Amazon Go (cashier less shops)

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by cybershot, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    I drove my mum nuts when we got home & I started pulling sweets out of my pockets. :oops:

    Impressed, she was not. :D
     
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  2. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    My bank sent me a new card a few months ago which wasn't contactless.
     
  3. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I’ve asked HSBC for a contactless credit card and they told me they don’t do them.
     
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    wot? How does having a contactless card make you a moron? it's not as if you have a choice not to have one
     
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  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    put it in your wallet then! cash is best for nights out, or for shopping on a budget
     
  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I worked at Asda recently and was bamboozled by the amount of people who still insisted on using chip and pin when they had contactless - it was almost as if they were scared of it!
     
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  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  8. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Wallets are for cards and notes, coins are unnecessary bulk and weight.
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Nonsense, I keep my change in a wallet and it's hardly a weight one cannot bear
     
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  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    My wallet doesn’t even have a coin keeping section. So on the odd occasion I have stashed a coin or two into one of the flaps, it often falls out and gets lost somewhere. Load of bollocks.
     
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  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    there's plenty of wallets with change pockets
     
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  12. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Yeah, I just lose it unless I have a wallet that does so. Although I try to avoid having to much of it by mostly paying with my phone.
     
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    yeah, me too. And it somehow ensures that if I have change, I use it to pay for stuff, instead of letting it build up
     
  14. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    That's probably because they expect you to spend more than £35, contactless only goes up to that. There's no point them having extra cost making contactless cards if you can only spend £35 at a time and they are scumbag credit card companies wanting you to spend thousands.
     
  15. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Whoa.

    You have it for debit though?

    Still whoa.
     
  16. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    If you link it to a phone you can go higher.
     
  17. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Nah.

    Scumbags like me spent lots of tiny amounts. They make their tiny fraction. Swipe fags and booze. Swipe a pizza.
     
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  18. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    We’re off topic though.

    I reckon this idea will go nowhere.

    Unlike self service scan, this seems really complicated. You have to pre register for the service, you have to go through gates. Both of those are barriers to participate.

    I’ll run a bet: this won’t appear in your high street in ten years. More likely never.
     
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  19. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    If you have a card which is already contactless, it's pointless not using it. If you want to stop people using it if they steal it, you need to ask the bank to give you a non-contactless card.
     
  20. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Not sure. I don’t use my HSBC debit card so I don’t carry it with me. So I can’t tell you.
     
  21. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Agreed, Satan's chips are a lot more straight-forward. The multi-purpose of them confirming, easily storing securely and tracking, identity will be the clincher that means this will be the technology that covers a multitude of requirements. They'll just have to overcome some resistance in the public mind to accept these, but hey good ol' St John told us about 2000 years ago this would happen, and we're a whisker away. Interesting times.
     
  22. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Maybe not exactly like this, but I bet a variety of it will.
     
  23. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    It means I use my Santander contactless card instead for most of my transactions, though. An odd thing for HSBC to miss out on.
     
  24. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    My bank gave me a choice and i said no.
     
  25. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Mine sent me a contactless card, so I called them up and they were fine about it and I got a regular card in a few days.
    At first some banks were a little more stubborn, I hear. Hence the youtube videos showing you how to disable the contactless feature.
     
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  26. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    I specifically asked for a non-contactless card. My bank sent me a Contactless one anyway.

    Natwest cunts
     
  27. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    I got a normal card from natwest but that was 18 months ago.
     
  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Pre-registering is what, a one time thing? and going through a gate is nothing compared to the convenience of not having to scan individual items.

    I bet this (or something similar) will be here in under 10 years in the U.K. - it’s too much of a incentive to save on personnel for the big supermarkets. Waitrose already have that scan as you go thing. This is just the next step.
     
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Why would you do that?
     
  30. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Its a great Idea, no one likes queuing up at a supermarket! :rolleyes:

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