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Atlanta, US Target customers report long lines, abandoned carts amidst Target outage

Target registers across the nation are down, and dozens of customers have taken to social media to report their dismay.

Customers reported long lines and malfunctioning registers due to what appeared to be a national point-of-sale outage for major retail brand, according to consumer monitoring site www.downdetector.com.

"We are aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed," Target tweeted from its @AskTarget account.

The outage has also hit Atlanta, according to shoppers and employees at the Edgewood Target. Greeters were telling people at the door that they were welcome inside but they couldn't do any transactions. A number of people went in despite that warning.

Bevin Hunter, 40, of Kirkwood was standing in line for a few minutes and said she was willing to wait up to half and hour to buy a swimsuit.

“I just had a baby and none of my swimsuits fit me and I have a pool party,” she said. “But at least I'm not holding a crying baby, so I’m OK.”

Customers experience delays at checkout at the Edgewood Target on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Photo: Meris Lutz

Other Atlantans also reported delays at various local Targets.

In addition to lines, customers described a chaotic scene at some Targets with several full baskets of goods left behind due to the outage.

A user on the downdetector.com site in Sacramento, California, reported that she was able to choose a price and that her local store could not process any purchase more than $20. 

Another user in Alabama also reported an outage. “Montgomery, AL Target down too. 😭😭😭 Why God, why???”

There were reports of the outages in a number of cities, including Washington, D.C. 

Despite the inconvenience, many customers praised how Atlanta’s Target employees were handling the outage.

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