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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: KyoZero
My dad is in his 50s and tends to do the opposite. He gets the cheapest things and tries to convince himself that it's still decent quality. I see him going through multiples of a product that would still be working on it's first go if he just spent 20% more for a solid product. My brother tends to go for the most expensive, thinking it's somehow always the best. I'm the weirdo who checks consumer reports, researches the company a bit, then dabbles with products in the middle of the range until I find a good buy that matches my needs.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: ketsuko
Well you say that, but there are stores running with three empty human checkouts, and three active self checkouts, and then you have to go and find the member of staff in order to get checked out when those are either full, or when you are a person who requires that an individual check your goods out for you as a matter of political protest, and worker solidarity.
That is not appropriate. There should always be a human being available to a customer, otherwise customer service collapses. I will not accept that. It is not appropriate to the retail trade, and I am vehmently opposed to the spread of this technology through the retail world.