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Anyone been to the supermarket?


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Bkkandrew

Thankfully I rarely interact with retailers here. I wonder if you can do that in the UK?

We do fresh produce at the open markets (1/2 the price, most stuff direct from farm) and all other stuff we buy from wholesalers and importers, with us posing as caterers. Well, actually I know the bosses there anyway..

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2 hours ago, Austin Allegro said:

My guess with the Tesco gates would be some sort of semi-automated reader for Covid passes, similar to the entry gates on the London Underground. If/when HMG decides to introduce them nationwide, they are going to have to do it very quickly (to nip any protests in the bud and prevent panic buying in anticipation) and will most likely have briefed the top ranks of the supermarkets about this.

They're not high enough 😉 and quite honestly I would be happy to leave without paying if blocked from paying. I believe the trick is not to be furtive but to do it all in plain sight.

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belfastchild
3 hours ago, ste said:

Thought I'd do some digging.... they appear to be putting them everywhere

 

 

 

Saw those in various shops in Kirkby last week.

Just assumed it was Kikby, things priced at a tenner had security tags on, security camera screens on every aisle and more security people than shoppers.

Could also be for auto checkouts?

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The Generation Game
8 hours ago, Wight Flight said:

Tesco Christmas delivery slots open up this morning.

Mrs Flight is still 105,000 in the queue to book one.

 

I hear that if you add a like to the Christmas advert on YouTube, they bump you 20k places up the queue. 

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eta-carinae
On 25/10/2021 at 20:57, fishman said:

I think it's the floral print face masks that tip me over the edge - yay, let's celebrate our slide into dystopia with a pretty pattern!

Are you telling me that Cath Kidston was not a renowned viral epidemiologist who specialised in aerosol transmission of diseases?!

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Yadda yadda yadda
4 hours ago, Austin Allegro said:

My guess with the Tesco gates would be some sort of semi-automated reader for Covid passes, similar to the entry gates on the London Underground. If/when HMG decides to introduce them nationwide, they are going to have to do it very quickly (to nip any protests in the bud and prevent panic buying in anticipation) and will most likely have briefed the top ranks of the supermarkets about this.

Good luck enforcing that. The security guards don't do much guarding as it is.

3 hours ago, Battenberg said:

Asda have cameras on their self checkout now. Glaring directly at your face. I don't go there very often but Mr B pointed out the other day. He had asked one of the staff the other day about them and they just shrugged and said 'yeah, they've all got them now', in a whatdya do kind of way. 

All this stuff is pouring in now, not even creeping, under the guise of techonological advances. 

I've noticed some Sainsbury's staff are wearing miniature cameras as if they're the police now.

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Caravan Monster
2 hours ago, Austin Allegro said:

I don't own a still but I do make my own wine. I know exactly what goes into it and the best bit is not a penny in duty goes to Rishi or Boris.

My attitude at the moment is pretty much 'bring it on' to these ar*seholes. Mrs A (who is normally on the same page as me) appeared to be wavering slightly on being a vax refuser after a carer friend was sacked for not taking the jab. I said he'll just have to get another job. She says he can't risk not being able to feed his family.

My view is if he's clever enough not to have taken the jab, he's clever enough to have seen this coming and should have prepared accordingly with an FU Fund etc.

IIRC it was a guest on something like Infowars made the point that the 'feed the family' surrender is at best a temporary reprieve when the kids have their future prospects decimated by an authoritarian kleptocracy or granny gets euthanised at 70 because no longer productive for the masters (Fabian scum like George Bernard Shaw were promoting this thinking 100 years ago and I don't think the mindset of the current lot is that far removed). Extreme viewpoint, but I suspect not wholly incorrect.

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Austin Allegro
21 minutes ago, Yadda yadda yadda said:

Good luck enforcing that. The security guards don't do much guarding as it is.

I've noticed some Sainsbury's staff are wearing miniature cameras as if they're the police now.

I remember people saying that when they brought in automated gates on the tube in the 1980s. By and large people completely abide by them. I've hardly ever seen people jump over them as I have done in Paris, for example.

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Mixed frozen veg has been unavailable from my local for a couple of months now.

As has fresh root ginger. The big shop has it, but the ginger root has a strange green/blue tinge to the inside... o.O

 

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5 hours ago, Austin Allegro said:

I remember people saying that when they brought in automated gates on the tube in the 1980s. By and large people completely abide by them.

