Cash Registers At Target Went Down Across The World
By Bill Galluccio
June 15, 2019
We are aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed. Thank you for your patience!— AskTarget (@AskTarget) June 15, 2019
Shoppers across the country were left angry and frustrated after a computer outage shut down all the cash registers at Target. The store confirmed the outage on Twitter and said they are working to resolve the issue.
"We’re aware that guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores," the store wrote on Twitter. "Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide an update as soon as possible."
Some stores decided to close, but in ones that remained open people reported waiting in line for over an hour, while other shoppers decided to leave their carts and try again later in the day. One customer wanted to pay in cash but was told the store couldn't handle the transaction.
One store decided to give out free food and drinks to people stuck waiting in line while another store was handing out coupons to customers as they walked in.
#targetdown quickly become on the top trends on Twitter with many people sharing memes and jokes about the worldwide outage.
The time is 14:52. The global system at Target has been down for 40 minutes. People have divided into tribes: men hunting, women gathering. Insanity running rampant. Frappuccino supplies running low. Clearance sections decimated. Will humanity survive? #targetdown pic.twitter.com/5l8u4VxBZu— stephanie anderson (@Steph_IRL) June 15, 2019
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