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Target 'secretly' lowers prices on ten thousand items...


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#1 falls  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 7:04 pm

While Walmart advertises they are reducing prices on 10000-15000 items(called Rollbacks),Target is doing it too,but "secretly"(for lack of a better word). Secretly because Targets are not advertising thier 10000plus price reductions,they know the customers will find them ;) Also the items in Target's 10000 price reductions are NOT randomly selected items like Walmart. Target's items are items that Walmart carrys and priced lower than Walmart's price.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 7:05 pm

How do you know this? Do you work for them?

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 7:09 pm

WOOHOO Target! Kick Wally where it hurts! :razz: BTW: Only a few cents higher? Well, I can certainly tell you that with WalMart's whiney attitude, even it was a few DOLLARS higher, Target would get my business before WalMart. Viva la France!

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 7:24 pm

but all i'm seeing tonight is alot of whining


:gd_tcrap:

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 6:32 am

Target almost always has better prices than Walmart anyway, and you don't have to deal with all the idiots like you do in Walmart either(at least, that's how it is here for me)

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 7:02 am

thks for the info

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 7:10 am

sadly Target is more than 2 hours drive from here... Wish they'd build one closer
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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 8:34 am

Thanks, I'm curious where you found this info... I am a big Target fan and I have been telling my Mom that Target prices really are just about as good as Walmart if not better, but she is still shopping there. I would love to direct her to an article or something that would show this.Thanks.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 9:08 am

I love Target

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 11:37 am

Everytime I go to Target I see those Lowered Price tags up on the shelves. They also mark down a lot of their toys. Got some great deals on Barbies that I tucked away for Christmas.

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 7:41 am

and you don't have to deal with all the idiots like you do in Walmart either(at least, that's how it is here for me)


Do we live in the same town? The people at the nearest Wal-Mart are downright mean. I've seen people get knocked over because a new line opened up. And it wasn't even BF! :D

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 7:02 am

The Target in my area is so much better than walmart. The shopping experiences between the two are like night and day. I actually feel relaxed when shopping at target....walmart on the other hand is stressful and unorganized, not to mention the fact that their employees act as if you are putting them out if you actually ask for help with something. The only time I shop at walmart is if I absolutely have to because Target does not have what I need.

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 10:24 am

I love seeing the New lowered price tags at Target.

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 10:28 am

They opened a new Target in my area last year but stupidly didn't make it a Super Target so I'm stuck buying my groceries at Wally World as the only other decent options in my area are Albertson's and Kroger - both of which are outrageous on most of their non-sale items (last week a gallon of mild was 4.99 at Albertson's-store brand).

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 7:45 pm

sadly Target is more than 2 hours drive from here... Wish they'd build one closer

I feel you pain my friend. Nearest one for me is also around 2 hours so the only time I go is when I go to the doctor.:no:

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Posted Oct 23, 2007 - 5:01 am

I always thought Walmart was a mecca for idiot shoppers?! And for some reason, every time I've walked into Walmart with my 5yo recently, he's freaked out. As in, tantrum freaking out, over nothing. All I can figure is that he's really over-stimulated by the lighting. I'm in Target country, I really don't know what I'd do without that store. Or actually.. I do. I'd drive over an hour away at least once a month to shop there, like I did when I was stuck in Walmart country for 2 years. Here, the grocery stores are running great ads(but, we don't have big chains like Kroger either, just small, regional chains), and have been running great ads ever since our Walmart was made into a Super Walmart(no Super Target here either, but it does have some grocery items anyway). Plus, we're a double coupon state, so that helps. I remember being at Walmart once and trying to find some green onions. They didn't have any, not even a spot on the produce shelves for them. That was the first, and only time I attempted to buy groceries there.

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Posted Oct 23, 2007 - 9:12 am

We only have Walmart and Kroger where I'm from, I refuse to shop Walmart's groceries though as ours are actually higher on most items, if you watch the Kroger sales and especially if you play grocerygame.com, you can save TONS by shopping Kroger. The few things that my Kroger are higher than walmart on, is only by a few cents, nothing that makes it significant enough to warrant going to Walmart at all.

If you've got the time to clip some coupons, I highly recommend grocerygame.com to save on your bill.

They opened a new Target in my area last year but stupidly didn't make it a Super Target so I'm stuck buying my groceries at Wally World as the only other decent options in my area are Albertson's and Kroger - both of which are outrageous on most of their non-sale items (last week a gallon of mild was 4.99 at Albertson's-store brand).



