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Old 09-15-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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Apparently being concerned about your online privacy makes you a criminal.

“Users who try to use anonymity, or cover themselves up on the Internet, are usually doing things that aren't so-to-speak legal. We have the right to terminate, fine, or suspend your account at anytime due to you violating the rules.”

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Old 09-15-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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Wow in essense they are admitting they are spying on customers!! (How would they know who uses what otherwise)
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Later reports seem to indicate a misunderstanding somewhere, so either it was BS to begin with or Comcast did a 180...

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Old 09-15-2014, 04:30 PM
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Location: City Data Land
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Costco, Fry's, and Sam's Club assume you're a criminal too. Their ridiculous receipt checking tactic made me an ex-customer lickety split. They already have surveillance cameras, theft detection employees, and security guards. I won't shop at a store that wants my money, yet simultaneously insists I'm stealing from them The irony is employees steal from stores much more than customers
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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I am so glad I'm with Cincinnati Bell. They may not have the fastest internet, but they really do care about your privacy.

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Costco, Fry's, and Sam's Club assume you're a criminal too. Their ridiculous receipt checking tactic made me an ex-customer lickety split. They already have surveillance cameras, theft detection employees, and security guards. I won't shop at a store that wants my money, yet simultaneously insists I'm stealing from them The irony is employees steal from stores much more than customers
Actually, the fact that Costco does that, makes me like them even more. I've worked retail before, and people do steal, so I'm glad they're taking steps to prevent it.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Costco, Fry's, and Sam's Club assume you're a criminal too. Their ridiculous receipt checking tactic made me an ex-customer lickety split. They already have surveillance cameras, theft detection employees, and security guards. I won't shop at a store that wants my money, yet simultaneously insists I'm stealing from them The irony is employees steal from stores much more than customers
Two out of three of those stores are membership clubs, meaning that you agreed to the receipt check when you purchased a membership. If you don't agree with the terms of a contract, why on earth would you sign it?

As for Fry's, the receipt check is completely voluntary. I just say, "No thanks" as I walk by.

And finally, I understand why the receipt check has the appearance of the store making assumptions like that about the shoppers, but the fact of the matter is that as a loss prevention measure, the receipt check is a check on the cashier, not the customer. They're not looking for things you're trying to sneak out of the store; they're checking to make sure that the cashier didn't miss anything. To a lesser extent, these checks also help to reduce losses of a more conspiratorial nature, such as an employee working with a friend (e.g. friend brings up $1k of merchandise and the cashier rings up a candy bar). Those losses are less frequent than the typical employee thefts, but they're much, much larger.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:45 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I don't understand how the receipt checkers can check your items on the list that fast. It's impossible!
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Down the rabbit hole
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Comcast assumes I'm a criminal? That's a laugh considering that they're the ones committing highway robbery. My "one year special package bundle" just passed without notice from them and my internet and cable went from $115 a month to $145 in one bill cycle!

Even threatening to cancel my account with one of their "retention specialists" couldn't cut me a much better deal. They're the only cable company in this area (aside) from satellite and we're rural enough that you'd need a amplified roof antenna to get more that 3 channels OTA

.....and thanks to the NFL's 8 Billion dollar licensing deals, we won't be seeing any streaming options from them in the near future. Why aren't these cable companies considered an monopoly?.......or for that matter, any other exclusive utility company?
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I don't understand how the receipt checkers can check your items on the list that fast. It's impossible!
They're not generally trying to check every item against the receipt. They're identifying the higher dollar items or things that are more likely to have been missed (under cart, etc) and looking for those on the receipt.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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They're not generally trying to check every item against the receipt. They're identifying the higher dollar items or things that are more likely to have been missed (under cart, etc) and looking for those on the receipt.
They are also counting items, and comparing it to the total on the receipt.
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