What to know about Toys R Us' liquidation sales

Toys 'R' Us founder dies week after company announced US closures

Toys 'R' Us founder dies week after company announced US closures

Those arguments only go so far as they're quickly dismantled by the fact that Toys "R" Us moved over $11B in toys in 2016, a number comparable to other recent years.

"I think it's really sad, you know when I grew up, that was always our big family outing, tried doing it with my kids and now it's gone, it's really sad", said Crystal Andrews, a Toys "R" Us shopper.

"I'm heartbroken", said Angela Esposito of Danvers, who was at the store with her son, Anthony, 4.

How long do I have? Earlier this month, the retailer told workers it's closing the rest of its stores. To find a local BabyRUs store use the BabyRUs online store search on the babiesrus site. Gift cards and coupons can not be returned for cash.

The best advice: Spend them immediately, if possible.

By 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, the campaign had attracted just over $12,000, mostly in denominations of less than $100.

In his effort to save Toys R Us from retail death, Larian is invoking the same sentiment that the retailer's attorneys and marketers did at the outset of the company's bankruptcy.

The company says it is still looking for a buyer for its on-line operations. Cardholders with a balance will still have to pay it, even if the cards can't be used anymore.

The company will honor its Endless Earnings program through April 21.

What are some of the deals?

The company had said it expected the sales to start Thursday.

The ToysRUs liquidation sale is going to be a hot opportunity to save on toys, but it's not a Black Friday, at least initially. If you're concerned that the store will run out of your desired product, don't let the ideal deal be the enemy of the good discount.

Can I make a return?

The Babies R Us website will be open for a "limited time", the company said, but did not provide specifics.

Toys R Us says on its customer frequently-asked-question page that it expects all 735 of its USA stores to begin sales Friday.

If you have any gift cards, coupons or rewards you'll also want to hurry, the retailer will only accept them until April 20. Lazarus is also believed to have said that "toys are a great kind of thing to sell, because they don't last that long". It is the first known plan to keep the Toys R Us brand alive.

But for decades, it was Toys R Us that drove trends in child's play, becoming a launchpad for what became some of the industry's hottest toys.

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