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Walmart self check-outs................

Postby jltrent » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:09 am

Every time I go to checkout at Walmart it is either a long wait, as very few human checkouts anymore, or go struggle to self-check out myself. I am getting better, but still hate it. Does anybody like the self checkouts?
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:11 am

jltrent wrote:Every time I go to checkout at Walmart it is either a long wait, as very few maned checkouts anymore, or go struggle to self-check out myself. I am getting better, but still hate it. Does anybody like the self checkouts?


I love them. Here at Maysville very few people use self check. I think they are too lazy.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:23 am

Bright Raven wrote:
jltrent wrote:Every time I go to checkout at Walmart it is either a long wait, as very few maned checkouts anymore, or go struggle to self-check out myself. I am getting better, but still hate it. Does anybody like the self checkouts?


I love them. Here at Maysville very few people use self check. I think they are too lazy.


Maybe their EBT cards aren't compatable.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:25 am

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jltrent wrote:Every time I go to checkout at Walmart it is either a long wait, as very few maned checkouts anymore, or go struggle to self-check out myself. I am getting better, but still hate it. Does anybody like the self checkouts?


I love them. Here at Maysville very few people use self check. I think they are too lazy.


Maybe their EBT cards aren't compatable.


I wondered about that. My guess is that an EBT card can only be tendered by a clerk.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby greybeard » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:32 am

I like them if I only have a few items. If I have a cart full of groceries, I find it time consuming and awkward because the area just left of the scanner is very small and not much room to try to use more than one bag at a time, unlike the rotating bag holder at the clerk assisted checkout. I usually end up with a bunch of half filled bags instead of fewer completely filled ones.
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Postby 1982vett » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:34 am

Success seems to depend on the scanners involved. Some aren’t fast readers and you have to go slow and deliberate. Others are super fast and if you go slow it rings up twice. In the same boat you have the one that does it quick and quiet and you scan an item several times before you realize it has been scanning all along. I guess their are still some out their that tell you to bag the item, but if you remove the bag for a new one you’ve messed it up. Another thing one has to do is be darn sure it has a ledgable code....course that helps at any checkout.
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Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:40 am

Bright Raven wrote:I wondered about that. My guess is that an EBT card can only be tendered by a clerk.


Not here. It's computerized and the machine will tell those folks how much money they need to pay for items that don't qualify.
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Postby M-5 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:47 am

Yep the self checkout will tender any form of payment. It's a product of technology and the machine is a whole lot smarter than the avg cashier. It also has to do with labor bring the most controllable expense , the biggest waste of payroll is cashiers . You have a labor plan that predicts the labor needed during peak times which is only a few hours a day. You can not get help that only wants to come in at 4pm and leave at 6pm after the rush is over so you have to schedule min of 4 hrs so 2 hrs x 6 or 8 cashiers is technically wasted.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby jltrent » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:02 am

I kinda feel bad for the cashiers as it has to be demoralizing to be checking people out, and across from them people are doing it them-self. I am sure they are wondering how much longer they will have a job.

Also they never get a break as Walmart always have minimum cashiers available checking out now. I have a couple neighbors that work really hard as cashiers at Walmart and been there along time, I hope Walmart takes care of them.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby Craig Miller » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 am

I like them for a few items like GB said. I can check myself and be gone in less time than it takes to wait in line for the others. It won't be but a few years until there's more self checkout than people. I saw where amazon was trying something like it in a store
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Postby ga.prime » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 am

New rule- if you're checking out at Walmart and an item won't scan, you get it for free.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:27 am

I have a problem with Wal-Mart period a company earnings that would be rated in the top 30 countries GDP.
It also rivals major oil companies and they refuse to pay a living wage or benefits.
Their customer service sucks.
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Postby Brute 23 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:33 am

Very rarely do I go to wal-mart but when I do I go to the selfcheckout. It's much faster.

I do as much as possible at HEB. I have seen managers come out in heels to bag groceries when it got busy.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby BRYANT » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:47 am

Bright Raven wrote:
jltrent wrote:Every time I go to checkout at Walmart it is either a long wait, as very few maned checkouts anymore, or go struggle to self-check out myself. I am getting better, but still hate it. Does anybody like the self checkouts?


I love them. Here at Maysville very few people use self check. I think they are too lazy.

I wont use them at all, and has nothing to do with being lazy ! I don't use the drive through at fast foods either and I don't go through the drive through at banks. when I do business with a place I expect it to have a real person to talk to me one on one , face to face. I also don't do text if a person cant talk one on one with me we don't do business. We are raising, the way I see it, a generation of people that cant have a friendly one on one conversation with a stranger anymore. So no I wont use the self check outs, and when I check out any place I make it a point to say something good to who ever is working. and most of the time they are smiling when I walk away.
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Re: Walmart self check-outs................

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:56 am

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Bright Raven wrote:
jltrent wrote:Every time I go to checkout at Walmart it is either a long wait, as very few maned checkouts anymore, or go struggle to self-check out myself. I am getting better, but still hate it. Does anybody like the self checkouts?


I love them. Here at Maysville very few people use self check. I think they are too lazy.

I wont use them at all, and has nothing to do with being lazy ! I don't use the drive through at fast foods either and I don't go through the drive through at banks. when I do business with a place I expect it to have a real person to talk to me one on one , face to face. I also don't do text if a person cant talk one on one with me we don't do business. We are raising, the way I see it, a generation of people that cant have a friendly one on one conversation with a stranger anymore. So no I wont use the self check outs, and when I check out any place I make it a point to say something good to who ever is working. and most of the time they are smiling when I walk away.
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