Major grocer getting rid of self-checkout lanes

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Major grocer getting rid of self-checkout lanes
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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 11:21am

 


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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 4:57pm
Some stores have fast checkout lines, most don't. Unless the lines move quickly, a self checkout option is helpful. Overall, for small purchases, self checkout is easier for me. With large orders, where there is a bagger, regular checkout is fine.

Many stores are enhancing self checkout. Wal-Mart is moving toward a RFID system. The RFID system would replace bar codes, and could make checkout as easy as pulling your card by a RFID scanner. Everything would be scanned in the card, and you'd get your itemized bill.

Automation if implemented well, improves our lives.
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Registered: 10-11-2005
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 1:31am
I'm going to be sad to lose them. My local store is super busy, we have 6 or 8 of the self service lanes. I'm a Taursa & hate waiting in line exspecially if I've only got like 3 or 5 items. I'm busy I want to get in, find what I want/need & get the heck out of there
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 1:00pm
I go to QFC & I have never had any problems with their setup. They even have a shelf right beside the scanner where I can set my purse. What I really like is that they implemented a 'not bagging' option so you can put a large item right back into the cart.

The Albertson's in our area has had the self-checkout for some time. They have both the 15 items or less & the large self-check options. I'm not as fond of their setup. I've had it miscan, etc. during the times I've used them. Plus, they aren't always 'open' either. I rarely go there now that my DD is out of high school (the store is a couple of blocks from her old HS).

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 07-19-2011 - 7:01pm
I had to go in Albertson's yesterday to pick my meds. I asked the clerk who was over seeing the self checkout & she told me that WA state isn't 1 of the state getting rid of them. So I'm happy about that
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 06-07-2011
Tue, 07-19-2011 - 8:35pm
I like the self-checkouts most of the time. Especially when I am in a rush. Our grocery stores always have both open so if you prefer a cashier, you can wait in line and have one....or you can do it yourself quickly. I think the grocer is making a mistake and taking choice away from some people.

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