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Yep, the machines have buttons to adjust the volume and even mute the voice if it’s making you frazzled.
In a bind? Hit the button for assistance, then stand there looking forlorn until it arrives. Both Coles and Kmart schedule self-checkout assistants to stand by. They may react first to those who appear the most distressed.
The machines get really mad and go extra slow if you mess up your veggies. So beware of pressing the Roma tomato button when you really have Truss tomatoes, or selecting the Lebanese cucumber button for your Continental one. Review the veggie signs when selecting your produce, noting any code numbers if available.
The green light indicates the machine is ready to scan your item. The light won’t come on if you didn’t put your previous item in the bagging section – or accidentally added something that shouldn’t be there.
Make sure nothing other than your fruits or veggies are pressing on the scale. A basket or wallet leaning on the scale can get you charged for 12 kilos of tomatoes instead of 2.
Lightly wet your fingers to open stubborn plastic bags. Bag your items as you scan them, not altogether at the end.
Bonus points if you bring your own reusable bags for bagging your groceries and goodies at the machine. Double bonus points if you bring your used plastic bags and other recyclables to the in-store recycling bins at Coles. This website was created using the Kentico CMS
Follow these fabulous tips and your trip through the self-checkouts at Coles and Kmart can be zippy and hassle-free.