Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout
    Your age and your interpretation of progress might influence where you stand
    February 17, 2019

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/self-checkout-cashiers-retail-jobs-technology-1.5020299
     
  2. Stefan Froberg

    Stefan Froberg Registered Member

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    Support your local starving cashier and say 'No!' to self-checkout.
    (and besides, I want at least some service these days ... )

    EDIT: And of course, there is always that thing that when you use self-checkout
    you can't pay with cash .... (hurrah! for greedy surveillance capitalism! :thumbd:)
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
  3. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    You can pay with cash in Australia. If I'm only grabbing one or two things I'll use self service, but you don't get a discount , so if I'm buying a heap of things I'll head to a checkout. Problem is you're lucky to find more than one or two at most open most days, at least in this town.
     
  4. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    It's the same with me, if I buy only a couple of things it's no problem, but I still prefer a cashier with a lot of groceries. And I also don't see myself scanning every product via smartphone.
     
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