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Diablos-666

2,533 posts

61 months

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GTIAlex said:
In a certain orange supermarket, if you have scan two items that are linked by an offer..for instance

2 bottles of coke for £2

Normal prices being, for instance, £3.

If you use the self service, scan the two items, the total will come to £3, even after you have press the "Pay for Items" button.

You have to press back and go back to the scan screen for it to register and change the price to £2.
Wonder how many people walk away not realising.

Try it out next time your there.

Another example is the meal deal for £3.

Sandwich
Drink
Crisps for £3.

Can the three items on the self service checkouts, and the total will simply be the original price of the individual items added together.

To trigger the meal deal offer of £3, you have to press the pay for items, and then press back to where you scan the items. Wonder how many people dont notice...

Hope that makes sense.

Edited by GTIAlex on Thursday 26th April 15:22
huh?

I've bought meal deals before and I've never had to do that. It calculates the offer after I press the to pay button.


abbotsmike

900 posts

28 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
GTIAlex said:
In a certain orange supermarket, if you have scan two items that are linked by an offer..for instance

2 bottles of coke for £2

Normal prices being, for instance, £3.

If you use the self service, scan the two items, the total will come to £3, even after you have press the "Pay for Items" button.

You have to press back and go back to the scan screen for it to register and change the price to £2.
Wonder how many people walk away not realising.

Try it out next time your there.
Nope, it does pick it up, just at the very last point before you put your money in. Scanning your nectar card has the same effect of making it work out the discounts.

monthefish

17,660 posts

114 months

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JonnyFive said:
I use these self service tills every day, have never stolen from them. Would never understand why people would do so.
Perhaps as remuneration for the work they are doing?

What do till staff get? £6 per hour?
So 5 mins work is worth a packet of Hob-Nobs....
biggrin

shakotan

6,730 posts

79 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
GTIAlex said:
In a certain orange supermarket, if you have scan two items that are linked by an offer..for instance

2 bottles of coke for £2

Normal prices being, for instance, £3.

If you use the self service, scan the two items, the total will come to £3, even after you have press the "Pay for Items" button.

You have to press back and go back to the scan screen for it to register and change the price to £2.
Wonder how many people walk away not realising.

Try it out next time your there.

Another example is the meal deal for £3.

Sandwich
Drink
Crisps for £3.

Scan the three items on the self service checkouts, and the total will simply be the original price of the individual items added together.

To trigger the meal deal offer of £3, you have to press the pay for items, and then press back to where you scan the items. Wonder how many people dont notice...

Hope that makes sense.
I get the 'orange supermarket' Meal Deal most lunchtimes, and it 'corrects' the price when you select the method of payment. It done this for me at every single store I've done it at, so you're either doing something wrong, or there is a problem with that particular store's system.

Miguel Alvarez

4,090 posts

53 months

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Diablos-666 said:
GTIAlex said:
In a certain orange supermarket, if you have scan two items that are linked by an offer..for instance

2 bottles of coke for £2

Normal prices being, for instance, £3.

If you use the self service, scan the two items, the total will come to £3, even after you have press the "Pay for Items" button.

You have to press back and go back to the scan screen for it to register and change the price to £2.
Wonder how many people walk away not realising.

Try it out next time your there.

Another example is the meal deal for £3.

Sandwich
Drink
Crisps for £3.

Can the three items on the self service checkouts, and the total will simply be the original price of the individual items added together.

To trigger the meal deal offer of £3, you have to press the pay for items, and then press back to where you scan the items. Wonder how many people dont notice...

Hope that makes sense.

Edited by GTIAlex on Thursday 26th April 15:22
huh?

I've bought meal deals before and I've never had to do that. It calculates the offer after I press the to pay button.
I agree with Diablo. Mine works it out as soon as you press the pay tab.

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elanfan

1,661 posts

110 months

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Cotty said:
Discusting behaviour
Javelining conduct

blindswelledrat

22,116 posts

115 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
GTIAlex said:
In a certain orange supermarket, if you have scan two items that are linked by an offer..for instance

2 bottles of coke for £2

Normal prices being, for instance, £3.

If you use the self service, scan the two items, the total will come to £3, even after you have press the "Pay for Items" button.

You have to press back and go back to the scan screen for it to register and change the price to £2.
Wonder how many people walk away not realising.

Try it out next time your there.

Another example is the meal deal for £3.

Sandwich
Drink
Crisps for £3.

Scan the three items on the self service checkouts, and the total will simply be the original price of the individual items added together.

To trigger the meal deal offer of £3, you have to press the pay for items, and then press back to where you scan the items. Wonder how many people dont notice...

Hope that makes sense.
Fascinating. Simply fascinating.
You haven't got any more sandwich buying anecdotes to keep me rooted to my seat have you?

lazystudent

1,626 posts

44 months

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CBR JGWRR said:
DanDC5 said:
I've done the opposite, bought a few bits on my dinner a couple of weeks ago, paid for everything and then noticed when I got back to work I'd left my chewing gum on the till!
I once left my helmet on the till...
yikes

Hope there were no children around!


P-Jay

6,342 posts

74 months

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I've never stolen from a self-service till.

But the Tesco near my office is staffed by people who can't tell the difference between Pasta Salad type stuff (£1.99 for a largish box) and the 'Olive Bar' type stuff (£3 for a tiny pot) so lay them all out together mixed up - so I put a load of feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives in with my boiled egg, pasta, and leaf things - two years and no one had done anything about it.

I'd like to see the survey of how many people have homicidal feelings every time some windowlicker tries to use one and spends 20 mins trying to fathom out the glass thing reads barcodes and the big silver shelf you put them on is a scale, gives up and bobs up and down silently at the one staff member like some demented Meerkat .

Or worse the type of ahole who walks up to a queue of 10 people all waiting to use 6 self-service tills and thinks "what fools, they've obviously not seen these two at the end, I'll create a new queue, they'll obviously thank me for pointing it out".

Corsair7

8,284 posts

130 months

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when the till starts clucking on "do you wish to continue...." and there's nobody standing there, they've usually just walked off with their spoils.....


Seen it loads of times.

CBR JGWRR

6,260 posts

32 months

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lazystudent said:
CBR JGWRR said:
DanDC5 said:
I've done the opposite, bought a few bits on my dinner a couple of weeks ago, paid for everything and then noticed when I got back to work I'd left my chewing gum on the till!
I once left my helmet on the till...
yikes

Hope there were no children around!
What are you trying to say?

erdnase

1,963 posts

84 months

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P-Jay said:
But the Tesco near my office is staffed by people who can't tell the difference between Pasta Salad type stuff (£1.99 for a largish box) and the 'Olive Bar' type stuff (£3 for a tiny pot) so lay them all out together mixed up - so I put a load of feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives in with my boiled egg, pasta, and leaf things - two years and no one had done anything about it.
I'm sure they do know the difference. If they challenge you on it, they'd be jobsworths, and if they don't, they're cretins. Either way, people manage to justify stealing.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, but it's theft. Tesco might be a big, faceless corporation, their employees might be window lickers, they might not have given you that discount that one time, etc, etc. Everyone who does it has a justification for it.

Same with music piracy. I don't care who downloads what, I even do it myself. I just hate hearing people talk about intellectual copyrights, greedy record labels, etc, trying to justify it. Just admit you want free st. I do.

Edit: Reading back, that sounds like a rant at you, P-Jay. It's not, I just got carried away smile

Edited by erdnase on Thursday 26th April 16:35

wolves_wanderer

8,673 posts

120 months

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P-Jay said:
But the Tesco near my office is staffed by people who can't tell the difference between Pasta Salad type stuff (£1.99 for a largish box) and the 'Olive Bar' type stuff (£3 for a tiny pot) so lay them all out together mixed up - so I put a load of feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives in with my boiled egg, pasta, and leaf things - two years and no one had done anything about it.
I wonder how many innocent managers have lost their jobs and homes, having to wave goodbye as their wife takes the kids to live with a Sainsbury's manager, all because of their store's poor inventory results on feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives.

I hope you can sleep at night.

NinjaPower

3,126 posts

63 months

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In the words of Mr Bridger in The Italian Job: "Everybody in the world is bent".

No truer words spoken in my opinion.

I think everyone would pinch stuff or be dishonest given the right opportunity, wether it be knocking off a gold reserve with heavy artilary or simply finding £10 in the street and not handing it in.

Everybody has pinched at some point in their life, it's just that some refuse to admit it, and some try to make pointless arguments for it as mentioned above with the music piracy.

I wish people will just admit that they want free stuff, rather than "I do it because the staff are morons" or suchlike.

Edited by NinjaPower on Thursday 26th April 16:41

Or888t

1,678 posts

56 months

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Snowboy said:
Meh.
All that shows is that the people that use that fairly unknown website steal from shops.
+1 the bias is ridiculous , hardly a "study".

Dracoro

7,076 posts

128 months

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erdnase said:
I'm sure they do know the difference. If they challenge you on it, they'd be jobsworths, and if they don't, they're cretins. Either way, people manage to justify stealing.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, but it's theft. Tesco might be a big, faceless corporation, their employees might be window lickers, they might not have given you that discount that one time, etc, etc. Everyone who does it has a justification for it.
Quite, not forgetting the old "they budget for people not paying anyway" biggrin

P-Jay

6,342 posts

74 months

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erdnase said:
P-Jay said:
But the Tesco near my office is staffed by people who can't tell the difference between Pasta Salad type stuff (£1.99 for a largish box) and the 'Olive Bar' type stuff (£3 for a tiny pot) so lay them all out together mixed up - so I put a load of feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives in with my boiled egg, pasta, and leaf things - two years and no one had done anything about it.
I'm sure they do know the difference. If they challenge you on it, they'd be jobsworths, and if they don't, they're cretins. Either way, people manage to justify stealing.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, but it's theft. Tesco might be a big, faceless corporation, their employees might be window lickers, they might not have given you that discount that one time, etc, etc. Everyone who does it has a justification for it.

Same with music piracy. I don't care who downloads what, I even do it myself. I just hate hearing people talk about intellectual copyrights, greedy record labels, etc, trying to justify it. Just admit you want free st. I do.
I promise in this case they don't. I'm talking about a 3m long refrigerated counter. At one end are boxes that come pre-loaded with a salad base for £2 or £3 depending on how much you want, at the other end are very small white poly tubs, they're £3 or £4 but about a third the size.

Inside the counter are a couple of dozen large pots of stuff, ranging from dried out cheese to little bits of fish in oil (yuk) and everything in between, there is no divider, no labels or sign that explains it - simply 4 ways of packaging the stuff up, priced individually

The stuff that in other stores is on the pricy counter can be right underneath the less pricy boxes and the cheap stuff like carrot sticks can be right down the other end, the staff in this store don't seem to know the difference and some of the stuff is a tricky judgement call as to what category it falls into.

My 'guilt' is limited to knowing that in most stores my garlic stuffed olives would be about £3 a cup, and if I was in one of those stores and fancied some I'd pay it, but in this store their offer is 4 different containers, 4 different prices.


P-Jay

6,342 posts

74 months

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wolves_wanderer said:
P-Jay said:
But the Tesco near my office is staffed by people who can't tell the difference between Pasta Salad type stuff (£1.99 for a largish box) and the 'Olive Bar' type stuff (£3 for a tiny pot) so lay them all out together mixed up - so I put a load of feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives in with my boiled egg, pasta, and leaf things - two years and no one had done anything about it.
I wonder how many innocent managers have lost their jobs and homes, having to wave goodbye as their wife takes the kids to live with a Sainsbury's manager, all because of their store's poor inventory results on feta stuffed peppers and garlic stuffed olives.

I hope you can sleep at night.
Like a baby...



I wake three time a night screaming and st myself.

P.S. Supermarket staff aren't stupid, well some of them aren't. I spent 2 wonderful years with Tesco during 6th form - was actually a pretty fun, well paid job for a kid - ok hardly conclusive proof, but a guy I knew who used to work there with me holds a Phd, specialises in Microsystems for drug discovery, worked at International Space School NASA and has invented some cleaver technology for Diabetes management.

Edited by P-Jay on Thursday 26th April 16:58

rohrl

5,291 posts

28 months

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elanfan said:
Cotty said:
Discusting behaviour
Javelining conduct
Hammering deportment

PumpkinSteve

2,429 posts

39 months

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JonnyFive said:
I use these self service tills every day, have never stolen from them. Would never understand why people would do so.
Same. It never crossed my mind, I thought the doorways had scanners anyway?
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