a "new and improved" self checkout system last August. But this is the first time I had ever seen them at a store in Northern California.
I also found some online forums with very lively discussions on how well they do - or don't - work. There were arguments on whether they take coupons; some folks said they did, and others said they only took certain coupons. And allegedly if you are trying to purchase one of Target's "BOGO" deals (which they seem to run all the time) the register won't recognize it and you'll need to call over a clerk to help you.
Most distressing to me is the fact that these new self checkout lanes are taking the place of the former "express lanes" (for 10 items or less) at my local store, meaning we'll no longer have express lanes. I just think this is a bad idea all the way around. What do you think, readers? Are you a fan of "self checkout" lanes, and if so, do you think they're a good idea at Target?