Toys R Us - Liquidation Sale

Administrators have failed to find a buyer for Toys R Us is closing so the stores closing. Sad for the staff who will lose their jobs, but it should hopefully mean some good discounts.

Online store closes Friday.

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    I am…. ready.

    So when is the sale start?

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    There is little in that store thats worth getting. Some baby r us stuff. Lego. Maybe the ride ons. The store in Moorabbin has been a dud. Sure some customers. Just think online has killed the large toy shop. Even the small ones are closing locally.

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    Wondering if there is anything at all maybe even worth getting like board game wise or books for kids and toddlers around 4-16 ages.

    So many nephews and nieces.

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    Went into high point store just the other day, stock is already low as suppliers weren’t giving them stock in case they don’t pay. No one wants to be a creditor to them. So it was a little empty and sad.

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    Man, there was nothing like being given some Christmas money and let loose in a Toys'R'Us store when I was a kid! It was inevitable (deal with it Harvey), but are kids these days going to have the same appreciation or wonder when browsing toys online? No way.

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      Has the threat really come from online retailers though?
      I think that Kmart and Big W being much better priced and much more local to most people (far more branches) is more significant.

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    Went into Alexandria today. Lego shelves already half-depleted despite being at full RRP. I've never managed to understand how TRU manage to sell any Lego - doesn't everyone know the same stuff is about 25% cheaper at Big W and Kmart. I'm just hoping fools don't go in and buy it all while it's merely 20% off - it's not even competitive until it's 25% off let alone a bargain.

    Dick Smith's closing down seemed to really drag on - I hope they won't repeat that. Didn't the shop floor staff end up not being paid so they grabbed all the real bargains themselves or hid them until they were bargains?
    I suppose it depends on how long they have left on their store's leases and they'll run them out with a skeleton staff.

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    Was in store yesterday. Lack luster sales atm.

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    Sale started today. Most items are 10% off, lego 5% off, pool toys 30% off. Might wait to see next week if the discount increase

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    Nothing much at Hornsby. They have very limited range. I sees 5 & 10% but none in sight for 30%. Let's wait next week.

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    anyone seen much at Doncaster or Chadstone stores? i'd be looking at smaller stuff like action figures, hatchibles, etc

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      Maybe not much help but I went to Knox store they still have heaps of stock. Not much discount to be have. most of them only 10% off and the prices are already almost twice as expensive as Kmart or target.

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    Merged from Up to 30% off at Toys 'R' Us & Babies 'R' Us: Closing down Sale
    Go to Deal

    Hi I'm a young casual worker at Toys'R'Us (TRU) & Babies 'R' Us (BRU). I enjoy using Ozbargain so I decided to share my knowledge on the Closing down sales that are happening due to TRU going into Liquidation last week.

    This week (22/6 to 29/6) the will be UP TO 30% off ALL stock. I have attached a PDF that contains an exhaustive list of the discounts for TRU and BRU categories.

    In coming weeks expect further discounts (there are 40's under all our 30% off signs) and I expect the sales to last just over a month give or take a couple weeks. Remember nothing will get restocked so don't wait too long unless your a real bargain hunter.

    Please notices
    * Online store is down
    * There are no refunds, all sales are final unless faulty
    * Giftcards can be used if the total is at least double the value of the giftcard.
    * UltimateKids giftcards are not accepted
    * VIP points cannot be redeemed

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      Up to 30% off at that store is basically down to RRP.

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      2 items at 30% off, its like 0.01% from the entire product range. Nah thx but I do appreciate your upload. Let us know when they have 50% or more pls. :D

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      @NubblyTheslime can you turn on your direct messaging?

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      Hi NubblyTheslime,

      Do you have any further updates? Thanks again for posting the PDF last time!

      Hopefully we're getting close to some good bargains ;)

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    Even with closing down discounts. Toys are still cheaper at Big W toy mania.

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    I went to a store today. Heaps of stock, no customers. Up to 40% off. Random items at various prices. Most at min 10%. Obviously trying to get as much out of the sale as they can. So this store still has a lot of stock. I would say it would need to ne 25% or more to be worthwhile. As others have said TRU have the regular RR which is still a lot more expensive than other stores.

