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    "Target is for rich people"

    At work today, a coworker was looking for something online when another person suggested checking Target. Her response was, "Target is for rich people. That's for when you don't care how much things cost."

    I will agree that Target isn't as cheap as they used to be (and their quality isn't as good either), and they aren't as cheap as Walmart generally, but I still consider them a discount retailer. Now she was sort of kidding but not entirely. Looking for the item she wanted at Target just wasn't on her list of options.

    I'm curious if hers is a commonly shared opinion.
    Steve

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    #2
    Thank you Disneysteve ,
    I was having a weird day and really needed the laugh.

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      #3
      Based on the dress of the clientele going in, probably yes, although I'd likely say higher middle class. I lived in a town where the Walmart backed up to the back of the SuperTarget, the difference in the dress and demeanor of the people in the parking lot was very noticeable.

      Of course, I don't think all rich people dress to their class, so there sure have to be rich people (and thrifty) people shopping at Walmart.
      My other blog is Your Organized Friend.

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        #4
        if by rich, you mean a step up from walmart.... their quality of goods tends to follow suit though.

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          #5
          Originally posted by creditcardfree View Post
          Based on the dress of the clientele going in, probably yes, although I'd likely say higher middle class. I lived in a town where the Walmart backed up to the back of the SuperTarget, the difference in the dress and demeanor of the people in the parking lot was very noticeable.
          That's a good point. My wife and I actually just had that conversation. There is a significant difference in the clientele between the two, even when they are very close to each other, so serving the same communities.

          We shop at both, but honestly, over the past few years, we've found we are more and more drawn to Walmart and less and less to Target.
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            #6
            I'm at Walmart now more, too, but only because Target is much farther away AND I buy my groceries at the commissary now that we live near a major military installation. My Target RedCard probably wonders what happened these past three years!
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              #7
              Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
              At work today, a coworker was looking for something online when another person suggested checking Target. Her response was, "Target is for rich people. That's for when you don't care how much things cost..."
              .
              Well at least she's being sensible and not just running to the most expensive store in town thinking shopping there makes her rich.

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                #8
                There is a Target right up the road from the Walmart in my area. I usually end up at Walmart. They have a better selection and better prices. The Walmart is a super Walmart. Target doesn't have a garden center, an automotive section, or much in the way of sporting goods. They don't sell fishing or hunting licenses like Walmart does.
                Brian

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bjl584 View Post
                  The Walmart is a super Walmart. Target doesn't have a garden center, an automotive section, or much in the way of sporting goods.
                  There is a big difference between a regular or super Target or Walmart. The "super" stores definitely carry a lot more merchandise, both grocery and non-grocery.
                  Steve

                  * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                  * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                  * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                    #10
                    Target used to be nicer, and more affordable. These days I figure that if you're going to shop at Target, you may as well shop at Wal-Mart.

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                      #11
                      Going to Walmart scares me.

                      Though the online ordering with in-store pickup was pretty cool since it was a self serve kiosk.

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                        #12
                        Theres a big difference in the people that shop at walmart vs target. Im not sure if anyone would disagree with that.

                        Like others said...the walmart near me has a much better selection of groceries/produce...and they still have an auto center where I purchase tires.

                        Im not sure if I ever purchased an article of clothing from walmart. Ive purchased many from Target. Besides clothing...most of the other items being sold can be found at either store.

                        The biggest difference besides the people are layout/appearance. Walmart is your stereotypical bland colored ultra bright retail store. Target makes an attempt to look "higher end" I guess.

                        We always stop at walmart when we're on vacation. Its just an easy go to one stop shop place. And yes...even throughout the country and even hawaii...the people who shop at walmart still have the same appearance as everywhere else. Its rough.

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                          #13
                          She must be thinking of Targét. I don't even remember the last time I was in a Target. I have been shopping at Walmart much more often this past year or two, mainly because it is the only store near our cottage and I just got used to it. I will never get used to The People of Walmart, though. You can tell a lot about a neighborhood just by looking at the WM clientele.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                            At work today, a coworker was looking for something online when another person suggested checking Target. Her response was, "Target is for rich people. That's for when you don't care how much things cost."

                            I will agree that Target isn't as cheap as they used to be (and their quality isn't as good either), and they aren't as cheap as Walmart generally, but I still consider them a discount retailer. Now she was sort of kidding but not entirely. Looking for the item she wanted at Target just wasn't on her list of options.

                            I'm curious if hers is a commonly shared opinion.

                            that is definitely a common opinion.. there s this ongoing thing about how Target is supposed to be pronounced it's not "target" but "tarjay" ..

                            I don't know where it originated from .. not sure if it was Target themselves trying to make it known that they are not Walmart.

                            People are actually able to help you at Target unlike Walmart. there is a price to pay for that.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by msomnipotent View Post
                              You can tell a lot about a neighborhood just by looking at the WM clientele.
                              Funny thing is that simply isn't true. See ccf's post earlier where the Walmart and Target were right next to each other and attracted very different clientele.

                              The two attract different people. It's not just based on location. One Walmart near me (two actually) are in pretty decent suburban neighborhoods, but people from other lesser neighborhoods travel to shop there by car or bus. They could get to Target just as easily but they don't.
                              Steve

                              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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