Self service tills in supermarkets.

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  1. sir baconface

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    Not in my lifetime.
    It’s not binary. You choose your way, I choose mine.

    Main shop? Delivery, so some fcuker else can stagger up 20 steps to our front door laden with shopping bags.

    Minor shop? Self-service till if available, although Aldi and Lidl are still behind the times.

    If I want to have a deep and meaningful conversation, I can always come on here.... :(
     
  2. lust overlord

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    It's fuck all to do with being a dinosaur.
    Technology is both wonderful,and terrifying in some instances.

    As a customer I can choose where and how I spend my hard earned.
    Same as everybody else.
     
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  3. bluemooners09

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    You mean as long as your wife says you can.
     
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  4. I'm With Stupid

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    I've just realised that the people here who refuse to use them are like the old people when I was a kid who still went to the cashier in the bank every time instead of going to the ATM.

    Incidentally, after the ATM came out, cashier jobs didn't decrease and actually continued to rise. The reason was that it was now cheaper to operate a bank (you needed fewer cashiers per branch) so they opened more of them. It's not actually guaranteed that a new piece of technology will replace jobs, nor is it guaranteed that they won't, of course. They will probably make it cheaper to have more Tesco Metro style shops, for example, so we might see more of those smaller shops opening.
     
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  5. Of course you are right but those who usually tend to fight change usually tend to be older and set in their ways. Their numbers are reduced every year through mortality leaving the change to become the norm.
     
  6. bellbuzzer

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    When someone adopts a smug attitude whilst bragging (bragging ffs) "Never bin in t'Trafford Centre, it's a fuckin' nightmare", there is simply no point in asking how he knows if he's never been. From a derelict site to thousands of jobs is a good swap in my book.
     
  7. lust overlord

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    No doubt you are correct.
    In the meantime self service in supermarkets can do one for me.
     
  8. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    The most annoying thing about this trend is the one initial benefit over a till of not having to queue has now largely gone due to less staff on tills and nearly everyone being herded into self service. I'd imagine even the potential benefit of being able to steal has been factored in by the saving in staff wages. Might have to start getting a kilo of fillet steak and using the bar code off a bag of onions at the till ;-)
     
  9. aguero93:20

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    You'd probably have a deeper and more meaningful conversation with the self service tills than most of the posters on here.
     
  10. aguero93:20

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    No, no, no. You get a kilo of fillet steak and weigh it as loose onions. That way there's no weight discrepancy for the machine to pick up on.
     

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