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    Are we being hearded into using self check-out lines in the stores?

    I noticed today at the local grocery store a hub of self check-outs consisting of about 6 working stations. There were at least 10 regular check-out lines, but only 3 are ever open at any given time. The lines in the regular check-out and the ones at the regular ones were equally as long, and the amount of groceries didn't seem to be an issue.

    So they are not offering discounts to customers for using this feature, the ppl are having to bag their own items as well as take on the legal responsibility for failure to scan items, and taking away jobs that would normally go to someone else.

    The stores no doubt keep the regular lines understaffed (there were plenty of employees available at this time) to give ppl incentive to do it themselves. I gotta ask, Are we being hearded into using self check-out lines? And if so, Has anyone thought about the economic impact of this sort of thing?

    I just can't believe ppl aren't talking about this kind of thing more often and/or making more of an effort to avoid using these, when ppl are trying so hard to find jobs these days.
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    They have removed them from most of the stores in my area. The stores realized that consumers just wont use them. Home depot still has them but I am good with that, it is a lot quicker if you only have a few items. I do think they should give us some sort of break if we use them though.

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    A WOMAN who picked up £50 left at a supermarket self-checkout machine is wanted by police.
    The woman used the machine at ASDA in Phillips Road after another shopper requested the money as cash back, but walked off without taking it.But instead of taking the money to staff, the woman pocketed it and walked out of the store at 2pm on March 5.
    Police now want to identify the woman and are appealing for help from the public.


    this is what happens when you have to do things yourself lol
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    I couldn't believe the amount of ppl flocking into these self check-out lines, to stand there and wait as long as it was taking me in a regular line.

    @ Peire, This is exactly what I would think would be happening more often.
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    I went to freddies the other day and told I couldnt use them... they changed it to 15 items or less.. I was kinda upset about it.. lol.. there was no one there!

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