One last toy run! All Toys R Us stores will close on or before Friday


(USA Today)- Toys R Us shoppers have been taking their last selfies with Geoffrey and making their final purchases.

All Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will close on or before Friday, the iconic toy retailer announced.

Many stores nationwide won’t make it until Friday with some closing Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Just like the closing day, discounts vary by location. Some stores have markdowns of 60 to 80 percent and others are at 70 to 90 percent.

Inventory also is limited and as stock sells out, portions of stores and empty aisles are being closed off with yellow caution tape.

But is this really the end for Toys R Us?

Even as stores enter their final days of the liquidation sale, toy expert Jim Silver, the founder and editor in chief of popular toy review website, isn’t convinced that the Toys R Us story is over. 

There are many bidders interested in the Toys R Us brand names, including buyers who understand the potential for a reborn Toys R Us chain.

“I firmly believe there will be Toys R Us stores, bricks and mortar, in 2019,” Silver said. “This is the end of the chapter, not the story.”

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