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Posted Oct 23, 2007 - 7:37 pm

One thing I noticed that they lowered the price on was on the Fisher-Price digital cameras...they lowered them to match Wal-Mart's price $48.xx...wish I'd known they were going to do that, since I got ds' a couple of weeks ago from Wal-Mart...much rather spent my $$ at Target!! Hate W-M...:yuck:

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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 10:33 am

hmmm...i bought the high school musical 2-pack dolls advertised at $19.99 - they rang up for $17.99

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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 5:43 pm

Can't stand Walmart - their staff could care less about having customers, who pay their salaries. However, one note on Target. Watch the prices at the register. Literally at least every other trip there, I find numerous things rung up higher than the shelf price. I have to watch each thing carefully. It's usually sale items, including the unadvertised price decreases, but I'm starting to notice even regularly-priced items scanning higher lately. The wrong prices on sale items has been going on for at least three years, and it's intentional, because we have complained, and nothing has been fixed.

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Posted Oct 28, 2007 - 1:07 pm

I like target for sale items but I DO watch when they ring things up because more often than not I have to point out at least one mistake.

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Posted Oct 28, 2007 - 1:57 pm

I am leaning more towards Target these days, problem is that the closest Target is 15-20 minutes from my house and Wal-Mart is less than 5. Alot more convenient with 2 kids. But I always hit Target when I'm out of town for something. :yup:

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Posted Oct 29, 2007 - 3:22 am

We went to Target to get the $4.99 toy deals and then we went to Walmart to see if there was a differance in some other things we were looking at. Some prices were lower at Target than at walmart. In a couple of cases walmart was still lower but only my a few cents! I think I will shop at Target this year and not walmart. The Target store is nicer and the staff is friendlier!!

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Posted Oct 29, 2007 - 6:51 pm

In order to prove a family member wrong who loves Wal-Mart, I went to both Wal-Mart and Target. I bought the same items (no sales, no coupons) and Target was a little over $2.00 cheaper. I know it's not much, but a lot of people believe that shopping at Wal-Mart saves you a ton of money. Even if it were a $8.00 different I would still choose Target. Their stores seems to be cleaner, more organized, more respectful people are employed there and I don't know how many times clothing from Wal-Mart had marks or stains on it and the merchandise boxes looked like they have been kicked around the floor five times. I definitely believe in quality over quantity.

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Posted Oct 30, 2007 - 8:30 am

And most importantly their bathrooms are always nice and clean! My dd who will soon be 2 is potty training and I don't mind one bit brigning her into our Target bathroom because it is always nice and sparkly clean, WM on the otherhand she is to touch NOTHING!! It is so gross and needs to be disinfected from floor to ceiling. YUCK!

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Posted Oct 30, 2007 - 8:39 pm

I always thought Walmart was a mecca for idiot shoppers?! And for some reason, every time I've walked into Walmart with my 5yo recently, he's freaked out. As in, tantrum freaking out, over nothing. All I can figure is that he's really over-stimulated by the lighting.



We discussed this on another board I belong to. If you ever really pay attention, onceyou enter a walmart. The kids go wild, like they've never been out in public before. Or they get really whiney. And you (the shopper) get stressed and tensed as soon as you walk in.

I don't know what it is. But next time anyone goes to walmart...look around at the other shoppers...

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:20 am

The Target in my area is so much better than walmart. The shopping experiences between the two are like night and day. I actually feel relaxed when shopping at target....walmart on the other hand is stressful and unorganized, not to mention the fact that their employees act as if you are putting them out if you actually ask for help with something. The only time I shop at walmart is if I absolutely have to because Target does not have what I need.


:gdyeahthat: I couldn't have said it better myself!

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:25 am

And most importantly their bathrooms are always nice and clean! My dd who will soon be 2 is potty training and I don't mind one bit brigning her into our Target bathroom because it is always nice and sparkly clean, WM on the otherhand she is to touch NOTHING!! It is so gross and needs to be disinfected from floor to ceiling. YUCK!


This is so true! :yup: Couldn't have said it better myself!!!!

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:37 am

I wish there was a Target near me:(

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 3:23 pm

Was at Target today and they had board games at 4.99, Candyland, chutes and ladders, cotie, don't break the ice,memory game, lets go fishing, Go Diego Go and Dora backpacks with 8 games in them. I spoke with the gentleman that is in charge of stocking the floor and asked him if they were going lower for Black Friday and he said no. He stated he was in charge of the back during Black Friday and those would be the prices. He also mentioned apples to apples and a couple of other games that just might be on ad. I went ahead and filled my cart early.




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