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Old 09-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #21
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Re: Toys R Us updated their site, and....trouble!

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Well, considering that I'm a team coordinator/webmaster for hundreds of international sites... I can state that I absolutely hate when the development team does stuff without consulting mine because "get with the times" when all that would be needed is a few simple changes to stylesheets and such but instead to go for big system updates that breaks everything that requires months (even years) to get it working correctly, aka like it used to, so no.. I will disagree on that whole "updates are needed"... they usually aren't, it's more a question of more intelligence is needed, but that doesn't work as they don't have that, and well... money, they need to warrant their jobs. Some of the most stupid people I've known have been the IT people that came from an university with bright ideas and manages to convince the brass the do such changes.


So, all this to say that it takes about 5 years (every time) to get things "right", and then they go with "let go fancy and "update" our systems (or such)", and it has never worked well, ever... and it's back to another 5 years before they fix the bugs they created. And no, there isn't anything truly new, nor anything that couldn't have been done with the old system. If you know what you're doing, one can program just about anything to do anything "new".
I have to agree. Change for the sake of change is a particular neurosis that I have seen, but never understood. Change should add functionality, or ease of use.

If there was a specific flaw with the old site that was fixed with the new, then great! But I don't see how this new site improved on the old (yet). Yes, the aesthetic is different, but "get with the times" doesn't even make sense unless you add new functions. Maybe the new site is better, but after a quick tour, and I don't see it. A short "Welcome to our new site, here's what's new:" message would have been good. Maybe there is something new. I can't tell.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:24 PM   #22
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Re: Toys R Us updated their site, and....trouble!

Looks like 95% of their transformers stock disappeared.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:31 PM   #23
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Re: Toys R Us updated their site, and....trouble!

Always fun when sites ‘update’ and end up being a massive down grade. Ah, technology! Time to fire up the MySpace page. Tom is lonely.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:36 PM   #24
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Re: Toys R Us updated their site, and....trouble!

I just noticed they have Siege Race Car Patrol, which is Wave 3 of the Micromasters. They skipped Wave 2 and it seems they won't be carrying Battle Masters after Wave 1 just like with the Titan Masters a few years ago.

Sure hope this "new" site will carry some more products.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:53 PM   #25
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Re: Toys R Us updated their site, and....trouble!

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Looks like 95% of their transformers stock disappeared.

they probably removed all sold out items for faster conversion to the new website
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:10 AM   #26
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I hope they start selling items the TRU.COM used to sell. Our "collectors corner" is sad.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:13 AM   #27
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they probably removed all sold out items for faster conversion to the new website
The one thing they could AND should add, is inventory checking for the stores... it would help people like us greatly. Seriously, if Canadian Tire and various other stores can do it, they can do it also.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:12 AM   #28
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I hope they start selling items the TRU.COM used to sell. Our "collectors corner" is sad.
That would be great. Sh figuarts, more MP Transformers, more Neca figures.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:10 AM   #29
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I just hope this "upgrade" does not introduce third-party sellers.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:10 AM   #30
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Re: Toys R Us updated their site, and....trouble!

My order for Omega Supreme on Tuesday, September 3rd, finally changed from 'Processing' to 'Shipped', but can't find any link that shows shipping info.

Anyone else who has placed an order experience this?
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