Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada

Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:43pm CDT

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Rainchecks on Transformers items will now be a thing of the past at Toysrus all through Canada. This was learnt first hand as I walked into Toysrus today, seeking a raincheck for the deal they had on Titans Return leader toys (at $35 CAD), and was told that corporate has decided that rainchecks will no longer be given for Transformers items. There has allegedly been some foul play involving rainchecks and it got bad enough that Toysrus Canada has decided to stop this practice entirely. This was discovered in Quebec so let us know if you hear the same at your local Canadian Toysrus.

UPDATE

It seems it is only select Toysrus stores in the Quebec area. There is no widespread change in the policy, as confirmed by Ontario managers. This seems more like a case of managers passing their own rules as corporate mandate when it isn't the case.

Credit(s): Toysrus Manager


This article was last modified on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 11:30am CDT

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Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837003)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 26th, 2016 @ 1:28pm CDT
i bet your heartbroken will
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837004)
Posted by Kurona on October 26th, 2016 @ 1:34pm CDT
Call be naive, but what exactly is a raincheck?
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837007)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 26th, 2016 @ 1:44pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Call be naive, but what exactly is a raincheck?

naive UK'er :lol:

google def.
a coupon issued to a customer by a store, guaranteeing that a sale item that is out of stock may be purchased by that customer at a later date at the same reduced price.

so basically if the item you want isnt there,they would give you a raincheck with the sale price on it. so when you come back and find the item you want you can get it for the sale price since the sale most likely wouldve expired by then.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837010)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 26th, 2016 @ 1:48pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Call be naive, but what exactly is a raincheck?

I raincheck is typically a small paper form that a retailer will fill out when they have a sale on an item, but are out of stock for that item. It basically extends the sale price to some future date (30 days, 90 days, etc.) so that when the item is in stock again, you can get it at the sale price even if the sale is over.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837016)
Posted by Blackstreak on October 26th, 2016 @ 1:55pm CDT
Not surprised since there are always bad eggs out there who feel they need to abuse the system just to get ahead.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837018)
Posted by william-james88 on October 26th, 2016 @ 1:59pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:i bet your heartbroken will

I am, big time. It will have to go back to the old system now of seeing the toy in the store and waiting for the deal rather than getting it right away with my raincheck.

The thing Kurona (and this may be why they did this) is that all Transformers of a certain class in a line have the same number. So even if Wolfwire and Breakaway are different toys, TRU will see them as the same item. So I would ask for a raincheck for the item number and get a coupon that said I had 90 days to get a deluxe for, say, $10. And then I would be able to get the new deluxe right away for $10 when I found him in a store (even though he technically had not come out yet when the sale was on). So that was fun. but now its over. it will be like the states and the UK now where I have to wait for a sale to get the item I want and I will be restricted to what their selection.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837020)
Posted by stevo on October 26th, 2016 @ 2:06pm CDT
Just came across a titans return Alpha Trion at a Scarborough Ontario Wal-Mart. Happy hunting. :KREMZEEK:

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Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837049)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 26th, 2016 @ 4:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Rainchecks on Transformers items will now be a thing of the past at Toysrus all through Canada. This was learnt first hand as I walked into Toysrus today, seeking a raincheck for the deal they had on Titans Return leader toys (at $35 CAD), and was told that corporate has decided that rainchecks will no longer be given for Transformers items. There has allegedly been some foul play involving rainchecks and it got bad enough that Toysrus Canada has decided to stop this practice entirely. This was discovered in Quebec so let us know if you hear the same at your local Canadian Toysrus.

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Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837065)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on October 26th, 2016 @ 6:35pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:i bet your heartbroken will

I am, big time. It will have to go back to the old system now of seeing the toy in the store and waiting for the deal rather than getting it right away with my raincheck.

now you can be an american
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837215)
Posted by Kyleor on October 27th, 2016 @ 1:06pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Rainchecks on Transformers items will now be a thing of the past at Toysrus all through Canada. This was learnt first hand as I walked into Toysrus today, seeking a raincheck for the deal they had on Titans Return leader toys (at $35 CAD), and was told that corporate has decided that rainchecks will no longer be given for Transformers items. There has allegedly been some foul play involving rainchecks and it got bad enough that Toysrus Canada has decided to stop this practice entirely. This was discovered in Quebec so let us know if you hear the same at your local Canadian Toysrus.

UPDATE

It seems it is only select Toysrus stores in the Quebec area. There is no widespread change in the policy, as confirmed by Ontario managers. This seems more like a case of managers passing their own rules as corporate mandate when it isn't the case.



Until corporate has any policy changes distributed in writing, the existing written policy from corporate always overrides whatever 'rules' a store manager or employee decides on. Make sure to contact corporate when a store won't follow existing rules/policy.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1837682)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 29th, 2016 @ 2:50pm CDT
Still on the fence about getting the Platinum Coneheads?
You have no more excuses.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transformer ... 0191047238

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Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838633)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 2nd, 2016 @ 9:53pm CDT
Missed out on Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime? It's back in stock at TrU.ca for 20$.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... cale=en_CA
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838634)
Posted by william-james88 on November 2nd, 2016 @ 9:54pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Missed out on Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime? It's back in stock at TrU.ca for 20$.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... cale=en_CA

Wait till friday, it will be 10$ :)
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838635)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 2nd, 2016 @ 9:56pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Missed out on Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime? It's back in stock at TrU.ca for 20$.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... cale=en_CA

Wait till friday, it will be 10$ :)


Sure? Because at that price, I may buy it again if I happen upon it in stores.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838636)
Posted by Matrix_Holder on November 2nd, 2016 @ 9:58pm CDT
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Wave 4 of transformers rid warrior class figures found at the toys r us in burlington ontario. I picked up Ratchet and bisk today.

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Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838640)
Posted by william-james88 on November 2nd, 2016 @ 10:13pm CDT
The Toysrus Christmas catalogue was leaked on saveland.com and there are some sweet deals. The best is Combiner Wars voyagers for $9.97 ($7.44 USD). This is probably to clear out the massive restock they recently got of the Transformers Combiner Wars wave 4 voyagers Motormaster and Battle Core Optimus Prime, which is pictured below. There is also a $10 off deal on the Power Surge toys. That is it in terms of Transformers deals but the catalogue is filled to the brim with toy deals ranging from Legos to Power Rangers (also pictured below). Also, if the toys you want are not there, you can ask for a raincheck. Policy has been verified and all Toysrus stores should provide a raincheck if the toy on special is not found. If they are not willing to give you a raincheck, you can call and let Toysrus Canada know that you were not given a rain check for a certain product. Then they would escalate the case to the Executive Customer Relations Team.

Happy hunting and saving Canada!

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Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838710)
Posted by Deadput on November 3rd, 2016 @ 3:12am CDT
You saying there is actually more here then the thousands of $15.00 cyclonus figures here?
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838721)
Posted by william-james88 on November 3rd, 2016 @ 5:19am CDT
Deadput wrote:You saying there is actually more here then the thousands of $15.00 cyclonus figures here?

I thought the white primes invaded all of canada like Leader Skywarp had.
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838722)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on November 3rd, 2016 @ 5:24am CDT
Well you told karanbat
Re: Update for No More Rainchecks Issued for Transformers at Toysrus Canada (1838728)
Posted by TRozok21 on November 3rd, 2016 @ 6:55am CDT
Well that certainly explains all those white Primes and Motormasters I sorted onto skids the other week

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