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    Tesco hand held self scanner you take around the shop.

    Used the Tesco self scan today as our local store (Alfreton) is running a trial.

    Its quite good as you scan the item before you put it in your trolley so its easier to spot any price errors. I would imagine that thief's will make use of it also as once the shopping's in the trolley it doesn't come out again until your'e out the store.

    Are they trying self scan at any stores near you?.

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    We have had self scan for years :w00t:

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    has your town got broadband yet or are you on your phone?

    Safeway used to do this 10 years ago :-)

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    DangerGod;8854865

    has your town got broadband yet or are you on your phone?



    :-D prob still on cups & string

    lol @ people getting excited over self scan checkouts!

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    rm13_hammer;8854877

    :-D prob still on cup & string



    lol :-D

    I assume this is a joke thread that I dont get.

    What is this self scan you speak off? :thinking:
    Sounds like something out of a sci fi film if you ask me.

    TUSSFC;8854876

    Safeway used to do this 10 years ago :-)



    i was wracking my brains as to who did this....I thought it was Waitrose.

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    I don't mean the self service checkouts, I mean self scan where you pick a hand held scanner up when you walk in the shop and scan your items as you pick them up off the shelf.

    rm13_hammer;8854877

    :-D prob still on cups & stringlol @ people getting excited over self … :-D prob still on cups & stringlol @ people getting excited over self scan checkouts!



    Think they mean self-scan the items with a scanner gun BEFORE putting in the trolley - not the self scan checkouts. I remember Safeways doing this years ago too.

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    yh i like the scan thing but i hate it when they say put item in bagging area when it is lol

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    livingthelife07;8854852

    We have had self scan for years :w00t:



    do you mean self checkout or you carry a device to scan stuff around the supermarket?

    This is a joke, right???!!

    Edit: Sorry I miss read it! Hand held scanner, no. Sounds a good idea, they'll need loads of them though!

    Like waitrose's quick checkout thing then?

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    interesting.. so how does it actually work? i mean.. you pay and deposit on the gun incase you leave with it?(like the pound in trolley)

    Also, they will need hundreds of these things per store for all the customers. So you walk around firing your gun at your items, then go to the til and what happens exactly? just give them your gun? lol

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    DangerGod;8854865

    has your town got broadband yet or are you on your phone?



    so quick to jump on the bandwagon, :whistling:

    I remember these YEARRRRRRRRS ago in our safeway before it became an Asda. The thing about them that got me was that when you took it back 99% of the time it said you had to go through the till still lol

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    goldmax;8854986

    so quick to jump on the bandwagon, :whistling:



    yeah silly of me to assume they meant the checkouts, it was worded so well.

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    kaks26;8854943

    Think they mean self-scan the items with a scanner gun BEFORE putting in … Think they mean self-scan the items with a scanner gun BEFORE putting in the trolley - not the self scan checkouts. I remember Safeways doing this years ago too.



    yeah safeway more than 10 years ago though id say

    op has changed the title so it makes it clearer as to what they were talking about!

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    WTF IS DIS REAL comes to mind. Whats the point in it ? Why can't people just put something small e.g an ipod or phone at the bottom of the troller and scan everything else. Stupid idea ?

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    DangerGod;8855015

    yeah silly of me to assume they meant the checkouts, it was worded so … yeah silly of me to assume they meant the checkouts, it was worded so well.



    He's edited title now :thumbsup:

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    DangerGod;8854972

    interesting.. so how does it actually work? i mean.. you pay and deposit … interesting.. so how does it actually work? i mean.. you pay and deposit on the gun incase you leave with it?(like the pound in trolley)Also, they will need hundreds of these things per store for all the customers. So you walk around firing your gun at your items, then go to the til and what happens exactly? just give them your gun? lol



    When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which scanner to pick up. Then as you go around the store you scan items and put them in a carrier bag in the trolley. Then when done you go to a checkout and scan a barcode, which then transfers all the data from the scanner to the till. Next pay as normal.

    Its done very much on trust as only you know if you scanned all the items in your trolley. Rarely the system requires the staff do a test scan on the shoppers trolley. It will tell them to scan 8 random items in the trolley. If one of the test items has not been scanned by the customer then all the shopping has to be rescanned by staff.

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    gavjbrown;8855120

    When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which … When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which scanner to pick up. Then as you go around the store you scan items and put them in a carrier bag in the trolley. Then when done you go to a checkout and scan a barcode which then transfers all the data from the scanner to the till. Then pay as normal.



    All sounds abit undeeded really,but hey ho! im guessing its optional whether or not to use these self scanners?

    gavjbrown;8855120

    When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which … When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which scanner to pick up. Then as you go around the store you scan items and put them in a carrier bag in the trolley. Then when done you go to a checkout and scan a barcode which then transfers all the data from the scanner to the till. Then pay as normal.



    What stops you from 'forgetting' to scan a few, say, untagged 16gb memory cards???!!?

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    gavjbrown;8855120

    When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which … When you walk in you scan your clubcard at a monitor that shows you which scanner to pick up. Then as you go around the store you scan items and put them in a carrier bag in the trolley. Then when done you go to a checkout and scan a barcode which then transfers all the data from the scanner to the till. Then pay as normal.Its done very much on trust as only you know if you scanned all the items in your trolley. rarely the system requires the staff do a test scan on the shoppers trolley. It will tell them to scan 8 random items in the trolley. If one of the test items has not been scanned by the customer then all the shopping has to be rescanned by staff.



    i just dont understand why tesco are willing to do this, its only going to encourage people to try and get a few items free. so what if staff realise you didnt scan it at the til? it just gets a re-scan. you have nothing to lose

    ei8hty5ive;8855155

    What stops you from 'forgetting' to scan a few, say, untagged 16gb memory … What stops you from 'forgetting' to scan a few, say, untagged 16gb memory cards???!!?



