I drove out to Toys ‘R Us today to check out their liquidation sales but I was not impressed. Oh yes, the signs declare “up to 30% off” but as you will see, it’s overblown.
First off, we went to check out the LEGO sets. LEGO (and all other “construction” – Mega Blocks, Duplo, etc) was only discounted 5%. Given that Toys ‘R Us is usually higher than Amazon, 5% doesn’t even cover the fact that we have to pay 9% sales tax on the purchase.
I don’t even think I have ever in my life seen a “5% off sale” before. Ugh.
Fisher-Price and other “Preschool” Toys were discounted 10%.
Imaginext toys also fell in the 10% off sale.
“Action Play”, like Thomas the Train and other wooden train set brands are 10% off.
Also in the 10% off – all Marvel and Nerf toys.
All Skylanders items are 10% off also (making the Skylanders Imaginators game $44.99) but our store had a ton of Skylanders Superchargers figures clearanced out to $1.98 and part of the 10% off sale
I did find some accessories in electronics and the entire category of “Robotics” at 15% off.
But none of this is really anything to get overly excited about it. In fact, I’m not even underly excited about it.
Turns out, pretty much the only stuff 30% off is seasonal and party items. Which is over-priced at Toys ‘R Us to begin with.
So unless you just really need to stock up on wrapping paper, bows, party plates and greeting cards, I wouldn’t rush to Toys ‘R Us just yet.