Toys “R” Us Versus Child World

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Toys “R” Us versus Child World Aimie Goodrow Ferris State University Toys “R” Us Versus Child World Who is Right? In our opinion, the case against Toys “R” Us was invalid. Yes, Toys “R” Us did buy the product and elected to resell it in its facilities but at the same time Child World offered the incentive and did not place its restrictions in a clear manner (Boatright, 2009, page 11, paragraph 2). Child World was attempting to undersell the toy retailer and draw in new business and did not consider that a competitor would do such a thing on such a large scale what put the company in a bit of a bind and at risk for great financial loss. Child World had put itself at risk of having to honor nearly $300,000 in discounts (Shapiro, New York Times, 1991, page 1, paragraph 7). Toys “R” Us made the decision to purchase from Child World instead of from its normal suppliers which is its choice isn’t it? Is this not their given right? They should be able to decide who they buy from in the same way that we are able to make that decision. There should not be an issue with them attempting to find the best deal to make the most profit. If each company was told that they could sell their products wherever they choose but could only purchase their goods for sale from a particular supplier it would put them at a disadvantage. There are some corporations that have the ability to buy at larger quantity and in exchange they are offered a discount on their cost for the total quantity. These corporations can move goods at a higher rate so they are able to do this whereas a mom and pop type of business is forced to buy at higher cost so they have to sell at higher cost to earn a profit and this can scare off potential customers. Toys “R” Us was looking to find the best deal for their business and their customers. They instituted a plan to buy items that they could

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