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    Twenty first century

    I am being dragged into the the twenty first century.

    Today I successfully used the self check out at the supermarket.
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    Last weekend I used it and basically tested its limits with my Mom and sister who were in town. Own bags, fresh vegetables, an overflowing cart....It didn't end well. Never again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR1000 View Post
    I am being dragged into the the twenty first century.

    Today I successfully used the self check out at the supermarket.
    There ia a chain out here that is removing them because they feel they are too much trouble and the want to provide better customer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midtown View Post
    Last weekend I used it and basically tested its limits with my Mom and sister who were in town. Own bags, fresh vegetables, an overflowing cart....It didn't end well. Never again.
    I use self check out but only when I am not buying a lot... it is a real PITA with a full cart and even if liquor is involved.. oh wait, I seldom use self check out

    Seriously, it can be advantageous at time
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    I use them all the time for the smaller mid-week stock-ups at Kroger. As long as you remember the codes for common produce (such as bananas), you get used to them. I really don't have any problems running them anymore, at least when the kids aren't leaning on the scale! I also get to take my own time and make sure things are ringing up as expected.

    Whatever helps keep prices low, and as long as there's an option for those who don't want to use them, they can be a good thing.
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    You couldn't get me into Walmart if they didn't have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    You couldn't get me into Walmart if they didn't have them.
    But you still have to deal with a blue-vested associate to get your smiley sticker, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortably numb View Post
    There ia a chain out here that is removing them because they feel they are too much trouble and the want to provide better customer service.
    GOOD!

    I was at a local Wally World last week and there was lines at the handful of checkout lanes that were open and the self check out lanes were wide open.

    Guess I'm not the only one who hates them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    You couldn't get me into Walmart if they didn't have them.
    You couldn't get me into a Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    You couldn't get me into a Walmart.
    Theres two of them within reasonable driving distance of home.

    I hate both of them.

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    Thursday I used the self-checkout on a rare visit to Wal-Mart to buy shoe laces. It would not take any of my dollar bills, not even the new one. The somewhat frazzled woman who was in charge of keeping things in fine running order was able to mitigate thins for me before putting out another fire.

    I don't know what my money wouldn't work. It just came off the clothes line downstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grogg View Post
    Thursday I used the self-checkout on a rare visit to Wal-Mart to buy shoe laces. It would not take any of my dollar bills, not even the new one. The somewhat frazzled woman who was in charge of keeping things in fine running order was able to mitigate thins for me before putting out another fire.

    I don't know what my money wouldn't work. It just came off the clothes line downstairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    GOOD!

    I was at a local Wally World last week and there was lines at the handful of checkout lanes that were open and the self check out lanes were wide open.

    Guess I'm not the only one who hates them
    What's wrong with providing a choice?

    I'd rather people have a choice than remove one or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Butler View Post
    What's wrong with providing a choice?

    I'd rather people have a choice than remove one or the other.
    Usually nothing, but in this case the choice was born out of a desire increased profits by having a smaller workforce and less customer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    GOOD!

    I was at a local Wally World last week and there was lines at the handful of checkout lanes that were open and the self check out lanes were wide open.

    Guess I'm not the only one who hates them
    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    Theres two of them within reasonable driving distance of home.

    I hate both of them.
    No self control, eh?

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    Sorry, George HW Bush, but self-checkouts are 20th century.

    21st century is when your refrigerator tells Alexa to add milk to the PeaPod delivery list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortably numb View Post
    Usually nothing, but in this case the choice was born out of a desire increased profits not by having a smaller workforce and less customer service.
    Have you met the people who work for Walmart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turn13 View Post
    Sorry, George HW Bush, but self-checkouts are 20th century.

    21st century is when your refrigerator tells Alexa to add milk to the PeaPod delivery list.
    No... 21st Century is when the Russians tell your refrigerator to tell Alexa to add Beluga Gold Lime Vodka to the Pea Pod list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Have you met the people who work for Walmart?
    I avoid them as much as possible.
    When they opened the first one out here my sainted mother talked me into taking her to see what it was like.
    I remember how impressed I was by the giant toilet paper roll castles they had constructed in front of each register.

    The ONLY time we enter them us when we are on vacation and it is the only store in town---and that is the case more times than not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortably numb View Post
    Usually nothing, but in this case the choice was born out of a desire increased profits by having a smaller workforce and less customer service.
    Except that a lot of people, like me, think it's an improvement over the old way of doing things. So, not really.

    So there's really no reason a store shouldn't have both, when possible. You go to your line, I go to mine. Fair enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Have you met the people who work for Walmart?
    I know a very tolerable and likeable person who worked there for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Butler View Post
    I know a very tolerable and likeable person who worked there for years.
    Me too... I don't know how he does it.

    But his Walmart employee stories are way better than mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Butler View Post
    Except that a lot of people, like me, think it's an improvement over the old way of doing things. So, not really.

    So there's really no reason a store shouldn't have both, when possible. You go to your line, I go to mine. Fair enough?
    Well, yes since the clerks don't have to put up with you.

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    Yeah, that's pretty much how things are these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Media Boy View Post
    My neighbors say they see that a lot down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR1000 View Post
    I am being dragged into the the twenty first century.

    Today I successfully used the self check out at the supermarket.
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    Was it the type with the conveyor belt where you bag your groceries after you pay or the type where you bag as you go and the machine constantly badgers you about phantom unbagged items, equally nonexistent unscanned items in the bag, and incorrect product weights?
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    While I do use the one at Walmart for my monthly paper products & Over-the-counter remedies run... I'll never stop at the Kiosk to make my order at Mickey D's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehairpin View Post
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    Was it the type with the conveyor belt where you bag your groceries after you pay or the type where you bag as you go and the machine constantly badgers you about phantom unbagged items, equally nonexistent unscanned items in the bag, and incorrect product weights?
    I had about 12 items. It nagged at me the entire time. I showed maturity and restraint

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