I don't expect a Sports Authority "reorg" (aka liquidation) but you never know. Even with Sports Authority you had time to use gift cards. Gymboree filed for bankruptcy but their reorg plan is to close some stores, so gift cards remain valuable.


In the event you don't use your gift cards, you are generally allowed to file a claim against the company. How the process goes depends on the company filing and what the court allows. For instance Radioshack initally was not honoring gift cards when they filed for bankruptcy and people had to file a claim under the general claim form. It was only in a much later order the judge granted a motion specifically for the claim of gift cards. That was a one off instance though and generally does not happen.

This is not a route I recommend people take mainly because it takes a long time for a decision to be made and most people filing a claim for this reason, likely won't get anything, but a last resort if anyone forgets to use them.

Seriously though, use em gift cards.

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#78 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2172 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

I got $75 on a gift card but TRU never seems to have any deals. The last time I bought from them was when they had Xenoblade for $20 on 3DS.


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#79 zlatour   Shredaholic CAGiversary!   1708 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:45 AM

Bought a football for .98 last time I was there. Have a few things to get if there's a fire sale though.


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#80 ~starlight~   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   889 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:57 AM

I got $75 on a gift card but TRU never seems to have any deals. The last time I bought from them was when they had Xenoblade for $20 on 3DS.

take advantage of their price match policy https://www.toysrus....match-guarantee

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#81 tomwaits1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:58 PM

I have a $20 TRU gift card that I bought for $10 from Groupon a couple weeks ago... pretty confident that it'll still be good for a while. Bankruptcy is a slow process. Hopefully they can restructure and survive. Friendly staff, best Nintendo/Toys to Life stock in the area, and lots of TRU memories.

 

There are still occasional deals at TRU too. Got Overwatch for $10 earlier this year, Diablo 3:UE for $3 a couple weeks ago, and bought a couple rounds of B1G4 deals on DI figures.


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#82 kraftwerks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1052 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:15 PM

From the Bloomberg article linked:
"Much of the toy supplier’s debt is the legacy of a $7.5 billion leveraged buyout more than a decade ago. In 2005, Bain Capital, KKR & Co. and Vornado Realty Trust loaded Toys “R” Us up with debt to take it private. Since then, the Wayne, New Jersey-based chain has struggled to dig itself out."

This kind of stuff makes me so mad. Later in the article it is stated that TRU could be posting $500-600 million in profit if not for the debt it didnt create in the first place.

I'll have an E please, Bob.


#83 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   457 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

I have a $20 TRU gift card that I bought for $10 from Groupon a couple weeks ago... pretty confident that it'll still be good for a while. Bankruptcy is a slow process. Hopefully they can restructure and survive. Friendly staff, best Nintendo/Toys to Life stock in the area, and lots of TRU memories.

There are still occasional deals at TRU too. Got Overwatch for $10 earlier this year, Diablo 3:UE for $3 a couple weeks ago, and bought a couple rounds of B1G4 deals on DI figures.


In my experience, for every person who knows a bit about the bankruptcy process, how long it takes for things to happen, and how much time they have to use the gift cards; there are about 50 others who have no idea that they couldn't use the gift cards anymore after 'x' date or that a bankruptcy is even occuring.

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#84 rdigit  

Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:55 PM

The company filed a petition to maintain their rewards program and honor outstanding gift cards. Technically this is a request for the judge to approve it, and the judge may accept it or require creditor (the lenders to TRU) to approve it. As of July 31, 2017 the outstanding gift card and merchandise credit balance was $205.9M and reward certs balance was $22.5M.

Source: https://cases.primec...=NzI3MDYx&id2=0

#85 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:59 AM

The toysrus clearance thread from a few years ago was crazy fun.

 

I have $40 in gift cards I gotta use. Too bad all their video game stock seems to have disappeared overnight. I checked just a few weeks ago on the website and there were a few things I wanted but now they're all out of stock. Looks like the site got revamped too.



#86 dkstariob   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:51 AM

I don't have many memories of Toys R Us as a kid because my family was struggling financially, but I damn well knew the jingle. I can recall 3 specific Toys R Us memories.  1. Rich Uncle giving me $40 to buy whatever I wanted - I bought a lego set.  2. Bought a blue Gameboy Pocket with Pokemon Blue with my own money 3. Bought a discounted new N64 ($129.99 I believe) with extra atomic purple controller and Rampage World Tour as my first game (over Goldeneye...F----!)  



#87 rdigit  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

I don't have many memories of Toys R Us as a kid because my family was struggling financially, but I damn well knew the jingle.


That jingle... The main court filing for bankruptcy protection starts with the jingle written out in text. I love that they did that.

#88 Flo25  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

As a kid I loved buying nintendo games.  You has to pull the little slip and take it to the cashier to purchase.  And then after purchase you take the slip and the receipt to a little window and someone goes and pulls you game. 

 

I felt so cool and happy walking up to that window.

 

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#89 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   4933 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:21 AM

I liked that too. Why did they stop doing that?

#90 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4127 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:55 AM

As a kid I didn't appreciate the store as much as I do now. Used to live close to 2 locations. Now the nearest one is almost 3 hours away. Went to one this year about 10+ years of not going. There's so much to look at that you can enjoy yourself without buying anything.

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