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Old 09-29-2011, 05:16 PM   #21
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If I only have a handful of items, then yes. I have no problem with them whatsoever.

Speaking of which, this is one of my pet peeves: people who go through the self-serve lane with 150 items in their cart (even though it almost always says "15 items or less." At least in the stores where I shop.)
I saw one like that once.... I thought they couple was going to spend way more time in line doing it that way.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #22
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i use the self-serve 95% of the time. as a shopper i am a real stickler. i can rarely get through an order with a cashier without at least one mistake. me: "excuse me, those are pole beans, not green beans--they're on sale for $1.49." cashier: eyeroll and attitude. in my head i know the price for virtually every item i a purchasing. between the cashiers double-keying, missing stick-on coupons, not knowing an onion from a turnip, and sale items not ringing up correctly, i finally got fed up and started checking out my own orders. that way the mistakes i make are my own, and i don't have to deal with the all too often rude and incompetent cashiers out there....
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:41 PM   #23
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I heard that, Vit. They do seem prone to mistakes sometimes. It seems to run in spurts.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #24
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not feeling well, and opted for a full service check-out for my groceries today. my cashier was one of the super-nice ones, too. still, i ended up overpaying by about $3.00 on my bill because two 1/2 priced items were rung up at full price. i've decided that i'm just one of those customers who is better off self-checking my groceries....
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #25
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i use the self-serve 95% of the time. as a shopper i am a real stickler. i can rarely get through an order with a cashier without at least one mistake. me: "excuse me, those are pole beans, not green beans--they're on sale for $1.49." cashier: eye roll and attitude. in my head i know the price for virtually every item i a purchasing. between the cashiers double-keying, missing stick-on coupons, not knowing an onion from a turnip, and sale items not ringing up correctly, i finally got fed up and started checking out my own orders. that way the mistakes i make are my own, and i don't have to deal with the all too often rude and incompetent cashiers out there....
then, just imagine being a supermarket cashier for a day;

the smelly drunks who haven't had water OR soap touch them in 6 months, the winos with two teeth remaining and both of those are black and rotten as their breath, the endless losers who hit on you and expect you to have equal desire for them, or the people who think squeaking out a really foul fart whenever they have the desire to is ok, or the rich Itches who treat you as they would their pet dog and speak to you in the same manner, standing in a 2'x2' area all day, listening to the same whining about prices and weather....the list goes on and on and on. Oh and don't forget the Don Juan cowboys who say things like "Well hi there Little Missy", "You've got my britches tingling already" or "Hey there sweetheart, you're just the best thing that's touched my eyes in two weeks" "How about if you and I run back to my place and howl at the moon for awhile" Just imagine having o listen to THAT all day, every day!

The self-service employees who ignore the customers and want to chat with all thier buddies who work there are my least favorite thing about the self service isles. It's like "Excuse me, but do you mind putting your long drawn out discussion with your little friend on hold and help me out here? This stupid machine won't let me continue"! "Please wait for assistance' Ding-Ding", A customer assistance representative is on the way Ding-Ding" "Please just grab your butt and hold on, help is on the way Ding-Ding" Sometimes I feel like grabbing that little pole with the light on it that flashes with the "Ding-Ding" and beating the yakky clerk in the head with it, because everyone waiting in line is looking at me like it's MY fault the damn thing isn't working!
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:37 PM   #26
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I work in a grocery store. We had a customer throw an onion at a cashier and catch her right in the eye, giving her a black eye. Wanna guess why he did it? She wasn't scanning the customer's order ahead of him fast enough! Oh, she was 9 months pregnant, ready to burst and could barely reach the scanner.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #27
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I work in a grocery store. We had a customer throw an onion at a cashier and catch her right in the eye, giving her a black eye. Wanna guess why he did it? She wasn't scanning the customer's order ahead of him fast enough! Oh, she was 9 months pregnant, ready to burst and could barely reach the scanner.
Well, hopefully he was introduced to the local police. Someone should have sent that onion back at him on fast forward!
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #28
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Yeah the police were called. I'm not sure what exactly happened though.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:53 PM   #29
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I love the price gun at Stop and Shop. As the shopper, you scan each item and bag it while shopping. All you have to do at the end is scan a bar code and your store discount card. Select your method of payment, collect your receipt and beat feet. Done! Brilliant!
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #30
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I only use self-serve checkouts if it is a deep discount no-frills type of store.

In a "normal" store I figure I am paying for the service

Besides people need jobs. They took the gas station attendants job and the elevator operators jobs and the milk mans job. Now they are squeezing out the bank teller and the grocery clerks.

It just ain't right I tell ya! Wake up America!
Couldn't have said it better myself Bea!!
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