Articles in the Retail Category

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Filing “Imminent”
Posted in Retail, Toys on 18 September 2017
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Still a rumor but looking pretty likely … Toys ‘R’ Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company and its restructuring advisers are considering filing for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. […]

Kmart Shutdown Imminent?
Posted in Retail on 25 July 2016
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From Business Insider Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said. The company has told employees that the phases are part […]

Super Geniuses at Target
Posted in Retail on 6 March 2015
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Silly me, I’ve been using the hand basket thing all wrong … Damn, this woman is strong. Er, who knew we needed a sign explaining that the baskets separate from the basket holder … but hey, as long as you’re spending money there – the customer is always right. You can check out more photos […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: TakeFiveADay CARS 1 Only 2006-2014 Diecast Checklist
Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail on 23 January 2015
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As some people requested, a magazine checklist of just CARS 1 diecasts – for those who are ONLY collecting CARS 1 diecasts or who like to keep them separated … From 2006 to 2014, there are now 501 CARS 1 diecasts released by Mattel which includes all the variants – either error fixes, production changes […]

Kmart Hacked – Credit & Debit Card Malware
Posted in Retail on 14 October 2014
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Well, I guess there is meager bright side to not having a CARS Event Day … “Kmart’s IT team quietly announced that malware has been found in its stores’ register systems, noting that both debit and credit card numbers have been stolen. The breach seems to have occurred in early September, meaning any purchase made […]

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise Ordering
Posted in Disney, Disney Pixar, Disney Star Wars, Retail on 2 July 2013
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For CARS fans, it’s been a busy couple months for EXCLUSIVES only available at the theme parks – first the Star Wars CARS … And now the two Time Travel Mater Box Sets – Radiator Springs Beginnings … And the (Lizzie & Stanley) Wedding Day Gift Pack. The Star Wars CARS are $9.95 each and […]

The Target Price Match Policy: We’re Saying It But We Don’t Mean It
Posted in Retail on 26 March 2013
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This week, Kmart is having a $.99 sale on CARS diecast singles – and in theory, Walmart, Target and TRU will price match. There seems to be no issues at WM, show them the ad and they will sell you diecast CARS singles for $.99. TRU does not seem to have any “Themes 2013” cards […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Kmart CARS Day #9 SEALED CASES Back Online!
Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3, Retail on 20 October 2012
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Well, it sounds like the day went very smoothly or not at all – SURPRISE! I guess the chrome CARS must be doing well on the secondary market, hence the multi-case buying at the stores … since the distribution is so uneven plus some states or regions do not have Kmart, it looks like the […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Kmart CARS Event #8 Link & Final Checklist
Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3, Retail on 1 June 2012
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The link is not active yet but the page on is up. The CASES ONLY pre-sale will start about “a week” before in the in-store event on June 16, 2012 (no definite date or time yet – will let you know when we know). The most important thing to note for the in-store event […]

Kmart Up to 20% Off Coupon + Free Shipping: Good For CARS Online Case Pre-Sale?
Posted in Retail on 1 June 2012
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Well, there’s a nice coupon available at on the 9th and 10th – will that coincide with the Kmart CARS Day #8 online pre-sale? There’s no set date yet but “about a week” before the in-store sale so it’s right around that time. And you are certainly friends & family of Kmart. 🙂   […]