As a parent who really wants to snag some deals during the Toys 'R' Us liquidation sales, I am thoroughly confused. You hear the sales started yesterday then you rush to the store in Rockford to find out the sale start date has not been "confirmed".

You hear everything will be available at liquidation prices, then you hear popular brand name toys and baby necessities will not be discounted.

What in the heck is going on?!?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not placing any blame on local Toys 'R' Us employees, in fact I feel bad about the amount of customer craziness and complaints they are having to deal with right now, but I just want to know what's up.

I get that there are legal processes that must be followed, and that they likely change every day, but can I please just buy some "My Little Pony" toys at a discount now?

In all seriousness, here are a few things I learned about the Toys 'R' Us liquidation sales this morning:

In regards to the items being discounted, ABC affiliate WFTS is reporting, " among stores that started liquidating in February, diapers, baby wipes, and formula were not on sale.  That may change, as stores need to clear out everything this time."

WFTS also says this about the future of Babies 'R' Us: "Babies R Us may stay open IF a buyer steps forward.  Rumors have Amazon buying some Babies R Us and top performing Toys R Us stores, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Now, for the big question, when will the liquidation sales begin nationwide? The best answer I could find came from ABC13 in Texas who reports a spokesperson for Toys 'R' Us told them Thursday; "we expected that liquidation sales would start today but they were delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. They are likely to start tomorrow." ABC13 also said stores are expected to be closed by June, if inventory lasts that long.

So, I believe the moral of this Toys 'R' Us story is: Get ready to shop this weekend to grab the hottest toys at discounted prices, but the biggest savings will be in the weeks ahead.

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