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Old 02-04-19, 12:50 PM
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I want Costco to have an express lane for unlimited items in the cart WITH BARCODES ALL EXPOSED, and a small number (5 or less?) of items on the belt. No boxes. I do this, and tellers and people behind often comment how quickly I get checked out
It is coming.

RFI chips on every item.
RFI chip on your credit card (or blue-tooth in the cell phone).

Load up your cart, and push it through the door, and it will automatically debit your bank account. No need to scan individual items. No need to even stop pushing the cart.
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Old 02-04-19, 02:39 PM
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I actually know a college kid that has been interning at a company that is working on this.
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Old 02-04-19, 02:42 PM
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Doubling and tripling down on worse is when people go digging through their purse to find their checkbook, after the sale is rung up, and then proceed to apparently write their life history on the check as well as the check reconciliation journal, and then has to search for ID in the purse.

Then there are the clowns who wait until the sale is rung up to discover that they left their wallet/money in the car and the cashier decides to wait for the dumbbell to go and fetch it.
You should key their car for that. Sounds like you already did!
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Old 02-04-19, 03:25 PM
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You should key their car for that. Sounds like you already did!
No, I didn't. I just use the self service line and avoid those problems. In-out; easy-peasy. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
It is coming.

RFI chips on every item.
RFI chip on your credit card (or blue-tooth in the cell phone).

Load up your cart, and push it through the door, and it will automatically debit your bank account. No need to scan individual items. No need to even stop pushing the cart.
great, you could bring your own cart and have it so you can tilt into your trunk, no plastic bags or paper. Or you could bring a trailer for your bike..
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Old 02-04-19, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
It is coming.

RFI chips on every item.
RFI chip on your credit card (or blue-tooth in the cell phone).

Load up your cart, and push it through the door, and it will automatically debit your bank account. No need to scan individual items. No need to even stop pushing the cart.
I thought that's what Amazon was testing, but they are using another approach. Which seems to me a bit clumsy.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/21/in...enience-store/
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great, you could bring your own cart and have it so you can tilt into your trunk, no plastic bags or paper.
I used to shop at a family-owned (non-chain) grocery store that had a system where baggers would put all your bags into plastic tubs onto a conveyor belt along the front wall of the store, that would take them out to a drive-through where workers would put them into your car. I forget what system they used to keep track of whose bags/buckets went to whom
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I also get quite frustrated when someone at an ATM has to stop and seemingly read everything on the screen before proceeding to the next screen. I can use an ATM with my eyes closed. I think all of them work exactly the same, same sequence etc. What also kills me is when someone wants to make a deposit and they sit there and fill out the deposit envelope and spend another 2 minutes writing everything down. What's so hard about taking a couple of those envelopes home and completing all the information before you head to the bank!

Deep breaths, Deep breaths.
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I've never had a line at an ATM.

Lines are a good time to just relax and people watch. Getting all worked up about all the idiots that are not you can't be healthy.

I always bag my own groceries unless there is a bagger already. However usually the checker is the bagger.
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I also get quite frustrated when someone at an ATM has to stop and seemingly read everything on the screen before proceeding to the next screen. I can use an ATM with my eyes closed. I think all of them work exactly the same, same sequence etc. What also kills me is when someone wants to make a deposit and they sit there and fill out the deposit envelope and spend another 2 minutes writing everything down. What's so hard about taking a couple of those envelopes home and completing all the information before you head to the bank!
Or step aside to write on your envelopes so people behind you in line can use the ATM
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i avoid self-checkouts. I think human interaction is important, and i want these people to have jobs.
that ^
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I want people to have jobs too but if I can check myself out and pack my bags faster and better than the store staff, I am doing that.
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I've never had a line at an ATM.

Lines are a good time to just relax and people watch. Getting all worked up about all the idiots that are not you can't be healthy.
Sounds like a "good time" if your idea of relaxing is watching idiots doing stupid stuff.
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I avoid self-checkouts. I think human interaction is important, and I want these people to have jobs.
Do you take your bicycle to an LBS to fix flats and other easy to do-it-yourself repairs, in order to employ the personnel at the shop and make the owner happy? if you also bring beer to them it might even stimulate the interaction.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Sounds like a "good time" if your idea of relaxing is watching idiots doing stupid stuff.
That is not what I said. My idea of relaxing is not watching idiots, but if one finds oneself in such a situation better to relax than to get all worked up.

