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I just give them my bag before paying and most of them understand why...

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Bagging one's shopping at the cash desk is very slow and can cause a hold up of other shoppers behind you . I find it best to put all the shopping straight in the trolley and bag it afterwards . 

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3 minutes ago, Toscano said:

Bagging one's shopping at the cash desk is very slow and can cause a hold up of other shoppers behind you . I find it best to put all the shopping straight in the trolley and bag it afterwards . 

I trolley al mine and then out in the carpark put it into the 50lt storage containers that I put in the pickup when its grocery shopping day.

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why are there still so many issues with this? the uk brought their plastic bag reduction initiative in years ago; people take their own bags, if they forget they can purchase a bag/s - any profits from this going to charity. the cashier asks if you want help packing your bags and calls someone if necessary, however i rarely see anyone needing help putting their shopping in bags.

 

my mother is 83 and she an her friends have no problems with any of this, i dont understand why so many people here have had, and seemingly still have, issues with something so easy to deal with...

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On 5/23/2020 at 3:54 PM, tlock said:

Foodland is good about bagging, they usually have an extra bagger at each checkout.

Villa Market as well.

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The last time I visited Sydney which was about five years ago one of the supermarkets we used had the majority of check out counters totally self service, you had to scan the items, bag them and sort out the payment yourself.

Fortunately it doesn’t seem to have reached that stage here.

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On 5/23/2020 at 4:35 PM, pgrahmm said:

I have a terrible time with this = I forget to take in the

*@&#¥%-ing bags about 70% of the time....We keep them right in the car in the drivers door pocket.....

If it's a cart it's easy, just roll it to the car....But using the hand basket I usually forget....

Last time out I grabbed a folded bag & stuck it in my pocket - finally, success = except, it turned out to be the smallest bag in the car - held about 1/3 of what I needed to carry out.....

Wow, life is tough, it's the end...

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On 5/23/2020 at 1:40 PM, bkk6060 said:

They are touching items, packages, cash, coins all day.

Many are wearing gloves.  It sure protects them but some of the gloves I have seen have filthy dirty stains on the fingers.  I would rather they touch as little of my stuff as possible. 

In fact Makro is good they can scan items in your cart without touching them if arranged properly.

Then put in your car or bag yourself from the cart.

This so much especially at Tesco I go soon as they open if you go towards the end of the day most of the gloves on the operators hands are dark black....SO DISGUSTING!!

 

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On 5/23/2020 at 1:22 PM, Henryford said:

Must be tough to put things in your bag. How do you manage to get them out at home?

I hand over my bag and they happily bag my items. Several stores still have plastic bags and why wouldn't they bag my items? You can be Mr Nice Guy if you want, but I didn't ask for the plastic bag ban. 

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On 5/23/2020 at 7:25 AM, Andy from Kent said:

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

No, I accept the conditions to bring my own bag(s), or whatever needed to carry my goods...🙂

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Filling your bag as a customer service? Cannot remember when that last happened in the UK, in a supermarket, probably 30 or more years ago...... Maybe happen in a corner shop.

 

Actually someone mentioned the poor ergonomic design of most Thai checkouts. In the UK, all supermarkets have a slide at the end of the belt and a small packing area. All the cashier has to do is scan the item and push it on to the slide. That is how they manage to serve two customers in UK to one in Thailand!

 

Now of course self service checkouts are slowly taking over in the UK - some shops no longer have any manual checkouts.

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I prefer to bag it myself, as already said, cold items separate, etc, what has made me laugh out loud to staff in 7/11 and tell them ''you bah'' is when they put a 'waved' meal in with yogurt, chocolate, milk, or even ice cream.

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