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aussielong
21st November 2012, 10:16
Three tins of tuna make one beep.

Expensive mushrooms get scanned as carrots.

Are these mistakes acceptable?

eek
21st November 2012, 10:18
Three tins of tuna make one beep.

Expensive mushrooms get scanned as carrots.

Are these mistakes acceptable?

You live in Australia. Our machines don't make those mistakes (usually because they are configured in shoplifters live near here mode) and complain about any discrepancy.

aussielong
21st November 2012, 10:23
You live in Australia. Our machines don't make those mistakes (usually because they are configured in shoplifters live near here mode) and complain about any discrepancy.

Huh?

:igmc:

kingcook
21st November 2012, 10:43
Best thing about those supermarket scanning machines is at the end when they say, "don't forget to take your bag with you", and I turn to the missus and say, "come on, love!" :happy

mudskipper
21st November 2012, 11:10
It's possible to break the Sainsbury's self checkout simply by inserting your credit card before scanning your Nectar card. It then refuses to authorise your card. If you then insert cash, it refuses to give you change and hangs completely. Works every time. I patiently explained the exact sequence of events required to reproduce the problem to gormless "How can I help you?" youth, but, as he failed to take notes, I fear that my detailed bug report may never make it to the techies who could possibly fix the problem.

SupremeSpod
21st November 2012, 11:12
It's possible to break the Sainsbury's self checkout simply by inserting your credit card before scanning your Nectar card. It then refuses to authorise your card. If you then insert cash, it refuses to give you change and hangs completely. Works every time. I patiently explained the exact sequence of events required to reproduce the problem to gormless "How can I help you?" youth, but, as he failed to take notes, I fear that my detailed bug report may never make it to the techies who could possibly fix the problem.

Gentile? Is that you?

eek
21st November 2012, 11:13
It's possible to break the Sainsbury's self checkout simply by inserting your credit card before scanning your Nectar card. It then refuses to authorise your card. If you then insert cash, it refuses to give you change and hangs completely. Works every time. I patiently explained the exact sequence of events required to reproduce the problem to gormless "How can I help you?" youth, but, as he failed to take notes, I fear that my detailed bug report may never make it to the techies who could possibly fix the problem.

You do know that you have to choice a payment type and then press cancel before paying to get ALL discounts applied correctly. Yes, its a known bug and yes I've complained a few times but even trading standards can't be arsed to deal with my complaint.

TykeMerc
21st November 2012, 11:15
Three tins of tuna make one beep.

Expensive mushrooms get scanned as carrots.

Are these mistakes acceptable?

So you're asking if theft is acceptable? Simple answer no.

mudskipper
21st November 2012, 11:18
Gentile? Is that you?

It was only 91 words. :(

aussielong
21st November 2012, 11:24
So you're asking if theft is acceptable? Simple answer no.

I was banned from sainsburys for shop-lifting pick'n'mix, I got caught twice. I told them I had an addiction and can't walk past the open trays. I'm not allowed in tesco metro holborn either.

Ticktock
21st November 2012, 11:29
A former colleague of mine loved Sainsbury's self-service tills because of all the free Nectar points he'd get. Scan in a sandwich and a drink, when asked if he'd used his own bags say "Yes".
How many bags? "10".
1 bonus point for each bag, every day, I'm sure it soon adds up.

FiveTimes
21st November 2012, 11:32
I was banned from sainsburys for shop-lifting pick'n'mix, I got caught twice. I told them I had an addiction and can't walk past the open trays. I'm not allowed in tesco metro holborn either.

sounds like you have a problem

pm me

aussielong
21st November 2012, 11:36
sounds like you have a problem

pm me

No, this was before I met haile selassie

DodgyAgent
21st November 2012, 12:32
I was banned from sainsburys for shop-lifting pick'n'mix, I got caught twice. I told them I had an addiction and can't walk past the open trays. I'm not allowed in tesco metro holborn either.

I thought theft was part of aussie culture

eek
21st November 2012, 13:14
I thought theft was part of aussie culture

Wasn't it the default career path of their founding fathers.

escapeUK
21st November 2012, 13:21
Wasn't it the default career path of their founding fathers.

Oh the irony of sending criminals to a paradise and leaving the honest folk in this shit hole.

