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by jonathan
Wed 05 Sep, 2018 00.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 509165

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

The Tesco self scan setup is by far the best implementation. The Asda system is far from perfect, but a lot of the issues stem from having no loyalty card or similar, as you say. Sainsbury's have no such excuse, yet for reasons completely unknown to me when you register you have to input your email...
by jonathan
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 20.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 509165

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

I was in ASDA recently and noticed that at the conveyor belt self-checkouts they had, in the bagging area, there was a label explaining how to convert the entire thing into a much taller shelf-type thing - is this a self-service checkout that can be converted to being manned? If so, do they ever ac...
by jonathan
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 01.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2259
Views: 642213

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Saw a BT poster at a bus stop yesterday which caught my eye. It was mostly a standard advert for Infinity, but at the bottom beneath the BT logo was the text 'Be There' - are they trying to create a backronym, despite the fact that BT is a VERY well known acronym already? It's been used at the end ...
by jonathan
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 22.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2259
Views: 642213

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

JAS84 wrote: Fri 22 Sep, 2017 20.46 Yeah, I always thought TUI was pronounced tee you eye, not too-E. That name is stupid, always has been. What does it mean anyway?
Touristik Union International according to Wikipedia. The TUI Group Twitter account says it stands Trusted, Unique and Inspiring.
by jonathan
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 13.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1751
Views: 441114

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

JAS84 wrote: Tue 19 Sep, 2017 12.47 Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 678069001/
European operations are not included in the proceedings and Toys R Us don’t expect immediate impact on UK stores.
by jonathan
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 04.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 509165

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

So how super-wet-dreamedly excited would you lot be about this Tesco receipt of my mother's from 1996? Yeah, thought as much. https://up.metropol247.co.uk/nodnirG%20kraM/tesco96.png My internet is a bit slow at the moment and that image loaded as it would have on dial up which I thought was rather ...
by jonathan
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 01.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 59158

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Only ever go in McDs on Paddlingpool station now which is, and probably always will be, old-school counter order. And because I'm a fusspot (and still on a diet) I order the grillled chicken garlic wrap SANS cucumber and lettuce which means I have to wait anything up to 5 minutes for it to be prepa...
by jonathan
Fri 28 Apr, 2017 13.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 643
Views: 175780

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

bilky asko wrote: Fri 28 Apr, 2017 13.27 Incidentally, I believe those IBM touchscreens aren't resistive and are in fact infrared touchscreens.

You could plug in a USB drive into the bottom and browse your files on them too.
Thanks. Didn't know about infrared touchscreens.
by jonathan
Fri 28 Apr, 2017 03.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 643
Views: 175780

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

As I said- until Tuesday I hadn't been in one that had them for about 10 years. Most stores use modern touch screens instead. I have noticed looking on the Argos website, if you go on the store finder, they do still have "Extra" listed next to some stores- though they aren't distinguished...
by jonathan
Thu 20 Apr, 2017 03.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Co-op Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 34498

Re: The Co-op Thread

I'm hoping (but not realistically expecting) that they will knock a couple of extra windows through some of the building's bricked-up frontage, allowing more daylight into the shop and PO. I've just had a look at the planning application ( 17/00378/A ) and they are not adding any additional windows...