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Shoppers turn Walmart self-checkout into personal slot machine

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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Good for the family, if the walmart want to find them maybe they should remember.....


Please check your change before leaving, as mistakes cannot be rectified later




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: markovian
I give back human error money handling all the time a machine tho ... probly not

Ask ur self if a amt did it would u put it back ...

And let's not forget the monopoly card

So IMHO "bank error in you favor collect 50$"

Besides u think anyone one who owns wallmart would not of done the same

The error was not giving the initial $15 back, it was exploiting it over and over.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

It happened before I learned as it was my mistake.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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My wife works at Walmart, but she'd be the first to tell you:

It's the fault of the employee that is suppose to monitor that area, and the machine.

Would it be better for the person to of been honest? Sure.
Would it had been better if they'd not told family and friends to come take advantage of the situation? Sure.

Was their any criminal wrong doing?

Nope.

They were given the incorrect change. They didn't bust into the machine and steal it. They didn't hack the machine to steal money.

They were given incorrect change and decided to keep it.

A few times over the years, I've had Walmart take money from me (incorrect charges on my card.....cashier swiping and item too many times so I get charge 2 or 3 times for one item) and in every case, I've failed to get my money back.

I'm not shedding a tear here.

I used the self check out one time, and after scanning 4 items it said I was up to 50 dollars already (for peanut butter, milk, cheese and a loaf of bread.....riiiiight). I thought there was something wrong with the machine, and sure enough, it was scanning the items 4 or 5 times in a row. I canceled all the transactions and moved to another machine that worked fine.
I told the sales associate about the broken machine and she just shrugged and went back to jabbering with her fellow employee.

Nope. Ain't going to shed a tear for Walmart.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: MisterSpock

It happened before I learned as it was my mistake.


Wouldn't it have been nice though if i were the one who saw you drop it?




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

I probably would have offered you all the money in it for not having to get new cards id and stuff.
Would you have taken that?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: MisterSpock

I probably would have offered you all the money in it for not having to get new cards id and stuff.
Would you have taken that?


No.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

But I insist.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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Occasionally, at my local NA Casino, I will find a slot machine where the algorithms are all ****** up, and will pay out much more than the house designed it to. Should I report to the management about the error?

Often a guy at the holdem table will get to drunk to play and make stupid stupid calls or raises. I'm supposed to not take advantage of his blunders?




Here's a little reality check for you..."life's a gamble" and If you can't spot the chump when you sit down at the table....It's you!!



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: MisterSpock

But I insist.


Then when you handed me the money, I would have grabbed you, shoved it in your pocket and kicked you in the butt while smiling and shouting "get outta hey ya knucklehead"

Ok, I wouldn't actually do that.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: XxitsTtimexX
a reply to: seasonal

What exactly did they do to break the law?


That counts as theft. Many banks have prosecuted people in the past for ATM's giving out incorrect amounts. These self checkouts are no different.

Lets take the machine out of the equation. Your cashier gives you back a $20 instead of a $5. Are you or are you not stealing $15 from the business by accepting it?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Reverse robbing. Nice



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: MisterSpock

Reverse robbing. Nice


Sir, can you tell me what happened.

This guy, he grabbed me by the shoulder and starting stuffing money in my pockets, it was horrible. **light sobbing**

Mmhmmm, I think we're done here.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
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.


I agree. I've been in that situation too, and I took advantage. Later on, I bragged to someone about it and they gave me quite a lecture. Needless to say, it was enough to change my opinion. Not only did I agree it was wrong, but I returned the money.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
My wife works at Walmart, but she'd be the first to tell you:

It's the fault of the employee that is suppose to monitor that area, and the machine.

Would it be better for the person to of been honest? Sure.
Would it had been better if they'd not told family and friends to come take advantage of the situation? Sure.

Was their any criminal wrong doing?

Nope.

They were given the incorrect change. They didn't bust into the machine and steal it. They didn't hack the machine to steal money.

They were given incorrect change and decided to keep it.

A few times over the years, I've had Walmart take money from me (incorrect charges on my card.....cashier swiping and item too many times so I get charge 2 or 3 times for one item) and in every case, I've failed to get my money back.

I'm not shedding a tear here.

I used the self check out one time, and after scanning 4 items it said I was up to 50 dollars already (for peanut butter, milk, cheese and a loaf of bread.....riiiiight). I thought there was something wrong with the machine, and sure enough, it was scanning the items 4 or 5 times in a row. I canceled all the transactions and moved to another machine that worked fine.
I told the sales associate about the broken machine and she just shrugged and went back to jabbering with her fellow employee.

Nope. Ain't going to shed a tear for Walmart.


I disagree to some extent.

When it happened the first time it was an error on the part of the employee. In my mind it is as if a cashier gave the person incorrect change. Not against the law to take it and walk away.

When the person returned with several family members knowing the machine was malfunctioning that shows intent and is against the law. It was a premeditated action.

I'm not a fan of corporate America but wrong is wrong.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: MisterSpock

You act like a multi billion dollar company needs protection. What's wrong with you?


Isn't this just a reversal of the common cry of one rule for the wealthy, and one for everyone else? You're doing the same thing here and justifying it because they're wealthy. One rule for everyone means just that.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: neo96

The military has nothing to do with this. Try to stick to the thread.


There are a lot of military families using the same programs you accuse Wal-Mart of abusing. That is a valid question.


They have sacrificed and put life and limb on the line. I think they are entitled from support from the goverment that will put them in harms way. Lots of support.....


I have no issue with supporting soldiers. Not sure how you got that from what I said.
The point was that every low wage worker uses social programs but only Wal-Mart is demonized for it.


One is born of nessecity just to survive.

The other is born of the desire for wealth.

A person needs food and a roof. They dont need $100 million or so from a tax break.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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Theft, plain and simple.

No different than when the EBT system went down and Wal-Mart still allowed people to make purchases. Those people bought flat screens and thousands of dollars of items knowing full well their cards didn't have the money to pay for it.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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Nobody remembers. *sigh*

ATS: The bank lent me $2m so I spent it on strippers and cars.

That was not a crime. Getting more cash out from Wal Mart self checkout is not a crime. A mistake but not a crime. Could have behaved differently but it is water under the bridge.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Operator is responsible. Period.



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