So I had a chance to sneak away to Target this afternoon for a bit and my main goal was to see what the devil was up with the Toy clearance. Historically the big drop has been the last week of July which we are already in, so I had some concerns when I went on Sunday and still saw all the clearanced toys sitting in the regular aisles.
But I was happy today when I FINALLY saw that they were starting to prep. As you can see from my picture- my store had emptied out a whole aisle towards the end of toys with clearance signs in place and were JUST starting the process of collecting all the clearance toys from the regular aisles to fill it up with.
Many of us will hopefully see the big markdown of a large number of toys going 70% Off this week in just a day or two, but there is no guarantee and I feel like my store is getting a late start and has way too many 30% & 15% Off signs set up in these aisles for it to happen this week. But maybe that’s all it is – a late start and it will still happen. Only time will tell.
Typically – many stores markdown toy clearance on Thursdays, however this is not set in stone- and some stores may do it on Wednesdays, some may do it on Fridays, and some stores will lag even longer in marking things down. I am certainly going to do my best to be there on Thursday (when my store usually marks toys down) to see anyway! And you can bet I won’t be believing any of the signs and will be making several trips to the scanner just in case! Let me know what you are seeing at your stores this week and whether or not your toys have moved into one clearance area yet.