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Toys 'R' Us liquidation sale delayed

Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 16:43:09-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Liquidation sales can't be found at Toys 'R' Us stores just yet.

The giant toy retailer had said it expected the sales to start Thursday, but they have experienced a delay.

Now a company spokesperson says they expect sales to likely start on Friday.

Shoppers were showing up to the Boynton Beach location on Thursday hoping to find discounted merchandise, but were disappointed when they saw a sign on the door informing them of the delay.

“I wanted to get some good deals that were supposedly happening,” said Mark Watson. 

“As soon as we got up there we saw the sign it was not going on yet,” added Andrew Johnston. 

Many were arriving with children and ended up walking out with shopping bags anyway. 

“There was no sale but we ended up buying, you have to, you bring him in you have to buy something,” said Allison Phillips. 

Johnston said he had his two kids with him and he couldn’t just leave the toy store, “We came out with kids in tow so we obviously committed to as least going in the store and they make sure you come out with something anyway.”

Toys 'R' Us announced last week that it will close down or sell all its 735 stores in the U.S.

Customers with Toys 'R' Us gift cards and Endless Earnings e-gift cards will need to hurry if they want to use those cards.

The retailer will honor those forms of payment until April 20. Stores are no longer accepting coupons.