WHICH DO YOU PREFER: WALMART OR TARGET?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 06, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    I know kind of dumb thread, but after an earlier thread which talked about preferences with higher end retailers.....and a couple of recent conversations, I'm curious.

    Do you frequent Walmart or Target?

    Walmart has greater volume, but Target is a little higher end.

    I tend to hear about this frequently. My bf hates Walmart. The stores DO seem to smell and we always seem to come across unattractive people in those cramped ailes. I remember looking at some fruit last summer and the grapes had been pawed through. It was pretty sad looking. I'd much rather go to Dillons (local grocer) and deal with them anytime.

    Target always seems very clean, open and much more welcoming. (So much for Walmart "greeters") Is this everywhere. I'm curious.
    What do you guys think?
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    Jan 06, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    Oh Handsm...Target for sure...much nicer, cleaner and more inviting. Our Walmart is always filled with a people who are less than courteous and the checkers are sooooooooo slow!

    I vote Target.
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    Jan 06, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    I do much of my shopping at Target. We don't have a Super-Target, with groceries, but do have a Super-WalMart, but I still don't get my produce there. I still would rather go to my local grocer (Harding's or Meijer) to get the produce and meats instead of going to WalMart. But for non-grocery type things, I prefer Target to WalMart - in fact, just got home from a Target run after church!
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    Jan 06, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    When Walmart opened up here, the dingy Ben Franklin store closed immediately, and the equally dingy Pamida hung on for a couple more years before closing. In a year or so, we'll have a Super Walmart.

    I like Target, but I have to drive 30 miles to get to one, so I rarely shop there.
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    Jan 06, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    "The stores DO seem to smell and we always seem to come across unattractive people in those cramped ailes."

    LOL...You wanna shop with the beautiful people?

  • GQjock

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    Jan 06, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Walmart....Isn't that where you have to have missing front teeth and come in with your pregnant cousin?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 06, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Yes, Obscene, I'd like to shop with wonderful people... with perfection....

    But since that isn't realistic, I'll settle for people who are courteous in a store that doesn't smell or is cramped....
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    Jan 06, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    Well, since most of us here in Canada, don't have the choice to shop at Tar-jay, I guess I vote Zellers by default. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 06, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    We almost always stop at a Walmart on the way to our mountain house. We actually find the locals there far more courteous and helpful than in the big city. They are also all twice the size of city folks.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 06, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    Wal Mart or Target? I say neither one because I do not care for those type of department stores. The only large department store I enjoy shopping in is Macy's. I used to shop at JC Penney but most of their stores have become drab, outdated, and crummy. You will never catch me in a Wal Mart no way. I will do without before I go to WalMart.
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    Jan 06, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    Target, no competition. they have all those damn little gadgets hanging around every shelf that makes you go OO NEAT!

    My Personal favorite is the flask that looks like a cellphone. it's perfect for sneaking in a few shots to your favorite sporting event. Truly a great FIND!

    PS: wal-mart will eat us all
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    Jan 06, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    Target is by far the better choice. The store is cleaner, more organized, and more efficient as far as check out and etc. But I do end up at walmart alot because I work 3rd so I go when I get off work...target isn't open yet.

    Target wins in my book...
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    Jan 06, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    Neither! Everything is made in China...but that's another thread, or should be.
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    Jan 06, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    Navy96 saidNeither! Everything is made in China...but that's another thread, or should be.


    I long ago gave up trying to avoid products from China, but the last time I drove around from store to store, looking for the non-Chinese product, it was Walmart where I found a set of drill bits made in Germany. Both farm stores and the old-timey hardware store were all selling Chinese drill bits.
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    Jan 06, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    I avoid Walmart and Target completely. Anything I need, I find at much better, smaller stores. And yes, as has been mentioned earlier in this thread, the eye candy and surroundings are far better elsewhere.

    I once did some cost comparisons between Target and my local upscale grocery store. Know what? There wasn't enough difference in cost savings to notice! If you save a buck - wouldn't you spend it at Starbucks anyway?
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    Jan 06, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    I would never shop at Walmart. Like roadbikeBob, I will go without rather that shop at Walmart.

    I do shop at Target from time to time.
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    Jan 06, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    Dude, true story....

    I'm in Walmart yesterday to buy an air filter for my A/C. I walk past this elderly black lady wearing a full brown bear costume (minus the head) and a black wide-rimmed "sunday going to church" hat with black viking horns out the sides. I love it!!!! Walmart: Come for the low prices; stay for the show.

    -Den
  • cityguy39

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    Jan 07, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
    I'm fortunate enough to live within walking distance to a Target in my neigborhood. I'm there atleast once per week. My Target isn't a GreatLand but it's great in a pinch esp for bread, can goods etc. Walmart to me isn't really desinged for strolling and looking the Target is, I could easily spend two hours just looking around Target and I often do.

    Doug
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    Jan 07, 2008 12:13 AM GMT
    The colors, especially of the stuff at eye level, are AMAZING!

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    Jan 07, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    Target before WalMart anytime.
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    Jan 07, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    Well it depends...... wal mart and target are somewhat similar stores but in two different ways.

    wal mart is like a store to shop in with you know lets say "pookie and her 5 kids"

    while target offers somewhat the same prices and products as wal mart but at a more upscale level. Seems target puts more effort into their stores and products, but oddly offer the same things as wal mart.

    like i would feel more safe and happier shopping in target
  • irishkcguy

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    Jan 07, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    I am from Missouri originally and I can personally attest to having seen some people at Wal Mart that Darwin would have been fascinated by. Add to that how odious some of their business practices are (like targeting local small town businesses to decimate, it's like the New England Patriots scheduling a game against a Pop Warner team), I won't give them my money.
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    Jan 07, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Walmart because it's all made in China anyhow.

    Every Walmart here is laid out in a better logic than Target. The small personal stuff like razor's, toothpaste, soda, etc is right next to the registers. In Target the food is close to registers but the personal stuff is all the way back next to electronics.
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    Jan 07, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Definitely Target. I've only stepped into a WalMart once, and didn't buy anything. Don't want to encourage WalMart in taking over the world.
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    Jan 07, 2008 2:48 AM GMT
    Target. More of Target speak the official language of the USA: English.