Coles dumps most annoying part of self-serve checkout
IF you're one of thousands of Toowoomba shoppers who've been met with the annoying "unexpected item in the bagging area" alert in Coles, your days of frustration may be over.
The supermarket has reportedly disabled the function after customer complaints.
The chain uses a recorded message to notify customers of unexpected items at self-serve checkouts.
The message is relayed when a weight detector does not accord with scanned items.
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And while some customers love self-service, the annoying message has been a constant source of frustration.
The self-checkouts have become ubiquitous at stores around Australia with Coles reporting more than more than five million "assisted checkout" transactions each week,
There are eight Coles supermarket and express stores across the Garden City.
FYI Coles. The next "unexpected item in bagging area" I hear may be followed by "unexpected foot through display screen".— Jack Martin (@newstatsman) April 4, 2015
"Unexpected item in bagging area"— Sean Ayres (@SeanAyres5) February 1, 2016
I LITERALLY JUST LET YOU SCAN IT! YOU SHOULD KNOW TO EXPECT THIS SEQUENCE OF EVENTS BY NOW!
Awesome, the “unexpected item in the bagging area” is being turned off in Coles fast check outs— Matt (@Mattys123) February 9, 2016