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Offline Hopeful

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 08:52:07 am »
We had those digital price displays on the shelves at our Pick 'n Pay in Cape Town - they're brilliant. And you're not too far off with wishing for a trolley scanner - many years ago some clever people were working on a sensor that would add up your purchases when you walked past a scanner. So maybe it'll happen. Some day.

Offline zatexnz

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 08:59:40 am »
Yip, they're already used in some stores, my hubby tells me!  CAlled RFID (Radio Frequency ID).  But it's very expensive to implement.  So it would work on say, HI FI store... each product gets a RFID - this is more than just a printed barcode, but an actual ID thingy that is stuck to the product.  As you walk through the checkout, your items' RFID's all send their info to the "scanner", and the total is tallied up instantly.  By the time you get to the lady with the purple hair, she already smiles and tells you how much you owe.  Next step is that your Eftpos card has a RFID, and as you walk through the checkout, you just have to type in the pin, without even having to scrounge around in your bag for your card!  :heeha:
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 08:59:40 am »

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 10:36:20 am »
Wow, I am really behind the times, feel like a real country bumpkin.   ::) ::) And I thought the handscanners were  cool :confused: :uglystupid2: :uglystupid2:
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Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2010, 06:50:28 pm »
 :o  Wow!! It really seems anything is possible...  ???
I suppose the only thing that still stays "impossible" is...., "to fall upwards"...  ::)   ???   :confused:
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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2010, 07:03:45 pm »
Nevermind..
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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2010, 09:59:15 pm »
I don't know about anyone else here, but I love  the interaction with the purple haired ladies at the till.  At my local New World, they are always so friendly, full of smiles, and very chatty.   I love interacting with the farmers when I buy my veges at the markets, and my local farmer when I buy my veges from his and his wife. 

I find scanners, and the way shopping is heading, very impersonal. 

Offline zatexnz

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010, 12:22:57 am »
Totally agree with you, Savayla!! 

Ronaldd... Every time you post, I'm really tempted to come and retrieve that kitten... it's SOOOO cute, and I keep wanting to play with it myself! :2funny:
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Offline aniena

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 01:53:01 am »
The other day I used the self scan till for the first time, at pack and save. I only had one item- a box of "ysies" costing $1.98(  something  like that) and after I batteld to find the product on the till and selected it the till " asked" if I wanted a bag. I didn't want one just for this one item but I couldn't get the button that say next or somthing, so in the end I bought a bag- paying $2. ??  Next time when I'm not that stressed I'll either take hubby along or have a closer look.  ::)

 

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 03:00:20 am »
 :2funny:  that sounds like me .  I usually walk away and they come running after me !! 

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 09:08:37 am »
Nevermind..
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2010, 06:58:17 am »
This is too funny !!!   :2funny:  Can you imagine the newspaper headline ? 

"ADAPT OR DIE  ..... South Africans put Scan and Pay instructions on You Tube.   "    Fellow South Africans are helping their new immigrants adapt as they don't want them to return home and die "  :2funny:

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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2010, 11:22:44 am »
Nevermind..
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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2010, 07:29:20 pm »
This is too funny !!!   :2funny:  Can you imagine the newspaper headline ? 

"ADAPT OR DIE  ..... South Africans put Scan and Pay instructions on You Tube.   "    Fellow South Africans are helping their new immigrants adapt as they don't want them to return home and die "  :2funny:

 :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny:
Savayla - you crack me up girl...  :2funny:
Enjoy,   :2funny:  , SAKB
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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2010, 09:07:09 pm »
 :2funny: :2funny: LMAO!

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Re: scanning your own purchases
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2010, 02:52:14 am »
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