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Shoppers turn Walmart self-checkout into personal slot machine

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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Looks like a mistake by a walmart employee (loaded $20 in the $5 slot) gave shoppers a HUGE price drop. A tattooed man bought 2 items and paid cash, instead of getting a $5 bill back he got a $20 back. Off to the races.


At around 12:34 a.m. Saturday, the group went to check out at the Walmart in Winter Haven.

Police said a bald man with a large tattoo on his right shoulder scanned and paid cash for two items, but soon found himself better off when the machine spit out a $20 bill instead of the $5 and change he was owed back.
abc13.com...

So naturally he invited family and friends (including minors) to use this money tree. The self check out cranked out $20 for this group of wrong doers and now the police are looking for the criminals.


According to investigators, the group spent more than 20 minutes bilking Walmart out of their $20 bills from the machine, ringing up one small item each in order to receive change that should have included a $5 bill.

Now police want to find the adults and children seen taking cash from the self-checkout.




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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Always low morals......Always.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

What exactly did they do to break the law?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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Nothing but a thief.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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what bs is this? its not illegal. they paid for their items, and the machine made the mistake.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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Replace human workers with machines and this is the risk you take.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: seasonal



"Five members of the world's richest family added a collective $8.7 billion dollars to their fortunes following Wal-Mart's surprisingly positive first quarter earnings report on Thursday.

Wal-Mart stock jumped 8% in pre-market trading on Thursday climbed another 1.2% by the end of the day. Wal-Mart reported that sales rose more than expected during the first quarter, rising 1% at existing Wal-Mart stores in the United States. That was higher than the 0.5% rise that analysts expected. Despite the jump, Wal-Mart stock is down nearly 13% from this time last year."


They added $8700 million dollars to their fortunes in 2016. That's more than the family will spend in 100 years. I don't think they will miss the cash taken.




edit on 28-4-2017 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
Always low morals......Always.


Machines cant regulate morality.


Risk you take when replace humans with machines.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: XxitsTtimexX

Oh I'm sure there would be a morality law that would be applied.


Am I the only one who is not to broke up about this? For at least the last 2 decades walmart had used the tax payer as a funding source to increase their employees wages.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: MisterSpock
Always low morals......Always.


Machines cant regulate morality.


Risk you take when replace humans with machines.


Talking about the guy.

If that happened to me I would have walked up to an employee and told them.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Nope, not broke up about it.

They fired humans and replaced them with machines so if the machines # up then its the risk walmart took.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: MisterSpock
Always low morals......Always.


Machines cant regulate morality.


Risk you take when replace humans with machines.


Talking about the guy.

If that happened to me I would have walked up to an employee and told them.


You yes.

But not everyone would as we can see here.


Humans suck be it the fat greedy landwale bitch that owns walmart or feckless dishonest shoppers that steal.


Only losers here I feel sorry for are the employers that lost there jobs being replaced by machines........which it selfs walmart is paying for.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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I hate walmart as much as anyone, and I rarely(once a year) go there.

However, it's still wrong and the right thing to do would be to inform someone and get my proper amount due.

I realize that's is a rare opinion, and that most can't fathom having that level of principal. Even when it's in favor of something/one so undeserving of that "respect".

At the end of the day though, it's about me, knowing I'M IN THE RIGHT and that I've done the right thing. Knowing that I can't be labeled a hypocrite or ever be knocked down due to saying one thing and doing another.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: seasonal

Nope, not broke up about it.

They fired humans and replaced them with machines so if the machines # up then its the risk walmart took.


They didn't fire anybody.
And human tellers cost companies more money by mistakes than machines.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

You have time for a short ( I hope) story? Good.

There is a store called Meijer that started in Michigan (the Meijer family is the wealthiest in Michigan). Back in the 1970's it was like GM to work-great pay and benefits oh and they also paid a sh!tty thing called a pension. This family owned empire now pays it's employees the same as walmart, crap wages and profits have never been better.

Of course I am on the outside looking in, but the wealth of these retail giants is staggering, and the conditions and pay for their employees is low.
We live in a world where worker exploitation comes a close second to tax payer exploitation.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: MisterSpock
Always low morals......Always.


Machines cant regulate morality.


Risk you take when replace humans with machines.


Talking about the guy.

If that happened to me I would have walked up to an employee and told them.


Not me. Would have done the same thing.
Not my problem the machine messed up.
Not my job to alert them of their mistake
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

IT was an employee who put $20's in the $5 slot. And the machine did what it was designed to.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: seasonal

Nope, not broke up about it.

They fired humans and replaced them with machines so if the machines # up then its the risk walmart took.


They didn't fire anybody.
And human tellers cost companies more money by mistakes than machines.



Human tellers can also detect theifs better.

So its up to the company to decide what they prefer. Money lost by human error or money lost by theifs.

You cant have a perfect world.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: XxitsTtimexX
a reply to: seasonal

What exactly did they do to break the law?


Could fall under "theft by swindle", they were using "trickery" to receive goods(cash).



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: XxitsTtimexX
a reply to: seasonal

What exactly did they do to break the law?


Exactly. Its the same as if a live cashier was making incorrect change.

Not the shopper's fault neccessarily.

Still, personally id have notified the store and returned the extra money but plenty of Walmart customers wouldnt have.



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