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Old 13.10.2015, 22:55
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Re: How Migros grocery store wants to become your superego!

We have tried the self check out only when I am buying a small number of items, but given that we do shopping mostly once a week and it's quite a lot - we find counter based billing far more convenient (especially given that most of the counter personnel have now got to know us and engage in a friendly conversation)....

And, having read some of the experiences of fellow EF members - We would be even more averse to using the scanner device..
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We have tried the self check out only when I am buying a small number of items, but given that we do shopping mostly once a week and it's quite a lot - we find counter based billing far more convenient (especially given that most of the counter personnel have now got to know us and engage in a friendly conversation)....

And, having read some of the experiences of fellow EF members - We would be even more averse to using the scanner device..
The self-checkout is simply faster and more convenient if you don't want to waste a lot of time queuing at the regular checkouts, getting stuck behind someone with a huge trolley-load and/or someone paying in cash, especially if you only have few items, are paying by card and know what you are doing.
The supermarket saves money as less checkout staff are needed, the more people use the self-checkouts. These members of staff can be redirected to other tasks like stock replenishment duties.
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Old 14.10.2015, 10:43
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. Plus if you only have three or four items it doesn't make sense to go to the regular checkouts, to get stuck behind someone paying in cash. Different people have different experiences...
I have used the coop self scan till when only buying a couple of items as you have the option to pay in cash with either notes or coins.
The Migros self scan tills ( at least here) only have the option of paying by card and to me it doesn't make sense to pay by card when I'm only buying a loaf of bread and a carton of milk so I go to the normal tills there. The basket only till is usually pretty empty in any case and the cashiers are really friendly in our Migros.
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to me it doesn't make sense to pay by card when I'm only buying a loaf of bread and a carton of milk
On the other hand cash transactions cost the economy a lot more, due to the fact that they take longer not only to be processed at the point of sale, but the cost of storing and banking that money is generally a lot higher.

I pay for absolutely every single transaction possible by credit card and have done so for around 15 years. I rarely carry any cash above Fr.30.--, in fact I've probably got the same three Fr.10.-- notes in my wallet that I had 6 months ago.

If credit card is not accepted, then it's Postcard for me (Aldi Suisse, Denner), if the point of sale doesn't accept even the Postcard, then it's cash.
Ordinarily the only cash transaction I now have is an occasional few items in Lidl in Germany, since they only take debit cards or cash (Postcard doesn't work outside CH/FL at points of sale as far as I know).

Aldi Süd (Germany), at least the branch I sometimes go to has recently started taking credit cards. I hope Lidl (Germany) and Aldi Suisse follow suit.

Cash transactions need to be drastically reduced in Switzerland, it might help bring costs and ultimately prices down a little.
Note: there is no minimum transaction generally for a credit card payment in Switzerland (as far as I am aware, unless it is the shop's own policy), I have paid Fr.-.30 (thirty Rappen) by credit card.
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On the other hand cash transactions cost the economy a lot more, due to the fact that they take longer not only to be processed at the point of sale, but the cost of storing and banking that money is generally a lot higher.

I pay for absolutely every single transaction possible by credit card and have done so for around 15 years. I rarely carry any cash above Fr.30.--, in fact I've probably got the same three Fr.10.-- notes in my wallet that I had 6 months ago.

If credit card is not accepted, then it's Postcard for me (Aldi Suisse, Denner), if the point of sale doesn't accept even the Postcard, then it's cash.
Ordinarily the only cash transaction I now have is an occasional few items in Lidl in Germany, since they only take debit cards or cash (Postcard doesn't work outside CH/FL at points of sale as far as I know).

Aldi Süd (Germany), at least the branch I sometimes go to has recently started taking credit cards. I hope Lidl (Germany) and Aldi Suisse follow suit.

Cash transactions need to be drastically reduced in Switzerland, it might help bring costs and ultimately prices down a little.
Note: there is no minimum transaction generally for a credit card payment in Switzerland (as far as I am aware, unless it is the shop's own policy), I have paid Fr.-.30 (thirty Rappen) by credit card.
Each to their own but I still prefer to make smaller transactions in cash. I take a certain amount out in cash every week and use it to make smaller purchases. I just find it easier to keep a track of spending that way. Personal choice.
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