Mystery Shopper Buys Out Toys R Us Store

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"It's sad. A lot of kids are really probably shopping online Amazon a place like that, but there's something special about going to a store like Toys "R" Us," said Dale Shough, a customer.

The company announced earlier this year that all stores would close and had been slashing prices leading up to the final closing.


A picture of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us is pulling on the heartstrings of former Toys "R" Us kids as the chain closes for good Friday.

Toys R Us, which also owned Babies R Us, collapsed in February after they were unable to pay a £15million tax bill.


Staff at the Triangle Town Center location will spend their final day at the retail giant boxing up the toys bound for charity, explaining the Raleigh location would stay closed on its final day. Shoppers who showed up hoping for bargains didn't seem put out when they arrived and were told that the toys had been sold to a donor. "I like the idea of donating the toys".

"Because we were forced to liquidate the USA business, we were not able to follow the normal severance process", said a Toys "R" Us spokesperson earlier this month.


Patty Van Fossan, a long-time employee from OH said of the closure: 'I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us. Employees at the Boynton Beach, Florida, store made their frustrations known by hanging signs around the store and protesting outside, WPTV reported. "Play on!" the company posted on its website. "Oh wow, that's nice", said Vivian Smith, when she heard the news. "And now the big guys are walking away, and the workers are left with nothing".

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