Sunday, May 9, 2010

KB Toys: Going Out of Business Since 1998

It’s remarkable how every KB Toys is always in the process of going out of business. I saw a Sharper Image open and close in the time that a KB Toys continued to “go out of business.” Basically, things can’t be that bad if you’ve managed to go out of business for 12 years.

I imagine their employee training manual contains things like, “Chapter One: No Eye Contact.” Or “Chapter Five: Make the Sales Floor Look Like a Refugee Camp.” All of their merchandise must come in a huge barrel that they just dump in the store.

They may not have a lot of up-to-date toys. But they are the place to go if you’re looking for a Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves action figure or a Batman Forever clock radio. But you better hurry, because these great clearance prices are only going to last for a couple more decades.