Stupid is anticipating perfection from everyone else.
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That is truely awesome!
I offer a toast. Serious testicular fortitude, right there.

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Sounds like a "good time" if your idea of relaxing is watching idiots doing stupid stuff.
TV is hugely popular.
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Although I am usually not in much of a rush when I'm out and about, I can become quite frustrated when I see others struggling to accomplish what would appear to be the simplest of tasks. When I see these people struggling, I'm not as consumed with a feeling of rage and irritability as I am confused how such a simple task can devolve into something so challenging and time consuming.
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Sounds like a "good time" if your idea of relaxing is watching idiots doing stupid stuff.
It is, which is why I spend so much time on BF.
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Stupid is anticipating perfection from everyone else.
+1. I think the decline in the frequency of human interaction (Many people don't even have to go to the grocery store, much less have someone ring up their purchases.) has created a "perfect experience" expectation in many people. And when that expectation is disturbed, people become uncivil. Just look at the recent story about the pissed off guy on an airplane. A woman behind him was flying with a very young child who was having a rough time. It's not like the child was kicking his seat or anything like that. Instead of asking for some headphone or ear plugs, he kept turning around and making very loud sighs huffs. A flight attendant finally got the idea to give the child a cup and straw to play with, which calmed her down. Ironically, I will bet the guy's behavior annoyed other passengers just as much as he was annoyed by the child's behavior.
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I used to shop at a family-owned (non-chain) grocery store that had a system where baggers would put all your bags into plastic tubs onto a conveyor belt along the front wall of the store, that would take them out to a drive-through where workers would put them into your car. I forget what system they used to keep track of whose bags/buckets went to whom
Neat. When I rode across the country with a dozen other people a few of us shopped for groceries at an independent store in New Town, ND one afternoon. The store was a couple of miles from the campground. Normally, we had to ride back to camp with all our stuff for the group. But this store happened to offer free delivery service. The driver even stopped by a beer distributor to pick up a case for us. What a nice touch, especially since a big thunderstorm was brewing. He got a very nice tip.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I used to shop at a family-owned (non-chain) grocery store that had a system where baggers would put all your bags into plastic tubs onto a conveyor belt along the front wall of the store, that would take them out to a drive-through where workers would put them into your car. I forget what system they used to keep track of whose bags/buckets went to whom
was this in park ridge ,Illinois.? We had a store like that. It still required going to a check out and bagging . It seems like even more labor was involved. I saw a post with a cart that has a scanner on the cart, you scan as you get what you need and pay right there. Even more stream lined would be just the scanner, you bring your own rolling cart that corresponds to your car trunk in the tilt into your trunk. Also roll to your apartment, once again reusable and no bags needed. I think grocery stores and home improvements could hire extra people to actually help and advise people on purchases and tech know how. It seems you go into a home improvement center and you have no help finding stuff or advice. Say a question about plumbing or electrical. Then a bunch of money gets spent on checking you out and security. It seems antiquated system. Even on batteries I have noticed they have security bars in the package now. So why not have self scanner and employ people who would help you load material or people with tech knowledge. Say for plumbing section , electrical section. Most times I go there you have to wait for a question even when you know exactly what part you need they have to call some one else...

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was this in park ridge ,Illinois.?
No, Buehler's in Wooster OH. You can see from overhead the drive-through structure hanging off the SE corner.
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+1. I think the decline in the frequency of human interaction (Many people don't even have to go to the grocery store, much less have someone ring up their purchases.) has created a "perfect experience" expectation in many people. And when that expectation is disturbed, people become uncivil. Just look at the recent story about the pissed off guy on an airplane. A woman behind him was flying with a very young child who was having a rough time. It's not like the child was kicking his seat or anything like that. Instead of asking for some headphone or ear plugs, he kept turning around and making very loud sighs huffs. A flight attendant finally got the idea to give the child a cup and straw to play with, which calmed her down. Ironically, I will bet the guy's behavior annoyed other passengers just as much as he was annoyed by the child's behavior.
I hope the flight attendant brought him a blankie.
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