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    Dollar General removing self-checkout

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/...CFKMRH6EOCWYQ/

    Some or all self-checkouts at about 9,000 other stores are being changed to regular checkouts manned by cashiers, while 4,500 stores will have self-checkouts limited to purchases of five or fewer items.

    Fox Business reported that Dollar General has self-checkouts in more than 14,000 locations.

    Target announced last week that it will be adjusting its self-checkout lines. The stores will limit purchases to 10 items or fewer and will be adding traditional lanes with cashiers.
    Shoplifting is the reason. The cashier at the store closest to me said that, at that store alone, they lost $35,000 in merchandise last year.

    I can't stand using them anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
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    Shoplifting is the reason. The cashier at the store closest to me said that, at that store alone, they lost $35,000 in merchandise last year.

    I can't stand using them anyway.
    I would have to think that a store the size of a Dollar General would expect to have about that much stolen per year. People that are going to steal don't even need to go thru checkout.

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    Honestly when I've had to use them (i.e. the dollar store worker wasn't even at the registers but either outside smoking a cigarette or in the back trying to move boxes of $#@! out of the aisles), I've always been kind of paranoid about forgetting to scan, or double-scanning, something. Tiny little counter they give you to set stuff on.
    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    This is getting silly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    It started silly.
    T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men

    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

    We Are Running Out of Time - Mini Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Philhelm
    I part ways with "libertarianism" when it transitions from ideology grounded in logic into self-defeating autism for the sake of ideological purity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
    Honestly when I've had to use them (i.e. the dollar store worker wasn't even at the registers but either outside smoking a cigarette or in the back trying to move boxes of $#@! out of the aisles), I've always been kind of paranoid about forgetting to scan, or double-scanning, something. Tiny little counter they give you to set stuff on.
    I have found that the condition of Dollar General reflects the neighborhood and consumer that frequents it.

    I have been to South Carolina where there are no other store options for miles. The Dollar General is impeccably clean, wait staff are pleasant and well dressed and they greet you as you walk in the door, "welcome to dollar general." Then I go into one around here where English is the second language, filthy store, slob attendants, aisles filled with stuff. Makes me sick to go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
    https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/...CFKMRH6EOCWYQ/



    Shoplifting is the reason. The cashier at the store closest to me said that, at that store alone, they lost $35,000 in merchandise last year.

    I can't stand using them anyway.
    If they have to man the register the entire day, it'll cost them way more than $35K. Especially, when you include insurance and taxes on those employees. That's the calculus that comes into play. Depending on the level of theft, though, at some point that calculus changes.

    I don't go to the Dollar store very often, but personally, I LOVE the self-checkout at my grocery store. I trust my scanning more than the person at the register. And it's quicker and more convenient. Now, it feels like a hassle if I have to have someone scan things for me - almost like pumping gas in New Jersey.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    Walmart ENDS Self Checkout
    https://odysee.com/@actualjusticewar...elf-checkout:b
    {Actual Justice Warrior | 02 May 2024}

    In this video I discuss Walmart ending self checkout in an Ohio area within the context of these machines being limited or removed across the country due to theft.

    Sources:

    The Bastiat Collection ˇ FREE PDF ˇ FREE EPUB ˇ PAPER
    Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850)

    • "When law and morality are in contradiction to each other, the citizen finds himself in the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense, or of losing his respect for the law."
      -- The Law (p. 54)
    • "Government is that great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."
      -- Government (p. 99)
    • "[W]ar is always begun in the interest of the few, and at the expense of the many."
      -- Economic Sophisms - Second Series (p. 312)
    • "There are two principles that can never be reconciled - Liberty and Constraint."
      -- Harmonies of Political Economy - Book One (p. 447)

    ˇ tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito ˇ

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    I stopped shopping at Lidl several months ago.
    I walked up to the staffed checkouts and none was open. I asked one of the three employees standing around doing nothing, "Hey, which checkout is open?"
    He said they'll open one if I'm paying cash: otherwise I have to self checkout.
    "Hey man, I don't work here, and now you get to handle my groceries anyway but not get the money" as I walk away from my cart and TF out the store.
    Had fish and ice cream in there, too.

    If you don't like the self-checkouts, don't use them. Aldi seems to have figured out how to pay their checkers a decent wage and still get you out faster than anyone in history, and they get to sit down, too. Go there.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    Ive never seen self ceck at Dollar store , only wal mart and grocery cains
    Do something Danke



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