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pphalen Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 11:26 a.m. PST

I'm at the self-checkout (since the little hottie isn't working) and when I am done, the little credit card thingy has a "Pay with PayPal" icon on it, which I think is pretty cool!

Didn't try it, though I am curious to see how it works.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

Home depot sucks golf balls through a garden hose. At least their installation service does where I am. COmplete idiots.

Cold Steel03 Apr 2012 1:29 p.m. PST

I refuse to use the self-checkout unless they give a discount for it. One of the things I pay for is customer service. I once had a store manager tell me I couldn't use the contractor register because I wasn't a registered contractor. I left almost $1,000 USD worth of merchandise on the cart at the register and went to the competitor across the street, then went home and called the guy's boss.

Oberst Radl Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 3:38 p.m. PST

Ditto on self checkout -- it's just the management trying to enlist us in the workforce so that they don't have to pay checkout people. If I'd wanted a job at Home Depot or the large grocery store chain, I'd have applied for one.

pphalen Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 5:42 p.m. PST

My time is worth money, too.
So not having to wait in line for a "professional" checkout person to "help" me is worth my (minimal) effort…

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2012 6:34 p.m. PST

Does that mean that I have to sell more miniatures on eBay to get shingles for my roof?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2012 6:36 p.m. PST

BTW, as a former security manager at K-Mart, I can not think of anything good about self checkout lanes.
Relying on the honesty of typical K-Mart shoppers strikes me as a less than optimal choice.

AndrewGPaul Inactive Member04 Apr 2012 7:08 a.m. PST

I prefer the self-service checkouts, since the queues are usually shorter.

Especially if I'm only buying one thing, so I don't get stuck behind someone doing a weekly shop. Plus, it means I can get rid of all my accumulated shrapnel, without having to hand a heap of it to the cashier.

pphalen Inactive Member04 Apr 2012 9:50 a.m. PST

Does that mean that I have to sell more miniatures on eBay to get shingles for my roof?

Or even paiting/modeling supplies?

Delthos04 Apr 2012 12:52 p.m. PST

I once knew a guy who would take the bar code stickers off lower price products and put them on more expensive products, then go through the self-checkout line when there was a lot of people using them so that the attendant wouldn't notice. So yeah there are all kinds of shennanigans that could happen in the line. He spent three years in prison for other offenses though, so I guess he his lower morals eventually caught up to him.

I do prefer to use the self-checkout if available as some checkers are so terribly slow. I can always check myself out in a fraction of the time it takes the paid employee. The only time I don't is in grocery stores with food I have to weigh. As I don't know the product codes and they don't always have the product codes on the food, I'm actually slower there.

I've never worked retail, but I wonder if the employees are rated on the number or products scanned per hour or number of customers checked out per hour. With the computerized systems in place that kind of data should be easy for them to obtain.

I don't ever have enough money in my Paypal account long enough to make use of it else where. I have a Paypal debit card for those times that I do need to make purchases with the money in the account.

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