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    Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    Saw this link this morning:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43225248
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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    They've only just built a new one up the A33, here. I don't even think it's opened for business yet!!

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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    They've only just built a new one up the A33, here. I don't even think it's opened for business yet!!
    It's been open for a while now, I'm pretty sure it was just in time pre Christmas, but couldn't guarantee that. Shame though given how new that store is! Surprised they continued to build it even though it would have been signed off years ago.

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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    It's been open for a while now, I'm pretty sure it was just in time pre Christmas
    Ja, that's barely minutes in my head... heck, 2012 is still yesterday as far as I'm concerned!

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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    It's been open for a while now, I'm pretty sure it was just in time pre Christmas, but couldn't guarantee that. Shame though given how new that store is! Surprised they continued to build it even though it would have been signed off years ago.
    Well, if they own it, its an asset that can be sold, or leased to another store, but it may have been built with a business loan or built by a developer to lease to them.
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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    Seems a shame but as a few articles I've read suggest they really didn't move with the times. Overpriced and old stock doesn't help.

    My kids never seemed to be as amazed walking in as when I was a little kid

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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    My 4-year-old loves them, but to me, they always seemed a bit tired with the displays and the decor, even relatively new ones like Stevenage.

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    Re: Toys 'R' Us going into administration

    It was a real shame hearing about them going into administration. However, I never really went in as my parents would only take me to independent stores nearby to help support the smaller businesses. The only times I went in were when I had grown up a bit more, and even being a young teenager at the time I felt like I shouldn't use my parent's money for toys that were so expensive. Even the smaller shops had better prices than Toys R Us.
    I only knew of the store near my relative's up in Derby. Never came across one in my city.

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