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    Post The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery

    The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery -- “Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron.”

    Beneath the bland veneer of supermarket automation lurks an ugly truth: There’s a lot of shoplifting going on in the self-scanning checkout lane. But don’t call it shoplifting. The guys in loss prevention prefer “external shrinkage.”


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    What I figured, the sins of others cost me extra.

    I usually don't use self-checkout but when I do I never think of cheating. At Walmart they randomly check your cart against your receipt.
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    Maybe we should raise the social security tax another .3 and call it even?
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    Or raise the time spent in jail for theft.
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    I'm super honest and I don't use the self check-out lines because I'm worried that I might goof something up by accident and be accused of walking out with something. And if I get something from customer service then go check out a cart full of groceries I always show the cashier my receipt for my earlier purchase.

    When I get gas I always get a receipt, just in case my card didn't register for some stupid reason and I'm pumping as a cash pay.

    Kind of a quirk I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Or raise the time spent in jail for theft.
    Or just shoot them and let them rot as an example to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    I'm super honest and I don't use the self check-out lines because I'm worried that I might goof something up by accident and be accused of walking out with something. And if I get something from customer service then go check out a cart full of groceries I always show the cashier my receipt for my earlier purchase.

    When I get gas I always get a receipt, just in case my card didn't register for some stupid reason and I'm pumping as a cash pay.

    Kind of a quirk I have.
    I use them, and it never occurred to me to steal from the self check out lanes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    I'm super honest and I don't use the self check-out lines because I'm worried that I might goof something up by accident and be accused of walking out with something. And if I get something from customer service then go check out a cart full of groceries I always show the cashier my receipt for my earlier purchase.

    When I get gas I always get a receipt, just in case my card didn't register for some stupid reason and I'm pumping as a cash pay.

    Kind of a quirk I have.
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