Starting the coming Friday , August 28th, toy retailer Toys R Us will be trying its hand at its own version of the government’s arguably successful “Cash for Clunkers” program.
No, the retailer won’t be accepting old cars.
It will however be accepting old strollers, cribs, car seats, high chairs and more.
Starting Friday and over the next three weeks, the store will offer 20 percent discounts for 16 manufacturers’ products in exchange for the used merchandise.
Toys R US CEO Gerry Storch says the program is slated to end Sept. 20, but could be extended.
The company says it hopes to take in older merchandise that might have been recalled with the consumer’s knowledge as well as turn a profit.