Recent Topics
02 Saab aero oil?
by Newuser
06/23/18 03:00 PM
Extend wifi range
by clarkflower
06/23/18 02:05 PM
Under valve cover pics 207,000 miles
by WobblyElvis
06/23/18 01:57 PM
Lease Buyout by Dealer
by Throt
06/23/18 01:52 PM
13 Ford Escape
by RedOak
06/23/18 01:10 PM
New washer pump leaking fluid
by llmercll
06/23/18 12:17 PM
Fuel dilution and CCS/MRV viscosity
by doyall
06/23/18 12:10 PM
Door Hinges
by Scrum67
06/23/18 11:59 AM
PBS, TV channels in different countries
by onetwoothreee
06/23/18 11:29 AM
Break in filter cut open/ Filtermag
by UncleDave
06/23/18 10:36 AM
Changed coil pack, now throwing cat code
by llmercll
06/23/18 10:36 AM
07 V6 Mustang oil leak.
by aquariuscsm
06/23/18 10:33 AM
Windows 10 Update, version 1803
by Sayjac
06/23/18 09:55 AM
Super Tech Euro Spec Synthetic
by Snagglefoot
06/23/18 09:48 AM
Super Tech Conventional 15w40 HDEO. CK-4/SN
by Snagglefoot
06/23/18 09:38 AM
1 gallon jug of Sta-bil for $7 at Rural King
by classic70
06/23/18 09:34 AM
Anger on BITOG
by Gebo
06/23/18 08:55 AM
2010 Acura MDX w/ 3.7 lire oil consumption issue
by Varbill
06/23/18 08:45 AM
Surprising oil filter service interval.
by jakewells
06/23/18 08:12 AM
World Population
by CourierDriver
06/23/18 08:11 AM
Newest Members
bwechols, bowupid, pod423, lemaitrix, azzid0906
65303 Registered Users
Who's Online
69 registered (93cruiser, Atesz792, 2015_PSD, 1998CamryCE, AP9, AZjeff, 7 invisible), 1641 Guests and 42 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65303 Members
67 Forums
285857 Topics
4770459 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#4536919 - 10/08/17 09:18 AM Toy r us in bankruptcy
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3543
Loc: New England
Another brick mortar in bankruptcy because they refused or leadership was outdated.

They picked an interesting venue years back leveraging amazon to be an internet face of themselves early on. They trained the us consumer to go to amazon to buy toys.

They had all sorts of retail locations they could have taken advantage of hot trends like kids and slime or legos and made play areas to drive traffic in. But instead did what they did in 1970 and sell toys in brick and mortar.

Good bye to another brick and mortar is my prediction unless they demolish leadership and replace.

Top
#4536922 - 10/08/17 09:22 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21201
Loc: Orlando, FL
Amazon putting lots or retailers out of business. Why waste time shopping at a B&M store ?

I remember when those ugly Cabbage Patch Kids was the craze back in the early 80's.... idiots lined up for 5 days to buy that [censored]. Now people buy junk for their kids online.

Top
#4536929 - 10/08/17 09:27 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 2944
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
ours paved their property when building , maybe they are against trees.
_________________________
These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year

Top
#4536933 - 10/08/17 09:30 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
philipp10 Online   content


Registered: 05/09/14
Posts: 1181
Loc: Minnesota
People blame the leadership yet hop on the internet and go to Amazon on a regular basis. No one could save these stores....including Sears. Its an uphill battle and it will end with Amazon and Walmart and a few bit players in the end.

Top
#4536945 - 10/08/17 09:42 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10589
Loc: Buffalo, NY
It's sad indeed, but how do you compete with WalMart, Target, etc, in this segment? I'm kind of surprised they've hung on this long having been in my local store somewhat recently.


Edited by JTK (10/08/17 09:42 AM)
_________________________
2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)

Top
#4536958 - 10/08/17 09:58 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41795
Loc: New Jersey
There's still a lot of country that can't get same day delivery from Amazon.

When fuel prices go up, the Amazon delivery model may add costs and price to be less efficient. But at that point isn't it too late?

The thing I don't get is clothes, shoes, etc. The options if you don't know your exact fit or style are pretty clunky.

