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Old 07-09-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Albertsons LLC, which operates 217 stores in seven Western and Southern states, will eliminate all self-checkout lanes in the 100 stores that have them and will replace them with standard or express lanes, a spokeswoman said.

Major grocer getting rid of self-checkout lanes - Business - Consumer news - Retail - msnbc.com

I never considered using self-checkout because I viewed it as nothing more than another job eliminator.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Albertsons LLC, which operates 217 stores in seven Western and Southern states, will eliminate all self-checkout lanes in the 100 stores that have them and will replace them with standard or express lanes, a spokeswoman said.

Major grocer getting rid of self-checkout lanes - Business - Consumer news - Retail - msnbc.com

I never considered using self-checkout because I viewed it as nothing more than another job eliminator.
well I happen to like them. The biggest problem was handling problems when the arose.

Nita
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:45 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I hope they don't do that at Krogers. I like them.

I will say this, in Europe checkers sit to do their job, and there's no reason why they can't do the same here.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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I'm glad to see them go. With any luck Home Depot and Walmart will get a clue and follow Albertsons lead.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I wish they would get rid of all self check out stands. It doesn't make the lines move any faster and it eliminates jobs. I've used them a few times to see what they were about, I don't like them. There's a Home Depot in Miami that almost forces you to use a self checkout. I hate that and I tried never to shop there because of it. Hard enough trying to find someone to help in that HD, now they don't even want to give you a cashier? Something wrong with that.

Take them all away.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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So the checker can chat with her fiend, or basically look terribly annoyed that they have to ring up your stuff while popping their gum.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I hope they don't do that at Krogers. I like them.

I will say this, in Europe checkers sit to do their job, and there's no reason why they can't do the same here.
I noticed this during time I spent in England. They have compassion for their workers there. Over here we're so customer kiss butt happy that the powers that be dictate it looks bad to the customer to see an employee sitting. Nevermind that EVERYONE knows standing on your feet on concrete isn't good for you.

My husband (who was British) said that some American company bought out one of their stores (ASDA I think it is) and tried to do the same over there but the people wouldn't have it.

But then British people have balls and compassion, something seriously lacking in this country.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I hate self checkout. I try and remove all bar codes from items I'm purchasing so that the checker at the self checkout counter has to run and get them for every item.


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Old 07-09-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I hate self checkout. I try and remove all bar codes from items I'm purchasing so that the checker at the self checkout counter has to run and get them for every item.


busta
isn't that kinda silly? I can't imagine bothering. If you don't like self checkout use a regular checker. Or at least all the stores I have seen that have auto check also have a few regular checkers.

Nita
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I hate self checkout. I try and remove all bar codes from items I'm purchasing so that the checker at the self checkout counter has to run and get them for every item.


busta
Standard procedure at K-Mart! Glad ours are gone. The real reason self checkouts are implemented is they save the stores money in losses not cashier wages.. They are aware of their checkers lack of math skills and managements own faulty pricing and product ID methods. They feel they're better off leaving it all up to a customers honesty or perceived scrutiny from above. Pitiful! Cashiers should be allowed to sit it is stupid for them to have to stand. Of course the stores would want to pay less for a sit down job.
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