A Question for the Ages – Target vs. Walmart

In Target vs. Wal-Mart: Readers sound off the Strib does some investigation on the difference between the two stores and the results suprised me, the prices were near identical.

The comments varied from which company is better due to wages and charity to downright insane.

My favorite being being from hard working lunatic mikelson47.

I think they both suck!!
Screw corporate America!! You can find everything you need at local or privately owned stores. I know this is a lot to ask of our lazy country though!

Nice use of the exclamation point, mikelson47. I told you people exclamation points were back!

Do you have a preference?
If so, what do you think is the difference?

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3 Comments so far

  1. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on May 5th, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    Target, always. I used to buy water softener salt at Wal-Mat because it was cheaper, but won’t even do that now.

    Target, all the way.


  2. Liz (lizgiel) on May 5th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    I’m shocked by this posting as I was thinking about this question literally 2 hours before I saw this. Crazy. In any case, I decided Target. And I couldn’t figure out why. It is definitely something psychological in my case.

    I’ve always just gone to Target. Tried Wal-Mart on three different occasions and hated the entire experience. Target is just much better. Plus, they have Target brand products. I don’t know if Wal-Mart has an equivalent…but even if they did, I’d still shop at Target. Cleaner, nicer employees, just all around better.


  3. pocketyourdollars on May 15th, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    I am a bargain shopper and Walmart has better prices on the things I routinely buy – I did a price compare and checked. But, the shopping experience is not as good. My conclusion – find something other than shopping to give me a positive emotional and psychological experience so that shopping at Walmart won’t bother me.



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