Target Employee Explains Discounter’s Apparent Craziness

Target Employee Explains Discounter’s Apparent Craziness

A mysterious Target employee has come forward to share a closely guarded secret with the readers of Consumerist. The secret of why Target is so freaking crazy. [More]

Think Carefully Before Buying Diapers At Target

Think Carefully Before Buying Diapers At Target

Reader Sarah was shopping for some diapers when she noticed something strange about Target’s pricing. Yes, the well-documented insanity continues in the diaper aisle… [More]

Target Is Out Of Shampoo, So Just Dye Your Hair

Target Is Out Of Shampoo, So Just Dye Your Hair

These Target substitution cards are introducing an entirely new genre of in-store comedy into my otherwise sad and dull life. [More]

Target Is Out Of PrePaid AT&T Cards, So How About Some WalkieTalkies?

Target Is Out Of PrePaid AT&T Cards, So How About Some WalkieTalkies?

Reader David spotted this odd suggestion on Christmas Eve at his local Target. Not the most practical idea they’ve ever had, but then again: Target is crazy. [More]

Target's Reality Vortex Expands To Walgreens

Target's Reality Vortex Expands To Walgreens

Stephanie sent us this photo from her local Walgreens. Have they been taking lessons in pricing from Target? Sure, MSRP is is merely a suggestion, but this is a rather obvious case.

Avoid The Diabolical Target Lysol Disinfectant Wipe Trap

Avoid The Diabolical Target Lysol Disinfectant Wipe Trap

Target loves to keep you on your toes. Which is the better deal? 110 wipes for $4.79 or 80 wipes for $4.79?

Guess Which Price Rang Up At The Register

Guess Which Price Rang Up At The Register

While shopping at a Florida Target, Nancy spotted two prices for identical two-packs of baby food, one for 87 cents and the other for $1.09.

Radio Shack Opening Mobile Phone Kiosks In Target Stores

Radio Shack Opening Mobile Phone Kiosks In Target Stores

One problem I’ve always had when shopping for jacked-up prices is I can’t find enough crazy to go along with it. Same thing for the crazy: I know where to go to get cart-loads of that, but I can’t find the 2400% markup! What I need, clearly, is for Radio Shack to open up specialty kiosks inside Target stores, so then— oh hey! It’s the Bullseye Mobile Solution!

Be Sure To Miss This Great Deal At Target

Be Sure To Miss This Great Deal At Target

We’d like to alert you to an exciting sale on iTunes gift cards at Target this week. All cards are $30, regardless of whether their face value is $15 or $25. (Thanks, Nick!)

Arizona Target Store Really, Really Can't Wait For Christmas

Arizona Target Store Really, Really Can't Wait For Christmas

On September 27, 2009, there were 89 days until Christmas. But not at the Target in Peoria, Arizona. Reader Chris noticed that the twin phenomena of Christmas Creep and Target’s creeping insanity converged on one glorious, confusing, Santa-filled point where there were suddenly only 53 days until Christmas.

Target's Sale Fail

Target's Sale Fail

For awhile now (since at least 2007) we’ve been posting pictures of mindboggling Target price tags. We’re starting to wonder if we’re actually encouraging them. We got two of these today.

Amazing Curtains Block More Than 100% Of Light, Create Singularity

Amazing Curtains Block More Than 100% Of Light, Create Singularity

Geoffrey went to Target in search of light-blocking curtains but when he got there, he found more. Ever so much more. Target now gives customers the tools to create a singularity in their very own homes.

Target Charges $1.50 For Free Nalgene Bottle

Target Charges $1.50 For Free Nalgene Bottle

Regular Consumerist readers are familiar with our exposure of Target’s absurdist pricing policies, and this is a particularly confusing example. Reader Rob in Minnesota noticed a nice promotion on a 3-pack of Brita water filters, which came with a free small Nalgene water bottle and a few packets of drink mix. Nice deal, but he couldn’t help noticing that the identical 3-pack of filters without the “free” water bottle cost $1.50 less. See a bigger picture and a twist to the story, inside.

Target Charges You More For Free Bonus

Target Charges You More For Free Bonus

Reader Michael sent us this picture of a 16-ounce bottle of Crest whitening rinse and a 32-ounce bottle that says “BONUS 100% MORE FREE.” Turns out by “FREE” they mean “$1.15 more.”

Target Still Doing Business In A Reality Vortex

Target Still Doing Business In A Reality Vortex

Loyal Consumerist readers may have noticed that we haven’t made any recent posts in our widely acclaimed series of posts about how discount retailer Target is insane. Has Target sought help and found its way back to reality? No. We were just saving up material.