Why did the self-checkout system flop?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the average person is too moronic to do shit themselves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did it?

      No.

      [...]
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      In a certain tiny number of their million stores, Walmart closed the self checkout.
      OP is literally a clickbait shitpost and a homosexual that needs to frick off to /b/.

      "Asset protection" is a meme department and not a real job.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hand holding

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A few reasons.

      -It honestly takes too long for the average person to do it.
      -It usually requires intervention when WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE halts the whole process
      -Machines are broken
      -Checkout has NOT enough of them and the lines get too congested

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gotta love standing there like an idiot for 3 minutes for them to click the button that says your raisin ass is old enough to buy a pack of smokes
        >muh just register your fingerprint with the store
        frick off

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No cashier to check out for myself

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They still going hard on it in Europe. It was pretty useful to steal stuff but now they check you too often.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I zone out and put things in the bag without beeping, then take it out and beep.
      Never been checked.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Works great in Europe in fact they leveled up even more, if you're doing a big shop you pick up a selfscanner, scan the barcodes as you put them in your trolley then just pay and leave, so much faster than having to unpack/repack everything at checkout. Probably works in Europe because of less criminally minded people

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that actually sounds really comfy. wouldn't mind.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        indeed, no americans in europe

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ...in America you can just do that with you phone, you know? You don't need whatever that garbage is.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You selfscan barcodes with your phone in the US? Wasn't aware of that, sounds interesting, have a link?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Walmart Scan & Go is probably the biggest example

            https://www.walmart.com/cp/scan-go/9679980

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't know you could at walmart, you definitely can at sam's club though
            it's great, I use it all the time

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It would make sense for Walmart to have it also. Sam's is just a division of Walmart.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can selfscan with phone app here in italy as well. But the laser scanner is faster. Phone barcode recognition is shit when the barcodes are crinkled or bent

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You could do it in the UK in M&S and Sainsburys I think

            not sure if you can still do it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kinda sucks if you have a basket, I only have two arms

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes not worth it for a small basket you can just use self checkout or regular tills, it's mostly for large shops

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >spin product on shelf
          >grab scanner from basket
          >scan and drop both in basket
          >proceed

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My local store gives you the option to graft on an extra arm from any animal, but only while in the store

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then get a cart, dipshit. Also, do you not have pockets?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At least that would actually save time, unlike self checkout which is even slower. But what's stopping you from just scanning the cheaper version of something and stuffing the more expensive version of something in your cart?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          good upbringing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The scanner is tied to your loyalty card and you basically have a customer trust score, when you start using selfscan there's a good chance they will do a check on you by scanning 3-5 items in your trolley to see if they match what you've scanned. There's a chance they do it at a later point, in 4 years of using it weekly I've only been checked 3 times. Amusingly on my last check which was a $110-ish shop I actually forgot to scan some $2 mushrooms and they caught me but checked the rest of my trolley, nothing else was wrong so they didn't care, haven't been checked since

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          white skin

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You could put me in a store with zero employees and the security cameras turned off and I wouldn't steal anything. Here's how things work in my neighborhood: I recently found a bottle deposit return ticket (or whatever it's called) on the floor and the first thing I did was to ask the nearest customers if they dropped it. They said it's not theirs. I then checked the timestamp and it was from two hours ago so the customer probably already left the store. While at the checkout I still asked the cashier if anyone has asked about it and the answer was no. I then said that in that case I'll cash it along with my groceries. It was only a few euros but it was free untraceable money. The other customers could have lied and said it's theirs but they didn't. The cashier could have lied and said someone has indeed been asking for it and then just cash it but didn't. I could have kept my mouth shut and just cash it but I made sure I'm not taking it from someone else.

          ATHEIST CLAIMING ANYTHING IS OBJECTIVELY MORAL

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

          YOU CANT MAKE THIS UP. THE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

          I'm also an atheist and my rock solid morals aren't in any way tied down to a magical thought police in the clouds. I do the correct thing because if everyone does it we have a perfect utopia. I wouldn't want to be the person holding that back. I also recycle and sort my trash without anyone even knowing I did it, but if everyone does it we have a better world. It's purely logical.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Probably works in Europe because of less criminally minded people

        Yeah but Germany and the EU is working hard to change that.

        self checkout is a scam to cut jobs, every single place that gets them fires all but one cashier and one mook to fix everything the self checkout users frick up. in a just world they would kick out anyone who heads toward it while buying more than 10 items.48vs0

        this, ironically what they save in paying less wages, they lose in shit that gets stolen.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why doing all that? Are you guys moronic?
        The correct and modern way is to get your groceries delivered. You don't spend time going in and out of a gigantic hypermarket, don't have to put everything into a bags and then in your car (you don't even need a car), you just go to the website, choose what you want, and in less than 2 hours it's in front of your house.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Deliverygays are mostly autistic shut-ins, or that's the impression they give me.
          Are you an autistic shut-in?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In what country do delivery wagies fricking high-five you?!

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Are you an autistic shut-in?
            Yes, BUT, it's not only for us nowadays.

            The thing is, for any single mother or family where both parents works (or people without cars) this delivery system is perfect because you can choose the hours of delivery and take your time to select the specific products that you want, which in the end, allow to keep a very tight budget in check too.

            Here in France, Carrefour (which is mainstream market, like Wallmart or Lidl) have democratized the delivery system a lot, you even have express delivery (less than 1 hour, usually 30min) for small order, and more and more people use it. It's not something rare or very specific to a certain type of population anymore. (thanks uber eats and Amazon for that too)

            >The correct and modern way is to get your groceries delivered.
            Yeah, enjoy getting out of date shit or close to out of date. Or even better, shit that has broken or scuffed packaging.
            Meanwhile I pick the fresh items from the back of the shelf (they always put the old shit in the front) and enjoy my filtered, fresh items.

            This depend of the company where you do your shopping. Here with Carrefour, they show you the end date on the product that are perishable (cf picture (5+)) on the site.
            Then, you have the possibility to call them or leave a note for specific request (like put some products on a specific bag, avoid X and Y to be in the same bag, take the most "fresh" fruits, or check for X or Y things about packaging etc...)

            There is literally no downside other than the price (delivery price and % fees on products), but luckily, it's not expensive here, since it's 3€ for express (less than 1 hour and limited order size), 9€ for normal delivery (under 24h, but usually, 2hours) and free for any order higher than 150€.

            If you are handicapped or have any issues, the delivery is free no matter how small the order is.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >english, spanish, french & arabic
            what country is this ?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            probably canada

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            france? they speak french, they have spain on one side, england on another side and they're currently under mudslime occupation

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >we
            How many are there?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i'd have said quebec but the literal french door handle makes me think france, yeah

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am one of the dozens of people online from countries that are not the US, and they are thriving here. Increasing in number in fact.

            i'd have said quebec but the literal french door handle makes me think france, yeah

            france would make sense but why the giant things with more complex language in english? canada USED to have tons of arab wagies but not so much anymore. but canada makes most sense imo. i bet this is in toronto

            will the burgerking total security system (to meet the community needsTM) withstand a hand grenade going off on the counter? how about a rifle slug from a short distance?

