I went shopping at Target for the first time this morning. Finding a place to park wasn’t too hard, even though I’d heard about long line-ups. There was a huge line-up for the checkout inside but it wasn’t crazy busy. I did leave without purchasing anything. And I was disappointed. I’m obsessed with getting good deals and thought Target would be a great place to do that. Maybe things will change but for now, here’s what I think are the pros and cons of our new Target store.
-Price: where are the good prices I was expecting?
-Stock (or lack thereof): many, many hooks and shelves were empty. Maybe there were good prices on things but they must have sold out fast. And I did check some of the empty shelves and didn’t think the deals were that special at all.
-Line-up at cash: hahahahahahahahaha. Maybe if there was an awesome deal somewhere but not for the $1 slipper socks I saw there and were the only thing in my cart when I dumped it. It went back the one side of the store and then around the corner a bit.
-Walked right up to the counter at Starbucks and got my latte. Expensive yes, but extra satisfying without the wait.
-On a whim, went to Michaels instead of staying at Target and got the last Rainbow Loom I’ve been searching for everywhere but sells out too fast. It is sooooo hard to find and was sold out at Michael’s within the hour. Don’t ask me why Sam and his male friends are all so excited about making bracelets with this thing. I talked to a grandmother and mother in the line-up who were buying them for 8 and 9 year old boys. They were baffled too. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It just seems to be so something they wouldn’t be into. Sam has never shown the least bit of interest in crafting and now he wants to make bracelets. Go figure. But it ain’t a video game and I’m all for it!
-No temptation to drive all the way out to the east end to shop at Target. Costco is still the only thing to drag me out to Stavanger and that isn’t a very frequent visit. Oh and maybe Future Shop and Michaels if I’m already there or there’s a good deal on.
Right now, I’d have to give a thumbs down to Target but maybe it’s just growing pains. I’ll probably try again sometime when things have calmed down a bit.