I went all the way to Toys ‘R Us today because it was announced that liquidation sales would start today, only to find this most disappointing sign:
“Liquidation Sale Postponed”
With no confirmation as to when it would start.
I have heard a lot of things and at this point it’s really impossible to know what to believe.
- Stores that were part of the initial closing stores announced prior to last week’s announcement about closing all stores did start liquidation sales because they were already scheduled to do so.
- A new investor is looking to keep 200-400 of the best performing stores open and this has delayed liquidation.
- The owner died and it postponed the liquidation. (Yes, he did die but I fail to see how that would have anything to do with scheduled sales – he stepped down as CEO in 1994 and had no stake in the company at the time of his death)
- Liquidation sales could start Friday, March 23rd instead.
Even though liquidation hasn’t begun, I did spy a couple deals that are already pretty great:
Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack for PS3 and WiiU – $3.98
Yes, that’s THREE DOLLARS AND NINETY EIGHT CENTS FOR THE WHOLE THING.
Skylanders SuperChargers game figures – $1.98
Toys ‘R Us filed bankruptcy last year and a dismal holiday season didn’t give them what they needed to recover.