            >rifle slug
            is that even a thing or did you mean "rifled slug" like a shotgun round
            isn't HP rifle ammo pretty rare, use of HP ammo works against the strengths of most rifle rounds (and would actually work worse at defeating armor/bp glass)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >is that even a thing
            "Slug" is a slang term for a bullet in general.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >44
            thats a pistol round tho

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes it is, anon.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why was a giant popsicle stick used as a gravestone for this guy?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            too poor for lincoln logs

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            based I would totally do the same, it even accounts for the illegal aliens.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this
          I only go outside when I need to shop for raw meat and fish

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The correct and modern way is to get your groceries delivered.
          Yeah, enjoy getting out of date shit or close to out of date. Or even better, shit that has broken or scuffed packaging.
          Meanwhile I pick the fresh items from the back of the shelf (they always put the old shit in the front) and enjoy my filtered, fresh items.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because nobody will pick the produce and meat that actually look the best for you. This only works for goyslop

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not renewing my Walmart sub next month. They keep making it shittier and shittier like every service ever. First they stopped the free substitutions and now they're increasing their delivery window promise from 1 hour to 2 hours. Not worth it anymore.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you have any idea how much discounted shit there is in stores that you don't get online?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          my nearby middle of nowhere eastern europe town has them in most chain stores. i like em because i can arrange stuff i've bought in my backack a without stressful rush.

          and that as well, but haven't got used to that..
          now back in a more rural area, so i'll probably start buying food online weekly as the only store which is not a gas station has a very modest selection and volume of goods (inb4 think of the local economy)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mon négro.

          Since I've started doing this, setting foot in a supermarket is extremely painful 4me.
          The premium I pay more than compensates the absolute waste of time and being under cucked fluorescent lighting.
          Never had any perished or shit packaging.

          Only gripe I have is that the selection isn't as good as in-person, I don't understand why.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >groceries delivered
          My specific brand of autism prevents me from trusting wagies with picking out my groceries. I need to personally inspect every food item I buy. And not just produce, no, if I buy a box of cereal I need to ensure it isn't dented.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't trust these for stuff like meat, vegetables, bread or fruits.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My missus has an obsession with shopping inside the stores and I don't know why.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is what sams club does, it's pretty nice, they do check though at the door

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This has been the standard from day 1 here in Sweden. Probably ten or 15 years by now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Probably works in Europe because of less criminally minded people
        New migrant boat just dropped

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Probably works in Europe because of less criminally minded people

          Yeah but Germany and the EU is working hard to change that.

          [...]
          this, ironically what they save in paying less wages, they lose in shit that gets stolen.

          Based

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They introduced these at Safeway here in the UK in the 90s and I thought it was the coolest shit ever. It made me actually WANT to get dragged along to do the shopping.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >eat me bananas
        >dried pigs
        >shamrock

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where do you live in Europe that has no turks or gypsies?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          UK, we have both but there's not enough of them at least in my area, can't speak for London

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This doesn't work, frick off. They still ask tou to verify tou didn't steal anything.
        Because if this Black person

        They still going hard on it in Europe. It was pretty useful to steal stuff but now they check you too often.

        We have to suffer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        scanners need to be integrated to the basket itself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It flopped? It's still strong in Canada, at least.

      Strange that self checkouts are still going in countries where you won't be shot for trying to stop someone scanning through a PS5 as toilet paper.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The factors involved are black people and marxist district attorneys

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lol imagine killing a human being over a damn PS5.
        Those "Their life is worth just as much as the shit the steal" sayers have got to be some of the dumbest people alive.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Those "Their life is worth just as much as the shit the steal" sayers have got to be some of the dumbest people alive.

          Shooting thieves (or at the very least, beating the shit out of them) is just the price you have to pay for having no thieves, and a civilized society.

          Then you can have nice things, like toothpaste without locks, and windows without protective bars. You know you've fricked up when even the pajeets one-up you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Forgot pic.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This shit makes me laugh because stores always regret it because the cost of having additional employees to open and close these stupid things and maintaining them costs more than the stolen product so after a few weeks they're all just left open anyway

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >murdering someone for stealing toothpaste
            >civilized society
            kek. are americans actually this brain rotted?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Narcissists lack the brain capacity for introspection. They're too stupid to see the irony.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >murdering someone for stealing toothpaste.

            this is unironically the world I want to live in. I'm TIRED of living in a lawless society. It should be encouraged to torture theives to death. You're the fricking demon here for implying that thieves deserve less than torture for actively ruining society.

            Also, too many "Black person" answers in this thread. It would be more accurate to say "non-whites".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >this is unironically the world I want to live in.
            >It should be encouraged to torture theives to death.
            lmao. what a terrible person.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I agree. Theives are terrible people.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >American reading comprehension

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >europoor leftist secular brainrot thinking crime is permissible.

            I dont like non-whites either. But arrogant secular whites are the worst race in human history hands down.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I agree, crime shouldn't be permissable. That's why the crime of committing torture is explicitly condemned by the US constitution.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            only one problem with your thought process: if a thief was getting tortured for his crimes, then he would be getting what he deserves (regardless of what the israeliteS cuckstitution says)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hey, where do you live?
            Do you have a fancy phone?
            How large is your flat screen?

            https://x.com/brewdoggy/status/1706880005941424293

            How hot is your daughter?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This isn't a response to anything I wrote. Did you tag the wrong post?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i'm not sure what you're trying to express here

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're the fricking demon here
            Demons aren't real, they're mythological creatures.

            Also, torture is objectively worse than theft.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ATHEIST CLAIMING ANYTHING IS OBJECTIVELY MORAL

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

            YOU CANT MAKE THIS UP. THE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >objectively moral
            Who are you quoting?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Demons aren't real, they're mythological creatures.

            admitting to being an atheist

            >torture is objectively worse than theft.

            believing that anything is worse than anything else when we are just worthless accidental piles of molecules. (according to atheism)

            kek

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            do demons even exist in the bible? i thought satan was a fallen angel and his various servants are also either fallen angels or former mortals given power by satan

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            "demon" is just the word for "fallen angel". It's the same thing. (according to christian theology)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ah. i figured that "demon" meant it came from hell/satan directly, without god being directly involved in its creation
            i'm honestly having a hard time thinking of any beings that fit that definition anyway; even "evil" sounding shit like the horsemen of the apocalypse and shit like that are mostly god's messengers out to smite homies on his behalf

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >admitting to being an atheist
            You're supposed to stop believing in magic at around age 5.
            >believing that anything is worse than anything else when we are just worthless accidental piles of molecules.
            No, we have brains, and subjective experiences. That's how we agree upon laws and principles of mutual wellbeing. Extremely simple stuff there, little dude.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >dude steals a 1.40 tube of Arm & Hammer
            >WATERBOARD HIM WITH GASOLINE
            definitely sane

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Belgians had the right Idea

            >You're the fricking demon here
            Demons aren't real, they're mythological creatures.

            Also, torture is objectively worse than theft.

