We all know that Toys R Us is going under, liquidating all of their stores, and probably like me, you raced over there to look for all the Pokemons only to find no cards and slightly discounted plushies and toys. And like me, you probably asked “what the…?” After going to like 3 stores to look for them, I figured that I may have just been too late and they were all scooped up. I only blamed myself at that point.
I ended up asking one of the store employees about the cards. They told me that The Pokemon Company (or the manufacturer of the cards) did not want to sell these items at liquidation prices. I pretty much had an episodic ‘AH-HAH!’ moment. Of course they don’t want to sell them that low. We all know how much these cards can be worth and they would lose so much money. The Toys R Us employee told me that a rep from the company came and basically took all of the Pokemon cards off the shelves before the liquidation started.
I can’t help but think of all of the glorious savings I could’ve had on these cards. But alas, I am a mere consumer who never thought of the big, corporate dealings these mega companies have.
Well, at least there was a Gamestop sale (next video plug).
I hope this helps you finally understand that we can’t get discounted cards at Toys R Us. But whatevs, I can live with it because PokeMon is alive and strong!
See you next time!