And CNN reported at 3 p.m. that the registers had been down for at least 45 minutes.
The website downdetector.com has a heat map that shows Target outages from coast-to-coast, including Alabama.
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Target Corporate recently tweeted their apologies for the inconvenience and said their "teams are troubleshooting now".
Target, which has more than 1,800 stores across the USA, said it would "provide an update as soon as possible".
Some of those who had procrastinated buying gifts for their dads made last-minute plans to bring their dollars to other retailers.
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Hunter Sowards, a reporter for the Texas news channel KTRE, tweeted that Target employees were handing out chips, and the Starbucks employees were passing around refreshments.
Shortly after 4 p.m., a woman answering phones at the Target in Harrisburg's High Pointe Commons said the store was operating normally.
Apparently the system being down had some reevaluating the true necessity of their purchases, because you know what they say about going to Target for "just one thing".
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