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Have you ever left things on supermarket to wrong places?

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No
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No but used to once twice
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No but used to few times
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No but used to all the time
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Yes but rarely
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Yes sometimes
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Yes all the time
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Minkin wrote: August 5th, 2018, 3:07 pm One other observation: it seems that every grocery store has their particular tastes in music. There's one store near me that always plays 80s tunes (often more obscure stuff) - but you haven't really lived until you've seen the seafood department dancing to Rick Astley.
I usually dislike music in stores, especially supermarkets. I suffer under the shitty easy listening/jazz pop that's played in one of the supermarkets I sometimes go to. Just fuck off with that crap - I'm here to buy groceries, not to get raped in both ears! :finger:
Gershwin wrote: August 5th, 2018, 6:26 pm And Armo, I was also wondering what you mean with 'buying roadside'. There's almost no opportunity to do so here.
Something like this, I presume? We have plenty of those in Poland too.

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xianjiro wrote: August 5th, 2018, 8:00 pm I also constantly have to deal with items being out of stock - but this, I believe, is just a clever way to get people back in the store another time or get them to buy a product with better margins since who really wants to go to every competitor just to get a bag of cookies.
Have you ever tried Clicklist? Wife uses it occasionally, and they shop for you. You just go pick it up - and if it's out of stock, they'll sub in a different item that's as good or better (e.g., you might get organic free range eggs instead of just free range eggs).
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Lammetje wrote: August 5th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Minkin wrote: August 5th, 2018, 3:07 pm One other observation: it seems that every grocery store has their particular tastes in music. There's one store near me that always plays 80s tunes (often more obscure stuff) - but you haven't really lived until you've seen the seafood department dancing to Rick Astley.
I usually dislike music in stores, especially supermarkets. I suffer under the shitty easy listening/jazz pop that's played in one of the supermarkets I sometimes go to. Just fuck off with that crap - I'm here to buy groceries, not to get raped in both ears! :finger:
here the music is mostly 80s - 90s pop shit. It's not that I dislike most of it, it's just that I don't want to be barraged by Hall and Oates while I'm trying to read tiny print and do the math to figure out how $0.87/ounce compares to $14.40/pound. I've never been too great at math in my head.
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maxwelldeux wrote: August 6th, 2018, 4:31 am
xianjiro wrote: August 5th, 2018, 8:00 pm I also constantly have to deal with items being out of stock - but this, I believe, is just a clever way to get people back in the store another time or get them to buy a product with better margins since who really wants to go to every competitor just to get a bag of cookies.
Have you ever tried Clicklist? Wife uses it occasionally, and they shop for you. You just go pick it up - and if it's out of stock, they'll sub in a different item that's as good or better (e.g., you might get organic free range eggs instead of just free range eggs).
nope - and most of those high tech options don't work with my low tech payment arrangements, but maybe some day B)
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Gershwin wrote: August 5th, 2018, 6:26 pm It's funny to notice how huge the differences between supermarkets in various countries seem.

For instance waiting lines of twenty minutes are completely, utterly unthinkable in the Netherlands. A shop would be out of customers and hence go bankrupt in no time.
Just got back from Germany and was astounded by the differences between that and our own country (Netherlands, in case people still don't know where I'm from). And we're talking about Germany here, our neighbour! I wasn't in Kazakhstan!
1. I was in a waiting line of at least 7 people multiple times. Here, most supermarkets have a rule that says "3 in de rij, kassa erbij" (once a row has 3 or more people, another one should open).
2. Most big supermarket in the Netherlands use self scanning systems nowadays. You take a scanner, scan the products yourself and pay at a terminal with a debit card. No standing in line at all. This results in even shorter rows at the normal cash desks. I often see employees waiting for a customer, because the line is gone. Are there any other countries with self scanning systems?
3. Almost everybody paid with cash!! Seriously? What century is this? Paying with cash takes time, so the rows get longer. A few days ago the person in front of me had to pay around 70 euros, so he paid with a bill of 100. I looked at the bill and couldn't remember ever seeing such a bill. I just didn't recognize it. I never take money to the supermarket.