            >torture is objectively worse than theft
            Which is what makes it an effective punishment for those who lack precognitive function.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            something something stolen bread frenchie police officier

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turned out humanity wasn't evolved enough yet for this advanced technology.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    ʇǝɓɐɟ ɐ ɹn

    Stealing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      god bless murika

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How exactly does not having self checkout curb theft? It's not like any employees will stop thieves nor will any company press charges against thieves out of fear of backlash. All taking away self checkout does is increase wait times of law abiding customers and cause them to avoid stores killing sales.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How exactly does not having self checkout curb theft?
        Self checkout makes it easier for people who would otherwise be afraid to commit theft to get away with it easily. You can look like you paid for goods, but in reality you have intentionally missed some items.
        >It's not like any employees will stop thieves nor will any company press charges against thieves out of fear of backlash
        Companies do actually press charges. But they don't do it for petty theft. What they do is they watch people who steal frequently and count up how much they've stolen, then wait for the total to go over the requirement for a felony. Then they'll have security detain you, call in the cops, and make it so you can go to prison for years instead of a couple of months.

        There is no backlash. No one ever complains when a company has thieves prosecuted.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >prosecuting theft
          >store employees "detaining you"
          What fantasy world do you live in? The America that hasn't existed in 30 years?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Self checkout makes it easier for people who would otherwise be afraid to commit theft to get away with it easily. You can look like you paid for goods, but in reality you have intentionally missed some items.
          Yeah. There is a Psychological deterrence to simply having a person of authority on the premises.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >America problems
        Not a problem here. Thieves are caught and processed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        imo it's because most of the units are pretty unreliable, and complain a lot. they don't save any time compared to a checkout person since you still need an attendant to verify your bag initially if it weighs more than a gram, codes for produce are not always indicated so you have to use a shitty search function for it, and generally the machines are just abused so the sensors are all fricky and the glass under them is never clean and shit assuming they aren't outright vandalized. they just end up being a pain to use.

        that and boomers who REEEEE when a min wage child isn't serving them

        you can just mime scanning stuff and put it in your bag, as opposed to conventional shoplifting where you can get caught stuffing shit in your pockets.

        It flopped? It's still strong in Canada, at least.

        also this, in Canada they're still all over the place. they just suck

        Forgot pic.

        now THIS one you almost never see in Canada. i only ever see locked cases at Canadian Tire, and only ever on the guns and ammo (and oddly enough, on fishing gear)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They have two employees and they're always too busy to find. They don't have time to review their cameras and they don't give a shit if you steal unless they catch you doing it.
        I worked there for a few months between jobs, people come in and walk out with pockets full of shit, it's not my shit i don't give a frick.
        They can't pay me to get stabbed stopping laquisha and tyrone from stealing they hair product.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean like what the megacorp racket does daily to the slave population?
      All I see are desperate people working around the combine.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It flopped? It's still strong in Canada, at least.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did it?

      It didnt. Id rather wait in the self checkout line then get checkout out by a wagie

      how exactly did it flop? most stores are like 90% self checkout now and there's like 1 cash register that is rarely even manned

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well yeah it flopped in the USA Walmart... That's not the world though 'murican. To be fair, not even the whole of USA just Walmart's customers being buttholes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its still in most stores just not black ones.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The decision was based on feedback from employees and customers, shopping behaviour and business needs at those particular locations
        I think "shopping behaviour" is code for "Black folk stealing"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that fricking language is the reason I can never set foot in a job

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i guess americans are too dumb to use them, doesn't happen here in europe

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not amerifats being dumb, it's ameriBlack folk stealing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it says select stores, that means only certain ones, which means the ones that got too much stuff stolen

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cleveland
        that must be the steelyard location. that place is a fricking shithole. the place is always completely trashed, i mean, completely. not one single aisle is organized. if you want an item like a cereal box, then it's pushed to the back and fallen over with crumple marks on it, or someone opened the box. if there's a clothes rack there will be a pile of clothes thrown on top of it. there will be carts completely filled with hangers and piles of clothes. you will find opened bags of food on shelves all over the store. and specifically because you're dealing with shit people, the majority of anything that's worth money is locked behind glass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It had been expanding in my place. Before covid only half of the stores have self checkout. 100% have self checkout now.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Done for the wrong reasons
    treats people checking out normally like thieves without actually stopping thieves
    tried to smooth it over with memes about how anyone who didn't ENTHUSIASTICALLY love everything about it was just a moronic karen

    tl;dr humiliation ritual

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    still going strong in Germany

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did it?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didnt. Id rather wait in the self checkout line then get checkout out by a wagie

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    works in my shop

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Car-based society and the rise of delivery or parking lot loading.
    Why humiliate yourself? That's what the wagie is for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do eurotards thing "Car based society" is something that magically sprung up 5 years ago in America?

      The average US state is like 5 times the size of one of your countries, and we don't all want to live in some expensive aids-infested megacity, and those of us who do still want the freedom to go where and when we please.

      Get over your weird opinions about cars. Stop projecting them onto others

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We understand why you need cars, we just find it cringe that you are forced to own a car to survive instead of having infrastructure like trains and having everything you need within walking distance. Being able to live remotely is a nice benefit of how much space you have but only when it's self sufficient, if you still need to drive 20 miles to go shopping then it defeats the point

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          America has city centers where you can get around with public transportation, walk to a store, etc. Most Americans don't want to live there. But the option exists.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why not?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Europeans understand why public transportation is shit every time they get stabbed by a migrant.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why do eurotards thing "Car based society" is something that magically sprung up 5 years ago in America?
        Nobody thinks this tho?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he has to live miles away from the cities and get in and out as fast as possible to not get robbed and stabbed by some schizo or drug addict

        Americans will defend this as freedom

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Works great for me. The average cashier isn't much faster than the average moron so the line still goes faster. The only cashier's that are faster than me are the panicked store managers frantically trying to keep the lines from gridlocking the store. The stores I go to also have employees that are a few steps above Walmart so they can catch thieves easily

        5 years is pretty spot on
        1964-1969 was the big acceleration as whites needed cars to flee from the forcibly integrated cities to the safer suburbs
        Disenfranchise a significant portion of the coming of age generation and do psyops on the rest and the trust that allowed the grand American metropolises of yore to exist was under full attack by the end of the 60s
        Demand for cars skyrocketed in the late 60s because of this and the rest is history
        All Gore tried to stop this
        t. American w/ BS in Economics

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Europe is nearly 40% poorer than Average Americans. Most europeans dont own a car, have never owned a car, not because they're living a super comfortable life, but because they cant own one. Its just that simple.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Average European here, I own a car, a house (well, the mortgage is still going on), a big screen TV, a Playstation 5, a dog and I have a wife and a baby. We have two gaming PCs so one for each of us and a third one as a guest PC that can also run games so our guest can play with us. I also have multiple laptops, two tablets, a home server, a Garmin smartwatch and the latest model of a flagship phone that I just got. I don't know what you have but I already have pretty much everything so I'm not going to envy you in any case. Salary numbers mean nothing, it's the life you get with it. I'll also never be shot while going to the supermarket.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. The average American really doesn't understand how poor the average European is in comparison. American Walmart cashiers make more money and have far greater purchasing power than most highly educated European career workers. Europeans attempt to cope with "muh healthcare" but if you have a decent job you have far better healthcare than any European country.

