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Speedy checkout at Target

I just wanted to send a shoutout to Target. I've been there like a million times and it's on the way to work. This is one of the very few places where checking out your merchandise is pain free. As soon as they scan the first item, you can enter your credit card (no swipe, it just grabs card from you), you sign the pad, it gives you the credit card back and you wait for the remaining items to get scanned. At the end the cashier rings up the total, prints the receipt and off you go. Wish everyone did it this way.

Unfortunately, many customers don't realize this and wait until the last item is scanned and then they insert their credit card. [rolls eyes]

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snowboardjoe
Dec. 20th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Ohhhh. I see. You're one of THOSE people. Yeah.

DEATH TO SLOW-CREDIT-CARD-PAYERS!

that is all
sibertater
Dec. 20th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
How are you at Starbucks?
jss1113
Dec. 20th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
What swindunbar said. I've had accidental double-scans or mis-scans (granted, not at Target, but UPC-scanning is pretty standard nowadays) so I don't sign the approval until the scanning's done and any corrections applied.
snowboardjoe
Dec. 20th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
So, do you watch every little thing that gets scanned?
jss1113
Dec. 20th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
No, though I keep enough of an eye on the visible display to see and identify what's gone through. It's not constant but I can tell when something's double-swiped or if it's rung up as the wrong item ("asparagus" doesn't look like "nectarine," for example, when the wrong 4-digit produce code was entered).
snowboardjoe
Dec. 20th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
This is true. I do tend to pay attention to the BEEP as each item is swiped and watchout for unintended scans.
sctmpls
Dec. 20th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
I agree with you. I have very low tolerance in checkout lines so I love anything that makes it faster. One of my personal pet peeves are people who go through the self checkout lane at the grocery store with a full basket of groceries and have "Johnny help mommy" by scanning the items. ARGH!!!!!
geometrician
Dec. 20th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
The people that drive me crazy are the ones who go through the self check-out, pick up their stuff one item at a time, look all over it for the code, scan it, then look at the code again, and look at the monitor to read everything it says... GAH! It reminds me why I loved middle-of-the-night shopping when I worked nights...
snowboardjoe
Dec. 20th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I've learned the best time to go is Sunday morning well before the church going folks get out of their service. Everything is stocked and now crowds. You just have to wanna get up on a Sunday morning to do it.
sibertater
Dec. 20th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
I've loved this forever. And there are a lot of places that do this....
dan4behr
Dec. 20th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
The other nice thing about Target (especially compared to the other "box stores" is that they keep many checkout lines manned. Other places will have 4 or 5 counters running with 8-10 people backed up in line. Target usually has most, if not all, of thier counters open during busy times like the holidays.
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snowboardjoe
Dec. 20th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Definitely Southpoint. I take Hwy 751 many times to get home, so it works out perfectly. Very close to home. Traffic to get to South Square one would be a nightmare for me.
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