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lifeandtheuniverse Sat 11-Nov-17 15:42:05

AIBU - those people who use the self scan machines, carefully put their shopping in the packing area, pay and then proceed to stand their placing their stuff in a bag - thus slowing the queue.

Scan and pack
scan, place, pack

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgh - drove me mad this morning!

Pouffealouffe Sat 11-Nov-17 15:52:25

Hmmm I do agree with you in principle but I get a bit stressed at the self scanners and sometimes find it easier to just scan everything first and then I can decide how to pack stuff...sorry!!!

VladmirsPoutine Sat 11-Nov-17 15:52:46

Yabu. The machines are weighted therefore it would cause an even bigger delay if people bagged as they go.

Rheged Sat 11-Nov-17 15:56:28

I don’t agree actually. I find it’s much quicker to scan everything and then shove it all in a bag as i’m waiting for my receipt. Trying to get the machine to accept the weight of my shopping bag typically take ages in comparison.

Firesuit Sat 11-Nov-17 16:05:52

It's not any quicker to pack as you go. You can scan as fast as you can move things across the scanner, that will take just as long whichever way you do things. Packing on the other hand goes quicker when all items are available and can go in in the right order, with no need to rearange. So actually I'd say that scanning first is quicker.

If you have only a couple of items and just drop them into a bag in a heap on top of each other, it makes no difference.

MaggieFS Sat 11-Nov-17 16:14:01

I know how it's meant to work, but every time I weigh the bag and then scan & bag I get the ruddy 'unexplained item...' and it then takes an age to remedy.
It's quicker in total to scan, place, pay and then bag. Annoying as it is. The machines are crap.

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Sat 11-Nov-17 16:17:48

I use canvas bags for life so even when I tell the machine that I have my own bag it always needs validating by an assistant who takes ages to respond. I therefore scan, pay then put in my bag. I can scan my shopping, tap my credit card and put my items in the bag in the time it often takes an assistant to come over and persuade the checkout to accept my bag!

NoFuckingRoomOnMyBroom Sat 11-Nov-17 16:18:54

I do it the way that annoys you, not sorry either & won't change my habit any time soon ever.
Have yet to come across a self serve that doesn't throw a wobbly when you put bags on to be weighed so your way actually isn't quicker.

FluttershysCutieMark Sat 11-Nov-17 16:28:57

Asda is the only store where I have issues with the bag weight. At tesco I have no problem weighing the bag then packing as I scan. So to me YANBU.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Sat 11-Nov-17 16:37:34

Fucking Asda don’t let you do it the sensible way! You have to set all the stuff on the tray and only after you’ve paid does it screech at you repeatedly to collect your shopping. hmm

HunterHearstHelmsley Sat 11-Nov-17 16:45:17

YABU as it's how the bloody things are set up. If I've only got, say, my gym bag then I'm not going to take everything out so the scales will let me use it and I'm not going to pay for a bag.

Never used to happen when they were free!

Anyway, people not knowing how to use them and taking an eternity are more of a problem.

Gramgram Sat 11-Nov-17 16:49:20

I scan, put the shopping in the packing area, pay and then pack. This is because Sainsbury's self scan don't accept my bag, a bag I actually bought in the store and you always wait an age for the till assistant to come and verify my bag.

So I must really irritate you OP. I'm

Ruffian Sat 11-Nov-17 16:50:44

I have worked out that if I use my own (plastic) bags and place the first item down quite firmly inside the bag in the bagging area then the system is fine.

If I try to 'verify' my bags first it never works and I hate waiting for the assistant to come - if I'm going to do that I might as well queue at a till.

Toddlerteaplease Sat 11-Nov-17 16:52:22

Perhaps they could include using a self scan machine as part of job interviews to see how people react to stress!

Migraleve Sat 11-Nov-17 16:52:52

This is why I use scan as you shop. Lift item from shelf, scan it, place in bag. Job done ✅

WhoWants2Know Sat 11-Nov-17 17:01:57

The thought of scanning everything and then packing it has never occurred to me. Seriously, my world is rocked.

MadamPatti Sat 11-Nov-17 17:19:36

If you want to pack items into a bag that already has items in it (as I frequently do) then you will be unable to pack as you go. Loathe self service. X

cathyclown Sat 11-Nov-17 17:21:55

I refuse on principle to use them. Job losses you see.

I know it's the way of the future, but I am not buying into it right now. Go to the belt and the cashier every time. I like the interraction, a smile, a nod, a hello too!

Fine if you have one or two items, but more and more people are using them for a weekly shop! NOOOOO

TheHungryDonkey Sat 11-Nov-17 17:22:34

I do it the way you don’t like it in Sainsbury’s. It’s the only way not to piss off the machine. Once that lary cow gets going there’s no stopping her until assistance turns off. The unexpected items in the bagging area is my pissing shopping that I just scanned, but no it won’t have it.

DumbledoresApprentice Sat 11-Nov-17 17:26:56

Waitrose and coop round here don’t have scales in the self service. It makes it so much quicker and more efficient. You have a big space to bag as you go along without having to worry about it throwing a wobbly because you add another bag or because someone’s programmed the weight of an item incorrectly on the system.

IHaveACuntingPlan Sat 11-Nov-17 17:29:42

Tesco near me have just set up scan as you shop. It's great - scan, bag, scan the till code thing, pay and go. So quick and easy. Failing that, an actual person at the normal checkout is also incredibly easy!

Allthewaves Sat 11-Nov-17 18:08:44

I prefer scan as you shop - easiest way by far. For some reason my local huge sainsbury's doesn't have it.

Spangles1963 Sat 11-Nov-17 18:22:03

Give me scan as you shop any day. Love it!

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