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Old 08-24-19, 01:36 AM
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They are also sold by the commodity's price, not just value. If all apples were the same then the value would only be based on weight.

Some cost more as a variety than others. Fujis and honeycrisps are more expensive than Red Delicious and Granny Smith.

There fore if you lump them together in a self-checkout you are basically committing a fraud. Shoplifting.

This is one reason self-service checkouts are going away, other than customer confusion. Having worked at a grocery store I would prefer having it done by a checker. My late dad ran service stations in Oregon when self-service was still illegal. I preferred not to smell like gasoline when I was driving.
First, self-checkout is monitored. And second, I'm pretty sure I just said all that. ^^
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Blood oranges, mandarin oranges, navel oranges, and valencia oranges... all the same too, right?
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First, self-checkout is monitored. And second, I'm pretty sure I just said all that. ^^
Somebody has to make wages, I haven't worked at a grocery store since 1991 and I worked in the bottle return room sorting refund cans and bottles. They use machines for that now, it wasn't a very good job to start with but 30 years ago it was manual labor.

If self-checkout is monitored (and we had such a place) then how is that accomplishing anything? Yes, somebody was watching who could help. Let them do the entire job.
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
Somebody has to make wages, I haven't worked at a grocery store since 1991 and I worked in the bottle return room sorting refund cans and bottles. They use machines for that now, it wasn't a very good job to start with but 30 years ago it was manual labor.

If self-checkout is monitored (and we had such a place) then how is that accomplishing anything? Yes, somebody was watching who could help. Let them do the entire job.
At my local store, one person monitors 6 self-checkout stations.
I'm pretty sure 1 < 6.
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The last place I saw a self-checkout stand was Home Depot. Since I have no idea about half the stuff I would need to do there I get most of my hardware from the True Value or Ace.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
At my local store, one person monitors 6 self-checkout stations.
I'm pretty sure 1 < 6.
This^^

But its actually 8 at my Ralphs. I've seen others, go up to 10.
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I had 10 cases of 30 pack Keystone Light in the 10 items line and the cashier said that is 300 items you are in the wrong line. I was ok about it no big deal. The manager came over and said in Hondo Texas that ainít enough beer for that bar b q you should be ashamed. So I got and eleventh 30 pack and went to the regular line and I was no longer embarrassed and ashamed
I would be embarrassed to buy a six pack of that!
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Buying 30 at a time minimizes the shame potential. You have 1/5th the chance of running into someone you know who you would prefer not see you buying rotgut beer, while you're standing in line to buy said Keystone, than if you bought it one six pack at a time. And if they ask, give them the old "throwing a party next weekend, LOL" excuse.

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I would be embarrassed to buy a six pack of that!
yup it is horrible beer we call it water beer but when the temps are 100+ it is what you drink. But here it is the official beer of Medina County Texas itís cheap and plentiful and always on sale.
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Buying 30 at a time minimizes the shame potential. You have 1/5th the chance of running into someone you know who you would prefer not see you buying rotgut beer, while you're standing in line to buy said Keystone, than if you bought it one six pack at a time. And if they ask, give them the old "throwing a party next weekend, LOL" excuse.
The old Germans drank this stuff for years down here but the San Antonio brewery closed in 2001 but I see it still exists now talk about rot gut.

https://www.heb.com/product-detail/p...oz-cans/166274
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
yup it is horrible beer we call it water beer but when the temps are 100+ it is what you drink. But here it is the official beer of Medina County Texas itís cheap and plentiful and always on sale.
Up here in yankeeland it's the beer the hard core alcoholics drink in the trailer park.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
The old Germans drank this stuff for years down here but the San Antonio brewery closed in 2001 but I see it still exists now talk about rot gut.

https://www.heb.com/product-detail/p...oz-cans/166274
I think David Allan Coe's mean drunk dad drank Pearl from a can while he worked on old junk cars in the yard. I like how they actually use "clean water", who'd have ever that THAT would make a difference?