          It's also leading to massive brain drain as everyone that is highly valuable moves to the US. Europe is totally irrelevant in most advanced economic sectors now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >average US state is like 5 times the size of one of your countries
        does that mean everything has to be spread out though? why not pack everything tighter and have a comfy little town? you can't just park anywhere, walk around and do your errands, you have to drive to every stop. pick any town in the US, it's always the same.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          North America urban development regulators wanted zoning laws, suburbia and highways to frick around and getting rid of Black folk. I'm not even kidding, Black folk could not afford the American dream lifestyle and their homes were bulldozed to build highways.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The average US state is like 5 times the size of one of your countries, and we don't all want to live in some expensive aids-infested megacity
        That's no excuse to have everythng spread up moron, they do it because of moronic American zoning laws. China is also as big as America and still more walkable because their cities don't use this moronic excuse to design their cities and follow the Jap model of development. At least a school, a convenience store and a clinic should be walking distance from you live but mutts can't build them because you are legally bound to only create single family homes in your suburbs. Funny how even Chinks have more freedom to decide what to do with their land than mutts do.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's a cultural thing. Outside of the few major cities the united states has traditionally had much lower population density than the countries you're comparing it to, there's an element of independence and self sufficiency that's always been a part of american culture (think "get off my lawn" attitude). You don't need to have business within walking distance of your home when you have all the shit you need at home already. Also the population greatly increased after the industrial revolution and spread to locations that didn't have self sufficient local communities in place already, typically for a single industry like mining or agriculture. In these areas it was logistically more efficient to build centralized locations for people to stock up on large quantities of goods or receive services and then return home than build a ton of tiny shops all over the place for convenience.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It still seems pretty common and I like it. The self-checkout is rarely in use and works fast.

        Yeah the car is a useful multitool, but actually using it as a vehicle of mass transit means that morons can buy up cheap land for large stores next to random points along high-traffic roads far from any actual housing that would need it. It's like a worse variant of there being vending machines for everything in Japan.
        Regardless of the size of the country, this is just behavior that stems from the available modes of transit and zoning laws.

        >parking lot loading.
        based. nothing feels better than pulling into the parking lot and having some third worlder load a weeks worth of groceries into your truck. eurogays will never understand

        I'm a 5 minute walk away from multiple grocery stores, so I guess I don't.

        Using self checkout feels dehumanizing, same as ATMs or online services.
        I drive my landlord nuts because I always go to her office to submit issues or ask questions, she's always reminding me there's an online portal, and I just cheerfully ignore that advice and go in person.

        Stop giving her receipts for all the cooking oil you pour down your drain.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The average US state is like 5 times the size of one of your countries
        The average commute for an american isn't considerably longer than the one for an european though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >parking lot loading.
      based. nothing feels better than pulling into the parking lot and having some third worlder load a weeks worth of groceries into your truck. eurogays will never understand

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how exactly did it flop? most stores are like 90% self checkout now and there's like 1 cash register that is rarely even manned

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >installs two self checkouts and never has a cashier on duty
    >a couple years later all the self checkouts are closed because methheads kept putting fake barcodes on stuff and getting away with it because there's no scale
    >now just a single cashier and lines backing up during busy time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They just opened one of these a mile from me had 4 self checkouts and a single register they shut them all down immediately because of shoplifters
      But I just put the shit I’m not paying for in my pockets anyway
      They got banners every 3 inches all over the store that says “Low prices” and “we accept EBT” like it’s their business model to screw EBT customers for 50% over MSRP.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ok third worldie

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They open dollar stores and dollar generals near low income areas so it makes sense you would be shoplifting in one

        Works great for me. The average cashier isn't much faster than the average moron so the line still goes faster. The only cashier's that are faster than me are the panicked store managers frantically trying to keep the lines from gridlocking the store. The stores I go to also have employees that are a few steps above Walmart so they can catch thieves easily

        5 years is pretty spot on
        1964-1969 was the big acceleration as whites needed cars to flee from the forcibly integrated cities to the safer suburbs
        Disenfranchise a significant portion of the coming of age generation and do psyops on the rest and the trust that allowed the grand American metropolises of yore to exist was under full attack by the end of the 60s
        Demand for cars skyrocketed in the late 60s because of this and the rest is history
        All Gore tried to stop this
        t. American w/ BS in Economics

        >forcibly integrated cities.
        The Feds redlined inner cities (where minorities mostly lived) from receiving subsidized loans post WW2. Real estate agencies also just didn't show offerings to blacks and communities had implicit agreements to not sell to blacks.
        The reason you have a hyper concentration of nigs is because public housing pushed them into the unusable inner cities as manufacturing died and there was no low skilled jobs for them to work anymore. Keep in mind a lot of these people were former slave families or sharecroppers at the turn of the 20th century who did menial labor in southern agriculture, they didn't have an education or skills. And the reason they're hyper concentrated is because white flight suburbs didn't want nigs in public housing near them. It's a catch 22 because the nigs didn't have access to jobs as easily now, so it just makes more nig issues.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NOOOOOOOOO /misc/ TOLD ME ITS BECUSE Black person BRAINS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine being so #1 your country is full of meth heads.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If they only made it available for white people it would be viable.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate shopping at walmart I pray I never end up in a walmart town

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >going to walmart
    humiliation ritual

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Corporate had to shut a bunch of them off because people are just stealing stuff.
    They were stealing stuff without the self checkout too, just with it they’re tossing stuff in the carts and putting bags on top of them.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I only have a couple items I do self checkout but I prefer talking to the counter person, it's pleasant social interaction.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm not doing their job for them for free. that's all there is to it.
    give me a 5-10% discount for the free labor and i'll use it. otherwise, frick off.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't. Self checkouts are everywhere and that's great.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thing won't scan, then suddenly double scans
    >restart
    >please put item in the bag
    >put item in bag
    >please put item in the bag
    >motherfricker
    >jostle bag, trying to get the sensor to stop tarding out
    >you seem to be having difficulty, an associate will be with you shortly

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. boomer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm neither a boomer nor the anon you replied to but I had a McDonald trump kiosk sperg out one time. I pick the pay with card option only for the POS to say it's not available. Pressed cancel to select pay with cash but the kiosk already froze with an error message that has a non functioning Cancel button. It never sorted itself even after I finished my meal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hahahaha WHAT, what bag sensor??
      Are Americans this moronic you need to be told when to put items in the bag and then also checked in case you fricked it up?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes the bag area is also a scale as a means of preventing theft. Maybe if things were reasonably priced we'd have less thieves..then again, big corpos steal from the people any way and they get away with it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My point is they do this only in America because Americans are untrustworthy thieves. and fat.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >There could be AMERICANS here

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everywhere I go now days only has self check out. even gas stations

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gas stations. Only place I hate this system. It feels completely dumb to have the cashier just stand there watching you or sorting shit on a shelf while pretending not to observe you.
      Should I say hi? Yes, I will always talk to the cashier, FFS, I'm not a Black person. And then it's even dumber.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, theft by joggers.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    sage

