Self Check Out -vs- Store Cashier Line

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    When I watch my daughter do the self checkout at Walmart she never seems to have a problem. When I try to do it, I always have to get someone to help me out anyway so I'd rather just go through the regular check out lines. :)
     
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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    Worse than the self-checkouts are the items now routinely kept locked-up, requiring an employee to respond, who then must find the guy with the key, and then.....prove I'm not a kid at 75! Home Depot demanded my Driver License, wanted to copy my address down in a log book to buy Contact Cement! I told the guy, first, go look in the Hobbies and Crafts department at how many "sniffable" items were on unlimited display, and second, "go fly a kit!".

    Frank
     
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  3. Kitty Carmel

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    I didn't know this was becoming an issue. These are not really things I buy but I've had to get Sudafed from the pharmacy counter with my drivers license for years. I asked once how much can people buy regarding the Sudafed and the clerk stated daily. That doesn't sound too regulated to me if that is the truth.
     
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  4. Shirley Martin

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  5. Bill Boggs

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    I have used the self checkout one time and I had to cake for help. I don't care for them. I feel similar to the way Ms Martin put it.
     
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  6. Shirley Martin

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    You got that right, I spend my money; they wait on me. :D
     
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  7. Bill Boggs

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    You have another avatar? I sometime think I'm talking to...
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    @Bill Boggs The avatar I'm using now is my Halloween one. I'm on my broomstick flying around making sure y'all behave yourselves. It's a full time job. :D

    Were you talking about somebody else named Ms. Martin?
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    I reckon not. Forgot about the holidays.
     
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  10. Kitty Carmel

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    And I'm like "get your blank-ing hands off my stuff!" That's why I use self checkout. One complaint though, they could keep them wiped down a little better.
     
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  11. Bess Barber

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    When you shop, do you prefer to go through the Self Check Out area and bag your own
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    or do you prefer to use the Store Cashier Line and let them bag for you?
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  12. Ken Anderson

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    I never do self check-out. We left Sam's Club because, probably trying to encourage people to use their self-checkout counters, Sam's would habitually have no one at the regular counters. We left a cart full of stuff standing and signed up for a BJ's card, which was only about three-fourths of a mile away.
     
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  13. Joe Riley

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    We never use self checkout. If I wanted a job like that, I would get one.
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  14. Beth Gallagher

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    I use the one with the shortest line. Don't really care one way or the other.
     
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  15. Frank Sanoica

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    @Beth Gallagher

    Exactly. The self-check is pretty quick for us, when we can use it. Today, could not. Re-filled jugs with water at machine ourselves, do not know code entry for refills (often, the checker doesn't either). Safeway has no self-checkout at all. Smith's (Kroger) has about 8 registers in theirs, a single employee is about, if needed, and people mainly seem to like it.
    Frank
     
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