That HEB has some pretty decent shopping, loved that store when I lived in Texas, they're an institution there, it was like a low rent Whole Foods.
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Up here in yankeeland it's the beer the hard core alcoholics drink in the trailer park.
I dated one for too long and unfortunately it's Olde English '800' or Hamms Big Bear, both 40 oz.
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I would be embarrassed to buy a six pack of that!
Like Honda Gravel alludes to, when it's really hot outside all the time it's easier to drink what I call "alcoholic gatorade" than drink heavy malted heavy hopped beer.

Yesterday I was involved in a heavy equipment move all day at a customer's shop. I was hot, dirty, and tired. So I picked up some Colorado Gatorade on the way home, aka Coors Light.

"Thick" beer is for cool weather (or AC drinkin') and it ain't cool weather here yet.
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Yesterday I was involved in a heavy equipment move all day at a customer's shop. I was hot, dirty, and tired. So I picked up some Colorado Gatorade on the way home, aka Coors Light.
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Why are you people touting beer as quenching your thirst? Beer is dehydrating. Also, what happened to 10 items or fewer?
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One package equals one item...
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Why are you people touting beer as quenching your thirst? Beer is dehydrating. Also, what happened to 10 items or fewer?
Wait, it can do both. It quenches your thirst, and then it dehydrates you.
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Why are you people touting beer as quenching your thirst? Beer is dehydrating. Also, what happened to 10 items or fewer?
Hey now, I drank warm water all day long so it was time for some cold, buzz inducing dehydration!

By the way, it's 10 items or fooer.
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Like Honda Gravel alludes to, when it's really hot outside all the time it's easier to drink what I call "alcoholic gatorade" than drink heavy malted heavy hopped beer.

Yesterday I was involved in a heavy equipment move all day at a customer's shop. I was hot, dirty, and tired. So I picked up some Colorado Gatorade on the way home, aka Coors Light.

"Thick" beer is for cool weather (or AC drinkin') and it ain't cool weather here yet.
i like Mike's Hard Lemonade then. It's one of the better parts of summer.
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Hondo wins this battle. Excellent job.
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Shame sometimes works. If the person in front of me has more than X items, I'll look at their basket or the groceries on the belt, look at them until they notice me glaring at them, look up at the express sign, look back at their groceries, and then start staring at them again. The excuses I've heard... The cashiers love it, because of course they really can't do anything about it.
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Yeah, first world problems. So what? It can be fun to gripe on internet forums about semi-serious stuff.

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I don't know why these damned stores don't just hire more checkers. But every large store I go into, be it department store or grocery store, always has 10 employees wandering around the store doing absolutely nothing, for each checkout clerk they have on duty.
Especially Home Depot on the weekends!

I get it; that's a hard job and they're on their feet all day dealing with customers and loading stuff and stocking shelves and on and on and on.

But so often I try to buy something and there's ONE (1) cash register line open that's manned by an actual human being but seven employees smokin' and jokin' back in the lumber department or outside in the garden department.

Forget the self-checkout at HD. They work okay at the grocery story but HD's scanners seem to always require employee intervention before you can pay and get outta there, and that employee is always helping the others customers whose items won't scan either.
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Hey now, if you put different varieties of apples in the apple bag, and different varieties of oranges in the orange bag, and you glue organic bananas into the bunch of regular bananas, well . . . that's just trickeration.
reminds me of the story of a kid who went to a super walmart or something, grabbed a playstation box, put it in a produce bag, and put a twistie on it with bulk item ID number on it, tried to get away with buying a video console for $2.99/lb or whatever.
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Here's my deal; when I go to Costco, as I shop I arrange everything in my cart so barcodes are on top, and all visible (none covered by other items). At checkout I put 1 item on the belt just so I have a reason to use a divider, the checker uses the gun to scan the cart bip bip bip bip in like 5 seconds, and I am out of there lickety split. No wasted time taking things out of the cart, putting things back in the cart.

The checker usually comments on how that's so convenient, so fast, such a good idea. I tell them Costco should make a no-belt, all-barcodes-visible express lane, but I don't think it'll ever happen. Realistically they'd (still) need two employees -- one to work the gun, one to police the line and kick people out if their cart is not up to snuff. But they'd get people through MORE than twice as quick.
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