Or the customer ahead of me that picked up an item w/o a bar code. Everyone is delayed for the "price check on #3". Wonder how that works with automated check outs?
The same way, except it’s necessary for someone to notice that there was a problem with a scan and come over to help. That specific problem is the worst annoyance connected with automated check out, but it happens infrequently enough that I just put up with it.
Another advantage, though, to self-service is that at my local supermarket there is a single line to four stations. That means I can usually bypass the person (like me, sometimes) who is purchasing enough for an expedition up the Amazon or can’t figure out that, yes, after you’re finished scanning, you must actually then pay for your purchase.
“The terror of the Roman arms added weight and dignity to the moderation of the emperors. They preserved peace by a constant preparation for war; and while justice regulated their conduct, they announced to the nations on their confines, that they were as little disposed to endure, as to offer an injury.”
— Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Maybe so. It was South of I-40, and IIRC East of Louisiana Ave, and I think it was very close to the State Fair. It was probably 2 or 3-ish miles West of Eubanks.
Love Albuquerque, just don't get there often enough to get around easily.
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I was pissed too when they went from a rotary phone to push button.
I love them, bypass all the chit chat and the people who want to argue over the price and coupon clippers.
Seems to me with the self-checkout areas I’ve used, there is usually one line (queue) for several checkout stations. That is much more efficient than getting in a regular line where you are taking your chances on the wait: will that guy chat up the lady checker? Will that old lady pay by check and take 5 minutes getting out her checkbook? Will that kid pay with small change? On the average the wait is the same, but with a single-queue multiple-server model there is much less chance of a long wait.
“Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.”--Adam Smith, born June 16, 1723
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I don't work at the stores, so I don't use the self checkout. Seriously, if they don't give me a discount for using them, or lower prices across the board reflecting their cost savings, what is my motivation? The damn things bitch at me the whole time, you got to look things up, and there isn't enough room on the bagging area for an entire week's of groceries. No thanks.
The Walmart Market near me has a self-check area for awhile, but now have converted the manned lanes to self check. If you want a cashier, go to the customer service counter. Several do.
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Home Depot has a new system for self check out.
Pistol grip scanner for everything.
Works great, fast, scans great (even on plastic bag items), big flat screens for register... I'm liking it!
My wife uses them . I refuse .
I LOVE them machines.
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