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meandnooneelse
post Dec 27 2010, 09:30 PM
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Here is the email I just sent Toys-R-US:

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Dear Toys R Us,

I was in your Albany, GA store tonight and was aghast at some of the prices. Before Christmas the Star Wars Vintage Collection action figures were priced at $9.99. This was already high, considering Wal-Mart sells them for $6.99 and Target for $7.99. Tonight at Toys-R-Us they were marked $10.99! That is simply too much. That is price gouging and is unfair to your customers. Doing that will surely reduce the amount of customers willing to purchase from you. I collect Star Wars and GI Joe figures and so do my 4 sons. I am an active member of online collector forums, and I assure the online community warns each other about retailers that do this. I plan to warn my online friends and it looks like I will be buying my figures strictly from Target and Wal-Mart from now on as I refuse to pay a ridiculously over inflated price of $10.99 for a single action figure. That's a rip-off.

Please lower your prices.

Thank you,

Gene Seybold
Leesburg GA 31763


Please contact Toys R Us and dissuade their ridiculous pricing. No other retailers are doing this! Why are they? They must not want our business!

Toys R Us Customer Relations:

1 (800) TOYSRUS
1 (800) 869-7787
contactus@toysrus.com


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post Dec 27 2010, 10:10 PM
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The price hike was suppose to be temporary so they could put a "sale" tag of 9.99 during Black Friday. I guess they chose to keep it instead. That's fine by me the R Us in my area never has anything anyway.


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post Dec 28 2010, 10:43 AM
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Man, you guys wouldn't believe the amount of flack I'm catching on Hisstank for posting this over there.


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post Dec 28 2010, 12:55 PM
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Gene - I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.


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post Dec 28 2010, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (Sgt Humpty @ Dec 28 2010, 12:55 PM) *
Gene - I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Yeah, I lose enough sleep as it is.

Here's the link:

TRU Price Hikes Hiss Tank Thread

One guy made a good point. The price hikes seem to be on the items they have for sale as buy 2 get the 3rd free.



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post Dec 28 2010, 02:33 PM
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Well the rumor always is when TRU is going to declare bankrupcy...and they don't specify chapter 7 or chapter 11. Chapter 7 is total liquidation. Chapter 11 is creditor protection while restructuring. Either way, it can only be rumored for so long before it happens.


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