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  • All the time. I want in and out as quick as possible.

    35 47.30%
  • Sometimes if I have a few items. Anything bigger and I go through the registers.

    22 29.73%
  • Only if the cash registers are backed up and I need to get out ASAP

    11 14.86%
  • I refuse to use self-checkout

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    Self-Checkout

    I'm kinda curious for responses on this as I currently work in retail. I personally use them all the time because I want to get in and out of places (especially Wal-Mart) as quick as humanly possible. On the other hand, there are some people who feel that U-Scan's, self-checkout, etc. take jobs away from the cashiers.

    Which category do you fall into?
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    It all depends. Sometimes the technology is a little lacking on the self-checkout, so I avoid it. I've never really heard the "it eliminates jobs" angle, but that doesn't really bother me.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    It all depends. Sometimes the technology is a little lacking on the self-checkout, so I avoid it. I've never really heard the "it eliminates jobs" angle, but that doesn't really bother me.
    It bothers me but I think its not going to do much good to fight it. Still, I prefer checkers.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Still, I prefer checkers.
    Especially when they don't look me in the eye or otherwise acknowledge that I'm a living, breathing person, as happens all too often in most grocery stores. Honestly, that drives me to self checks just as much as the convenience factor.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    Sometimes, it really depends on the quantity.

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    Re: Self-Checkout

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Especially when they don't look me in the eye or otherwise acknowledge that I'm a living, breathing person, as happens all too often in most grocery stores. Honestly, that drives me to self checks just as much as the convenience factor.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Especially when they don't look me in the eye or otherwise acknowledge that I'm a living, breathing person, as happens all too often in most grocery stores. Honestly, that drives me to self checks just as much as the convenience factor.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I agree.

    It's not like I'm anti-social, I just hate dealing with people.
    Maybe I project a creepy vibe that keeps them from interacting with me. I could believe that.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    When I use a self checkout I always seem to have to get an employee help me out with an item or a malfunction of some type. I might as well go through regular line. Maybe this is an indictment on how awful I am with technology, or how crummy Wal Mart's self checkout machines are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzy's dad View Post
    When I use a self checkout I always seem to have to get an employee help me out with an item or a malfunction of some type. I might as well go through regular line. Maybe this is an indictment on how awful I am with technology, or how crummy Wal Mart's self checkout machines are.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    Wal-Mart usually has the easiest SCO out of any stores I have been in. Once you do it enough, it becomes second nature.

    I was in two Wal-Mart's yesterday, one in Barboursville above the Huntington Mall and the other in Hurricane coming back from visiting family in Kentucky. Neither Wal-Mart had SCO lanes. The Huntington store surprised me given its massive size and traffic.

    It seems like every Kroger I've been in except for one in the area I live in has SCO. Given the UFCW presence in Kroger, you would think they would be fighting to keep them out.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    The only negative thing I've encountered with self check out is when the store gets busy, you always have 3 of the 6 checkout stands being stonewalled by people staring blankly into the screen, frozen and unable to figure out what to do next, and then there is always one pushy guy a few people behind you who keeps bouncing around ready to run ahead of the entire line because we are all "wasting" his time unnecessarily by not bum rushing the slowpokes.

    But besides that, on slow days, I prefer them.
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    Re: Self-Checkout

    If I have a few items I do self-checkout. If you have more than a few items it is actually faster to wait in line and go to the regular checkout with a cashier and a bagger.


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