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View Poll Results: Walmart or Target??
Walmart 10 11.90%
Target 59 70.24%
Both are great 10 11.90%
Neither. They both suck. 5 5.95%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

Old 09-12-2011, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerania View Post
Not long ago I went to WalMart with my son. He picked up a reel for his fishing pole, pair of Dickies trousers, shirt on sale. I got some laundry detergent and something from the food area. We wouldn't have been able to find all of those things at Target.
What wouldn't be at Target? The fishing reel?

I have seen definitely seen fishing stuff at Target before, although they may only sell all-in-one kits rather than separate rods and reels.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Location: Californicating Midland, TX since 2017
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If in doubt, I go with Target.

But in general, I have my eyes out for deals and go with whichever one has more of what I need for lower prices at the moment.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:04 AM
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I just stopped shopping at walmart 2 years ago when I noticed their prices were the same as Targets and some of the local grocery stores. Walmart is too dirty, too crowded, noisy, customer service sucks, long lines, and their prices are not cheap.....just average.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:26 AM
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Both places sell cheap junk and both places also sell decent quality stuff. It just depends on what one is looking for. For our area the only Target we have is a regular store rather than a super center. We do have two Walmart super centers. Both were recently remodeled but only the West Monroe branch has a decent bluray selection.

One really infuriating trait of both Walmarts here is that none of them carry pampers (#6) in boxes any larger than 92 count. I can go to Target and they always have the 116 count boxes and are only $35.

Another annoying aspect of Walmart is that they never seem to have their self checkouts up and running. I prefer those to having a checker.

Target has no self checkouts at all; they should.

Both have stupid house brand names. Target has Up and Up. What kind of idiotic name is that? I've bought their products but that name is plain stupid.
They also have Archer Farms which seem to be good products.

Walmart has Great Value and Equate. Again both seem to be good products but Great Value is a terminally stupid name and simply sounds cheap.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:50 AM
Location: EPWV
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Just found out this past weekend that Walmart re-instated their layaway program for Christmas season. 'Does Target offer lay-away?

There are at least 5 Walmarts in various directions - all within
1 - 1 1/2 hours drive from where I live. When DH and I visit the one city on various Saturday's, I'd much rather drive the 15mins extra to go to the really nice one than the run-down one anyday. Still, no guarantee I'll find
all the items I have on my list.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:11 AM
Location: anywhere but here
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walmart shot themselves in the chest when they got rid of lay-a-way. k-mart liked it though!.wal-mart went away from what sam wanted it to be. greed is an ugly thing.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:44 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Target. Hands down.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:19 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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My vote goes for Tarjay...the quality of the products are better (especially men's clothes) and the shopping experience is much more pleasant. Going to Wally World is like attending the running of the bulls.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:33 PM
Location: anywhere but here
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i miss woolworths
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:44 PM
Location: home...finally, home .
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i miss woolworths

Oh, boy. So do I. Those luncheon counters with grilled cheese sandwiches & ice cream sodas (35 cents each). Canaries, jewelry, Tangee lipstick ; you bet I miss Woolworth's. So much fun to wander around.

People may not recall what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel .
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