    Black folk

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we know

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the freedom to go where and when we please
    Yes. Freedom, that's exactly it. Cars are what America was founded on. The Founding Fathers definitely were talking about mandatory registration, liability insurance, licensing, intentionally low speed limits, speed traps, speed cameras, traffic signals, traffic jams, and DUI deaths when they spoke of American Liberty.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >REEEEEE WHY IS THE WHOLE COUNTRY NOT A RACETRACK FOR MY MIDLIFE-CRISIS SHITBOX

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      everyone knows freedom is having to get in a metal cage to go anywhere instead of using your own two legs on your body like humans did for all of history
      seeing gas stations and strip malls is just delightful

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >treat paying customers like thieves and have the machine baby talk down to them but do absolutely nothing to stop tyrone from just walking out with stuff because thats a heckin racism

    it's peak boomer arrogance. they thought they could make money by turning customers in employees, and then keep them in line with little self-checkout wardens but they forgot the entire system runs on high-trust which is a value exclusive to only 1 group of people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >turning customers in employees
      Are you mad Walmart doesn't have an employee to wipe your ass for you too?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i will pay you 100$ to have a nice day.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    self checkout is a scam to cut jobs, every single place that gets them fires all but one cashier and one mook to fix everything the self checkout users frick up. in a just world they would kick out anyone who heads toward it while buying more than 10 items.48vs0

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    works on my system

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because nobody likes the system and will rob from this cartel at any moment of opportunity.
    I mean these megacorps have now killed my family, frick them. Death to them all in revenge.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Works great in the States. We've had them for probably close to 20 years now.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basketball Americans

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Using self checkout feels dehumanizing, same as ATMs or online services.
    I drive my landlord nuts because I always go to her office to submit issues or ask questions, she's always reminding me there's an online portal, and I just cheerfully ignore that advice and go in person.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She's saying that for your benefit lmao, imagine wasting your time going into a real estate agents' office every time you need something done
      Just how shit is your place that you're constantly having to sort out issues anyway?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you sound insufferable

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This whole thread is full of the most insufferable people imaginable, I can't believe there are still """people""" who haven't figured out how to use a self-checkout by now and still seethe uncontrollably about them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do you think she became a great landlord?
      Hint: it has nothing to do with genuine, thoughtful human interaction like you're extolling here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pink haired homosexual

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't? I use self-checkout whenever possible. Every store has it. When the store is busy it's always full.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Work perfectly fine where I am. They added a ton more during COVID and they're still going.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    crimers

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because boomers will piss and cry when told to do something themselves.

    t. worked at a restaurant that switched to diy ordering and 90% of the people over 40 would b***h abt it

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BECAUSE I DON’T WORK HERE

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Poor implementation. The success rate without intervention must be less than 50%. Its woefully inept

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't like the term but nothing makes me feel as cucked as scanning my own groceries
    i still do it though because it beats taking my earphones out and interactingwith an actual h*man b*ing

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Self scanning is quicker and I'm not paraplegic so I do it myself and save the time. Its comfier making the wagie do it though, I'll admit.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say most people who used self-checkout are now using pick up orders or delivery. I haven't been inside a walmart for about 5yrs now. Only went into a grocery recently because of other people. If it werent for that I wouldn't have gone in at all. Dealing with the trash of society isn't something that I want to deal with.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, same thing here. Hence why I use delivery, I don't have time to waste to see all these monkeys in their natural habitats.

      Because nobody will pick the produce and meat that actually look the best for you. This only works for goyslop

      See ->

      >Are you an autistic shut-in?
      Yes, BUT, it's not only for us nowadays.

      The thing is, for any single mother or family where both parents works (or people without cars) this delivery system is perfect because you can choose the hours of delivery and take your time to select the specific products that you want, which in the end, allow to keep a very tight budget in check too.

      Here in France, Carrefour (which is mainstream market, like Wallmart or Lidl) have democratized the delivery system a lot, you even have express delivery (less than 1 hour, usually 30min) for small order, and more and more people use it. It's not something rare or very specific to a certain type of population anymore. (thanks uber eats and amazon for that too)

      [...]
      This depend of the company where you do your shopping. Here with Carrefour, they show you the end date on the product that are perishable (cf picture (5+)) on the site.
      Then, you have the possibility to call them or leave a note for specific request (like put some products on a specific bag, avoid X and Y to be in the same bag, take the most "fresh" fruits, or check for X or Y things about packaging etc...)

      There is literally no downside other than the price (delivery price and % fees on products), but luckily, it's not expensive here, since it's 3€ for express (less than 1 hour and limited order size), 9€ for normal delivery (under 24h, but usually, 2hours) and free for any order higher than 150€.

      If you are handicapped or have any issues, the delivery is free no matter how small the order is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're trusting some moron to pick steak marbling for you. No thanks.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well, keep wasting your time then, what else can I say?
          You will not get a different result by going there yourself, knowing also that, you are free to "not accept" a product if you think the quality is not up to what you wanted.
          As an example, I get a lot of "baguette" delivered, and I always ask them to not be too "cook" (blanche), and it's always respected.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't order steak then? I usually order from another store with higher quality steak.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love it but yeah, I see 10x more people using the cashiers. Even situations where there's huge lines and the self-checkout is relatively empty. I really don't understand people's minds

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it didnt fail... most traditional checkout lanes arent even manned anymore. everyone uses self checkout
    walmart testing the disabling of them in two stores does not mean shit, it's common practice to run studies and tests on a few stores. probably looking to see if customers smile more on average or some shit, which they can tell from the cameras that are everywhere.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >rural as frick canadagay
    >tiny shit grocery store gets a self checkout lane
    >put reusable grocery bag on
    >reusable not for enviroment but because truck to house is a long enough trek that plastic bags with cans or jars tend to rip
    >put reusable bag on scale
    >UNSCANNED ITEM IN BAGGING AREA is screamed at max volume
    >button on screen appears that says "i have a reusable bag"
    >hit it
    >"An associate will be here shortly to confirm that you do not have an unchecked item in baggage area" at max volume
    >a fricking bright red light flashes above machine
    >sit for 2 minutes
    >nobody appears
    >grab items, go to regular checkout
    >half-way through it being scanned manager appears, hands on hips
    >scolds me for leaving
    >ice cream is melting
    >meat is going warm
    >tell her i won't be using it again so it doeen't matter
    >she moodily wanders back and forth at the self checkout glaring at anyone who uses it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh well it's canada so you got drunk on $80 popov that night

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know about your machines but usually you're supposed to put your bag in the area before you start interacting with the machine because it zeros the scale when you start the process.
      They shouldn't complain about stuff in the bagging area unless you're already to the point of scanning items.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope. It freaked out the moment I hit start before I even scanned anything.
        If you hit the reusable bag button before scanning its the same result, it says to wait until an associate verifies them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Man, that's just shit design.
          You know, I think half the problem is that there isn't a standard software implementation which means even if you use self checkouts regularly going somewhere new can mean you have trouble with an unfamiliar system.
          Also that there's hundreds of competing systems that companies are buying the cheapest of thinking they all the same.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Works just fine here plus I don't have to wait in line in this crowded ass Walmart, I can just come and frickin go, wastes less time for everyone.

