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Old 12-20-2022, 03:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Once the site showed a flash drive for half what they asked in-store. I showed an employee and, without looking, he said it was different.
"It has the same UPC code!"
"No, it's different."
"You didn't even look!"

...Mom acts like it is the end of the world when I use self-checkout.
"Why? I'm the best-looking cashier."

When I do get in line with a human they don't talk to me half the time.
Safeway gets competitive with coupons, so they're more expensive for those who have enough cash to not push buttons in an app to save money. No complaints at my store with their trunk delivery.

Had a recent experience at Walmart where I was trying to save money by ordering online for an electronic device with a 10 year life. 1st order was cancelled. 2nd order only had 1 out of 3 I wanted. 3rd order pretty far away fulfilled my full order with stock from 2018, meaning it had half the usable life. I asked if how to exchange the stale stock with new stuff, and they said I could only return / repurchase, except the store could not match their online price.

Walmart has been a soup nazi with me on other things too. No love for them, but I haven't kicked them out of the family yet.

Self-checkout is often faster, so it's my go-to now. I talk to cashiers regardless if they initiate. Some are quirky and talk about weird things, but those are kinda my people. Usually I get a good quick conversation even from the ones just trying to run the time out of the clock.
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