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Will this policy change make you more likely to shop Target?

L.A. Times 2013/01/08 19:38:31
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Retail giant Target Corp. said it is extending price-matching with select online retailers beyond the holidays into a year-round policy. The Minneapolis company said shoppers can now request price matches anytime on identical items found at some big Web merchants, including Amazon.com and the online sites of Toys R Us, Best Buy and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Also surviving beyond the holidays: the retailer's pledge to match in-store prices with those found on its own website. Target's original holiday price-match policy ended on Dec. 16. "We believe that our prices are competitive year-round," Mark Schindele, Target's senior vice president of merchandising operations, told the Associated Press.

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  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/12 21:48:39
  • Misty 2013/01/10 18:45:11
    Yes
    Misty
    While living in Oregon, I found that we were very limited on shopping options. Target happened to be one of the main choices. For those that have Target stores in their area and do not have many choices, this may be a great way to save some $.
  • maci.mas.96 2013/01/10 14:32:15
  • knothead 2013/01/10 14:31:17
    Yes
    knothead
    Target is a much better store than Wal Mart. Wal Mart has gone to the dogs. I have walked into Wal Marts and found them looking like a bomb had been dropped on it. Shelves empty and in disarray, dirty floors, arrogant cashiers, and their loud speaker is so ungodly loud that if you arent deaf when you walk in you will be when you leave and management really doesnt care.
  • Paul 2013/01/10 10:24:15
    Yes
    Paul
    +1
    Target isn't a bad place to shop after all
  • Haruko.Haruhara 2013/01/10 04:41:59
    No
    Haruko.Haruhara
    I would shop there anyway plus it's a block away from walmart I've always enjoyed target better, more friendly and quieter.
  • That One Chick 2013/01/09 23:37:42
    No
    That One Chick
    +1
    I love Target. We don't have one in my town, but it's seriously the best supermarket. They always have what I'm looking for, no matter what it is, when other stores like Walmart don't. If I'm looking for a movie or anything electronic, 9 times out of 10 I go to Target, and they've always had what I wanted. I would've shopped at Target, regardless of this policy.
  • angel face 2013/01/09 20:18:58
    Yes
    angel face
    I love target. They have great things
  • Claudia 2013/01/09 20:00:53
    Yes
    Claudia
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/09 19:48:46
    No
    SIMPATTYCO
    How can they match? On line price is normally low in and of itself. no ship fee. NO TAX. How does Target get around no tax?
  • shiva 2013/01/09 18:28:06
    No
    shiva
    +1
    I only shop for clothing in store. And target has nothing I'm interested in as far as clothing. However I did work at target when I was 21 and I will say; all the hot housewives shop there. One even gave me s big ol smooch because I found the toy her kid wanted. Targets layout in general is cleaner so it attracts less inbreds and freaks like Walmart has a habit of
  • Not That Serious 2013/01/09 17:53:04
    Yes
    Not That Serious
    +2
    Who doesn't want to save more money these days. Especially after getting screwed by Obama.
  • RawRsaurus 2013/01/09 17:52:01
    Yes
    RawRsaurus
    +1
    Target prices have been more expensive than retail outlets like Walmart. This will help attract many customers.
  • bettyboop 2013/01/09 17:07:08
    Yes
    bettyboop
    Certainly I will check their prices out.
  • LWS 2013/01/09 17:00:46
    Yes
    LWS
    no doubt
  • apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope 2013/01/09 16:58:29
    Yes
    apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope
    +1
    Online stores usually have pretty good prices, it's just the shipping cost that kills you.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2013/01/09 16:54:57
    Yes
    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    I like Target in general. Basically the only big box store I will shop at.
  • seahawk665 2013/01/09 16:22:41
    No
    seahawk665
    I already do all my shopping at Target.
  • Slayer Tudd 2013/01/09 16:06:42
    Yes
    Slayer Tudd
    +1
    Here in Canada, Zellers is going out of business and Target is its replacement. It will be interesting to see how Target blends in with Canada and Canadian shoppers. I've talked to some people about this, they are rather optimistic that Target will provide a good showing in terms of prices and needs of shoppers.
  • Sperry23 2013/01/09 15:56:31
    No
    Sperry23
    I already shop there for certain things and never at WallyWorld.

    Their policy is nothing more than PR., And it's usually a matter of pennies.

    For larger items like TVs and such, trying to collect on their price match is problematical at best. It has to be the EXACT same thing; item and model number. Anyone who's ever compared electronics knows that different stores carry products that, while looking almost exactly the same, have a single letter or number difference in the model number.

    These models are store-specific. So you'll see model XYZ-1EH5K at one store and model XYZ-1EH5Ka at another. Even though they are exactly the same except for that model number, they do not qualify for the "Price Match Guarantee".
  • bluelady 2013/01/09 15:31:59
    No
    bluelady
    Target is not nice to its employees or its customers
  • smitty 2013/01/09 14:36:27
    No
    smitty
    I only shop at the stores with the best prices. If they can't offer it upfront, then forget it.
  • Aleksandr 2013/01/09 12:06:08
    No
    Aleksandr
    I don't shop at target.
  • Just Mom 2013/01/09 05:46:26
    Yes
    Just Mom
    +1
    Anything to stay out of Walmart!
  • s2k 2013/01/09 05:38:16
    Yes
    s2k
    +1
    Maybe. Their service has gone downhill though. That's the trade off for lower prices I guess
  • Liz 2013/01/09 05:01:18
    Yes
    Liz
    +1
    I love target it's my favorite store I don't like Walmart something about the store , but target I like it
  • Dion Prince 2013/01/09 04:44:51
    Yes
    Dion Prince
    +2
    its about time
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2013/01/09 04:35:46
    Yes
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
    +1
    I shop at Target ready
  • JustMe 2013/01/09 03:48:31
    No
    JustMe
    +2
    Now if Target would open a store nearby, I would shop there more
  • Liz JustMe 2013/01/09 05:02:18
    Liz
    +1
    We have one across the street from where I live now..literally
  • JustMe Liz 2013/01/09 05:06:11
    JustMe
    +1
    The nearest one is an hour and a half away from me
  • Liz JustMe 2013/01/10 05:55:07
    Liz
    +1
    oh man that so not fun
  • JustMe Liz 2013/01/10 15:46:29
  • Liz JustMe 2013/01/15 14:30:16
    Liz
    +1
    I'm sorry
  • JustMe Liz 2013/01/15 15:30:04
    JustMe
    +1
    no need to be
  • kdalexander 2013/01/09 03:32:23
    No
    kdalexander
    +1
    I shop there already. Not all the time, but I do go fairly often. This policy isn't going to make me go there any more than I already do.
  • codenamev 2013/01/09 03:31:01
    Yes
    codenamev
    If I can go in with my wife's smartphone, show them a picture of Amazon's pricing and get it for the same amount, probably if it's something that I want immediately, which only really extends to the Blu-ray releases. I like Target a lot better than any of the other "discount" retailers out there, but if given a choice between going to Target and not wanting it immediately and having to pay sales tax, or sticking with Amazon and always ordering enough to get free shipping and no sales tax, then it's Amazon all the way.

    I'll have to see how this plays out.
  • bob h. 2013/01/09 03:20:18
    Yes
    bob h.
    +3
    Yes; Target already has higher quality clothing than Walmart.
  • alicest... bob h. 2013/01/09 06:11:24
    alicestarbright
    +1
    You buy clothing from target? 0.o
  • Sophie 2013/01/09 03:18:40
    No
    Sophie
    I've always shopped at target, well not always, but I'm not gonna shop there a lot there just because of a change

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