    They just cant compete with the larger department stores for the popular toys. They have alot of range, but were people actually buying it. Ie Theres like 5-7 different ride on motor cars. You would really only need to stock say 4. Boy and girl versiona nd 2 model types. Even though they have heaps of toys we walked out there with nothing. Just overpriced even with the 10%off. The 40% items you wouldnt have brought anyway.

    A poor dad was there grabbing a lego set. Was going to let him know its not worth it unless its a rare set. Target have 20% of at the moment. And even that isnt special really as a discount amount.

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    Went in store yesterday as the email suggested now 30-50% off (*exclusions apply)

    LEGO 25% off, as well as a lot of the Babys’R’Us stuff, but the majority of things now 30% off.

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    Laughable advertising.
    Huge printed signs all around the store "EVERYTHING 30% OFF LOWEST TICKETED PRICE" then in smaller print beneath, "Exceptions Apply"! - So it's not "Everything" then!
    Of course, Lego is one such thing that is an exception, at 25% off and the prices are still not as good as elsewhere, except maybe for big Creator sets. Sadly too many people don't realise this and are buying it up so there will be very little left by the time the reductions do actually make it cheap(ish). Which seems to be the story across the store.

    Another gripe is that it appears it's not 30% off lowest ticketed price either - most items had tickets on them marrking items down by 30% saying "No further reductions" at the bottom. When I asked staff what the price was they said it was the ticketed price!
    - So those giant signs are lying about that too.

    Now a final gripe: we went to get a kid's bike. At 30% off it was cheaper than Anaconda downstairs. However Toys R Us only had the floor model left. Instead of further discounting it for being a grubby, floor model they had the cheek to charge an extra $20 for it being assembled!
    I told them to stuff it and paid the $10 extra for a clean one from Anaconda in it's box. I suppose I should have asked if Anaconda would price match.

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    TRU are doing a good price on Vuly trampolines if any one is in the market for one - I got a Lift Pro Large this morning for $659. Northland, Victoria.

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    Hardly any lego left at Moorabbin. At 30% off. Some good poko light up sticks. Might be good for Xmas. Nephews and nieces - blue and pink colorways. Some good nerf guns were $50 now $30.

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      I heard tomorrow is the last day, did you hear anything? They might have made a deal with an auctioner/someone like graysonline.

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        On the website looking at Find a Store, only Northland is specified as last day tomorrow. All other stores have 5th of Aug as last day.

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          I think Im wrong wtih the 5th of Aug, the store hours page on the website just keeps on showing same store times for 3 weeks in advance.. Just got a generic email about closing just around the corner without date specified. I know in WA only 1 store left the rest closed yesterday. Anyone know last day of operations ?

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      I went to Moorabbin 3 or 4 weeks ago. I think it was 20% to 30% at that time. Kmart was actually cheaper by a fair bit back then. Went to chadstone on Thursday there was probably 35% stock left, I was wondering if ppl made any savings compared to kmart since the price now is pretty much on par.

      Knox has heaps of this kit only "LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor 70922" @ around $250 but your only saving $50 compared to Myer on sale now. I guess Its okay saving if you were gunna get one anyways but not fly off the shelve discount I guess.. too bad my son doesnt like batman.

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    @rompastompa No business as usual. Having said that the stocks are thinning out. So maybe its near the end. It has probably been about a month.

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      Maybe 2 weeks left judging from website. Im actually surprised by the amount of parents Im seeing just ramdonly filling up trolleys with kids in tow. Im wondering if they have done their homework. You have to research will to get a great bargain, most of the stuff is just so-so priced. I was gunna bite on a mini thomas set, $65 down to $38.. but then after googling same set is on clearance @ Target $20. I think the most I've saved on a item so far is $15 compared to other stores. better savings on bigger ticket items like play equipment. It seems like you have to time it with stock level vs discount level. By the time you wait for better discount its probably out of stock @ a average saving.. Oh my wife already made the mistake of buying Fastlane brand. I told her its a copy, but it was $20 item anyways. Brought it home and figured out it was TRU own brand which wasnt the best quality :-/

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    Some good deals this afternoon - 60% off Super Soakers - great for Christmas presents. Lots of items now 40% off with exceptions for Lego, Board Games, the Babies R Us items and a few other categories. Picked up a big bag of stocking fillers, there are bargains to be had but stocks were starting to become limited. (The baby section in Aspley was decimated!)

