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  • They figure the thievery into the cost of putting the self service scanners in.  So you have to steal to balance things out, otherwise you're getting taken advantage of.
  • Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.
  • I used to work retail years ago and had someone try this. We had manned checkouts but he's stuck a barcode from a cheap coffee machine onto a same brand bean to cup machine that was vastly more expensive. Since we generally knew how much stuff cost when it came up I checked the model number and just voided it and manually entered the correct code and with a smile asked him for the full price. He said it should be cheaper so I got him to go to the shelf and check the ticket, which of course agreed with me, he couldn't fake those. He got away since I couldn't prove he'd swapped the barcode, but we don't think he ever came back.
    If he hadn't been greedy and just got twenty or thirty percent off I wouldn't have caught it, but a £350 machine for £50? Dude.....
  • "until she was brought undone by a rump roast"

    If I had a dollar for every time....
  • ArkAngel: Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.


    That's why you punch in carrots by weight.
  • ArkAngel: Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.


    Dude there are lots of things you "air scan", they never hit the scale and if you are smart you say "put in cart" and Bob's your uncle
  • Step 1 : Get giant 60 gallon tote.
    Step 2 : Put expensive items in tote away from camera view.
    Step 3 : Go through self checkout and select "I don't want to bag this item."
    Step 4 : PROFIT!!!!
  • Yup, this isn't new.

    A few years ago, we were picking up a $20 tent for our two little dogs.  When we went camping, they had the smallest tent that could be found, and we set up a temporary fence around the tent.  Anyway, when we went to pay, the barcode was missing.  As we waited while they fetched another tent, I mentioned to the cashier that someone likely took the barcode to pull this very scam, by placing it on a much pricier tent.  She said she never considered that.

    ArkAngel: Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.


    Simple, tap screen where it says "skip bagging", and the cashier won't likely catch it, especially if the description is close enough.  Much like my tent story.  They won't question why someone won't bag a big tent.

    /self scanners aren't just at grocery stores
  • ArkAngel: Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.


    I've never seen a self scanner that you put the item down on (except for fruits/veggies that are by the pound).  You just wave it in front of the laser.
  • I hate the "fallen on hard times" excuse to justify thievery. This is one of the reasons we need to bring back public shaming. A day in the stocks on the town square would do a world of good.
  • Is the dumbass tag for the editor of the headline?
  • ArkAngel: Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.


    I know you said grocery stores, but stores like Home Depot don't. You'll think a place with high priced items would just stick to humans.
  • 7th Son of a 7th Son: Step 1 : Get giant 60 gallon tote.
    Step 2 : Put expensive items in tote away from camera view.
    Step 3 : Go through self checkout and select "I don't want to bag this item."
    Step 4 : PROFIT!!!!


    Already been done http://6abc.com/news/shoplifter-goes-​through-checkout-with-32-stolen-​i​phones/1043391/
  • One of our local markets was recently sold off to a larger chain as they were losing too much money. The first change they made was to replace the self scan lines with an attended express checkout. If anything it seems like I get through the checkout line faster and it doesn't seem like the prices have gone up at all.

    /never noticed it happening
    //worst I ever saw was a parent open some cold meds, give some to their kid, and leave the open box behind
  • My home city!
  • ArkAngel: Every self scanner I've seen at grocery stores would reject it because they base it off of weight.


    "Place item in cart?"
    *clerk just hits the blinking button because tired/busy/lazy/whatever*
  • Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: I hate the "fallen on hard times" excuse to justify thievery.


    Why? Seems like that's a much better excuse than "I'm loaded! But I'm going to steal some shiat anyway!"

    This is one of the reasons we need to bring back public shaming.

    Seems like the Daily Mail is way ahead of you there
  • megarian: "until she was brought undone by a rump roast"

    If I had a dollar for every time....


    Go on...
  • That Guy What Stole the Bacon: megarian: "until she was brought undone by a rump roast"

    If I had a dollar for every time....

    Go on...


    That's between me and god.

    And the meat department.

    yeah I know "among" whatever
  • megarian: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: megarian: "until she was brought undone by a rump roast"

    If I had a dollar for every time....

    Go on...

    That's between me and god.

    And the meat department.

    yeah I know "among" whatever


    The ground beef had a use-by date on it, so I used it.
  • megarian: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: megarian: "until she was brought undone by a rump roast"

    If I had a dollar for every time....

    Go on...

    That's between me and god.

    And the meat department.

    yeah I know "among" whatever


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  • fragMasterFlash: One of our local markets was recently sold off to a larger chain as they were losing too much money. The first change they made was to replace the self scan lines with an attended express checkout. If anything it seems like I get through the checkout line faster and it doesn't seem like the prices have gone up at all.


    Supposedly one of the latest trends is to get rid of self checkouts.
  • sevente: Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: I hate the "fallen on hard times" excuse to justify thievery.

    Why? Seems like that's a much better excuse than "I'm loaded! But I'm going to steal some shiat anyway!"

    This is one of the reasons we need to bring back public shaming.

    Seems like the Daily Mail is way ahead of you there


    Plenty of charitable oranizations willing to give to someone that needs it.  No one is entitled to steal anything just because they want it.
  • megarian: "until she was brought undone by a rump roast"

    If I had a dollar for every time....


    Heyyyyy
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