@Mop it up I just thought of something and if it is true man I screwed myself. MAYBE... you need to click to redeem the offer BEFORE you link the accounts, because like... it's probably an offer to try to get people to link them, so people with them already linked are not eligible?
In fact now that I really think about it that is probably it. So anyone trying to do this, make sure to redeem the offer before linking and see if that works!
Ah well, if I missed it through my own actions, it's only $5.
I guess they're just not really able to compete with Amazon and the likes.
I think the online store will still remain open?
I don't mean to make this all about game deals though, it sucks for everyone who will be laid off. But it's happening whether we buy clearance games or not I guess so might as well get whatever deals come along.
Yeah, I feel bad for the employees of the company. Though I must admit I only ever go to TRU once a year at this stage in my life, and that day is Black Friday when they practically give away stuff like games and amiibo with crazy buy 1 get 4 free sales. And I will miss that, but otherwise it's more nostalgia that makes me feel bad about them going away, to be honest.
I think it's a variety of things. Specialty shops in general have been disappearing throughout the past decade or two, I don't think people really care about them anymore. I also remember seeing a statistic where I think it was at least 80% of sales at Toys 'R Us occurred during the holidays, so I guess most people don't go toy shopping throughout the year anymore. Lastly, the prices at Toys 'R Us were not competitive, often higher than elsewhere. The trade-off was that they typically had a large selection, so they might carry a product that's tough to find elsewhere. For example, they charged $13.99 for amiibo instead of the MSRP of $12.99, but they carried a lot of them and would often have a figure that other stores had stopped carrying.