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Old 01-18-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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As for all this Asian junk being made by low paid Asian workers i'm wondering if it wouldnt still be the same junk if made by highly paid American workers,as an example a flat screen tv made by Asian workers can go for $3-$4 hundred bucks, what will that tv cost if made by American workers making $30-$40 per hour with many perks and benefits..
So, are you saying that you're cool with pathetically low wages in other countries, just so long as Canadians are paid decently and can buy "inexpensive" flat screens?

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Old 01-18-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It used to. I haven't been in a Walmart in some time. Perhaps they've gone downhill like Target has.
In terms of Customer service - at least around the GTA they are no different than any other imo...
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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We didn't even check prices on anything as there wasn't anything we wanted to buy. Even if the prices were OK, the rest of the experience is nothing like it is here in the States. I'm not surprised at all that they failed.
Yeah just no incentive at all to shop there! Target can't blame the Canadian consumer for this flub! If the price is right and competitive and in decent quantity/quality ratio people would have returned and supported the store. Aside from stock issues you have to wonder if Target actually price checked their items against competitors because more often than not most things were more expensive in Target than practically anywhere else. Its a shame because if anything there was probably a real desire to 'put' Walmart in its place so to speak and have a more competitive landscape up here. The only real competitors to Walmart are actually smaller Cdn/American retailers who are actually doing a great job doing just that! You have to go to a few stores to shop but if you're willing to do that you can save some real money.

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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Before Target came to Canada, I found the excitement to be hilarious. I said it then - Target is a better lit, cleaner version of Zellers. The store layouts were exactly the same, and some of the store brands were identical. So that's what Canadians got, and they didn't like it. Oh well.

I liked Zellers a hell of a lot more than Wal Mart.

My hometown in Nova Scotia went from 4 department stores in the mid 90s (Peoples, Met, K-Mart and Zellers) to one today - Wal Mart. Not that any of those store were any great shakes, but it's depressing.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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I visited Target for the first time about a month before they came to Canada. Mount Vernon, Washington, and I was so unimpressed that I left without buying anything. It was like Zellers, but cleaner, and minus the restaurant. The new one here in Vernon, BC was better than Mount Vernon, but definitely not much of an improvement over Zellers. The biggest improvement was probably the upgraded washrooms.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:53 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I visited Target for the first time about a month before they came to Canada. Mount Vernon, Washington, and I was so unimpressed that I left without buying anything. It was like Zellers, but cleaner, and minus the restaurant. The new one here in Vernon, BC was better than Mount Vernon, but definitely not much of an improvement over Zellers. The biggest improvement was probably the upgraded washrooms.
Many a time I too left Target without buying anything but I don't think I ever came home empty handed.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:56 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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Many a time I too left Target without buying anything but I don't think I ever came home empty handed.
That's sounds like a confession to shop-lifting.

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Old 01-20-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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That's sounds like a confession to shop-lifting.

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LOL- I read it once and than twice and thought hmmmm was he stealing somethin.... Maybe that is the real reason Target had stocking issues up here and lost so much money
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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Yeah just no incentive at all to shop there! Target can't blame the Canadian consumer for this flub! If the price is right and competitive and in decent quantity/quality ratio people would have returned and supported the store. Aside from stock issues you have to wonder if Target actually price checked their items against competitors because more often than not most things were more expensive in Target than practically anywhere else. Its a shame because if anything there was probably a real desire to 'put' Walmart in its place so to speak and have a more competitive landscape up here. The only real competitors to Walmart are actually smaller Cdn/American retailers who are actually doing a great job doing just that! You have to go to a few stores to shop but if you're willing to do that you can save some real money.
Another analysis that seems to agree with you:

What Target
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Yet another Target miss:

Ontario pharmacists fighting Target Canada
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