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Aldi - Fast Checkouts

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Thehooperman, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    When will the checkout staff in Aldi realise that the faster they throw my goods down the till at me the more I am inclined to load them very slowly back into my trolley!!!

    I cannot understand what the urgency is in getting the items through the till as it doesn't seem to speed up the overall process.

    AND NO I am not going to pay for the goods until I have loaded them ALL back into my trolley no matter how hard you stare at me.
     
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  3. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Feel free to shop elsewhere if you don't like it.

    I, on the other hand, have a life to get to and frankly cannot stand slow people at the checkout - if you genuinely haven't got anything better to do with your time than an extended stay in Aldi then I pity you.
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Shops in the Aldi/Lidl style operate with a minimum of staff, all of whom have several functions and are always under a bit of pressure to not hang about. There will always be a tendency for this to happen in such places - however, the longest that I've ever been kept hanging around at a till was in Marks & Spencer's. I had goods costing exactly £20 and a £20 note in my hand - eventually, I just gave them the note and told them to consider stopping me for non-payment, if they felt up to it...

    Interesting fact - neither Aldi nor Lidl sell tobacco products - more to avoid tying up a staff member, than as a moral stance, I suspect.
     
  5. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Glad you've got a life, Shoes.

    The point I was trying to make is that Aldi checkout staff seem to throw your goods down the till irrespective of the fact that you can only load your trolley at a certain rate.
     
  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    You know what grinds my gears? The self checkout tills in asda that barely have enough space for a single carrier bag to fill. The bag usually tips back against the other bags, changing the weight on the base plate and then that annoying nagging electronic woman shouts at you.
     
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  7. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    I think she used to work in Aldi ;)

    And the bags are never hung correctly so that you can load them properly.
     
  8. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    The mark of a quality supermarket is a well-hung bag.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I must be a quality supermarket.
     
  10. The Stafford Beast

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    "Unexpected item in bagging area"
    Can anybody guess what the unexpected item was in my case?

    Yes that's right... a bag.
     
  11. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Or the item you've just scanned.
     
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    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Is this offer only on certain days and do you have to fill in any forms to claim the 2 months back:)
     
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    I'd shop at lidl a lot more if the check out wasn't such an ordeal! The other thing that really gets on my nerves in lidl is the security guard that always closely follows me round but never acknowledges me, it's a bit weird almost like having a personal body guard! I often wonder if he just wants to see how stressed I get at the check out trying to pack my shopping up like an Olympic sport ( yes he hovers over me at the check out too! )
     
  15. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I treat the Lidl check-outs as a challenge. One day I will get it all in the bag before they quote the cost to me. I place the stuff on the belt in the order that I want to pack it and they deal with it in that order - in Sainsbury's there was often a definite attempt to disrupt my system.

    The security bloke is an OK chap really, he's just trying to look intimidating and is disappointed by the lack of people to catch. Did you see the one they had before him? Excellent cover - the first time I saw him, I thought he was a shoplifter...
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I think I remember that one.
     
  17. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Why isn't there more room at the end of the Lidl checkouts ....anymore than 3 items and you're scuppered!
     
  18. izzy emm

    izzy emm A few posts under my belt

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    I work on a check out and the more time we take the more grumpy the waiting customers get:ohno:
     
  19. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    I can understand that but I don't understand why Aldi and Lidl checkout staff literally throw the goods down the till. It doesn't speed things up in the end.
     
  20. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    If they are waiting on you their bosses can't complain?
     
  21. izzy emm

    izzy emm A few posts under my belt

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    then you need to complain to the manager of these stores . i know we get busy in my shop but we always consider the customer and the handling of foods. ps i dont work for lidle or aldi by the way lol.
     

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