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Target lays down a monster with year-round price match

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Doppel

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http://m.cnbc.com/us_news/100363054/1

Sorry for the mobile link, news at CNN et al.

Target has decided to price match the likes of Amazon, year-round. Although the article speaks of an "eligible item", I reviewed the price match verbiage at Target.com and it seems to include everything it reasonably should, excluding things like lightning deals.

Although this is not as big a boon for those in the as-yet holdout states allowing the (illegal) avoidance of tax for amazon and others, for those in amazon-tax states, what this affords is immediate access of items if amazon has them in stock and even 5% cheaper if using a target card.

This seems too good to be true, so if anybody has different details on an eligible item I would love to see them.

Why do I go on about amazon? Because nobody else matters.

I have heard that Amazon operates on laughably small margins, so for many or most items, given the overhead of Target's B&M they will lose money on this price match just to maintain customer access. If this pans out and doesn't kick them in the ass I have a new favorite retailer. Not that their selection can mirror Amazon, though.
 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/target-unveils-year-round-online-price-match-following-temporary-holiday-policy/2013/01/08/84fd4f30-5984-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html

The online list includes Amazon.com as well as the websites of Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys R Us and Babies R Us.
Wow, sounds awesome. I wonder if Walmart will follow suit. Or, can you annoy a Walmart manager with "The price at target is the same as the price at walmart dot com, therefore, match that price." (Brick & Mortar Wallyworlds refuse to price match their online price.)
 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/target-unveils-year-round-online-price-match-following-temporary-holiday-policy/2013/01/08/84fd4f30-5984-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html



Wow, sounds awesome. I wonder if Walmart will follow suit. Or, can you annoy a Walmart manager with "The price at target is the same as the price at walmart dot com, therefore, match that price." (Brick & Mortar Wallyworlds refuse to price match their online price.)
Ya they don't match Internet prices.

http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee

They do have a better return policy though. With Target you can only return 1 item a year without a receipt. Nearly impossible to find Made In USA at either store so they both suck.
 

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Ya they don't match Internet prices.

http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee

They do have a better return policy though. With Target you can only return 1 item a year without a receipt. Nearly impossible to find Made In USA at either store so they both suck.
For a lot of types of items, you're not going to find ANY store that sells them or equivalents "made in the USA." (especially certain types of electronics.)
 

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I bet there is alot of UPC item mismatches between wally and Target. Like the same camera but the wally one has less features, and can't be price matched.

Target gives really good quality for the money, even if its a little pricier you get your monies worth. Maybe even more so than wally.
 
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