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Gadget Diary – Shopping at Woolworths

Written by Vlad on December 13, 2010 – 12:02 am - 1,213 views

It was really hot here in Sydney on Saturday night, so I went to Woolies, just before midnight, to get myself some cold bottles of soda water and Pepsi Max. There was only one checkout open, and the customer there had a lot of items, so I reluctantly went to the self-checkouts – the ones where you scan your goods yourself.

The reason why I hate using them is because I find it a pain in the backside to open the plastic bags. They are all pressed together flat and stuck to each other. This means that you have to put all your shopping down to use both hands, to separate one plastic bag from the others and then to pry it apart so you can put your shopping inside.

What Woolies (and the other supermarkets) need is a machine that can automatically separate and open a single bag – say when the customer presses a button next to the scanner. This would greatly speed up the handling of purchases and help make them more money.

Does anyone know if such a machine exists? If so, please leave a comment. Otherwise, perhaps I will invent one.


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