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#41 Dennis Lacy

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:31 AM

Do you guys have the self scanning thing going on up there?
Increasingly Supermarkets & the big chain Hardware Stores expect us to scan our own goods and pay for them without an employee being there.
In fact Masters hardware stores (owned by Wal-Mart) don't have any manned registers - you have no choice but to checkout yourself.
I refuse to do this until I am invited to the staff xmas party.


I love stores that have self check-out. Especially when I need to run in somewhere for one item (forgotten dinner ingredient, etc.) and I can check-out in a minute vs. waiting behind a line of over-flowing shopping carts. Plus, I'm pretty anti-social so the less I have to interact with people, the better!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:41 AM

That great if you're paying by credit/debit card. I prefer to pay cash for most things, especially one or two small items. But that's the dinosaur coming out I guess :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:46 AM

The self-checkout lanes all accept cash.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:16 AM

I love stores that have self check-out. Especially when I need to run in somewhere for one item (forgotten dinner ingredient, etc.) and I can check-out in a minute vs. waiting behind a line of over-flowing shopping carts. Plus, I'm pretty anti-social so the less I have to interact with people, the better!


^ What Dennis said. I can do it faster and more efficiently myself.

I don't have someone else drive me to the store, pick my items and place them into my cart/basket, nor bring them to the register for me, either, so self-checkouts are fine by me. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them.

#45 Rob Hall

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

I like self-checkout...use it at the groceries whenever possible. One pet-peeve I hate when waiting in line at a normal checkout is being stuck behind someone paying with a check..as if it were still the 20th century.

Edited by Rob Hall, 06 September 2012 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:55 AM

The self-checkout lanes all accept cash.


I guess I need to pay more attention, not many stores around here (that I shop) have self-checkout.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

I just sheared off a rear universal joint destroying my driveshaft & pinion yoke on the Barracuda. Between the new driveshaft, joints, and the pinion yoke, not to mention the hypoid additive and gear lube, I'm into it for almost $300. That was an expensive hole-shot.......in an equally expensive hobby.

BTW: I've sent my Wife to Alta twice so she could ski with her Father. I know first hand it's almost a $1,000 for the week.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:37 AM

I like self-checkout...use it at the groceries whenever possible. One pet-peeve I hate when waiting in line at a normal checkout is being stuck behind someone paying with a check..as if it were still the 20th century.


Worse than that is the little old lady who waits until the checker is completely done and THEN she starts to dig around in her purse for her checkbook! Then she writes in the register first, finally writes the check, and THEN starts digging around for her I.D.

Yes, self check out is a blessing!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

May I be chauvinistic for a moment...?

Get in the line with the most men (including the checker). Men are on a task to get in and get out. Women delight more in the purchase and social transaction and savor the moment more.

(p.s. I don't want to miss a chance to say I love your work and writing Drew).

Edited by Lunajammer, 07 September 2012 - 06:32 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:01 AM

(p.s. I don't want to miss a chance to say I love your work and writing Drew).


Thanks, I appreciate that.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

does someone here own stock in wal-mart? seems like my posts concerning them and the damage done keep getting disappeared.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

For all you guys that like the self checkout will enjoy the self stocking of the store at midnight till 5 in the morning !
Then you can do the bank run for them , after you go to your normal job.
LOL

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

does someone here own stock in wal-mart? seems like my posts concerning them and the damage done keep getting disappeared.


Well, Harry has mentioned before, that he didnt want to see Walmart bashing on other threads actually about Walmart, and this thread has nothing to do with Walmart. Not too hard to figure out my friend.

Edited by midnightprowler, 07 September 2012 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

I love stores that have self check-out. Especially when I need to run in somewhere for one item (forgotten dinner ingredient, etc.) and I can check-out in a minute vs. waiting behind a line of over-flowing shopping carts. Plus, I'm pretty anti-social so the less I have to interact with people, the better!


They use to have an expresslane for times like that.

I think I should get atleast 10% off my items when I have to do the U scan after all I'm saving them money buy doing the work myself

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

That's a lot of information for never having set foot in the store.

If you've seen one retail store's practices, you've seen 'em all. All retail chain stores opererate more or less the same way. Believe me, I used to work for a couple of retail chain stores. ;) Know why they shuffle inventory so frequently? SOMETIMES it's to make room for new product, but 99% of the time it's just done as 'busywork' for the store crew, as if they don't have enough on their plates to begin with.

I was having a conversation with a few local modelers earlier today, and I think I spotted another 'mixed message' some modelers give off... "We'll chomp at the bit and gripe about a kit taking too long to get to market, then moan and groan about how crappy it is once it's finally out, and go on and on about how they should have 'taken more time on it to get it right'." Let's just say a local guy wasn't too happy with a delayed reissue he'd just picked up. After hearing what he had to say, I recalled it wasn't the first time I'd heard such a thing, and I doubt it'll be the last time.

And Drew... I also don't understand why people still pay for their purchases with checks either. They have these neat things called debit cards now. Fish around for the checkbook and a pen and write a bunch of stuff or just punch in four numbers... which sounds quicker and easier? :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:16 PM

One feature I do miss is my local grocery used to unload your cart and put the on the checkout line for you, was convenient when you had a lot of content. They don't do that anymore, since they remodeled a while back...

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:34 AM

And Drew... I also don't understand why people still pay for their purchases with checks either. They have these neat things called debit cards now. Fish around for the checkbook and a pen and write a bunch of stuff or just punch in four numbers... which sounds quicker and easier? :rolleyes:


I'm with ya on this. Since just about every little mom & pop, convenience store, restaurant, hobby shop, and snack bar takes debit cards now I almost never have any cash on me. We do electronic transfer for 90% of our bills and all of our regular payments too (mortgage, etc. ) so the check book sits in a drawer at home. I bet I don't write 5 checks in a year!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:02 AM

We use debit cards for most of our purchases, still use checks tho for most bills. The only problem with debit cards is, if you dont have the checkbook with to write the transaction down right away, it's easy to forget sometimes, and miss putting it in once home. I find most places dont take checks anyway anymore.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:18 AM

We use debit cards for most of our purchases, still use checks tho for most bills. The only problem with debit cards is, if you dont have the checkbook with to write the transaction down right away, it's easy to forget sometimes, and miss putting it in once home. I find most places dont take checks anyway anymore.


WHOA! :o You still use your check book register? Man doesn't your bank offer some sort of online banking? It's so much easier to track your register that way since everything you do with your debit card is instantly added, and you can see your account in real time. Which shows you how many places put Memos on your account for no discernible reason.

I hate writing checks for bills, in addition to wasting a stamp, and having to drive to the post office (we have a P.O. Box) there's the whole part of it actually getting there, and them cashing it. The only bill I can't pay online is our sewer and they're renown for hanging onto checks for 2-3 WEEKS before they deposit them.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:00 AM

Works fine for us. With dialup access, and before you start with the bull about high speed, we are a 2 income house on one income, and it will probably be that way permanently, my wife has health issues, and high speed here is quiet expensive, intenet banking is not the best thing, you cant trust dialup speeds and service to do it, not to mention, I just plain do not trust the internet for much financial doings. Each to their own I guess. ;)

Edited by midnightprowler, 08 September 2012 - 02:00 AM.