Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

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Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Post by storewanderer » October 6th, 2019, 8:01 pm

SamSpade wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 7:17 pm
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Previously at Safeway the receipt would print as the song was playing.

...But I seriously do not understand what this Toshiba is doing with this song playing and delaying the transaction processing time...
Today at Safeway for the first time ever, I had to hear this little tune as my receipt printed. What's that about?!?
Figure out how to get it to not do this at Safeway?

At Kroger I shut off the volume to successfully avoid this.

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Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Post by Super S » October 7th, 2019, 6:01 pm

I made a quick stop at Fred Meyer tonight and heard the self-checkout music as I paid cash and it processed my change. I wonder what other annoyances they have up their sleeve now....

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Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Post by rwsandiego » October 7th, 2019, 10:46 pm

storewanderer wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 8:01 pm
SamSpade wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 7:17 pm
storewanderer wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Previously at Safeway the receipt would print as the song was playing.

...But I seriously do not understand what this Toshiba is doing with this song playing and delaying the transaction processing time...
Today at Safeway for the first time ever, I had to hear this little tune as my receipt printed. What's that about?!?
Figure out how to get it to not do this at Safeway?

At Kroger I shut off the volume to successfully avoid this.
Not yet. However, I stopped at both Safeway and Fry's this evening and it seemed like the receipt printing process (and, therefore, the silly music) took less time at Safeway.

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Re: Kroger and creepy PA Announcements

Post by Brian Lutz » October 8th, 2019, 12:20 pm

I heard the jingle in question last night at a recently remodeled Fred Meyer store. It didn't seem to make the transaction take any longer than usual, and was quiet enough that I don't think it was too big an issue. It's probably unnecessary, but if it wasn't there you'd probably be getting the "Thank you for shopping at X" spiel there anyway.

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