Equilibrium will shift in favor of online merchants, but the pendulum won't swing all the way in that direction either.

I also don't see fresh food going online in earnest without substantial QA improvements. Some may not care but plenty do. Minimum wage grocery conglomerators won't check produce the way you will for yourself.

Top
#4536969 - 10/08/17 10:15 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
eljefino Online   content


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32651
Loc: ME
When you have young (pre school age) kids and bring them to a toy store they go nuts! What parent wants that? Now we go on social media after the kids go to bed, see other parents' kids playing with stuff, ask what it is, and buy it with a click.

Internet shopping was made for the busy parent who doesn't want to endure the whole car seat/ mall herding experience. It's bad enough finding an hour a week to get groceries... those are still mostly B&M for now, though I get spices online to avoid ridiculous markups.

TRU should have a buying process where you shop online, they wrap it in brown paper, and you pick it up at an "ice cream window" facing the parking lot where kids don't even get to go inside.

Top
#4536982 - 10/08/17 10:23 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: philipp10]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6411
Loc: Texas
A while back I predicted Sears would retreat to the small towns again ~ a new one has since opened in our little town and it is one of three I have bought appliances from in the last year ... these carry that, tools, lawn equipment...and I can get things shipped there or elsewhere
One store where I got some Kenmore gear had a very good manager that did not up sell = he really knew the equipment and it was great dealing with him.

Top
#4536990 - 10/08/17 10:30 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15708
Loc: OH
The likely end of this chain has little to do with the internet and everything to do with the crippling debt load it was saddled with in a 2005 LBO in which what had been a publicly held company was taken private.
The current uninformed buzz is that online sales are killing B&M retailers.
Many seem to forget that retail chains came and went long before the internet existed.
_________________________
17 Forester 12K MSS 0W-20
12 Accord LX 86K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

Top
#4537011 - 10/08/17 10:58 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: fdcg27]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6411
Loc: Texas
We have seen online can come and go as well ~ It annoys some when the founders of certain companies become rich & famous and think everyone wants thier opinions on everything ...
I quit one of these companies over just that ... can easily do without them

Top
#4537016 - 10/08/17 11:04 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
Johnny2Bad Offline


Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 1810
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Toys R Us are NOT bankrupt.

Toys R Us have sought bankruptcy protection, an entirely different beast.

The purpose of bankruptcy protection is to avoid bankruptcy, by agreement with creditors to modify payment terms.

Because payment terms are contracts, it takes a legal ruling to modify them, thus the courts are involved.

If agreement to new terms cannot be reached, then Toys R Us will be in bankruptcy. If they can, they will emerge as a normal corporation, not a bankrupt corporation.
_________________________
'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]

Top
#4537022 - 10/08/17 11:12 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21201
Loc: Orlando, FL
Toys R Us will close their doors shortly after the Christmas shopping season is over.

I do own Amazon stock and feel TRU should have closed years ago. They have expensive prices and terrible customer service, also there stores are always messy.

Top
#4537030 - 10/08/17 11:18 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8662
Loc: North Carolina
Their return policy used to be bad, i don't know if it still is. When my son was young, if you returned an item, you only got in-store credit.
_________________________
13 elantra 68k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche76k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 3900 miles m1 0w20/0w40 mix

Top
#4537033 - 10/08/17 11:25 AM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11008
Loc: Idaho
Over paid under performing management and CEOs. All educated with the same business models.
_________________________
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

Top
#4537087 - 10/08/17 12:12 PM Re: Toy r us in bankruptcy [Re: madRiver]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3543
Loc: New England
My though is Toys R Us could instead of using the space to stock toys maybe actually let folks actually use the real toys instead. The retail location would be a return place, demo area and if you need item immediately you pay the extra Brick Fee(brick and mortar). The purpose is try, return, or immediate purchase(at premium) items that are ultimately delivered.

This model could be extended to clothing, shoes or really anything. Multiple online sellers could participate at try on, demo places and return places. Just carry enough stock for the purpose but greater variety.

I went to an online retailer called BackCountry.com in Salt Lake City with a "store". Nothing more then you going to normal order site with a bunch of MACs writing down with pencil no less what you wanted and after 10 mins or so a window into a massive warehouse they hand you the item.


Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >