Toys-R-Us

@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
December 18, 2007 7:07pm CST
I was reading an article about how toy retailer, Toys-r-us, is undergoing a resurgence in popularity since they brought in a new boss. He admits that they had allowed their stores to become sloppy and unappealing. They have combined with Babies-R-Us to gather everything you could possibly want all under the same roof. They have also sort of laid claim to the color pink. Pink is their new signature, and business is booming. They should also be praised for taking a hard line against toy manufacturers who produce inferior goods. They believe that in order to keep their customers they must provide a quality product that people can trust. I don't know about anyone else, but what with all the recent scares about toys that are unsafe, I would put my money on them. What about you?
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
20 Dec 07
You so frequently hear about unethical business dealings and bad publicity, so it's a welcome change to hear something good, I don't shop in Toys R Us, simply because we don't have one near us, nor do I need to purchase anything from them, but I guess they are online like most big stores are now. I too would do business with them and support them, sounds like this guy has his head screwed on right and is not some hitler who sits in his ivory tower!
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Yes, wolfie, it would be wonderful if he has the right stuff in order to turn the store around. Many businesses need to become more ethical these days.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I was at Toys-r-us only once and it was a really fun time. I played with all the toys just like a kid. Was looking for something different for our grandson and a gift for a friend's grandchild. Their products are top quality in my opinion. Yes, I would buy again and again from Toys-r-us.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Jan 08
It has also been years since I've visited one of their stores, carolbee. My grandkids all grew up, lol. Hopefully, they will stand by their word and keep things cleaned up.
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
19 Dec 07
Well I don't go much to toys r us now - my kids used to love it though , they called it toys r mine LOL Sure it's fine that they are doing something about toy manufacturers that produce inferior goods and it's good to have a place with plenty of different things to choose. In my case I think it has been a few years since I shopped there though.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Well, arkaf, I suppose everyone will just have to take a wait-and-see attitude on just how sincere the store really is.
@rx4life (1935)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Interesting...I have grandchldren so I am really following all these recalls and such...I had quit going to ToysRUs due to the lack of cleanliness and the poor service...I will have to give them a try again..especially if they are targeting the safety issues in the toy world... good for them to step up to the plate and be consumer-minded!!! Thanks for the information ( but them you are like a mini-CNN...you are always informed!! LOL)
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I do my best, rx4life, lol. I have been following the situation closely because I have small great-grandchildren who could be harmed by some of these toys. I still maintain that this fervor to "make things better" is no more than a distraction. The situation will keep repeating over and over.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I am sure that it would be a little safer, but am sure that they still will not be able to weed out the unsafe toys. I would definitely think they would be better than Walmart, whom is opening stores in China.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Jan 08
My feelings exactly, Thoroughrob. They are making a big to-do over this issue of toy safety now because it is in the forefront in the news. Once things start to quiet down, it will be back to business as usual.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
19 Dec 07
It s a good thing they finally realized they had to do something!! Toys are for kids and thus need to be safe Their stores as well need to reflect their quality or people cannot even start to trust them I think they will need to earn our trust back
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I think it is all wishful thinking, ricknkae, and the horse is already out of the barn. The government will hem and haw about making the toy industry safer, but I doubt they will stick with it for long.