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Old 01-11-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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Oh I meant that the actual blades come in their own plastic case. You take the whole little case off the shelf and bring it to the register where someone unlocks it to take the blades out. I understand theft is the reason they do this, but why can't the cashier be given a key? Instead they have to call for a manager and the customer has to stand there like a fool for a few minutes until the manager comes to unlock it.
Yes this is how it was with the Frontline! At one time I think they even had it locked in a plastic case and then the whole group was locked into the shelf hanger thingie.

I'm surprised they haven't locked up the printer ink yet.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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How about when there are two sides of self checkout lanes sharing the same lane and people stand in line in the middle to wait until a register is available? Ummm no, pick a side. You can't stand in line for both sides at one time. I pick a side and ignore them and then they get all mad thinking I cut in from of them. Duh! Middle isn't a choice!
AT my local grocery store with self check out, the person monitoring will strongly disagree with you! In fact, middle is the ONLY choice for waiting. Line cutters will be directed to get to the proper waiting location by the attendant. It flows VERY well that way.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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I'm a couponer, so you would probably hate to be behind me in a store lol. :P
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:17 PM
 
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Maybe she is buying something like 100 items, which is easy to do in a grocery store. There are just two of us and lots of pets and my weekly grocery buying is easily over 100 items. I've seen people dragging two carts around at the store.

And it really doesn't matter anyway, because most stores will make you go to the courtesy counter to get a refund - so no need to bother the cashier.
Whether you buy 5 or 100 items, how does it make a difference? It's not like you don't know what you expect to pay. Aren't you the one filling up your cart (or writing your shopping list)? Even if there are multiple people filling up your cart, you just add the two numbers.

It does matter. You don't need to go to the courtesy counter unless you made the mistake of paying when you noticed a discrepancy. A refund is only available AFTER you've made payment.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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Kind of impossible to do when you have a cart full of items....
How so? It's simple math.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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What about the person at the drive thru teller or ATM who, when their transaction is complete, must then double check the receipt, sort out every bit of paper in their car, pick up their purse, take out a pen, write down a note, take out their wallet, put the papers in the wallet, put the wallet back in their purse, put away the pen, change eyeglasses, put their seat belt back on, check their hair and check their phone before putting the car in gear and pulling away from the ATM or window?

Would it be possible to just pull up 20-30 feet to let the next person move up before doing all that housekeeping?
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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Someone mentioned the lottery players tying up lines. I have had the clerks tell me that this often happens around the first of the month when the government checks come out. This is usually only at convenience stores though. Some people will hold up the line with their quick picks or whatever it is, which is a lengthy process at times. They will then win about 10 or 20 dollars and then proceed to purchase more lottery tickets with their "winnings", taking up even more time.

Also, the people at grocery stores who have to put items back since they don't have enough money to purchase everything in their cart. They will stand there and ponder over what items they can do without.

Check writers who have to write down the transaction in their check register BEFORE writing the check, have to ask what the date is, etc....
All of those--yes. The lottery ticket thing especially bugs me, a lot. I've been known, if I'm in line at such places to fake like I'm talking on the phone and say, quite loudly "yes I'm running late because I thought I was at the gas station but apparently I'm in a gambling casino, I guess next time I come here I should bring my camping gear so I can pitch a tent while waiting until sunrise to pay for my gas" or the like.

I used to live in NC during much of the Jesse Helms era, and I disliked how gambling was illegal based on moral grounds, I felt like a person should be able to gamble if they wanted to. When I later lived in AZ and gambling was legal there, I was like "good, last thing I need is not being allowed to gamble because some busy-body government official thinks it's not good for me." Well I had a good friend, who had lived in AZ all her life, and she would tell me how irritated she'd become getting stuck behind someone buying lottery tickets and I would say "what's the problem," thinking she was objecting on moral grounds like the NC government did.

Nope, eventually I came to see what she was talking about. Go gamble on your own time in a gambling casino.

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Old 01-12-2015, 12:01 AM
 
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Whether you buy 5 or 100 items, how does it make a difference? It's not like you don't know what you expect to pay. Aren't you the one filling up your cart (or writing your shopping list)? Even if there are multiple people filling up your cart, you just add the two numbers.

It does matter. You don't need to go to the courtesy counter unless you made the mistake of paying when you noticed a discrepancy. A refund is only available AFTER you've made payment.
Heck, I don't really follow a list. I just grab whatever, plus the basics.

i must confess that this year I've not been charged for a couple of items that totaled over 50 bucks, so if I was overcharged for something, I figure we are even.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:37 AM
 
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Our grocery store HEB, doesn't lock up the razor. I hated when Wal-Mart started locking up their more expensive flea products like Frontline. They were cheaper there than at the vet, but what a hassle.

So I just order online now - free shipping and no tax.
If you don't have to pay tax on your online orders, that means that you don't have to pay tax at brick and mortar stores either. There's no real benefit, tax wise.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:18 AM
 
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If you don't have to pay tax on your online orders, that means that you don't have to pay tax at brick and mortar stores either. There's no real benefit, tax wise.
But it does Mean I do not have to get in my vehicle and make a 60 mile round trip to the military exchange store to buy the items. And I don't pay taxes at the military exchange store either.
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