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Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 12.20
by MarkAshley
I would imagine this Welcome in Hampshire ("A franchise of The Southern Co-operative" as it says on its sign) had the blue and white colourscheme before "The Co-operative food" branding came along, but the name stuck.

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Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 17.21
by WillPS
MarkAshley wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 12.20
I would imagine this Welcome in Hampshire ("A franchise of The Southern Co-operative" as it says on its sign) had the blue and white colourscheme before "The Co-operative food" branding came along, but the name stuck.

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WillPS wrote:
Sun 13 May, 2018 20.29
It appears there is a more recent version of the 'Welcome' fascia based on the 2007 branding, which looks appalling.

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 20.15
by Alexia
The Co-op self service tills I used today at a branch near Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, were slow. I mean glacial. And badly designed.

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 22.08
by DJDave
Alexia wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 20.15
The Co-op self service tills I used today at a branch near Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, were slow. I mean glacial. And badly designed.
I used one in Crosby the other day, it was like the old Morrison's ones with a money travelator.

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 22.25
by Pete
I made the foolish error of going through the B&Q self scan with gardening stuff today.

Please leave it in the trolley... she whispers... then there's a 15 second wait for the scanner gun to start working again, at which point she screams PLEASE SCAN AN ITEM if I don't react within the first 10ms of the scanner turning back on again.

Truly woeful system. Now card only (not contactless tho because it's still 2010 in B&Q) as the cash thing was so shit it kept jamming up.

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 22.33
by Philip
Just went to B&Q the other day and also missed the 'Please put the item back in the trolley' announcement because it apparently doesn't like plants. I heard it but I think I just thought it was a generic 'Unexpected item in baggage area' thing so waited for someone to tell me otherwise… felt a bit silly.

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 23.22
by Pete
Philip wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 22.33
Just went to B&Q the other day and also missed the 'Please put the item back in the trolley' announcement because it apparently doesn't like plants. I heard it but I think I just thought it was a generic 'Unexpected item in baggage area' thing so waited for someone to tell me otherwise… felt a bit silly.
it's because plants get watered, so the weight is never consistent

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Mon 28 May, 2018 00.58
by WillPS
Pete wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 23.22
Philip wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 22.33
Just went to B&Q the other day and also missed the 'Please put the item back in the trolley' announcement because it apparently doesn't like plants. I heard it but I think I just thought it was a generic 'Unexpected item in baggage area' thing so waited for someone to tell me otherwise… felt a bit silly.
it's because plants get watered, so the weight is never consistent
That's true of quite a lot of things in supermarkets (including, uh, plants) - but they just set them to accept a range of weights, or any weight at all.

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Mon 28 May, 2018 02.43
by bilky asko
DJDave wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 22.08
Alexia wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 20.15
The Co-op self service tills I used today at a branch near Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, were slow. I mean glacial. And badly designed.
I used one in Crosby the other day, it was like the old Morrison's ones with a money travelator.
The newer style Wincor Nixdorf (who I believe are now Diebold Nixdorf) tills still have a money conveyor belt behind the scoop at the front, as I saw when one broke in Lidl recently.
WillPS wrote:
Mon 28 May, 2018 00.58
Pete wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 23.22
Philip wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 22.33
Just went to B&Q the other day and also missed the 'Please put the item back in the trolley' announcement because it apparently doesn't like plants. I heard it but I think I just thought it was a generic 'Unexpected item in baggage area' thing so waited for someone to tell me otherwise… felt a bit silly.
it's because plants get watered, so the weight is never consistent
That's true of quite a lot of things in supermarkets (including, uh, plants) - but they just set them to accept a range of weights, or any weight at all.
Which is exactly how it works with the Morrisons salad bar (though the trays now have barcodes so you can't pretend the Extra Large tray is a Medium for the meal deal).

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Mon 28 May, 2018 21.34
by Neil DG
Pete wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 22.25
I made the foolish error of going through the B&Q self scan with gardening stuff today.

Please leave it in the trolley... she whispers... then there's a 15 second wait for the scanner gun to start working again, at which point she screams PLEASE SCAN AN ITEM if I don't react within the first 10ms of the scanner turning back on again.

Truly woeful system. Now card only (not contactless tho because it's still 2010 in B&Q) as the cash thing was so shit it kept jamming up.
I went in yesterday having downloaded their app to see how useful it is.

The self-serve till refused to scan my B&Q club card contained within the app... :?

Re: The Co-op Thread

Posted: Mon 28 May, 2018 23.53
by Martin Phillp
I never get any of these issues when I use the self-checkouts at IKEA. Scanner gun even reads the QR codes for the IKEA Family card.