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View Poll Results: Which store do you prefer?
Walmart 25 26.60%
Target 69 73.40%
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Walmarts suck, even the superwalmarts. Targets are much better and the urban ones are great. I remember the first urban Target we went to in Mission Valley, San Diego and I was like "this is nice". There is one in Annapolis that we go to all the time now and the kids love the shopping cart escalators!
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Walmarts suck, even the superwalmarts. Targets are much better and the urban ones are great. I remember the first urban Target we went to in Mission Valley, San Diego and I was like "this is nice". There is one in Annapolis that we go to all the time now and the kids love the shopping cart escalators!
The first urban Walmart/Target I went to was the Walmart in White Plains, NY. It looked nice on the outside but it was busted inside and very tight and packed, plus this junkie started getting out of line but they quickly checked their self lol.

I really want to see how these shopping cart escalators work though.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I really want to see how these shopping cart escalators work though.
Inbetween the up and down escalators they have to mini escalators that up push your cart onto and a chain grabs the bottom of the cart and pulls it up the escalator.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Inbetween the up and down escalators they have to mini escalators that up push your cart onto and a chain grabs the bottom of the cart and pulls it up the escalator.
The downtown Minneapolis Target store, which was built about 9 years ago, has the escalators you are referring to. Until moving to MPLS. I had never been in a Target with shopping cart escalators.

BTW, I prefer Target.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Walmarts suck, even the superwalmarts. Targets are much better and the urban ones are great. I remember the first urban Target we went to in Mission Valley, San Diego and I was like "this is nice". There is one in Annapolis that we go to all the time now and the kids love the shopping cart escalators!
That was the first 2 story target I ever went to too, back in 2005.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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^^^ I wouldn't call it an urban target though. More like a regular target in a shopping center, that just happens to be two stories.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Target is a million times better. Their stores are clean, the employees are a TAD nicer and are a bit more customer-service oriented, they sell more than just cheap Chinese stuff, and they actually use almost all of their checkout lanes.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Both! I wish they would locate in downtown areas, however. They're nothin like the old time department stores...but we're pretty much stuck with them so...
Actually, I wish they'd both disappear. I prefer little Mom and Pop type shops. Wal*Mart has pretty much killed small town business districts all over the country by sucking the dollars away.

Seriously, people should visit some of the out of the way neighborhoods in say, NYC, where there are no Wal Marts or other big boxes nearby (because of space issues), and see how much more interesting it is to walk down the streets and window shop.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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Walmart; they get better deals
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Walmart; they get better deals
Prices are about the same.

Target has better closeout sales. I've been buying stylish, name brand jeans, shorts and slacks for under 7 dollars.
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