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eToys announced plans today
February 6, 2001 8:00 AM   Subscribe

eToys announced plans today to fire its remaining 293 employees. However, the company plans to continue exploring alternatives to closure.
posted by crushed (9 comments total)

 
> However, the company plans to continue exploring
> alternatives to closure.

Like staying open without employees? Interesting.
posted by pracowity at 8:08 AM on February 6, 2001


The robots are taking over!
posted by hijinx at 8:10 AM on February 6, 2001


That's kind of what I thought, pracowity, but I'm paraphrasing from the actual article.

Cutler said the company will continue to explore alternatives to closure, but he declined to characterize the likelihood that talks with potential buyers or investors would prove fruitful.
posted by crushed at 8:30 AM on February 6, 2001


"Alternatives to closure" sounds like some kind of psychotherapy thing. I'm pretty he means closing.
posted by kindall at 12:42 PM on February 6, 2001


Clositude.
posted by rodii at 1:12 PM on February 6, 2001


The brand must be worth something. I met some of the people that worked there. They were really sharp. It makes me wonder if it just does take longer to become more profitable on the web.
posted by xammerboy at 1:56 PM on February 6, 2001


Heh. Etoy.com is still alive and kicking.

God bless the web.
posted by ratbastard at 3:15 PM on February 6, 2001


Whew my rocket radios shipped yeterday. Just in the nick of time!
posted by @homer at 3:20 PM on February 6, 2001


who will be selling toys under the brand Etoys for X-mas ?

how much pennies is Etoys worth ?
how much pennies has etoy ?
posted by MRdeBoot at 1:40 AM on February 7, 2001


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