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I've noticed since the introduction of  providing your own bag for purchases,  there's a tendency for businesses to exclude bagging your purchased items themselves.    There are no doubt exceptions but as I say I see this as a tendency.

 

I always  hate to see any customer service  reduction as they aren't likely to come back in the future.

 

Do you do anything to encourage the shop to continue with bagging your things? 

 

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If I remember to take the bag I hand it to the cashier at checkout and she places the items in it. In Big C if I forget I simply pay the 5 baht for the bag and they do it.

 

Most shopping is actually done in Makro and as mentioned above, that doesnt even leave the trolley and is usually arranged for easy scanning right where it is.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Pay them the 3bht they want for a bag at the checkout.

Other than 7-11 or Food Mart, where do you buy the bags you use?

 

I've seen bags for sale for up go 160.THB.     I've paid 20 baht for some bags.   I support the use of reusable bags  but I'm sorry to see customer service diminished.

 

This thread is not about the cost of bags please.

 

 

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1 hour ago, CanadaSam said:

I have been doing this since I began shopping, because:

1- I know where similar items are.

2- I know which bag has meat and cool stuff that needs to go in fridge immediately when I get home.

3- I know not to put poisons / corrosives together with foodstuff, unlike some "baggers" I have encountered.

4- I don't want the bagger's salary to be added to my purchased items.

You guys must be very rich to be able to buy more than one bag full!

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

In these times of covid I would imagine the checkout operator would like to handle stuff as little as possible to be fair

 

Funny coincidence isn't it.    Prior to COVID-19 businesses were shying away from bagging purchases.

 

Please explain that?

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I don't mind to bag my own groceries, if it wasn't that I mostly shop at big c, and they have that annoying sloping platform on their checkouts.

 

Nothing more annoying than while you are putting one item in the bag, the next heavy items comes sliding to the bag.

 

Are they really such idiots that they haven't figured that out?

 

 

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1 hour ago, CanadaSam said:

4- I don't want the bagger's salary to be added to my purchased items.

 

Thanks Sam,

 

You have unknowingly addressed  part of my post.     Bagging  purchased items at most business prior to the plastic ban was a normal thing.     Now you're addressing it as an "extra" service requiring additional payment.

 

My post states how service is being reduced and no, I  I am not special as one idiot suggested, I merely asking how each person deals with what i see as a reduction in  customer service.

 

Is that so hard to comprehend?

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13 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

You guys must be very rich to be able to buy more than one bag full!

Or have a lower frequency of shopping then you do. 

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