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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    I buy fresh and I eat fresh. Any farther ahead than that in Florida and your fresh vegetables go south on you.
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    Where do you grocery shop where they have a "bagging area"?
    I think Aldi does it that way
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    I use it at Lowes if I have a few items, But I don;t drag sheetrock, 2 x 4's, bags of quik krete, and an assortment of bolts and washers through there. But people are bent on trying and stress the system to the breaking point.
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    Lowes was the origination point of my hatred for self checkout.

    Trying to ring up several bags of hardware in the DIY line can cause bad words

    And the lady in the machine telling me I need to put a box in the bag annoyed me.

    I don't need a bag for a box!

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    lucky for her you didn't box the bag.

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    There is a dirty joke right below the surface there.

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    Yeah but we're too stupid to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
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    I think Aldi does it that way
    What I'm referring to is different from Aldi. The bagging area I refer to is an area at the end of the conveyor belt where the groceries pile up to be bagged after you scan them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehairpin View Post
    What I'm referring to is different from Aldi. The bagging area I refer to is an area at the end of the conveyor belt where the groceries pile up to be bagged after you scan them.
    Meijer in Indy has them. And I despise them!

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    I understand now.

    Shop Rite did it that way when I lived in a region with Shop Rite stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehairpin View Post
    What I'm referring to is different from Aldi. The bagging area I refer to is an area at the end of the conveyor belt where the groceries pile up to be bagged after you scan them.
    Publix has that... Only they got a retiree supplementing his Social Security standing where all your stuff gathers that asks you if you want plastic or paper.

    Then after depositing my bagged stuff in my cart he says; "Have a good day!" to which I reply; "You too!"

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    We had an Aldi open up near by and after it had been opened about a year I decided to give it a look-see.

    I didn't get inside. I walked up the carts lined up in front and when I pulled on the first one it almost threw my shoulder out of socket. Old Tennis Serve/Mtn Bike rotator cuff wear/injury, it doesn't take much. But I tried again and this time focused. They were all locked up with a chain?!?

    I turned to voices behind me and saw an 60s something couple walking towards the entrance and I asked them how I could get cart. They told me I had to put a couple quarters in the slot. "So I have to rent a cart?". The guy chuckled and said; "That's about the size of it."

    Now I had probably 3 bucks worth of quarters in my console but I had zero quarters in my pockets. So since I had to walk back to my car I felt it was best if I just drove myself home.
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    Is it like a deposit that you get back? That would encourage returning them to the cart area and I guess it eliminates theft of carts.
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    I don't know cause I didn't get that far... But if I ever decide to try it again I'll make sure to have a little change in my pocket... But shopping at Publix can spoil you especially when it comes to produce & meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    But shopping at Publix can spoil you especially when it comes to produce & meat.
    Just ask Jameis Winston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    But shopping at Publix can spoil you especially when it comes to produce & meat.
    And deli sub sandwiches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midtown View Post
    Is it like a deposit that you get back? That would encourage returning them to the cart area and I guess it eliminates theft of carts.
    Yes.

    You slide a quarter in this little slot connected to a chain and the rest of the carts.

    When you leave and return your cart you clip the chain and you get your quarter back.

    Keeps them from having to send a kid out every 30 minutes to gather carts or from having a renegade cart roll into my car door

    Its no big deal really

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    I understand now.

    Shop Rite did it that way when I lived in a region with Shop Rite stores
    I miss Shop Rite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brundle View Post
    I miss Shop Rite.
    I grew up with them and A&P

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    Yes.

    You slide a quarter in this little slot connected to a chain and the rest of the carts.

    When you leave and return your cart you clip the chain and you get your quarter back.

    Keeps them from having to send a kid out every 30 minutes to gather carts or from having a renegade cart roll into my car door

    Its no big deal really
    Depending on the weather they can keep the 25 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    Yes.

    You slide a quarter in this little slot connected to a chain and the rest of the carts.

    When you leave and return your cart you clip the chain and you get your quarter back.

    Keeps them from having to send a kid out every 30 minutes to gather carts or from having a renegade cart roll into my car door

    Its no big deal really
    Sounds like a handicap tax.

    If you're handicapped you're gonna leave your cart by your car. Then somebody, anal retentive, chart obsessive, and budget conscious will come along turn in your cart pocket the quarter and think he provided a public service.

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    21 st century in Richmond Va. The homeless now accept debit card. They have chip readers on their smart phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unzerdog View Post
    21 st century in Richmond Va. The homeless now accept debit card. They have chip readers on their smart phones.
    I believe welfare went digital several years ago down here in Florida. They just reload their cards at the first of the month.

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    I love the self-checkout machines and always use them if at all possible. Anything to avoid the fake clueless cashiers.

    Our local Kroger recently installed some newer self-checkout machines. Now the machine will scream "put the bananas in the bag" if you don't put them there fast enough. Gets annoying very quickly. I'm seriously contemplating buying tampons tonight just so I can hear it scream "put the tampons in the bag!".

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    I understand that Media Boy engages in self-checkout WAY too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Sounds like a handicap tax.

    If you're handicapped you're gonna leave your cart by your car. Then somebody, anal retentive, chart obsessive, and budget conscious will come along turn in your cart pocket the quarter and think he provided a public service.
    Seemed like a lot of the time some customer getting out of their car or walking to the shopping carts will hand you a quarter and take your cart to save you the trip

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