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Old 02-02-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I had a friend get grief at WM for using the WM reusable bags -the cashier refused to put the stuff in and told her if she wanted to use them she had to bag the stuff herself - of course the way WM is set up its really hard to do that as the bag carousel is at the left hand of the cashier.

I have not gotten grief but I have had comments on certain bags I have that stand up as being easier to fill than the flimsy ones.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I had a friend get grief at WM for using the WM reusable bags -the cashier refused to put the stuff in and told her if she wanted to use them she had to bag the stuff herself - of course the way WM is set up its really hard to do that as the bag carousel is at the left hand of the cashier.

I have not gotten grief but I have had comments on certain bags I have that stand up as being easier to fill than the flimsy ones.
Reason #123 why I don't shop at Wally Mart!
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I had a friend get grief at WM for using the WM reusable bags -the cashier refused to put the stuff in and told her if she wanted to use them she had to bag the stuff herself - of course the way WM is set up its really hard to do that as the bag carousel is at the left hand of the cashier.

I have not gotten grief but I have had comments on certain bags I have that stand up as being easier to fill than the flimsy ones.
Weird! Wal Mart is the ones that are touting their reuseable bags! The nerve!
When I go to Wal Mart, I try to use the self-checkout to avoid the grief.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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Our local grocery store has a sign right outside the entrance on the sidewalk: Did you remember to bring in your re-usable bags?

I have forgotten on occasion and that sign reminds me to go back to my car and get them.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Our local grocery store has a sign right outside the entrance on the sidewalk: Did you remember to bring in your re-usable bags?

I have forgotten on occasion and that sign reminds me to go back to my car and get them.
I hate when that happens! (Having to go back to my car to get them!)
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Put the bag over their head. That'll solve the problem with watching the eyes roll.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I try and use the same 4 ladies at the SuperTarget by me to checkout. They know I have my own bags and I have an assortment of sizes as well and all have the flat bottoms. Some are larger than others and can hold a lot more which is great when I have a lot of box items. None of them have ever given me any grief and they seem to like them.

I have had a few that were not as thrilled to see my reusable bags and a few that just flat out could not bag groceries to save their lives be it plastic or reusable. Some sack them just like the plastic ones and only put 3 items in there but I usually stand there while they are still scanning items and rebag them and give them back the empty to use on other items. I did have a checker at Central Market actually tell me he did NOT like my larger bags as according to him, "they don't hold much". LOL!!!! They hold a TON and they are not that much larger at all. He just didn't want to do it.

Target gives back .05 per reusable bag that you use but the younger checkers need to be reminded about it and sometimes they get upset about that.

Now, I have had customers behind me get ticked because I had my own bags. They give me this look like I'm holding them up or something when it really doesn't take any longer for the checker to check me out and bag my stuff in the reusable bags than plastic. As a matter of fact it is probably quicker as they use LESS BAGS! Most reusable bags have a little loop on the side for the checker to put onto the hook on the plastic bag holder to keep them open as they bag stuff. Actually makes it easy. I just smile at the people behind me when I get the dirty look for having my bags. I actually think it is funny when I then walk out to either my Suburban or any of my other "gas guzzler" cars (in their eyes) with my reusable bags and they get in a Prius with PLASTIC BAGS! LMAO!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Weird! Wal Mart is the ones that are touting their reuseable bags! The nerve!
When I go to Wal Mart, I try to use the self-checkout to avoid the grief.
I know - isn't that silly! Somewhere between marketing and the front-of-house customer service area the message got lost. Their 50 cent blue bags are pretty bad - but I did notice they have little loops on them that look like they would hook up to the bag rack.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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We have had instances where this was a problem for the baggers/cashiers. They are now the last places we shop. I contacted the manager of a major chain and he acted like I was also taking up his time.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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We have had instances where this was a problem for the baggers/cashiers. They are now the last places we shop. I contacted the manager of a major chain and he acted like I was also taking up his time.
Managers in major chains think the buck stops at them. Next time just say, "That's ok. I'll call corporate.". See how fast they try to help you then. And if they STILL want to be a jerk, call corporate and don't settle for anyone lower than CEO. It gets things done, believe me.

Smaller businesses are more in tune to the customer because they depend more on an individual's business.
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