        Nope. It freaked out the moment I hit start before I even scanned anything.
        If you hit the reusable bag button before scanning its the same result, it says to wait until an associate verifies them.

        >Unexpected item in the bagging area
        I haven't heard that bullshit in years. Easier for employees to watch their sectors and listen to the beeps.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is it a "flop", exactly? Every grocery store I go to still have them.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not in Australia. They are doubling down on it big time, and have even gone so far as to install AI cameras and gates that block people from leaving if the items don't match.
    Yes, this country is a dystopian hell hole

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >preventing theft is dystopian
      Doesn't surprise me. Australia is basically America 2.0

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The way have gone about doing is dystopian you homosexual cuck. They have spent millions on full on facial recognition systems to prevent shrink. How is this offsetting not paying a bunch of 15 year olds to ring people up?

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because of colored people

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk
    yeah hurts to hear but any poorgay retail worker knows even if they'd never say it

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like them. My grocery bills have stayed the same despite the rising costs of food. I especially love how laissez-faire they treat them at ALDI too. They don't even have a patroller at mine.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't. It works fine here.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no incentive to do it yourself (is a small discount)
    >stealing too much

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too many Jannies out in the wild.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live in latam, we have those shits, but people is too moronic to use them alone, so you have an employee helping people to buy their shit, so it's basically the same, also they are there to help prevent people to steal.
    One time my ex stole some shitty plates, not even fancy ones or shit she cant buy, just for the sake of steal.

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it failed in US because US is half Black folk half israelites, meanwhile it is still growing strong in europe and asia

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm from the south and I remember old people and boomers, the actual baby boomers, couldn't stand these things when they first added self checkouts down here. You'd get dirty looks if you ever used them and some would even try to slightly break them so no one could use them. My parents excuse was "TAKING MUH JOBS", with neither of them never worked in retail or anything close to it. You could tell even stores didn't want them either because they would only have 1 self checkout in a lone corner vs 24 normal checkout like some bastard child. So it never looked like OP's pic

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They only flopped in cultural enrichment zones, probably due to the rich local culture.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you asking when you already know the answer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Our banks are less armored than that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is that Burger King?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      will the burgerking total security system (to meet the community needsTM) withstand a hand grenade going off on the counter? how about a rifle slug from a short distance?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        also, are internal walls surrounding the cash register thick, reinforced concrete?

        can the outside building structure withstand being hit by an armored vehicle?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jesus christ america. the bank branch i go to when i need investment services or card replacements doesn't even have this level of security

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        will the burgerking total security system (to meet the community needsTM) withstand a hand grenade going off on the counter? how about a rifle slug from a short distance?

        Why are you asking when you already know the answer.

        TYRESE, GIVE THESE homieS A VOLLEY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE
      clearly you don't

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cleveland
      that must be the steelyard location. that place is a fricking shithole. the place is always completely trashed, i mean, completely. not one single aisle is organized. if you want an item like a cereal box, then it's pushed to the back and fallen over with crumple marks on it, or someone opened the box. if there's a clothes rack there will be a pile of clothes thrown on top of it. there will be carts completely filled with hangers and piles of clothes. you will find opened bags of food on shelves all over the store. and specifically because you're dealing with shit people, the majority of anything that's worth money is locked behind glass.

      Comfy

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't in my country. Maybe having too much Black folk is the issue?

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These things haven't flopped here down under, they have become a fricking nightmare

    >a dozen self checkouts for every one staffed lane, never more than 2 staffed checkouts at any time, even during boomer rush hour
    >half the self checkouts are always out of service for whatever reason
    >piece of shit machines constantly making you wait for the one wagie rushing around the dozen machines to scan their tag because the machine senses .00001g over weight
    >lack of staffed checkouts means you have to wait for fricknuts to put their whole ass trolley of shit through the self checkout
    >beep boop barcode not recognised please wait for the wagie who will spend 5 minutes trying to figure out how to find the item manually
    >slow as frick, can't just smash items through like the cashier does because it has to wait and weigh every single fricking thing

    I hope Indians start stealing more shit from these so they get rid of them already.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't. I use it all the time, anything that removes unnecessary interactions with grumpy wagies is welcome.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    frick your mother
    at that point what am i even paying for?
    give me groceries for free motherfricker

    who am i paying?

    from production through distribution to checkout not a single human being. truck driver, maybe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you are paying for more than half of your groceries when using this

      Works great in Europe in fact they leveled up even more, if you're doing a big shop you pick up a selfscanner, scan the barcodes as you put them in your trolley then just pay and leave, so much faster than having to unpack/repack everything at checkout. Probably works in Europe because of less criminally minded people

      you are a moron and you're paying the moron tax

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    process gets automated but prices dont fall drastically

    frick your mother

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish self checkout/scan was available here but I live in an immigrant shithole. I guess they know what they are doing

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't weight your veggies on those.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes you can silly bat

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not doing the work for mr shekelstein as a customer.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Work's perfectly fine here.
    There's a small Tesco up the road that has 2 self checkout sections and 2 staffed tills but there's only ever 1 guy there. Most of the time it's quick in and out for stuff people forgot to buy from the big Tesco that's a mile away. Stuff like milk or flour that you can grab and go home in 15 minutes including the walk.
    You could go to the big Tesco and find a dozen self checkout spots with almost a dozen other tills that are staffed at any point in time but the self checkout is only for baskets not trolleys here. The nearby Asda has both a basket and trolley self checkout section along with the dozen other staffed tills. 1-2 guys work the self checkout sections in case something crashes or you need help with anything.
    In total there's about 10-15 of these big name supermarkets within a 1.5 mile radius that I've tried out ranging from the large stores to a small local co-op, almost all have a self checkout section. People regularly use them. So yh idk where you live but here in London they're just fine. I know America is still behind on contactless payments and you have a crime rate in your cities that makes London look docile but surely you should've implemented it in some places by now.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't? At least not in Russia. I see more and more of them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe not having Black folk there helps a lot on maintaining societal norms.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Eh. We don't have blacks, but there is plenty of assorted browns, as well as gypsies.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cc skimmers

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're everywhere in canada and there's only like 1 guy on the register at most. The line is so huge it's not even worth it.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it didn't work. The Tech was garbage. People don't want to deal with a beeping alarm ALL THE TIME just because they bought a snickers bar. Get rid of it.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hated it at first but I'm using it at my local store now. (Germany)
    What pisses me off the most are that somehow 80% of the time I'm waiting in line the people before me try it out for the first time or are severely moronic.
    Other than that I'm faster than the cashiers most of the time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They get used to it or the old fricks give up and go back to the normal tills

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if the store wants me to do their job, they better pay me. otherwise, I'll never use the self checkout.

