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Target equivalent?
« on: April 21, 2018, 01:37:00 PM »
While I love the Sainsbury’s in our town, is there a store that is like Target? I love target. I think that will be the store I miss the most.
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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 02:02:19 PM »
While I love the Sainsbury’s in our town, is there a store that is like Target? I love target. I think that will be the store I miss the most.

I wish!  ;D There is nothing like Target!
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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 02:20:22 PM »
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Then I’ll get my butt there a lot in the next few months before I leave!
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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 02:23:37 PM »
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Then I’ll get my butt there a lot in the next few months before I leave!

Yeah, soak it all up... for me too!  ;D
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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 02:58:24 PM »
Absolutely nothing compares.

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 03:25:17 PM »
So glad I'm not alone.  Every time I lament about the lack of Target my husband just looks at me funny, says Target is crap, and offers me some other non-equivalent store name that's near us.  And then I get very upset.

Nothing compares. 
NOthing compares to Target.

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 07:51:58 PM »
My last trip home.

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 09:19:54 PM »
On a recent trip back to the US I got dressed in the morning, tan jeans and solid red t-shirt. We go out shopping and while we are out Mrs. Groover says "let's go to Target". Uh oh... wrong clothing...

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 10:32:47 PM »
Nothing is the same .  Can’t wait to go to target this summer when I’m home.


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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 07:25:12 AM »
Yeah, we miss Target, too. The Daughter and I used to spend a lot of time there, just wandering around, some days. It was the "go to" destination when we just wanted to get out of the house for a while.

Right now we use B&Q for therapy when we need to go to a store that "feels" like one we used to go to. Not exactly the same kind of destination, and we can't spend the same amount of time, but it's kinda Home Depot-ish in there.

Would be soooo thrilled if they opened a Target here. But it's not likely.

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 12:43:46 PM »
ASDA Superstore is the closest the UK has to Target, IMO. It's not as big as one of the massive two-floor Targets but definitely has better selection than the City Target I lived by before I moved.

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 11:19:23 AM »
I must be the worst American ever because I actually really don't understand the love affair of a Target.  The last few times I was in California for a business trip, there was a Target near my hotel so I went in their expecting all kinds of magic and yet I really couldn't see where it was hiding? 

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 01:11:02 PM »
I must be the worst American ever because I actually really don't understand the love affair of a Target.  The last few times I was in California for a business trip, there was a Target near my hotel so I went in their expecting all kinds of magic and yet I really couldn't see where it was hiding? 

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I am already a rubbish American, because I think Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is the most revolting thing ever!!

I'll stand with you Phatbeetle , at least on the Kraft Mac and Cheese.  Not my thing.  Home made mac and cheese is so much better and possibly even easier to make. 

Target?  Whatever.  If it's closer than the Wal-Mart.  Whichever one has some grits and Fruit of the Loom Y Front underwear.

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 01:13:56 PM »
Also never been a lover of Kraft mac n cheese!

I'm also not a Target lover.  I much prefer Walmart!  But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the convenience of everything under one roof, which is true for either store. 

I've been here long enough now that I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I had a convenient one stop shop place.  Well, I guess Amazon would get a lot less of my money!

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Re: Target equivalent?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 01:17:00 PM »
I will stand with you both three in solidarity on the Kraft Mac 'n Cheese front.  I couldn't understand why all the other kids liked it.  I hated it.  Then I wondered if it was because my mom didn't make it well (too dry?), or something.  But I've had it as an adult, it's not any better than I remembered.

I could appreciate a browse through Target, now, though.  I was always living a student's budget until right before meeting my husband and moving over here (my loans were paid off the same year I met him, and the world opened up to me... and then I moved to the UK with its higher cost of living and, of course, the visa fees... easy come, easy go), so I never had the money to spend on all the things that caught my eye at Target, and so I'd avoid going because I hate fruitless "shopping".

But now that I have paid my last visa application fee (touch wood that it goes smoothly in two weeks!), I know what my disposable income is, and I could go to Target and buy the things if I wanted. But, now there's no Target.  :(
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