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Old 14.03.2018, 16:24
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lol the uk has upto 25% off everything (that was left) which makes them only 20% more expensive then amazon now.
IIIIIF, there are big discounts specially in LEGO's in the Toys R Us from Switzerland, that MIGHT be an INTERESTING thing to know...
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Old 14.03.2018, 16:41
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IIIIIF, there are big discounts specially in LEGO's in the Toys R Us from Switzerland, that MIGHT be an INTERESTING thing to know...
Ummm, Switzerland is NOT in the UK.

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Old 14.03.2018, 16:49
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Ummm, Switzerland is NOT in the UK.

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I know, buy maybe they also had some discounts since the company is sinking...
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Old 14.03.2018, 17:05
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I know, buy maybe they also had some discounts since the company is sinking...
Just in the UK.

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Old 14.03.2018, 17:28
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I know, buy maybe they also had some discounts since the company is sinking...
They have a website
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Old 14.03.2018, 18:58
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They have a website
Thanks! but no Lego discounts so far...
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Old 14.03.2018, 19:04
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Thanks! but no Lego discounts so far...
Legu, huh?

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Old 14.03.2018, 19:29
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Legu, huh?

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Nice.... thanks!
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Old 15.03.2018, 07:30
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Ummm, Switzerland is NOT in the UK.

Tom
Looks like the US ones are going to be closed as well. Plus some in Europe and others may be sold.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43411051
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Old 23.03.2018, 07:57
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Re: Toys R Us & Maplin in UK go into adminstration

ToysRUs founder passed away aged 94.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43505064

Interesting sentence here:

"Earlier on Thursday, the company announced it would suspend the liquidation sales of hundreds of its stores due to "unforeseen circumstances"."

I can't find anything that says what these "unforeseen circumstances" are.

Also a bid to save the US stores.

http://fortune.com/2018/03/22/isaac-...earance-sales/
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Old 21.04.2018, 16:15
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Re: Toys R Us & Maplin in UK go into adminstration

Smyths Toys are buying the Swiss, German and Austria stores.

https://www.bluewin.ch/fr/infos/econ...tes-91528.html
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Old 11.06.2018, 13:17
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Re: Toys R Us & Maplin in UK go into adminstration

PoundWorld latest to enter admin.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44436435

Is it me or are most of the failing companies being run by so-called investment firms?
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Old 11.06.2018, 13:24
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PoundWorld latest to enter admin.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44436435

Is it me or are most of the failing companies being run by so-called investment firms?
That's their whole business plan, buy cheap, rape the company for all its worth, take out huge loans to pay yourself back, sell anything worth anything, try to sell whats left (if you can find a fool), fold and walk away, onto the next one.

I've worked for a few companies that have been bought by 'asset management' companies, what they get away with is criminal
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Old 11.06.2018, 13:29
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Re: Toys R Us & Maplin in UK go into adminstration

Yeah, happened to Ilford here in Switzerland, raided the pension fund and got away with several mil.
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Old 18.07.2018, 14:06
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Re: Toys R Us & Maplin in UK go into adminstration

Another company going into admin which is owned by a private equity company.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44870789

Something stinks methinks.
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Old 18.07.2018, 15:18
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Another company going into admin which is owned by a private equity company.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44870789

Something stinks methinks.
What stinks?
Companies go bankrupt all the time. Specially restaurants. Some so quickly, I don't even have time to try them out.
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Old 19.07.2018, 21:14
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Re: Toys R Us & Maplin in UK go into adminstration

Last of Poundworld's stores to close too.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44891786
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