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https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/self-checkout-grocery-retail-survey-1.4926545    

yea, this topic came up a few wks. ago in this forum.

I've used self checkout machines less than 5 times.  It's not worth waiting in long line.  People doing it themselves aren't faster.  Makes sense if all of us in line are having to buy only 1-8 items.  I agree with parent with very young child. 

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19 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

If a line is too long, I often just put my basket on the ground and walk out with a crappy demeanor.  I do this at pharmacies primarily, there is always another pharmacy in NYC.

I used to wind up doing that half the time I went to KMart, but I stopped because it was hurting me worse than it was them, since the next store is usually far away and I hate shopping.  Man, I hated KMart!  Their registers would ALWAYS come to screeching halt and the whole line would go into suspended animation while we waited for a manager.

At the grocery store I usually opt for the self checkout if there are no lines or if I have a small order.  They have it down pretty well.  I hardly ever have a problem, and if I do there is a person there to help oot usually immediately and they usually get it resolved quickly.

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Our LGS doesn't have self checkout but I'm not adverse to self check out at Home Depot or Target.  I guess it depends what and how much you have.  I tried to self check out with some produce once at Target and it was a PITA as you had to scroll through several options to select the right item as there are no barcodes on a tomato..

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1 hour ago, ChrisL said:

Our LGS doesn't have self checkout but I'm not adverse to self check out at Home Depot or Target.  I guess it depends what and how much you have.  I tried to self check out with some produce once at Target and it was a PITA as you had to scroll through several options to select the right item as there are no barcodes on a tomato..

that's when i pick the lowest cost produce & hit enter...allegedly :dontknow:

Sometimes at HD there is no cashiers and only self check out. With one person covering 4 or 6 checkouts. This is typically early in the am when i am in a hurry. 

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1 hour ago, Dirtyhip said:

I rarely ever use them.  I prefer to work with a person.  

I was standing in line with a few items to checkout when one of the store employees pointed out that the self checkouts are open. 

My response was I don't work here so why would I want to do that. 

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1 hour ago, jdc2000 said:

I never use them.  I am not being paid by the store to work for them, and I am not getting a discount either.  Most do not take my preferred forms of payment either.

 

The linked article indicated that perhaps more people would use self-checkout if they got a discount (however minor) for doing it themselves.  Or use self-check out and have points pile up on a card for a discount later.

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