While in the city yesterday, I stopped in to see the "new and improved" Woolworths supermarket in Rundle Mall. It looks pretty good.
I remembered that Kath from Gone Chocco said that the Waterthins Wafer Straws she reviewed were bought at Woolies, so looked for them and bought some.
Headed for the checkout area and noticed the store now had two lanes of self-serve checkouts.
Spaced really widely apart to allow for people's trolleys. Should I try it? Oh heck, why not? Doesn't look hard at all.
Scanned my one lonely item, placed it in the bag section while I fed my $5 into the note slot and watched as the coin slot gave me my change. Fascinating.
Would I use these on a regular basis if my local Coles installed them? Maybe. It's really easy and I know how to pack bags.
Then again, after packing groceries for a gazillion* customers each week, I kind of like the idea that someone else can pack for me for a change.
Do any of you have these self-serve checkouts at your shopping centres? Have you used them?
Did you find them more or less convenient? Easy to use? Would you use them again? Or do you prefer the checkout chook option, with the opportunity to chat while your groceries get packed for you?
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