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Target cash registers across the US are crashing, creating massive lines of frustrated customers in 'The Great Target Outage of 2019'

Target cash registers across the US are crashing, creating massive lines of frustrated customers in 'The Great Target Outage of 2019'
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Target cash registers across the US crashed on Saturday afternoon, creating long lines and crowds of frustrated customers unable to check out from stores.




The incident was dubbed "The Great Target Outage of '19" on social media, with many comparing Target's struggles to the disastrous Fyre Festival.




"We're aware that guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores," Target tweeted at 3:08 p.m. ET. "Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide an update as soon as possible."




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Target faced massive technical difficulties on Saturday, as customers across the US found themselves unable to check out at the retailer.
At around 2 p.m. ET, Target customers at locations across the US began reporting malfunctioning cash registers on social media. Soon, long lines formed, as customers were unable to check out.
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Witnessing the great target outage of 2019. Of course we'd be here for this. #targetdown pic.twitter.com/RF7IUdGi4bTweet Embed:
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The elderly woman behind me is shouting to all who will listen: "this is not a country bumpkin operation! Surely there is some sort of secret backup technology!" #targetcrash2019Tweet Embed:
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Stay strong and remain calm. #target #greatregisterouttage2019 pic.twitter.com/ftg4fuxUr5
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