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how did it flop exactly? Thats basically all people use here in texas.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It didn't in civilized countries.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    americans are literally incapable of rational thought and need the bible to tell them what to do

    even when they talk about rights granted by the US government, they say they're "god given" instead of agreed upon by the ruling class (ignoring ofc that not the same rights exist in other christian or catholic countries, and that the constitution has had to be amended over a dozen times. god is not a very good or consistent writer it seems)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >americans are literally incapable of rational thought and need the bible to tell them what to do
      Yeah, it's kind of scary to think that Americans are so stupid they would go out and start committing child rape if Jesus didn't tell them not to. They genuinely can't figure out why things are bad for humanity without a sky dad to be their ultimate authority kek.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the constitution has had to be amended over a dozen times. god is not a very good or consistent writer it seems
      You're confusing the constitution with the bill of rights you fedora tipping midwit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the bill of rights went through multiple revisions before being signed off. it wasn't written all at once, and is still fundamentally a product of man, not god

        it also doesn't explain why the US bill of rights isn't the constitutional document of every other country, or why it took until 1776 for god to say anything definitive on what rights people should have

        even the text of it is self-contradictory -- "we hold these rights to be self-evident... so we had to write them down so courts can compare against it later and included provisions for modifying or striking these statements"

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    non whites

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when stealing from large chain stores, as is the morally correct thing to do, i have a certain method that works every time as long as wagies arent staring right at you.
    simply find the absolute cheapest item in the store like a 15 cent koolaid packet, rip the barcode off, and use some sleight of hand to appear to be scanning your items while actually scanning the other barcode.
    get your whole basket for a dollar, its not truly free but you are far less suspiscious than any other method. works much better when youre white since Black folk are more likely to be watched.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They haven't failed here. I use them without exception. I never have to queue and I get to steal a lot of food. Usually I save about $10 or more when I steal. Most normies are afraid of the gates where you are supposed to scan that receipt but nobody is checking it. I don't go to stores where they do. I live in a White area so in my local grocery store where I'm about to go right now never even has staff at the regular checkout. You are supposed to ring a bell if you can't scan on your own. I abuse this by stealing a lot and I've done this for a long time now, nobody cares. In the bigger grocery store I go they don't have anyone monitoring the self service checkouts and the people who are working the registers are just kids, they don't have the capacity to look at what I'm stealing when they are scanning the items of people who are too stupid to beep them themselves and save time. I think I'm gonna steal a pepsi max 2 pack and probably something else too.

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am one of the dozens of people online from countries that are not the US, and they are thriving here. Increasing in number in fact.

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never enough damn room to bag my shit up at the little checkouts.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It works just well in homogenous Eastern Europe.
    In fact I prefer it since I don't have to queue behind old people, I mean bless their hearts, but I'd rather be anywhere else but the supermarket.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i just hate them because the scales are unreliable and they need an attendant to come over when i use anything heavier than a shopping bag, like a backpack or duffel or whatever

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only works in a high trust society by low trust societies are WAY more profitable.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When i get really mad at the world, i sometimes sneak stuff into peoples' handbags and stuff. If they don't get caught, i just gave someone free shit. If they do get caught, i can laugh about it.

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still have them in the Northeast US.
    They never fully replaced cashiers in most stores. Most aggressive were drugstores in the city (CVS, etc). Most supermarkets have both full-service and self-service lanes.

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, i have an idea for a new mega safe shop. You come in and look at QR codes of real products. You then pay for it, insert the code and then an employee delivers it to you through two-door setup. Literally zero chance of robbing.

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >us is the only country that locks so much behind glass doors and its stores just auto-assume you're stealing
    >they will still argue with you that there is nothing wrong with them
    weird how only you "people" have this problem.

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For the Germans in here: Can you self-checkout liquor and cigarettes? I always avoided self-checkout because I don’t know if you can do that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      americans aren't allowed to purchase those without permission because crazy puritans control their country so no.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then I guess I’ll stick to traditional checkouts, since we’re controlled by our American overlords anyway.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          im moronic and misread but the answer is still no
          please ignore me i have brain damage apparently.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not since like the 1980's. I remember being a kid and being able to pay for my mom's cigs, can't do that anymore.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now I’m curious when they’ll be able to get a software that’s better at telling your age than the nice old lady at the register.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm american and have been carded for buying fricking compressed air duster cans because idiots huff those.

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >have cart full of groceries
    >no human checker lanes open
    sigh
    >roll into self check-out
    >press start button
    >PLEASE ENTER PHONE NUMBER FOR REWARDS
    >hit cancel/no
    >PLEASE WAIT FOR ATTENDANT
    >have to go shout down the single employee stocking an aisle to come help
    >they shuffle over 5 minutes later
    >"oh, do you want to sign up for a rewards card?"
    >no i just want to check out
    >machine overridden, employee shuffles off
    >scan first item, place into bag
    >UNEXPECTED ITEM IN BAGGING AREA PLEASE WAIT FOR ATTENDANT
    >shout attendant over again, they shuffle over 5 minutes later
    >"oh yea they do this. they don't expect the bag weight. you know if you have this many items you should go to a normal checkout"
    >machine forces them to watch a video of me scanning the item and placing it into the bag titled "THEFT DETECTED" before it can be overridden
    >scan and bag a few more items
    >uhoh, alcohol. scan
    >AGE RESTRICTED ITEM, PLEASE WAIT FOR ATTENDANT
    >shout attendant over again, they're gone now
    >have to find them in the back, they're on break
    >have to wait 15 minutes to get them back to scan my ID
    >finally finishing, bagging area fills up from too many items, no more space to put items, machine won't continue if you don't set it down, can't remove items
    >try to find employee again
    >manager comes out from office, i flag him down
    >"hey you know you really shouldn't be doing self checkout for this many items. load your cart now, i'll override the machine so you can keep scanning, but i'm gonna have to keep an eye on you, the machine has flagged you for theft 3 times now"
    >still no human checker lanes open
    they work so well bros. so amazingly well. every time i use them i think that i should actually unironically have just walked out with the groceries. they'd have never known, they're running a whole grocery store at during busy hours with 1 lazy manager jerking off in his office and 1 overworked disinterested teenager stocking shelves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why do they tell you to go to a normal checkout if there are none open? are they stupid?
      you should consider shopping elsewhere

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >are they stupid?
        maybe, but it's more likely they just don't care, because they're two people paid $7.25/hr (maybe $7.50/hr for that manager!) to babysit an acre-sized grocery store for a massive corporation. they were told to tell people with big carts to go to a normal checkout, so they do. they were told not to open a normal checkout lane and make everyone go to self checkout to "save costs" so they do.
        >consider shopping elsewhere
        i'd love to. all of them are just like this. there are only 2 companies that own all the grocery stores within an hour and a half drive (kroger and walmart) and they both behave this way now that they've muscled out literally all the other competition.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >there are only 2 companies that own all the grocery stores within an hour and a half drive (kroger and walmart) and they both behave this way now that they've muscled out literally all the other competition
          ah yes, the famous american free market

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            always only ever been as real as the american dream

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            always only ever been as real as the american dream

            >Any color the customer wants, as long as it’s black. -Henry Ford

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But isn't that what free market literally means? Like you're free to frick over and muscle out all other competition.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sure, if that's all that was happening. what's actually happening is that the big names come in to town, undercut the competitors, muscle them out of the market...
            but then (and this is the critical problem) pours massive amounts of money into local, state, or even federal government agencies to massively ramp up regulations (with grandfathered-in provisions for the big stores "already present", naturally) to effectively prevent entry of new competitors. be it by food safety, zoning, business licensing, or some other regulatory means.
            if it was just the first bits, it would be possible for a new competitor to enter and for people to use them because they don't treat their customers like trash. but it's the last bit - where the massive corporations break normal market forces themselves by using their influence to corrupt governments.
            this is the same playbook other industries in the US use too - like internet companies. comcast/xfinity rolls in, offers cheap internet and tv service, competitors die, then they literally pay to pass laws in cities and states to make it effectively illegal to start up competition before ramping costs up 500%.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is why free market is an unobtainable ideal. If the gov doesn't set strict rules, the ones that takes over the market first will set their own rules.