SupremeSpod
21st November 2012, 16:09
It was only 91 words. :(

You counted them though, didn't you?

Oh dear :facepalm:

SimonMac
21st November 2012, 16:25
Three tins of tuna make one beep.

Expensive mushrooms get scanned as carrots.

Are these mistakes acceptable?

One Delta Ten Tango error?

MarillionFan
21st November 2012, 16:28
It was only 91 words. :(

Attention spans are getting shor...

EternalOptimist
21st November 2012, 17:02
get the barcode for a tin of beans and tape it to the back of your hand. scan the cheap items normally , scan the expensive items with the back of your hand

put your gloves and false nose on, run like heck


:rolleyes:

kingcook
21st November 2012, 17:16
get the barcode for a tin of beans and tape it to the back of your hand. scan the cheap items normally , scan the expensive items with the back of your hand

put your gloves and false nose on, run like heck

That works well if the expensive items are the same weight as a tin of beans :rolleyes:

kingcook
21st November 2012, 17:18
The bit at the start when it asks you if you've bought your own bags and place them on the scale... anyone tried filling it with stuff first? So that stolen items are included as part of the bag's weight.

Zippy
21st November 2012, 17:38
I hate the self-service tills. The staff insist that 'they will be quicker to use' then bugger off. And have to come back several times when it transpires that I want to purchase a bottle of wine, a vegetable knife and some glue.

VectraMan
21st November 2012, 17:58
I stole a bottle of wine once by putting it in the bag first without thinking, then when it complained pressed the "I'm using my own bag" option and carried on. I didn't intend to, honest officer, and only realised later that I'd bought wine without needing the assistant to okay it and twigged what I must have done.

bless 'em all
21st November 2012, 18:06
It's possible to break the Sainsbury's self checkout simply by inserting your credit card before scanning your Nectar card. It then refuses to authorise your card. If you then insert cash, it refuses to give you change and hangs completely. Works every time. I patiently explained the exact sequence of events required to reproduce the problem to gormless "How can I help you?" youth, but, as he failed to take notes, I fear that my detailed bug report may never make it to the techies who could possibly fix the problem.

It's possible to break the Tesco self-scan checkout by simply smashing a 2 liter tub of ice-cream onto the scanner after repeated, unsuccessful attempts to get it to scan.

Fxcking things.

darmstadt
21st November 2012, 18:21
I 'assisted' on a project some years ago here where you scanned the goods as you put them into your trolley and then passed the scanner to the checkout person who placed it into their till and then you just paid. Didn't last long :wink

darmstadt
21st November 2012, 18:24
I hadn't actually seen these things until a couple of years ago when I was in a Sainsbury's in Earls Court and had to try them out, no problems. Saw them again this year and there were more people helping out on the self service checkouts than there were on the real checkouts (were at least you can have a natter with the lady on the till and sneakily look down her top!)

escapeUK
21st November 2012, 18:26
But what do expensive consultants think about having to do a job that really someone on a tenth of their wage should be doing for them?

darmstadt
21st November 2012, 18:26
I was banned from sainsburys for shop-lifting pick'n'mix, I got caught twice. I told them I had an addiction and can't walk past the open trays. I'm not allowed in tesco metro holborn either.

Any relation?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp6J6PF47CM

EternalOptimist
21st November 2012, 20:04
I hadn't actually seen these things until a couple of years ago when I was in a Sainsbury's in Earls Court and had to try them out, no problems. Saw them again this year and there were more people helping out on the self service checkouts than there were on the real checkouts (were at least you can have a natter with the lady on the till and sneakily look down her top!)

I hate it when the birds at the check out look down my top.
Dont they realise I am NOT an object.
I have thoughts, feelings. I am a PERSON for chissake.

The way they run their lavicious eyes over my rippling body just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

still, they cant help it poor things. Driven by their base desires. Thats what they are



:rolleyes:

bless 'em all
21st November 2012, 20:23
I hate it when the birds at the check out look down my top.
Dont they realise I am NOT an object.
I have thoughts, feelings. I am a PERSON for chissake.

The way they run their lavicious eyes over my rippling body just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

still, they cant help it poor things. Driven by their base desires. Thats what they are



:rolleyes:

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! "Clubcard?" "Thanks, bye" "Hey Gina, get a load of him ... cor he's fit." :grin