While many Toys ‘R’ Us stores are still operating as they hold going-out-of-business sales, the retailer wasted no time officially shutting down the online presence for Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us.
The retailer issued a statement on the front page of toysrus.com, notifying shoppers that they can no longer purchase toys, games or other items from the site:
“Thanks for visiting. We have shut down the website for any purchases but our brick and mortar stores are open and holding going out of business sales. You can keep up-to-date with the sale at http://toysrusclosingsale.com and liquidation-going-out-of-business-FAQs. We encourage you to stop by your local store and take full advantage of the deep discounts and deals available. Thank you for your business and support over the years.
Sincerely, Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us teams.”
Toys ‘R’ Us announced in March that it would close or sell all its U.S. and UK stores, six months after the company filed for bankruptcy. The brick-and-mortar liquidation officially ends in June, but the stores could close earlier if merchandise sells out quickly.
Bed Bath & Beyond Offers To Buy Toys ‘R’ Us Gift Cards By April 5
With the Toys ‘R’ Us site shutdown, Bed Bath & Beyond is stepping up to the plate to enable shoppers to trade in Toys ‘R’ Us gift cards in exchange for Bed Bath & Beyond ones.
The home retailer is taking this step via CardCash, an online gift card marketplace that will purchase any unused Toys ‘R’ Us gift cards with a balance of $20 or more at a discount until April 5, 11:59 pm Eastern. Currently, the exchange rate is $64.20 for a $100 Toys ‘R’ Us or Babies ‘R’ Us gift card.
Shoppers can still use Toys ‘R’ Us gift cards at its stores through April 21 as the retailer continues its going-out-of-business sales.