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    Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year


    SPRINGFIELD - Once hailed as a time and money-saving innovation, self-checkout lanes may be going the way of the cassette tape.

    The Springfield-based grocer Big Y announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the self checkout kiosks would be removed from their 58 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

    "After extensive research, Big Y has concluded that these self checkout lanes not only do not save their customers time but usually take them even more time to check out than customers in standard checkout lanes," the company said in a statement Wednesday. “Self-checkout lines get clogged as the customers needed to wait for store staff to assist with problems with bar codes, coupons, payment problems and other issues that invariably arise with many transactions."
    That's right, bitches. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HATES THEM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farside View Post
    I opposed self-checkouts early on, not because I don't know how to use them but because I don't think they particularly help things move along so well. But at the place I spend most of my time at now, I am often bemused to see lines of 20+ people lined up at the self-checkouts when cashiers are standing around just feet away actively trying to entice people to check out in their otherwise unused lanes. Some can sometimes be enticed to vacate the STO for the empty lanes, but more people still line up to scan their own groceries even with the long lines. I'll often buy a pack of gum or a paper with prompt and friendly service, while people are stacked a few lanes over trying to figure out produce codes on their own.
    Interesting, I've witnessed the opposite behaviour here. Most people prefer to be served by a cashier and when the STO CS comes over and says some machines are free, some may go but they're generally reluctant. How do I know that they're reluctant? 'cause they groan about it. Just the other day a guy behind me looked at the queue in front of him, looked at the lady asking him to come to the free STO, stood there for a couple of seconds and then said, "Hrm, I guess I have to."

    STO's remind me of how companies are always seeking to make a profit whilst making something more attractive to the consumer. They'll make something smaller, charge more for it, and advertise it as somehow being "special". STO's make you do the work, let the company have less staff, and are less convenient for the consumer and yet people lap them up. People are stupid. Except for the ones who didn't bother to learn how to use them because we knew in our hearts that one day they would be obsolete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kzach View Post
    Except for the ones who didn't bother to learn how to use them because we knew in our hearts that one day they would be obsolete.
    Now I have even more reason to become mega-rich: Buy up all the worlds groceries and replace all checkouts with self-checkouts.
    I wouldn't even smirk at you.

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    I propose a drinking game. One swig for every time that Kzach says "Fuck you." We could take bets on who ends up under the table first.
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    All this tells me is the people that shop at Big Y aren't smart enough to know how to properly utilize the self-checkout.
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    Labor must be getting cheaper...
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    I find I can usually use a self-checkout lane faster than I a cashier can ring me out, except for taking my payment, which companies seem insistant that I go though a 4 tier menu to select the payment method. They occasionally also get tripped up with getting the bag loaded, though the ones in grocers in my area actually manage to get that working pretty with with a belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    I propose a drinking game. One swig for every time that Kzach says "Fuck you." We could take bets on who ends up under the table first.
    Bless you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farside View Post
    I am often bemused to see lines of 20+ people lined up at the self-checkouts when cashiers are standing around just feet away actively trying to entice people to check out in their otherwise unused lanes.
    Some people are just really, really opposed to interacting with other humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeatownJay View Post
    All this tells me is the people that shop at Big Y aren't smart enough to know how to properly utilize the self-checkout.
    Well, we know one person who shops there....
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    That's right, bitches. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HATES THEM!
    Perhaps not, but you're the only one incapable of using them.
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    I use them occasionally. Never really had a problem with them, but I mainly use them when I don't have a lot of stuff.
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    It's always such a thrill when they actually work as they should.
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    That's smart naming for a grocery chain.

    Lord knows when I think of "the big Y", I get hungry...



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    I never liked self checkout. I guess there are some things where I still appreciate the human element. Can't really explain it.
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