As a response to the original question: I always put things back where they belong. If I can't find it anymore, I give it to an employee and apologies for it. I'm too decent to do otherwise. :rolleyes:

Other question: If you see anything lying at the wrong spot (someone else left it there) and you know where it should be, do you put it at the right spot?
I do that in CD-shops.
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we have self scanning systems in most stores now. slowly they're doing away with cashiers. the 'click-list' is also getting big. this is where you order your groceries and they are bagged and ready to be picked up, some places even have delivery. retail is changing rapidly
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xianjiro wrote: August 6th, 2018, 7:25 am
Lammetje wrote: August 5th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Minkin wrote: August 5th, 2018, 3:07 pm One other observation: it seems that every grocery store has their particular tastes in music. There's one store near me that always plays 80s tunes (often more obscure stuff) - but you haven't really lived until you've seen the seafood department dancing to Rick Astley.
I usually dislike music in stores, especially supermarkets. I suffer under the shitty easy listening/jazz pop that's played in one of the supermarkets I sometimes go to. Just fuck off with that crap - I'm here to buy groceries, not to get raped in both ears! :finger:
here the music is mostly 80s - 90s pop shit. It's not that I dislike most of it, it's just that I don't want to be barraged by Hall and Oates while I'm trying to read tiny print and do the math to figure out how $0.87/ounce compares to $14.40/pound. I've never been too great at math in my head.
I've heard Roxette so many times in the supermarket here. :yucky:

Btw, I don't go to the supermarket very often. I do most of my groceries with a delivery service. Easy to use, saves time and energy.

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yeah like that ^ however i live in a rural area so most people still have to shop weekly
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joachimt wrote: August 14th, 2018, 5:59 pm Other question: If you see anything lying at the wrong spot (someone else left it there) and you know where it should be, do you put it at the right spot?
I do that in CD-shops.
I sometimes do this in supermarkets, but only if the right spot is within reach. Also, it might be a good idea to always bring cash to the supermarket as a back-up. The machines forsake us sometimes.
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Lammetje wrote: August 14th, 2018, 8:33 pmAlso, it might be a good idea to always bring cash to the supermarket as a back-up. The machines forsake us sometimes.
Hardly ever. Normally I never carry cash at all. I can go weeks without having to use cash. The problem of a broken machine happened to me maybe once in the past four years. Places without a machine hardly exist anymore. Completely different during my vacation though. I've encountered restaurants, museums and other touristic places in Germany where you could only pay with cash. I even had to pay for the campsite in cash (over 600 euros!). In the Netherlands, when you're paying that kind of money in cash, it's probably to avoid the books (meaning avoiding taxes). Otherwise it's really unheard of.

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joachimt wrote:2. Most big supermarket in the Netherlands use self scanning systems nowadays. You take a scanner, scan the products yourself and pay at a terminal with a debit card. No standing in line at all. This results in even shorter rows at the normal cash desks. I often see employees waiting for a customer, because the line is gone. Are there any other countries with self scanning systems?
Yes (Norway). But that’s hardly a good thing though. Why should I as a costumer do the job myself? Do I get a discount from it? Or perhaps a paycheck? Nope.

Just more work for me (and it takes more time btw. I can manage the self-scanning just fine, but not as fast as an employee at a normal registrer). Not to mention the fact that people are loosing their job because of it.

So to get back to topic; yes I do that all the time. Afaik no machine can do that job (yet) so I’m the good guy for keeping workers needed. :P


And I haven’t used cash for several years now (only on holidays).
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I almost always pay with my card, but I'm simply too lazy for self-scanning. It takes too much time, especially when I'm buying groceries with my kids, so I leave scanning the products to the people who specialize in it. That's basically my attitude everywhere: don't do things other people could easily and quite cheaply do much better and quicker.
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self-scanners mainly seem to be designed to facilitate shoplifting by letting you ring up the most expensive apples as the least expensive apples. the times ive used them i found myself pressing buttons that look like they might mute audio instructions to no avail.
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watched tweakers self-scanning last night: best I could tell, one item was scanned and they left with at least three. Side note, no aisles with cashiers were open/staffed, so self-scanning was the only option

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We have self-scanners in the biggest supermarkets here, and there's one I go to regularly, but it's only for 20 items or less I think, and I usually have more than 20. And there are always people who don't know WTF they're doing, so I'm not sure it's any faster actually. I've never used it, in part also because having worked retail so long myself I value those jobs - customer service is a dying thing everywhere, not just in grocery stores, and I guess I'm an old fogie but I don't see it as a better world when we no longer have to ever interact with another human being when buying anything less expensive than property.
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Always put stuff back on the shelf in the right place if I'm walking around the shop. Only exception is if I'm already at the self-service checkout and putting it back would cause other people to have to wait longer to use the checkout/someone might take my place.
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Onderhond wrote: August 4th, 2018, 7:14 am I voted "no" too. Just basic decency if you ask me.
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I probably wouldn't put stuff in the wrong place anyway, but it's been a long fucking time since I was at the store.
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