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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 02:22:45 AM »
My wife loves Target more than I do though I think their clothing range is really good especially for menswear....though I am too frugal and wait until it goes on sale!  ;D


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 10:14:52 AM »
I'm missing Target today. Still shopping for an aquarium. I could get a 20 gallon setup at Target for less than $50.  Triple that here for the cheapest models (which are cheaply made).   Sigh....


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2019, 01:04:01 PM »
I thought of everyone last night when we did our Target shop here in Charleston. Oh man - I felt like I had been dropped down from outer space. Wandering the aisles and its all so clean, so much selection, such prices!  I wanted to go up to people and shake them and tell them DONT TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.  ;D

We don't have  much luggage space this trip but damnit I  made sure to buy SOCKS. We spent almost $20 on good, solid cotton socks because the ones we get in the UK just don't work for us. Partner got some workout shirts. I got the face wash and moisteurizer that ONLY seems to work for me and I can't get it in the UK. But there were so many cool new things I wanted to buy and try and just can't justify the space. I'm pretty sure I'm going home in August due to mom's big birthday, so I can wait a few months, but we've been struggling with thoughts of going home permanently and this really didn't help.


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2019, 01:24:56 PM »
I never got the appeal about Target, honestly.

For gardening/DIY/storage/other random things, I know folks like Wilko.  There isn't one near me though, so I can't confirm.

Parent friends like ASDA, Matalan, and Primark for clothing for their kids. 
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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2019, 02:39:10 PM »
I never got the appeal about Target, honestly.

For gardening/DIY/storage/other random things, I know folks like Wilko.  There isn't one near me though, so I can't confirm.

Parent friends like ASDA, Matalan, and Primark for clothing for their kids.


There’s a Wilko in Carlisle. It’s decent to me but it’s no Target. I haven’t been to Matalan yet but there’s one in Carlisle I want to check out. The store I have never gotten the appeal about in America is Walmart. I can’t stand it. It’s something about the lighting. I just feel terrible when I walk out of a Walmart store.


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2019, 03:50:55 PM »
I've never gotten Target either.  I was definitely more Team Walmart.

Though after my last trip to the USA and visiting a newly refurbished Target (that had been built after I moved here so was already quite new) - I kind of got it.  Big wide aisles without another soul on them.  Seriously you could do cartwheels and not bother another person.  So I think I got the "feel".

I still prefer Walmart's products though.  <again, I'm classy>


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2019, 04:13:21 PM »
I've never gotten Target either.  I was definitely more Team Walmart.

Though after my last trip to the USA and visiting a newly refurbished Target (that had been built after I moved here so was already quite new) - I kind of got it.  Big wide aisles without another soul on them.  Seriously you could do cartwheels and not bother another person.  So I think I got the "feel".

I still prefer Walmart's products though.  <again, I'm classy>

Ha ha!! Look, Walmart definitely has the better prices of the two. It’s all really the same stuff if you think about it...

Where I grew up in Michigan, there was no Target or Walmart. There was only Kmart which I think is probably the worst of the three. Never went to Target or Walmart until I moved to Cali in 1998. Actually, now that I think about it... there is also a store in Michigan called Meijer’s. It has EVERYTHING!! And it’s open 24 hours! I do love me some Meijer’s. It’s the place you go when you’re bored late at night. Such an exciting life, eh?!


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 05:15:47 PM »

There’s a Wilko in Carlisle. It’s decent to me but it’s no Target. I haven’t been to Matalan yet but there’s one in Carlisle I want to check out. The store I have never gotten the appeal about in America is Walmart. I can’t stand it. It’s something about the lighting. I just feel terrible when I walk out of a Walmart store.


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Being in that place for more than a "run in and get what I need and then get out" trip leaves me feeling like I've run a marathon!

Walmart is cheap and has a very wide selection of goods under one roof. It goes through periods where the quality of the clothing isn't great, and then it improves again. You can get a pair of good jeans for $20 or under, shoes for the same. Good selection of middle-quality cosmetics and personal items.  Medications are pretty much the cheapest around in there. All while you're having your car's oil changed or new tires put on.  ;) You can even get the kiddies a goldfish.


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 12:16:33 AM »
I never got the appeal about Target, honestly.

For gardening/DIY/storage/other random things, I know folks like Wilko.  There isn't one near me though, so I can't confirm.

Parent friends like ASDA, Matalan, and Primark for clothing for their kids.
Wilko branding reminds me so much of Target. I seriously thought they might be the same company.

I am not a Target person, but I do love the super giant ones, like the one I went to near Disneyland.

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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2019, 09:47:21 AM »

For gardening/DIY/storage/other random things, I know folks like Wilko.  There isn't one near me though, so I can't confirm.


I always sort of disregarded Wilko...the nearest one is inside a shopping centre that i loathe, so i never bothered with it.

But i've moved house recently, and someone at work told me to check out Wilko for kitchen stuff, so i did, and it was a revelation!  I've been in there several times now and always find what i want/ didn't know i wanted it till i saw it.   Wilko is so good, i haven't even gone to Ikea!


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2019, 03:36:31 PM »
So there's one out in Clydebank... might be an interesting day out!

Thanks for the tip!


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2019, 08:56:43 AM »
So there's one out in Clydebank...

that's the very felly!  ;D
There's useful shops here... a Dunelm, a Go Outdoors, Home Bargains, B&M, TK Maxx, and all the usual stuff in the Centre, including Wilkos.


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2019, 05:23:08 PM »
I feel the need for a bus trip, I think!~  ;D


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2019, 04:17:11 PM »
I've never understood the Target appeal! I find it kinda expensive for what it is. I think you can get your Target fix in England by going to a Tesco extra!


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Re: Oh boy, do I miss TARGET
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2019, 07:07:39 PM »
Target haters...



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