Shop

The Biggest Ripoffs At Target, According To Bargain Shopping Experts

October 26, 2016 by SheFinds
shefinds | Shop

You know how they say Disneyland is “The Happiest Place On Earth?” That’s what Target is like for grown-ups. You can pick up groceries and drugstore items while also shopping for furniture and clothing. It doesn’t get much better than crossing off everything on your shopping list in one trip!

But don’t be fooled by all the low prices–Target actually isn’t the best place to buy certain items, according to Internet shopping site Ben’s Bargains. “For the most part it’s not like you’re going to get completely ripped off at Target on anything but there are categories where you can definitely find a better deal elsewhere,” Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben’s Bargains told CBS MoneyWatch.

Below are the 5 worst things to buy at Target:

1) TVs and Electronics

Ben’s Bargains found that Target sells off-brand TVs and has higher prices than places like Best Buy or eBay. “For the most part, year-round they don’t have that great of deals on electronics,” Cook said. “You can always get that stuff cheaper online.” If you’re going to shop electronics at Target, you really should only do it on Black Friday or during November sales.

2) Shoes

I’ve definitely bought shoes from Target before. They have really cute styles, that sometimes even look designer, for, like, $30. While that sounds cheap, it’s actually a lot to pay for the quality you’re getting. Cook said, “You can go to Macy’s to get something that looks the same but that’s a quality brand for the same price.”

3) Phone Accessories

The one category that is rarely on sale at Target is phone accessories. Ben’s Bargains recommends buying chargers or cases at Amazon or eBay for better prices.

4) Gift cards

Who hasn’t been mesmerized by racks and racks of gift cards at Target? Also so convenient to pick a bunch up from different stores all in one place! However, you can get a better deal at eBay or a gift card reseller where you can pay 5 to 20 percent less than the cost of the gift card. “You aren’t getting ripped off, but if you want a deal, you can get them elsewhere,” Cook said.

5) Craft Supplies

Ben’s Bargains found that you can find better prices for crafts at stores like Michael’s, which specialize in this category. Target’s craft line is “expensive for what it is,” Cook said. “Jo-Ann Fabric and Michaels always have 40 to 50 percent off coupons, which you can Google for while you’re in line.”

Don’t forget to check out: the worst things to buy at Sephora and Costco

[Photo: Shutterstock]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

The $19 Flats You Need To Buy At Target Before It’s Too Late

October 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll take them all!

Celebrity

Vanessa Hudgens Swears By This Super Affordable Top--It’s Only $34!

October 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Shop her exact outfit!

Fashion

The One Jacket Trend You’re Going To See Everywhere This Fall--It's So Chic!

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We love this trend!

Fashion

The $19 Top You Need To Buy At Anthropologie Before It’s Too Late

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so cheap!

Fashion

They're Practically Giving Jeans Away At ASOS Right Now!

October 11, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
Hurry!

Fashion

This $10 Cardigan Is Crazy Popular On Amazon

October 9, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It has great reviews!

Celebrity

Kendall Jenner's Favorite Jeans Only Cost $35 And They're SO Flattering!

October 8, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're so affordable!

Fashion

We Didn’t Think They Made Shoes Like THIS—But They’re Selling Out At Nordstrom!

October 8, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're super unique.

Celebrity

The $24 Top Celebrities Swear By Because It Goes With Everything

October 7, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so comfortable!

Fashion

Hands Down, This Is The Best Bra On Amazon For Women With Small Boobs

October 5, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
People say it's the best ever!

Fashion

You Can Get These Super Slimming Leggings From Amazon For Under $20

October 4, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're a best-seller!
LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS