Pak ‘n Scram

by duncanr

It makes me look a bit of a dickhead

So said the manager of the “Pak ‘n Save” supermarket in Hamilton, New Zealand, after a computer error opened the doors and switched on the lights of the supermarket on Good Friday when all the staff were enjoying a day off.

The shop quickly filled with shoppers.

When they reached the checkouts and realised there were no staff present, some customers did . . .

a runner with their ‘purchases’ while others used the self scan facility to pay for their goods – until someone tried to pay for alcohol (which requires a staff member to check ID) and the computer shut down the scanners.

The store manager is asking those who took goods without paying for them to pay for them now – promising that any cash he receives will be donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

View video here – http://tinyurl.com/3qvwvuh

12 Comments to “Pak ‘n Scram”

  1. Don’t those things have alarms in them.

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  2. I’m interested in how many shoppers will return to pay.

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  3. Let me be honest here …. I would’ve have probably gone back into the store, and loaded a couple of trolleys more …. and no I wouldn’t have returned to pay for the goods. You don’t get freebies often in life, take them while you can! 😳

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  4. Supermarkets have brought this upon themselves. Too busy cutting corners, in the name of effieciency. at my local supermarket, 4 tills have been converted to “self-service” tills, where the customer scans a pays for the products themselves.

    This has cost 8 jobs. but ironically, the amount of shop-lifting has increased. So for the cost of 4 jobs it actually costing more than that in shoplifting. Serves the buggers right !

    The same thing has happend in Banking, which in case retail banking has become that: retailing a “product”- no wonder the Country is in a mess !

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  5. I used to work in security and I can tell you that the cameras are always on.

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    • Yes, Big Brother, really is watching YOU !

      Funny though whenever anything goes wrong a memeber of the public or staff is injured these Cameras never pick those things up. It is usually a member of staff on the floor that has to notify you in security that an ambulance needs to be called?

      So where were your bloody cameras then ?

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    • Oh, oh. Now I’m worried! I’ve been undercover blog posting!

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  6. Okay, okay…
    I’ll bring the stuff back.
    Some of it.
    Maybe.
    πŸ™‚

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    • No way spilledinkguy … I don’t believe you …. you’ll be charging down the road with those trolleys like a bat out of hell …. with me close on your heels πŸ˜† …. and we wouldn’t return ….

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  7. Remember! Posession is 9 – 10th of the law ….. those goods are in MY grubby paws now, no-one stopped me SO THEY’RE MINE!!!

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    • Julie, it wasn’t the grubby paws we were worried about.

      It is the grubby result of consuming said groceries: ask Anglian Water .

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