How do I get an out of stock item from Target?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

One option to try and get an out of stock item from Target is to manually check the website for when it is restocked. This can be done by visiting the specific product page on the Target website and looking for any updates on availability. You can also sign up for email notifications for when the item is back in stock. This way, you will be alerted as soon as the item becomes available again.

Another option is to repeatedly call your local Target store and ask one of the employees to check their shelves and system for availability. While this method can be time-consuming and may not always yield results, it can be worth a try if you urgently need the item or if it is not available online.

When calling the store, it is important to be polite and patient with the employees. They may have limited information or may be busy with other tasks, so it is important to understand that they may not be able to immediately assist you. However, if you are persistent and call regularly, they may be able to provide you with updates on when the item is expected to be restocked or if there are any alternative options available.

In some cases, you may also consider visiting the store in person and speaking with a store associate. They may have additional information or be able to check the stock in real-time using their store systems. However, keep in mind that this may not always be possible or convenient, especially if the store is far away or if you have other time constraints.

It is also worth mentioning that Target occasionally offers the option to purchase out of stock items through their third-party marketplace sellers. These sellers may have the item in stock even if it is not available directly from Target. So, it can be helpful to check if there are any third-party sellers offering the item you are looking for.

Getting an out of stock item from Target can be a bit challenging, but by being proactive and utilizing the available options, you may increase your chances of obtaining the desired product. It is important to be patient, persistent, and polite throughout the process.