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Offline Sick Of Silence

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I told you we can't trust foreigners
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:00:55 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/brits-are-stealing-millions-of-dollars-in-groceries-by-ringing-everything-up-as-carrots/ar-AAxZagu?li=BBnb7Kw

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Organic avocados are expensive. So are fresh figs and heirloom tomatoes and the like. You know what’s cheap? Carrots. Which is why British supermarket shoppers have been weighing their produce as carrots at self-checkout stations, totaling than $4 million in supermarket theft in the past four years. The Independent reports the practice of ringing up expensive produce as a cheaper item has become so common that some shoppers don’t even see it as a crime.

A professor of criminology at the University Of London, Emmeline Taylor, first looked into this behavior at Australian grocery stores before realizing it was also happening in Britain. In one store, she found that receipts indicated customers had purchased more “carrots” than the supermarket ever had in stock to begin with, some up to 18 kilograms (about 40 pounds) in one trip.
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Re: I told you we can't trust foreigners
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 12:36:42 PM »
I agree, though there was no mention of the obvious perps immigration status, this was never a problem before.
Gotta love this quote, they didn't know it was illegal. :rolleyes:

“Unfortunately this wasn’t a sudden switch to healthy eating, it was an early sign of a new type of shoplifter.”

She added that product switching was becoming so common that some shoppers in the UK were not aware it was a crime.

“This behaviour is perceived as cheating the system or a way of ‘gamifying’ an otherwise mundane routine,” she added.
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Re: I told you we can't trust foreigners
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 12:47:38 PM »
Which raises the question of how much of this is going on in the US? I personally use the self checkout aisle as I find it more convenient for me. There is an attendant that has a computer showing all items being purchased and I do not believe it would be a major problem at this store. A solution would be for stores with a problem to remove self checkout and prepare for discrimination charges.
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Re: I told you we can't trust foreigners
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 01:17:15 PM »
Which raises the question of how much of this is going on in the US? I personally use the self checkout aisle as I find it more convenient for me. There is an attendant that has a computer showing all items being purchased and I do not believe it would be a major problem at this store. A solution would be for stores with a problem to remove self checkout and prepare for discrimination charges.

Every store I have been in that have self checkout aisles, have one or two working the self checkouts areas. 

Why remove them?  Just reprogram them.  Or have some one look at the sales slip like Costco does. 

The UK stores are sooooooo trusting.   :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol:
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