That's because they made them taller in the 90s

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8 hours ago, Battenberg said:

Asda have cameras on their self checkout now. Glaring directly at your face. I don't go there very often but Mr B pointed out the other day. He had asked one of the staff the other day about them and they just shrugged and said 'yeah, they've all got them now', in a whatdya do kind of way. 

All this stuff is pouring in now, not even creeping, under the guise of techonological advances. 

How many sheets per roll? Has that reduced too?

I remember seeing one at Asda now. I was with someone shopping. I pulled a variety of faces in it. 

Always remember you can ask for a copy of your personal data from them.

Enough people do that and it is quickly unmanageable.

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Caravan Monster

Good news if they're actually telling the truth. Story about Sainsburys testing Soros CommonPass digital id 'covid' pass tech in Holborn store 'fact checked' by Reuters:

https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-coronavirus-britain/fact-check-sainsburys-supermarkets-are-not-installing-covid-19-passport-technology-idUSL1N2SA1BG

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The Grey Man
11 hours ago, Caravan Monster said:

Good news if they're actually telling the truth. Story about Sainsburys testing Soros CommonPass digital id 'covid' pass tech in Holborn store 'fact checked' by Reuters:

https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-coronavirus-britain/fact-check-sainsburys-supermarkets-are-not-installing-covid-19-passport-technology-idUSL1N2SA1BG

It was introduced to a few stores near me this last few months.

I have to admit I did think it was a QR pass for entry about to start.

Resurgence of old tech for scanning shopping confirmed.

They were really pushing it. I wondered how many mates they had left on the till section

 

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Could be nothing, but this week my Tescos has fitted new gates by the tills (to stop you getting through those that aren't staffed, needed to be unlocked by a member of staff using a key when a new till was opened), and new gates just inside the door (opened automatically when they sensed people approaching). Waist height, the ones by the till had a little sticker which I think was trying to tell me to push the top of it if I needed to get through in an emergency. This is in addition to two sets of automatic doors with a sign about traffic lights on the entrance itself.

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Thinking more about it, I wonder if my Tesco's gates aren't an anti-shoplifting thing?

Stop people taking a full trolley out of the entrance, make them go through a staffed till.

Could easily believe that shoplifting has increased, prices going up, jobs / wages not.

Says a lot about my state of mind that my first thought is they want to stop me buying food! :(

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Bricks & Mortar
5 minutes ago, apples said:

Thinking more about it, I wonder if my Tesco's gates aren't an anti-shoplifting thing?

Stop people taking a full trolley out of the entrance, make them go through a staffed till.

Could easily believe that shoplifting has increased, prices going up, jobs / wages not.

Says a lot about my state of mind that my first thought is they want to stop me buying food! :(

Staffed till?

It's more about funneling you toward a robot till with OCD about which items are allowed in the bagging area.

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Bkkandrew
2 minutes ago, Bricks & Mortar said:

NBC's helpful ways to beat inflation this Thanksgiving:
 

 

Is that an over-inflated sex doll?

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2 hours ago, apples said:

Could be nothing, but this week my Tescos has fitted new gates by the tills (to stop you getting through those that aren't staffed, needed to be unlocked by a member of staff using a key when a new till was opened)

I would so not take any notice of those. If I want to leave somewhere I'm doing it by the route of my choice.

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Old dear in front of me at the checkout bemoaning those that won't get the stab. "I think they should get it to protect us". And more besides.

Well, I said old dear - maybe not. 

I didn't get involved, just acted friendly with the cashier afterwards as I bet she gets that nonsense twenty times a day.

I think the older generation need to be really very careful where they go from here. They might have the money but they're losing the goodwill of the younger generation IMO...

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Online order just looked a bit steep.  Had a closer look and some ordinary things have actually doubled in the last few months.  Lots more up around 50%.

I don't think these are supply line issues with the stuff I was checking, just bloody gone up.

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supernaut
1 hour ago, Stuey said:

I think the older generation need to be really very careful where they go from here. They might have the money but they're losing the goodwill of the younger generation IMO...

Last year when the mask stuff was really ramping up, an old lady customer masked at her doorstep says to me she thinks everyone should be masked outside at all times, I very calmly says to her if they try and force that I will jack the job.

She didn't seem very happy with me to say the least although as her face was half obscured with some manky old cloth who knows.

I have delivered to her a few times since , good as gold towards me and the last couple of times she has stopped wearing the mask.

 

 

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