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Old 15th June 2019, 12:52 PM   #1
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Target store cash registers down in America

Breaking news chaos and mayhem. On a Saturday!

Originally Posted by CNN
Target on Saturday acknowledged guests were "unable to make purchases" at its stores, as shoppers took to social media to complain that cash registers weren't working.

In a tweet from one of its official accounts, Target said that it's "aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed."...
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/15/busin...rnd/index.html
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Old 15th June 2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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One store or all stores?
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Old 15th June 2019, 01:33 PM   #3
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Might as well place a target on the front of their stores.
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Reports are saying nationwide - others say the extent is not known. It is headline news. It can't be small and local.
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Nationwide. After 2 hours some are coming back online. Target passed out free drinks and snacks.

https://abc7chicago.com/shopping/tar...untry/5348227/

Another data breach maybe?
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I have to wonder in cases like these -- is there ever a Disaster Plan? I'd think that when the losses are tallied, they amount to much more than an occasional training session on how to use paper would cost, or other alternatives.
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They could barter.
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They sell pocket calculators and pencils and paper. Start opening those things and use them. Gift cards move to the back of the line. Concealed carry - please don't shoot!
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Every time I see the name of this store referenced it reminds me of how my grandmother, as a joke, used to pronounce it as if it were French.
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Old 15th June 2019, 02:33 PM   #10
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Every time I see the name of this store referenced it reminds me of how my grandmother, as a joke, used to pronounce it as if it were French.
At least your grandmother can claim that the joke wasn't old before her time.
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Breaking news chaos and mayhem. On a Saturday!







https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/15/busin...rnd/index.html
Never mind their guests, what about their customers paying for stuff?
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They sell pocket calculators and pencils and paper. Start opening those things and use them. Gift cards move to the back of the line. Concealed carry - please don't shoot!
They can't run credit or debit cards without computer links. And that's how the large percentage of retail purchases are made.
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Oh good Lord help us all. Have mercy on our souls.
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They can't run credit or debit cards without computer links. And that's how the large percentage of retail purchases are made.

You do realize that credit and debit cards were ran without "computer links" from the 1950s to the 1980s??
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
One store or all stores?

If only the OP had a link to an article with the answer to that very question...
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You do realize that credit and debit cards were ran without "computer links" from the 1950s to the 1980s??
My first retail job was in 1998. We still had a credit card thing with the carbon paper, "for emergencies", but nobody working there knew how to use it.
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Anyone blaming the Iranians yet?
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Originally Posted by commandlinegamer View Post
Anyone blaming the Iranians yet?
A beluga whale festooned with Russian flags was seen placing a limpet mine at Target HQ.
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I suppose for the duration they could have insisted on cash, but who carries $100 in cash? Even though its nickname is "The $100 Store" (you might just go in for a birthday card and some socks, but you're not getting out of there without totalling at least $100, planned or not), I count on my credit card (and points).

"Oooohh, I need this!!!!"
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I suppose for the duration they could have insisted on cash, but who carries $100 in cash? Even though its nickname is "The $100 Store" (you might just go in for a birthday card and some socks, but you're not getting out of there without totalling at least $100, planned or not), I count on my credit card (and points).

"Oooohh, I need this!!!!"
That is my life when I enter a Walmart. Every. Single. Time. Since I've already made the drive, might as well get x/y/z while I'm there.
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I suppose for the duration they could have insisted on cash, but who carries $100 in cash? Even though its nickname is "The $100 Store" (you might just go in for a birthday card and some socks, but you're not getting out of there without totalling at least $100, planned or not), I count on my credit card (and points).

"Oooohh, I need this!!!!"
They wouuldn't be able to make change without the machine telling them how much anyhow.
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Every time I see the name of this store referenced it reminds me of how my grandmother, as a joke, used to pronounce it as if it were French.
Tarjay? (My mother did that too.)
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Now there are reports that it was worldwide. Terror at the checkout in New Guinea.
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Nationwide. After 2 hours some are coming back online. Target passed out free drinks and snacks.

https://abc7chicago.com/shopping/tar...untry/5348227/

Another data breach maybe?
I'm guessing some very unfortunate software engineer did an update.
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Now there are reports that it was worldwide. Terror at the checkout in New Guinea.
OMG! Worldwide??!! Does that mean BOTH stores?
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I'm guessing some very unfortunate software engineer did an update.
I just read about the US doing cyberattacks on Russia. I wonder if the bug got loose. I recently saw a documentary about the Stuxnet virus which was a very similar circumstance.
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I suppose for the duration they could have insisted on cash, but who carries $100 in cash? Even though its nickname is "The $100 Store" (you might just go in for a birthday card and some socks, but you're not getting out of there without totalling at least $100, planned or not), I count on my credit card (and points).

