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  • At Harris Teeter prices, they probably could have afforded to do that for a month.

    This is like a Bugatti dealership handing out free gas for a test drive.
  • Lsherm: At Harris Teeter prices, they probably could have afforded to do that for a month.

    This is like a Bugatti dealership handing out free gas for a test drive.


    Really? Maybe it's because of my NJ roots, but I find the Teets to be about average. Certainly less than Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.. maybe slightly above Publix and definitely below the Pig.

    I'd only call them "pricey" compared to a shiathole like Walmart, Bi-Lo, or Food Lion.
  • Sorry, farkers, they probably can't give out free alcohol.
  • "Free you say? I just realized I forgot a couple things..."
  • I was at a Michael's not too long ago and their "computers were down." This meant that they couldn't process any transactions, including cash-only.

    Why they couldn't write this stuff down, I don't know. At the time I was more bemused than anything, but now it seems more like a failure of our society.
  • Fubini: I was at a Michael's not too long ago and their "computers were down." This meant that they couldn't process any transactions, including cash-only.

    Why they couldn't write this stuff down, I don't know. At the time I was more bemused than anything, but now it seems more like a failure of our society.


    Wait. Are you expecting cashiers to do... simple math?
  • I don't know what a 'Harris Teeter' is, but that's how you keep the customers happy, and also keep them as customers.
  • But will they still give me funny looks when I buy my dozen cucumbers and vaseline?
  • Lets see... Sunday morning crowd. In Dallas that's the smart people getting a few things before the churches let out, but I don't know the mix in NJ. But about 60 shoppers with and average cart of $150 or less and they're out less than nine grand.

    Now they go and ask for a recompense from who ever made the computer glitch. Heck, this might even be covered by some sort of insurance product.

    /My gym is packed with heathens at 10am on Sunday mornings.
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  • GoodyearPimp: Fubini: I was at a Michael's not too long ago and their "computers were down." This meant that they couldn't process any transactions, including cash-only.

    Why they couldn't write this stuff down, I don't know. At the time I was more bemused than anything, but now it seems more like a failure of our society.

    Wait. Are you expecting cashiers to do... simple math?


    Not too long ago when I worked in retail, if a register went out, I would get out an old fashioned sales receipt and a calculator (if there was one), and we would take cash and checks.....and there ya go. Guess all those years of math did not go to waste.
  • Customer Service, this is how it works! Eat a profit little now, customer for LIFE!
  • wildcardjack: Lets see... Sunday morning crowd. In Dallas that's the smart people getting a few things before the churches let out, but I don't know the mix in NJ. But about 60 shoppers with and average cart of $150 or less and they're out less than nine grand.

    Now they go and ask for a recompense from who ever made the computer glitch. Heck, this might even be covered by some sort of insurance product.

    /My gym is packed with heathens at 10am on Sunday mornings.


    So? even if they get some kind of insurance payback for the loss the company still stepped up and made the computer failure right. That is what should be done and I just wish it wasn't "news" but there we are.
  • SouthPark resident David Coburn arrived around 11 a.m. at the grocery store for his weekly shopping. Nearly an hour later, Coburn headed to the checkout lane to discover a large line had built up.

    Huh? It takes some people that long to shop?

    I probably spend about 15-20 minutes in the grocery store and that includes checking out. Maybe it's because I know what I want and I know where to find it. I keep my shopping list in my head. I have a set pattern that I follow through the store. As I pass aisles I ask myself if there's anything I need down there. If there's not I don't go down that aisle.

    How can people spend that much time in a store?

    I guess it helps that I usually shop anywhere from midnight to 5 AM so I don't have to deal with other customers but that is sometimes tempered by the fact that it's when they restock and clean the floors,

    I did run into a problem once when their POS software was being updated. That was a drag.. I left my cart at the register and wandered around for about 30 minutes. They did not give me my shiat for free. I spent the last 5-10 minutes watching as files were uploaded and installed. You'd think a store like WalMart would have a better method for updating their POS system, but they don't.
  • MrJesus: Lsherm: At Harris Teeter prices, they probably could have afforded to do that for a month.

