I put the question to Target, and a spokeswoman explained that different stores in the chain have different fixed costs, such as the lease, taxes, staffing and security.
This is common among most big retail chains.
That doesn’t mean all prices will vary among stores.
But other prices of day-to-day goods could differ.
Are Target online prices the same as in store?
Target’s Price Match Policy
Online competitors include major retailers such as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and many others. Target will match Target.com prices for in-store purchases and in-store prices for Target.com purchases. However, it will not match in-store prices from other Target stores.
Why are target prices cheaper online than in store?
We don’t price match clearance prices or other Target stores. We do price match online prices as long it is not a clearance price. Buy the clothing at the cheaper target and just return your online order at any target with the packing slip. We don’t match other stores’ clearance prices.
How Target makes you buy more?
The main way Target gets people to spend more is by tempting them to buy things that aren’t on their original shopping list. One way they do this is by putting non-essentials near the most popular and necessary items people buy most often so finding what you need, and what you might need, is easy.
Does target match Amazon prices?
Target’s price matching policy covers more than 35,000 items and 25 online competitors, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Walmart, Kohl’s and Macy’s. If you find a better price than what you paid at Target, you have 14 days to request a price match.