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      I think Super Soakers have been @ 60% for about a week at my local store. Even with 40% off I find savings are moderate. Still see a far bit of stock on the shelves, more than I expect and they seem slow with bigger discounts. wondering what the game plan is, if they will be transferring stock to a handful of stores or making a deal with greysonline or something before they discount further. In the US up to the last day it was 95% off, cant imagine whats left at that stage.

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        There seems to be a lot of shrewdness in these sales:

        Liquidation prices were initially higher than the recent sales they had.
        Misleading signage.
        Removing the website except as a 'propoganda' outlet.
        Frequent emails informing of the "discounts" but remaining vague.
        Charging assembly fees for floor stock.
        Exclusions to "Everything" - the exclusions being the most desirable stock.

        And now there are rumours the stores are closing today, tomorrow, this week, sometime soon, maybe, maybe not…. - rumours supported by vague and ambiguous messages from TRU but nothing definite.

        I think it's engineered to sucker the punters, get them in and hope they will buy something thinking they are getting a bargain, or that it's the last chance to get something. And doubtless even those that turn up in store and are disappointed will buy something just so the journey wasn't a total waste.

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          yeah cant blame the administrators for getting most cash, it's similar to DSE sale but with more misleading advertising. email went out this week about 40% to 60% off. One store I visited already had 40% base discount in place last weekend, it may not have stock left to see it through to next week. Staff mentioned it looks like this sunday is last day. This week it only had a handful of items bumped up to 50%.

          Another bigger store in better location that had 30% base discount last weekend had in general been updated to 40% this week but there were still desirable items at 30% to 35% off that didnt budge. I get the feeling they might be clearing out less stocked stores first and closing them, then transferring stock to bigger stores. The 2nd store I visited didnt know when they were closing. On branded stuff I think Im only save $8 to $15, on TRU home brand you can save alot but better check prices on aliexpress but even then quality may not be great. But then again half the time I find I can get what I want at a okay price from Kmart/Target/Myer.

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    Making the call that the Moorabbin store will be closing say early next week if not by end of the weekend. Sale at 50-7-% off now. Got myself 3 water pistols at $4.50 for the sister's kids for Xmas. Done. Still lots of baby stuff though. They may just put the rest online through an auction house. Who knows.

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      I just came back from Moorabbin & Fountain Gate, noticed no one is touching the Star Wars stuff not much around except for pram, cots, furniture (which still isnt super great @ 50%) I managed to find a lonely nerf water pistol for $2.40 @ Moorabbin. Knox was basically no stock left on Thursday night but still open it seems, website is updated as Monday 30th closed. Werribee is listed as closed for Monday 30th as well.

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        @darkage If the starwars stuff is left tomorrow ppl will buy it especially if they mark it down further. New series stuff though doesnt seem to be popular. But surely a light saber is still good with the kids. You were keen to go to Fountain Gate as well.

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          not too sure about star wars stuff, alot of ppl make fun on it on youtube. I had to kill sometime and fountain gate isnt far, then I had to go Costco afterwards anyways.

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    Thanks Toys R Us for a great time. Toys R Us opened at about the same time as World 4 Kids, but as it was much closer to me I only went to Toys R Us. I remember the HUGE Remote Control car section, model rockets (very dangerous fun) as well as the long LEGO wall with the space monorail and other classic sets. I loved the massive collection of SNES games where you had to take a ticket to the counter and pick up your game which was always in MINT condition.

    Unfortunately it slowly turned into a store for baby needs so I drifted away but thanks to my local store for selling me the last 2 Razor Crazy Carts that were from an unclaimed Layby. However I do feel for the staff as everybody talking to them seems to be complaining or asking stupid questions.

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