    Random checks, mostly.

    It's irrelevant, though. People shouldn't use these things, or any sort of self-service. It costs jobs.

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    DangerGod;8855168

    i just dont understand why tesco are willing to do this, its only going … i just dont understand why tesco are willing to do this, its only going to encourage people to try and get a few items free. so what if staff realise you didnt scan it at the til? it just gets a re-scan. you have nothing to lose



    especially in ALFRETON

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    DangerGod;8855143

    All sounds abit undeeded really,but hey ho! im guessing its optional … All sounds abit undeeded really,but hey ho! im guessing its optional whether or not to use these self scanners?



    Yes its optional. I do like the fact you see how much the item is before it goes in the basket, as the shelf labels aren't always the same as when its scanned.LO

    Today we picked an item up that was £1 but scanned at 50p, so we put some more in the trolley. Normally Tesco over charge us though.

    dxx;8855192

    Random checks, mostly. It's irrelevant, though. People shouldn't use … Random checks, mostly. It's irrelevant, though. People shouldn't use these things, or any sort of self-service. It costs jobs.



    You might have stumbled on the answer and it makes it VERY relevant. Maybe that's why Tesco don't mind losing say £10 per every 5 trollies if they can lay off 50 staff and save £650,000 a year per store...

    dont they have them scanners randomly dotted around aisles anyway?? so u can scan and then when you decide you dont want that piece of chicken throw it in with the toothpastes until it gets to room temp and gets put back into the fridge by a member of staff haha

    dxx;8855192

    Random checks, mostly. It's irrelevant, though. People shouldn't use … Random checks, mostly. It's irrelevant, though. People shouldn't use these things, or any sort of self-service. It costs jobs.



    I think you will find it also Makes more jobs as well as unfortunatly causing less jobs at the check out;

    Think how many jobs would be created in the Design, Materials, Supplier, Production, Installation, H&S, Accounting, Software, Maintenance Shipping & Consumables Sectors etc, etc,etc!!!, I pretty sure it balences out, it's just unfortunate for the casheirs although at least one or two jobs will be saved in each supermatket as the selfservice machines need supervising for alcohol restrictions and reseting the bloody things every time they throw a strop and freeze waiting for a member of the store to press ignore button to reset it. Plus the security watching the CCTV

    Why are people mocking this post? Only because you can't read.

    JEEZ.

    ei8hty5ive;8855234

    You might have stumbled on the answer and it makes it VERY relevant. … You might have stumbled on the answer and it makes it VERY relevant. Maybe that's why Tesco don't mind losing say £10 per every 5 trollies if they can lay off 50 staff and save £650,000 a year per store...



    Exactly.

    The new Tesco at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, has what I imagine Tesco's perfect vision of the future to be. There, they don't even have anyone dedicatd to the self-service tills, just one guy on the kiosk which looks onto them. I don't remember exactly how many self-service tills there are, but I think it's either 4 or 8. What happens there is that customers have no realistic option other than to serve themselves, unless they need to buy hard liquour or ciggies, which frees the one worker up to manage the self-service tills. End effect, Tesco can run a shop on one checkout guy instead of 5 or 9. That isn't good for employment.

    barriey;8855357

    I think you will find it also Makes more jobs as well as unfortunatly … I think you will find it also Makes more jobs as well as unfortunatly causing less jobs at the check out;Think how many jobs would be created in the Design, Materials, Supplier, Production, Installation, H&S, Accounting, Software, Maintenance Shipping & Consumables Sectors etc, etc,etc!!!, I pretty sure it balences out, it's just unfortunate for the casheirs although at least one or two jobs will be saved in each supermatket as the selfservice machines need supervising for alcohol restrictions and reseting the bloody things every time they throw a strop and freeze waiting for a member of the store to press ignore button to reset it. Plus the security watching the CCTV



    You're entirely wrong. While the self service setup definitely does need staff to develop and implement it, if that staffing cost of skilled professionals outweighed the staffing cost of unskilled checkout monkeys, Tesco wouldn't bother.

    I like the idea of having hand held scanners. It's a long walk to the only scanning machine to check on prices. Doubt if it'll work on the RTC stuff I try to get. I rarely get through the self scan machines unaided.

    I think to be fair they will push home delivery big time in a few years by undercutting there own stores (less overheads) and sending orders from distribution centers or order pickup stores ( a bit like argos reserve and collect stores). So you will have your big shop once a week delivered and your daily shop delivered to a pickup store. So you order it at lunchtime online or on your mobile and pick it up on your way home from work.

    Lost Symphonies;8855366

    Why are people mocking this post? Only because you can't read.JEEZ.



    +1

    Can't believe it took people so long to realise they were the idiots!

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;8855606

    I think to be fair they will push home delivery big time in a few years … I think to be fair they will push home delivery big time in a few years by undercutting there own stores (less overheads) and sending orders from distribution centers or order pickup stores ( a bit like argos reserve and collect stores). So you will have your big shop once a week delivered and your daily shop delivered to a pickup store. So you order it at lunchtime online or on your mobile and pick it up on your way home from work.



    But that would require everyone to know how to use a mobile phone or the internet, which many older people simply cannot do; we have only just taught our grandma how to use a Nokia 3310, and that's only for calling people, she doesn't have a computer and is completely illiterate in many tasks which we would normally do without even thinking about on such a device.
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