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Old 11-16-2015, 06:18 AM
 
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I apologize for interpreting your comment that way. I probably did jump to conclusions without much to go on. I've gotten a little persnikety about people in CDF as a whole always talking down about people on any form of welfare. The whole "carts full of steak and lobster"crowd'
You shouldn't apologize everyone knew exactly what they were referring to.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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That's the thing I don't understand. I remember hearing about RFID pricing more then a decade ago,but where is it? Does anyone want to save me a Google search to answer why it's not being used already?
$$$$$

Grocery margins are too narrow for their cost structure right now.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Self checkout is good for when you're just getting a few items; anyone who brings a full shopping car to a self-checkout lane is.....dumb.
If you have a few items, use self checkout. If you have a cart load of items, use a regular checkout.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Brier Creek store is one of the many that have 16+ registers and NEVER open more than 2 or 3, at ANY time.
That describes every Wal-Mart I've ever been in.
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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That describes every Wal-Mart I've ever been in.

And Target, and Kohl's, etc. No idea why Target feels compelled to have 20+ registers across the front of the store, and open ONE, on ONE end of the store! I'll give Harris Teeter and Kroger credit, they will have nearly all of their registers open in the evenings, and weekends. Apparently WalMart can't afford to pay more than two cashiers at a time.
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Those self checkouts are aggravating. I seem to always have something in the bagging area that shouldn't be. Then I have to look like a moron waiting for someone to come and straighten things out
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Sodo Sopa at The Villas above Kenny' s House.
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I use them all the time and I rarely get through without needing the assistant . I know what I'm doing but sometimes the marked down sticker won't read or the weight will be off.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think his original question was about whether more Wal-Marts would install them, not the benefits or drawbacks of self checkouts in general

I am guessing that the reason the New Hope W-M doesn't have them is theft; I know that grocery stores don't always have self checkouts in what ever consider high-shrink areas ("Shrink" is retail lingo for "theft"), such as the Food Lion near Brier Creek (which surprises me, frankly, because that's one of the newest FLs in the area and it's not as if Brier Creek is sketchy). From the few times I've been in that New Hope WM, I'm not surprised that they probably have stricter loss prevention tactics there. It is frankly not exactly in the swankiest part of town.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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I think his original question was about whether more Wal-Marts would install them, not the benefits or drawbacks of self checkouts in general

I am guessing that the reason the New Hope W-M doesn't have them is theft; I know that grocery stores don't always have self checkouts in what ever consider high-shrink areas ("Shrink" is retail lingo for "theft"), such as the Food Lion near Brier Creek (which surprises me, frankly, because that's one of the newest FLs in the area and it's not as if Brier Creek is sketchy). From the few times I've been in that New Hope WM, I'm not surprised that they probably have stricter loss prevention tactics there. It is frankly not exactly in the swankiest part of town.
I shop in New Hope frequently and it is improving. Still needs a lot of attention to loss prevention.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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I use them all the time and I rarely get through without needing the assistant . I know what I'm doing but sometimes the marked down sticker won't read or the weight will be off.
I agree, never a problem at Walmart self checkout. I do always have problems at the Harris Teeter checkout. You bump into the bagging area by mistake and you get "Remove the last item" and have to stand there until a clerk (usually working another line) resets the machine. Walmart's self checkout is more forgiving.

Obviously the scale in the bagging area weighs items to ensure there is no theft but I always found it funny that no matter what stereotype Walmart customers have, they trust their customers more than Harris Teeter.
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