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Old 09-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Supermarkets start bagging self-serve checkouts

Supermarkets start bagging self-serve checkouts - Yahoo! Finance

Do you use them????

I rarely do....

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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If I have only a few items, then I use the self-checkout if it also has an immediate open spot.

Otherwise, I use the checkout with a live person on the register and a bagger.

Me prepping the belt, the cashier pulling the stuff through and a bagger finishing. Seems a lot faster on a large load.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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I usually screw something up with the self-serve, and a cashier has to call a manager who has to reenter a password and reset the till in order for me to get checked out. Not worth it IMHO.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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I didn't follow the link (I rarely do), but I have never used the self-serv. If the link had anything to do with ripping them all out, fine by me. I thought the link had something to do with baggers? Maybe I should have clicked on it, but I'll live, lol.

I'm a cash and carry person. I do bag my own groceries if given the opportunity though.
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Yeah, I don't mind my own bagging. I hate it when the cranberry juice is set on top of the bananas and topped off with the gallon jug of milk.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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I am getting really meticulous about the way I set things on the conveyor to make it easier for them, and I am still amazed sometimes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #8
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I remember elevator operators.
Not necessary, but a nice touch for sure.

How's this for an abstract concept?
Maybe getting rid of elevator operators was the first sign of going digital, or automated.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #9
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Never use them...I usually have to0 much stuff ~~~ When I have small orders and the attendant offers to check me out...I say go for it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #10
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I remember elevator operators.
Not necessary, but a nice touch for sure.

How's this for an abstract concept?
Maybe getting rid of elevator operators was the first sign of going digital, or automated.

I really missed the elevator operators because they were the unofficial information center in most stores and office buildings.
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