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Target Corp. Message Board

  • bear_cubster bear_cubster Jan 12, 2009 8:48 PM Flag

    Why shop TGT when Super Walmart has same stuff cheaper?

    I have both Super Walmarts and Super Targets in my area. Other than some differences in the clothing section they offer pretty much the same stuff except Super Walmart is cheaper? So why would I pay more and shop at Super Target? Granted I do think Super Target is nicer than Super Walmart and do shop there occassionally when I want something specfic or see something advertised I want. However, I do most of my grocery and everyday shopping at Super Walmart. Let me put it this way if you see Super Walmart has a certain jar of peanut butter for $2.89 and Super Target sells the exact same brand and size for $3.99 isn't it just common sense that you would buy it at the place its the cheapest?? I shop at Super Walmart, Super Target, Publix, and Whole Foods and on like items Super Walmart wins by a mile which is why most of my weekly shopping is done there. On average in a week I spend..
    $150.00 per week at Super Walmart
    $40.00 per week at Super Target
    $30.00 per week at Publix
    $30.00 per week at Whole Foods.

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    • If you are only shopping on price, by all means, go where you find the best deal. However, if you appreciate clean, well-lit stores, and quick, efficient cashiers, you will appreciate Super Target. When is the last time you used the self check-out at Target? NEVER! They don't have them because that is not the level of guest service they provide. When is the last time you used one at Wal-Mart? If you're at all like me, EVERY time, because they have no payroll hours to offer live service (hence, cheaper prices). I'm not knocking Wal-Mart, and in fact, shop there myself from time to time. But, as more refined shoppers (those not only looking for the cheapest price) would agree, Target is the place to go for a great shopping experience coupled with outstanding guest service! Cheers!

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