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Register problems cause two-hour outage at Target stores nationwide

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.

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.

Two other users reported problems at the store on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst at around the same time.

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