    This is like a Bugatti dealership handing out free gas for a test drive.

    Really? Maybe it's because of my NJ roots, but I find the Teets to be about average. Certainly less than Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.. maybe slightly above Publix and definitely below the Pig.

    I'd only call them "pricey" compared to a shiathole like Walmart, Bi-Lo, or Food Lion.


    I agree, the Hairy Titty is generally quite reasonable. Especially when they sell gas cards at 20% off - that promotion has been running nearly a year now. Hands down, I'd rather shop there than either our Piggly Wiggly or the Food Lion down the street. HT = better quality, better selection, and better sales (buy two get three free).
  • As a free market republican, I would've monetized their waiting around and charged them rent while they waited.

    Giving away free food is SOSHULIZUM!!!!
  • Sorry, that should be "buy three get two free" sales at the Hairy Peter.

    Love that place, but I might have had one too many Gulden Draaks before posting.
  • I drive by Harris Teeter at least twice a week. It's on my way to Wegmans.
  • For the next 40 minutes, he stood in line with other customers as Harris Teeter workers served them samples of turkey and ham subs, pimento cheese crackers and sushi rolls.

    Bravo, subby, we finally have a correctly used Hero tag.
  • Happy Hours: How can people spend that much time in a store?


    Because the other half is wrangling the kids for a change. I agree with you, and hit my short list of wants as quickly as possible most of the time. But I remember shopping with my mother when I was a child and we went up and down every aisle as she went through her bin of coupons.

    /Hey mom, guess why we're fat. You bought every carb and fat laden item they printed a coupon for.
    //I didn't know there were vegetables other than lettuce until after I moved out on my own.
  • fusillade762: "Free you say? I just realized I forgot a couple things..."


    No shiat - I usually spend about $40-50 every time I shop for groceries. If I realized it was free I think I'd leave with about 4 times that amount. Yeah, how much more lobster do you have? Just the 30 pounds in my cart? Okay, what about steak and Alaskan king crab?

    Can't hit the booze aisle in the grocery stores here - it's all 3.2 beer and they're not even allowed to sell it after midnight which is when I usually shop. 3.2 beer is evil Worst concoction ever.
  • FTA: SouthPark resident David Coburn arrived around 11 a.m. at the grocery store for his weekly shopping. Nearly an hour later...

    Coburn estimated the value of his groceries was about $110.


    If he was really there for an hour for $110 worth of groceries, I hate this guy. He's either wandering the aisles on his phone, telling the deli person that "no, I'd like the non-fat free-range turkey sliced a little bit thinner. That's ok, I guess, but maybe just a scootch thinner.", or fondling the produce like it's his goddamn fetish.
  • Prior to the hurricane I was responsible or prep at a retailer in the Hudson Valley NY. We have a back up system prepared to use hand written tickets and receipts for sales if the power goes out and our generator isn't running at full power (even at about half power our registers will work the biggest concern is the reboot when the generator kicks over). Reviewing this program with the cashiers was mind blowing...they were dumbfounded at the idea of doing everything by hand, quite a few did not understand...I even got calculators for them...it made me weep for the future.
  • MrJesus: Lsherm: At Harris Teeter prices, they probably could have afforded to do that for a month.

    This is like a Bugatti dealership handing out free gas for a test drive.

    Really? Maybe it's because of my NJ roots, but I find the Teets to be about average. Certainly less than Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.. maybe slightly above Publix and definitely below the Pig.

    I'd only call them "pricey" compared to a shiathole like Walmart, Bi-Lo, or Food Lion.


    I'm moved here from Long Island, and Harris Teeter is farking expensive. 4 digits for cold cuts, $18 lb for Locatelli grated cheese etc. Thier sale stuff is alright, but "regular" priced items are better bought at BJ's
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