Customers were turning to social media to report long lines at Target stores Saturday afternoon due to system-wide problems affecting cash registers.
Facebook and Twitter were filled with complaints about how long it's taking to check out at Target stores here and across the country.
Target at 3:15 p.m. confirmed the problems, which initially were reported sometime after 2 p.m.
At about 5:30 p.m., Target said its system had returned to normal functions, according to a report from CNBC.
JUST IN: Target tells CNBC that its in-store registers are back online after 2 hour outage that prevented customers nationwide from making purchases; company says issue was not the result of a data breach of security issuehttps://t.co/AME2n82LEV
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) June 15, 2019
An employee at the chain's North Buffalo store, reached by The Buffalo News, said at 3 p.m. that the store's registers started slowing down about 30 minutes ago, but they are still usable.
well, avoid the target in orchard park. i don’t even know where the lines end, and all of the registers are down. 😒
— samantha.♡ (@samtastic) June 15, 2019
Two other users reported problems at the store on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst at around the same time.
Idk what is happening in Target right now but that was the first time I’ve ever walked in and directly out. Those lines were like Black Friday lines. No thank you, it can wait. 👀
— Sara Irene (@SaraHearsaWho) June 15, 2019