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Old 11-26-2007, 02:55 PM
 
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Target food prices maybe a little more (cents) but it is alot better than Walmart!!!
I'll stick with my meat market and grocery store shopping. I'll keep Target for household items.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Nothing handy about it trust me!!!! but we couldnt beat the prices.
Some items are priced well,others not so much.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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I think it fascinating that Target largely escapes the wrath that plagues Walmart. They have managed to adopt a trendy image. I suspect much of their stuff is manufactured in China, not that I really care.

What do Walmart employees get paid? Surely its over the minimum, no? Does it take expertise to shake hands at the door, stock shelves or operate the cash register? Should their wages be equal to the lawyer, dentist or graphic designer? Why do people get huffy about their wages but not those at McDs, CVS or Walgreens? Certainly they are similiar.

If I am traveling and I see a Walmart, I might pop in. I procure my otc allergy tablets, light bulbs and other sundries for substantially cheaper than even CVS. Is that a bad thing? Should I want to spend more?

I'd never buy any clothes or furniture there though. Bunch of crap.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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I think it fascinating that Target largely escapes the wrath that plagues Walmart. They have managed to adopt a trendy image. I suspect much of their stuff is manufactured in China, not that I really care.

What do Walmart employees get paid? Surely its over the minimum, no? Does it take expertise to shake hands at the door, stock shelves or operate the cash register? Should their wages be equal to the lawyer, dentist or graphic designer? Why do people get huffy about their wages but not those at McDs, CVS or Walgreens? Certainly they are similiar.

If I am traveling and I see a Walmart, I might pop in. I procure my otc allergy tablets, light bulbs and other sundries for substantially cheaper than even CVS. Is that a bad thing? Should I want to spend more?

I'd never buy any clothes or furniture there though. Bunch of crap.
Funny isn't it that Wally world is universally despised fo rtreating it's employees badly and other places who do the same escape any blame.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Some items are priced well,others not so much.
My husband and I did a test once, on month we bought two weeks of food for 5 people at Walmart, kept the reciept and next month did the same at Safeway, same stuff, ended up costing 265 more at Safeway, thats what convinced us. Allthough I wont go near the clothing department.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'll stick with my meat market and grocery store shopping. I'll keep Target for household items.
Wish I could and will when the kids are gone,but right now the extra $500 a month I save comes in handy!!
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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My husband and I did a test once, on month we bought two weeks of food for 5 people at Walmart, kept the reciept and next month did the same at Safeway, same stuff, ended up costing 265 more at Safeway, thats what convinced us. Allthough I wont go near the clothing department.
WOW!!
I can't blame you for wanting to save that much.

I like to shop the sales,stock up on the loss leaders and then can 'splurge' on certain other items like bread(I like fresh baked bread,but it costs a lot) or fruit.

I think I might be turning into a woman....
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Maple Valley, WA
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I don't particularly care to go to either one, as I'm on the 'buy American' bandwagon. Target is just as bad as WalMart in that department. I'm fortunate to live near three HEB grocery stores - they are the only ones that seem to have kept WalMart on their toes as far as price, and the quality is great.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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WOW!!
I can't blame you for wanting to save that much.

I like to shop the sales,stock up on the loss leaders and then can 'splurge' on certain other items like bread(I like fresh baked bread,but it costs a lot) or fruit.

I think I might be turning into a woman....
Yea we were shocked!!! Although food is all I buy at target, maybe a few household items. For clothes and shoes I shop clearance and sales at Khols and such.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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For anyone interested in American made goods:

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