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Old 05-17-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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I shop at Target for a bunch of reasons:

1. It is the only major general merchandise retailer besides Walmart in my area. We have some in town small local retailers and we have the Target and WalMart aways along the highway, not many choices.

2. I know the secrets of merchandising for these major retailers and their vendors, so I know how to read the package to determine which item is the better deal (as opposed to cheaper, cheap and better deal isn;t the same thing), and I find that Target usually has the better deal over WalMart.

3. I have absolutely no issue paying more at a brick and morter store that emplyes dozens of LOCAL people that pay taxes to the LOCAL economy and contributes to the LOCAL community. So if paying a bit more at Target over buying it online at Amazon, Target will be my choice as the return to the community counts in my book.

4. lets face it, I;m not poor so I have no need to really watch the prices. Spending an extra $100 a week on items if it was easier and more enjoyable isn;t going to cause me any pains. Since I don;t mind shoppping at Target because their store is clean, open and bright... Theiur employees are hands down better than the other store.... and I find they have things that are just interesting to browse through. Its not that they have piles of cheap stuff, they have interesting things (I call it the Pier 1 experince where you just find something odd enough to make shopping interesting).

5. I'm sorry folks but there is something wrong with being in a store where I think i just died and gone to Halter Top Flab Flowing Hell!!!!! I have actually been grossed out by what i see in Walmart. There is just this thing about being around disguesting people and Walmsrt seems to attract them. I don;t feel i need to go through a decontamination shower after shopping at Target.

6. I like the girl on register 12!
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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Sometimes. It's closer than Wal-Mart by 15 miles, airier, cleaner, brighter, smells better and just feels less "industrial" in general.

Of course, whenever possible, I prefer to shop at Fred Meyer. But if I can't I will go to Target.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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The SuperTarget near me is outstanding. Items are generally in stock, produce appears to be fresh, store associates are helpful, the selection of items is large (because the store is huge, regular Targets in my areas are much smaller though) the store is clean with wide aisles...it is everything that WalMart is not. However, I have not been to a WalMart in about 5 years and I'm very happy about that, as I rarely had good shopping experiences there (narrow aisles, crabby employees, low quality merchandise, and the store never looked like it had been cleaned.) Target has some nice household items - I think quality of some items is similar to Kohls (so not outstanding, but not 'throw away after one use') and prices are usually reasonable. Even when the store is very busy, it seems spacious and well designed/easy to navigate and I rarely have to wait too long to checkout (although occsaionally the express lane gets very busy, but I'm not complaining.)
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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Target is the closet big box retailer to me, and that is the only reason I go there. I've never shopped at Target before moving to my city, because they have a limited selection, the quality of the goods is mediorce, and I don't find the prices to be that great. BUT, it is the closet, cleanest, and least crowded big box retailer. I'm willing to make do for general household goods. I don't buy anything else there.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Target is much easier to navigate, always better staffed, and the clothes selection for myself and my kids is better than wal-mart. Besides I have worked for wal-mart corp before and refuse to support them. the last time i did someone swiped my credit card number and spent 400 bucks on stuff at another store.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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also here, their prices are often better than Wal-mart and they have decent sales.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:51 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Nope, never shop there. They are gauche, overpriced for the quality, and too far to drive for me.

I prefer to stay local and shop thrift; and they are neither.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Mass
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Saturday at Target (next door to stop@shop) They had a special on Special K cereal

Buy 4 at $2.99 a box and get one free.
5 boxes for $11.96
Take off 5% for my target card and total was $11.36

Had to go next door to stop@shop to get other stuff and saw what they were getting for a box of Special K
$3.99 a box

So I would of paid $19.95 for 5 boxes.
I saved $8.59 by going to Target.

Sometimes you can find good deals there!
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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My Target has a new kind of cart. They are the Ferrari of carts. I love them. I find myself going to Target just because the carts are so freaking awesome.

(And because when it's hot I can get my exercise by circling the ends of the aisles and looking at all the junk on the clearance shelves.)
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Its occasional to buy at target! Always couldn't able to keep the option as Target because some of the items are much more costlier.
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