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't mind it if I have a few things and I can avoid human contact as a quick express thing. But no to doing it if I have a real reg set of groceries or something, in that case fricking hire people you b***h corporations.

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jacked a usb hub today from the supermarket, just stuffed the box into a reusable bag and paid for the rest of the groceries at the self check out with the bags on the cart.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Boo on you for stealing but, is it any good though? I wouldn't think that kind of thing from the supermarket would work well anyway..

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was worth like 30 bucks, 11-in-1, "4k 30hz hdmi" included. I guess it'll probably die in a few months, can't be worse than the dropshipped chinkshit on amazon though.
        I just hate that supermarket, they constantly frick with prices and treat their employees like shit so it was just a little revenge.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk stealing

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it sucks. why would i want to do some minimum wagie's job to save $3 im not even saving because they charge the same regardless

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >walmart is going to charge for self-checkout
    >somehow it flopped

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did they make self-checkout worse than cashier checkout? The cashier's checkout station never freaks out if she scans two items in quick succession, but the self-checkout will always get confused about whether or not you put the previous item in the bagging area if you scan the next one too fast. Just make it the same fricking system the cashier has and it would work. You already have one guy supervising to make sure people don't steal. In fact his job would become easier if he didn't have to take his eyes off 5 other self-checkouts every 2 minutes to override some "please wait for assistance" prompt on 1.
    They released a decisively shittier product and then claimed it doesn't measure up to human checkout. It's like they wanted this experiment to fail.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why did they make self-checkout worse than cashier checkout?
      The point of self-checkout is cutting costs, anon. Not making you, the customer, have a better experience.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but if they want to cut costs they just have to install a good system then fire all the humans. Right now they have 12 lanes of the good system all closed and 6 dogshit self-checkouts which they're now claiming "huh I guess this doesn't work, let's remove it and go back to the expensive system".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because rational people aren't making these decisions, moronic MBAs are. they live in a fantasy world. it's more trustworthy in their minds to have the machine poorly attempt and fail to prevent theft than to have a wagie properly monitor customers, because they'd have to ensure the wagie actually cared about their employer to care about making sure people aren't stealing, which can't happen because that would require paying them more than $7.25 per hour, which is unacceptable. so, the only possible remaining solution is to have the machine stop every time you scan anything and announce WARNING A THEFT IS IN PROGRESS and flash lights and make you find the single wagie somewhere in the store to reset it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I find this absolutely bewildering. Here the self-checkout is literally just a small table where I swipe my items over, so they register in the pc and at the end I checkout and pay.
      Why is there a "bagging area"?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why is there a "bagging area"?
        because the machines require you to individually scan items then place them one at a time into a small area that has a scale so it can weigh that you placed an item of the same weight as the one you scanned into your bag, because every single customer is a thief and a liar. this process takes forever. you have to scan a single item, place it into your bag in the bagging area when instructed by the machine (NOT before! and NOT too late! or the entire process halts until an employee scans their badge and watches a video of you), and wait for it to settle to measure the weight for about 3-4 seconds before the machine allows for and instructs you to scan the next item.
        and you better have set up every bag you need during the initial phase, or it will feel the weight of the new bag you've just set down and the machine will start sounding a siren and announcing that a theft is in progress

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That sounds insane. No wonder it failed in the states then, when your fricking supermarkets are demoralising you.

          >Why is there a "bagging area"?
          have you ever bought more than 3 items before?

          From context I assumed, correctly it seems, its more than just somewhere you can attach your bag. Which is what it is here, a hook I can attach my bag but they don't really give a shit where I put it after I swipe it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >From context I assumed, correctly it seems, its more than just somewhere you can attach your bag. Which is what it is here, a hook I can attach my bag but they don't really give a shit where I put it after I swipe it.
            yeah maybe they have some crackhead shit going on im not aware of but when i hear bagging area in the context of self checkout it's the hooks you put your bag on

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >when your fricking supermarkets are demoralising you
            not just the supermarkets lmao
            i'm also assuming your supermarkets don't have little electronic gates that only allow one person at a time to exit the store by locking you into a little lane for a few seconds so you stop between the anti-theft scanners.
            i'm also assuming your shopping carts don't lock their wheels and start sounding an alarm when they're full of groceries and half way across the parking lot to your car.
            i'm ALSO assuming your supermarkets also don't then hire security guard rent-a-cops whose only job is to come over and verbally harass you and threaten to call the police if anyone then abandons the cart where it's locked itself in the middle of the parking lot instead of laboriously dragging it back to the cart return and it screams.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why is there a "bagging area"?
        have you ever bought more than 3 items before?

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use it to buy alcohol with my meal voucher because cashiers sometimes don't allow me to.

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still have it at my store. They basically have one employee keeping track of the six scanners and go over to reset the machine if it thinks you are stealing. They pay one person to watch six machines, rather then six cashiers who also need to bag the products. That is a pretty good deal on their end, so I don't see how it is flopping.

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because you can print out your own barcode labels onto Avery labels, put them over top of the other barcode label, and check out for cheaper.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      enjoy your party van bro
      https://www.computerworld.com/article/1447238/student-charged-with-posting-counterfeit-coupons-to-IQfy.html

  104. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Works fine in countries that are almost all white or asian.

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it isn't practical for the average person, for fruit and vegetables you need a code that isn't always easily available unless you memorized it yourself and there're other things you need a cashier, like why the frick can't I open the moronic box they use for shaving lotion? Returnable bottles?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      most of the machines will stop you as soon as you indicate you're scanning fruit or vegetables anyway now and force you to find a wagie to override, because enough people were scanning organics as nonorganics so all produce is a checkout-halting red flag now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like many things, people dont use them for their intended use. This applies to both the stores and shoppers. Shoppers try to use them for full carts which is dumb...its really meant for just a few items that way the main checkouts can be used by the carts. The stores misuse them by putting too many in and trying to pay less employees etc. If there were just a couple self-checkouts and people used them right, there wouldnt be any problems.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Shoppers try to use them for full carts which is dumb
        stores just don't open regular checkout lanes anymore. so if you need more than "a few items", you're just shit outta luck then?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where I do my shopping there's a limit of 20 items for the self-checkout.

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Immigrants.
    But also I don't work there, not my job to scan.

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump limit reply for deport all non-whites and cage all women

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