Quote: Billy Bunter @ 24th September 2017, 6:28 PM
This is why I always use the self-service checkouts. You can keep an eye, item by item, on what you're being charged. Because I also find that they try to con you with special offers by putting the notice under a nearby item on the shelf so that you pick up the wrong one, which is not on offer at all. Or, although it is on offer, the tills have not been updated and they still ring up the old price.
Self-service checkouts also avoid the necessity of human inter-action, which I find no bad thing.
Same here and I always go for the self service if I just have a few items so I can take my time and make sure all the prices are what were advertised especially items on offer. I think some stores can be sneaky because there's a small Tesco shop that is too small for self sevice checkouts and the staff there never offer the receipt. They will give you the change and will put the receipt in the bin instead of giving it to you and that isn't the norm. You have to ask for the receipt or you don't get it so it's clearly how the management have trained staff. It just so happens this store also has pricing errors all the time and items that should be on offer such as two for one or half price don't scan at that price at the checkout so unless you notice at the time it will often go unnoticed especially if you don't get the receipt. It happend to me once to often at that particular Tesco shop and I felt like complaining but couldn't be arsed and they rely on lazy people like me who have been wronged but are just a fraction too bone idle to do anything about it. The shop is less than a mile from a much larger Tesco store so they probably have to rely on tricks like that to stay above water but I feel ripped off when I buy a multi pack of crisps because they are half price but notice later I was charged full whack.
I heard a funny exchange today in Iceland of all places. I only went in looking for 1kilo bags of Tilda rice and had to leave empty handed but heard this between a customer and member of staff which tickled me.
customer: "Scuse me, have you got any ice?"
Staff: "Frozen ice?"
It was more of a knee jerk response than a question which I found delightfully British.