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Old 08-21-19, 09:32 PM
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10 items or less enforcement

The express lane at the grocery store is nice to have and convenient but there is always a jackwagon that has like 30 items clogging the line up! I say get an enforcer with appropriate equipment to enforce the 10 items or less rule. Like a taser or a billy club. Now that may be harsh but when you need to get a few items and get out you may change youíre mind.
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Old 08-21-19, 10:36 PM
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Metropolitan Market has a sign near their express lanes saying "10 items enforced by sniper."
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Old 08-21-19, 11:33 PM
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So, what if you have 5 oranges, 4 apples, and a bunch of bananas.
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Old 08-22-19, 02:36 AM
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Woe be the day when someone might show up with 11 items in the cart.

Most of the stores I shop at have self checkout lines. Signs generally read "About 15 Items".

One of the things the stores do is to limit the area for stacking items. It can be tricky getting everything balanced on those tiny scales.

Nonetheless, with a half a dozen checkout stations, a single person isn't clogging the checkout.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:12 AM
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So, what if you have 5 oranges, 4 apples, and a bunch of bananas.
Bam!
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Old 08-22-19, 09:13 AM
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Seems like an odd hill to die on.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:59 AM
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I have no issue utilizing that like if I have over 10 of the same item. As above, my store weights produce (typically) so 5 apples may as well be one item. Couple of cases of drinks, they only need to scan one, etc.
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Old 08-22-19, 10:47 AM
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It would be trivial to program a register to scan the first 10 at regular price and uplift 10% the next 10. And so on...

Or just put up a sign that says that.
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Old 08-22-19, 10:54 AM
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If I'm in a 10 items or less lane and have only 9 items, I'll pick up a couple more things (gum, magazine, whatever) just to go over the limit.

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Old 08-22-19, 10:58 AM
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I bought a bag of bulk bay leaves, about 8 in the bag
The scale registered 0.0lbs and I was charged nothing.
This was in the buy as many items as you want line.
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Old 08-22-19, 01:27 PM
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One of my pet peeves. I don't mind if someone is one or two items over the limit, but people can abuse it. A while back I was in the express line at Whole Foods. Ahead of me was a guy I have done a few group rides with. He probably did have 30 items. Some people are simply selfish.

BTW...It should be "fewer," not "less."
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Old 08-22-19, 01:35 PM
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If you are at a regular register, an have 10 of the same item, the checker can scan the first item, and simply enter a number. Even easier if you manage to find a case on the shelf and take the whole case.

Unfortunately the self checkouts don't give a person that option, and one has to scan each item individually.

So, does that case count as a single item, or a bunch of items?

I can scan through Pizzas as fast as the machine will take them. Scan, drop, scan. Bar codes are always in the same place, top or bottom.
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Old 08-22-19, 01:35 PM
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It’s a bold dominance move, to be sure. I mean, they know exactly what they’re doing, and they know no one will call them on it.
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Old 08-22-19, 01:44 PM
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If the other lanes are busy I believe our Albertsons will open that aisle regardless. Grocery Outlet does.
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Old 08-22-19, 02:19 PM
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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. What do these people even do? And then, when the phone number for the store rings, guess whose job it is to take the call? Right, the person running the case register and bagging up your groceries.

I'm sure there are very good reasons for this system, I see it in use everywhere I go. But as a customer, it's really galling to see so many idle people who are obviously on the clock, when you're in a big hurry to finish your shopping and move on with your freakin' life.
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Old 08-22-19, 02:22 PM
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Seems in the last 5 years or more lines are much shorter at stores. I've also noted as soon as a line gets more than 3 customers a new line is opened. Maybe it is driven by online competition?
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Old 08-22-19, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
I don't know why these damned stores don't just hire more checkers.
Because they don't want to pay them.

After all, the only people it negatively impacts are the consumers -- and why should they care about them?
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Seems in the last 5 years or more lines are much shorter at stores. I've also noted as soon as a line gets more than 3 customers a new line is opened. Maybe it is driven by online competition?
Trader Joe's is one of the best at this, in my experience. I think they're forcing other nearby stores to address the long line issue.
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Old 08-22-19, 03:06 PM
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I shop at Trader Joes, Sprouts and Target. (all within 1mi of home) You are right, TJ was the leader in short lines, but others are following. Maybe it is the local competition, not online.
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Old 08-22-19, 04:11 PM
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Old 08-22-19, 04:36 PM
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>30 items. Several WIC? vouchers, wanted a pack of cigarettes from the other area, and didn't seem the least hurried to open her purse. I had to say, "Too bad this store doesn't have an express lane" leave my basket, and walk out.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
So, what if you have 5 oranges, 4 apples, and a bunch of bananas.
Those are three items. During high school I worked as a box boy.
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Old 08-22-19, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Trader Joe's is one of the best at this, in my experience. I think they're forcing other nearby stores to address the long line issue.
Gelsonís is pretty good too, though a tad pricier.
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Old 08-22-19, 05:35 PM
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I was buying a bunch of small cans of Fancy Feast cat food and a couple of others things one day and 1 of the cashiers recognized me and waved me over to the express lane she where she was working. I told her I had too many items and she said don't worry about it. So I didn't and got through a lot faster than if I waited in the regular line.
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