"Oooohh, I need this!!!!"

Apparently I'm a dinosaur...
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Me too. I have $100+ in my wallet right now. Along with several credit and debit cards. I also play my credit card bills in full every month; I am completely debt free and they hate me.
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Oh good Lord help us all. Have mercy on our souls.
Oh, the humanity.
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Oh, the humanity.
The Drama!! One poster actually tweeted out something similar to that. "Stuck between the deodorant and (whatever). Shoulda gone to Walmart. Pray for us!" (SIC)

A two-hour ordeal that's run its course everywhere but the ISF. All the put-out victims are home following up on whether Kylie Jenner is really buying yet another mansion and other important news.

@Aussies... Target in Australia is not Target Stores USA. Just another typical down-under thievery (well, they buy 'em, but I know you guys love your Ned Kelly iconography) of well-known western names.

That was the not-so-subtle meaning of my above post. There is no "worldwide" when it comes to Target stores. They have an outlet in Bangalore and one in Mumbai.... AND THAT IS ALL.
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Me too. I have $100+ in my wallet right now. Along with several credit and debit cards.
Yes, but whose credit and debit cards are they?


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Oh, don't feel bad, I'm sure they hate you for many more reasons besides just that!
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My first retail job was in 1998. We still had a credit card thing with the carbon paper, "for emergencies", but nobody working there knew how to use it.
They newest generation don't exactly do themselves any favours in not coming across as a tad slow.

People for years worked out how to put a piece of paper and a card in the slidey thing and slide it in about 5 seconds, without the need for a tutorial.
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They newest generation don't exactly do themselves any favours in not coming across as a tad slow.

People for years worked out how to put a piece of paper and a card in the slidey thing and slide it in about 5 seconds, without the need for a tutorial.
Do they even have those things around in 2019, for emergencies? Or carbon paper? You can hardly blame people for not using technology they've a) never seen and b) don't possess.
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The Drama!! One poster actually tweeted out something similar to that. "Stuck between the deodorant and (whatever). Shoulda gone to Walmart. Pray for us!" (SIC)

A two-hour ordeal that's run its course everywhere but the ISF. All the put-out victims are home following up on whether Kylie Jenner is really buying yet another mansion and other important news.

@Aussies... Target in Australia is not Target Stores USA. Just another typical down-under thievery (well, they buy 'em, but I know you guys love your Ned Kelly iconography) of well-known western names.

That was the not-so-subtle meaning of my above post. There is no "worldwide" when it comes to Target stores. They have an outlet in Bangalore and one in Mumbai.... AND THAT IS ALL.
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Do they even have those things around in 2019, for emergencies? Or carbon paper? You can hardly blame people for not using technology they've a) never seen and b) don't possess.
Sorry was being mischievous

It was more a joke than serious

Don't think so

Last time I got petrol and the eftpos was down they let people grab it and wrote down everyones card details with signature

Think they can do it (like buying online) afterwards, as long as they have signed approval
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Every time I see the name of this store referenced it reminds me of how my grandmother, as a joke, used to pronounce it as if it were French.
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Tarjay? (My mother did that too.)
Here in the Great Northwest, the leading department store chain used to be the Bon Marche. So people would joke about shopping at K-Marche.
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Do they even have those things around in 2019, for emergencies? Or carbon paper? You can hardly blame people for not using technology they've a) never seen and b) don't possess.
But they also have internet on their phone

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/use-...ter-12907.html
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You do realize that credit and debit cards were ran without "computer links" from the 1950s to the 1980s??
There was a time when people wrote letters with quill pens on parchment. No national retailer today is equipped to hand-process millions of credit card transactions, and a debit card is basically like a check, which requires a whole different process.
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