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View Poll Results: What Supermarket do you buy your food???
Morrisons 3 8.57%
Asda 5 14.29%
Safeway 3 8.57%
Tesco 10 28.57%
Sainsburys 6 17.14%
Co-op 0 0%
Somerfield 1 2.86%
Marks & Spencer 1 2.86%
Other....please state in reply 6 17.14%
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 13:46
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Plan: Lighter Life
Stats: 284/234/167 Female 5 foot 10 inchs
BF:yes very!!!
Progress: 43%
Location: UK
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safeway used to have that shop and go it was called but sometimes you had to be re-scanned it was a right pain in the butt!! I think they did away with it because too many people where pinchin stuff!!
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 14:42
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I think at Waitrose when you first try out the self-scanning, you get two or three "random" checks within the first few weeks. Then if you haven't nicked anything you don't get checked again for ages. I suppose for people who nicked things they might have "given them the benefit of the doubt" the first or even second time but made sure to increase the frequency of "random" checks. That's my guess anyway.
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 14:47
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Plan: Lighter Life
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Progress: 43%
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There was an incedent when shopping with my mother when she was buying a hair dye i thoiugh she had scanned it and vice versa, when we got home and chqed the reciept for our goods we had not been charged!! Now that was done in inoscence, I wonder what would have happended if we had been rescanned??? locked up and thrown away!!?
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 14:56
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Plan: under 60 +points WW
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Now there are no service jobs. No gas statin jobs, no grocery(that used to be a skilled(and union) job,McD's is trying out a kiosk to order-cut the staff down. No starter work at all and the tech jobs got exported to India.
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 15:06
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Plan: Lighter Life
Stats: 284/234/167 Female 5 foot 10 inchs
BF:yes very!!!
Progress: 43%
Location: UK
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it will bite them in the arse they do need people to work these systems, and Im sorry i would rather talk to a human than a machine anyday of the week!!
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 15:10
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Plan: CAD-ish
Stats: 232.5/199/168 Female 5'2"
BF:no/earthly/clue
Progress: 52%
Location: London, UK
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Well, yeah. Half the time I'm at Waitrose I still need a human to do the checkout for me, either because of problems with the machines or because I need cash back, or some other thing.

Emily
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 15:15
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Plan: Lighter Life
Stats: 284/234/167 Female 5 foot 10 inchs
BF:yes very!!!
Progress: 43%
Location: UK
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yes at the end of the day companies will always need humans, at the end of the day a computer can only do what it programmed to do by humans, and when it goes wrong who fixes it humans!!
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 15:32
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Plan: Generic Low Carb
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I use Tesco for my main weekly "big" shop, but pop into Iceland (round the corner from where I live, open until 2200) during the week as necessary for the odd item. Iceland also do a nice selection of hard cheese at 3 packets for 2

Unfortunately we don't have either Asda or Morrissons round here, or I'd be there like a shot There is a Lidl within a reasonable distance, but it is very much "take your chance and spend the afternoon" given the lack of trolleys and enormous queues at the check-out I gird myself up to go there once in a blue moon to stock up on tins of salmon and mackrel, plus various excellent frozen meats.

Nowhere have I found any specifically low-carb products Although I would like to congratulate Superdrug on selling Splenda at 20p cheaper than Tesco
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Old Sun, Aug-17-03, 15:52
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Plan: Lighter Life
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Progress: 43%
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I couldnt get away with splenda I found it far to sweet!! I will try it in my cooking though when i become a little more adventrous
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 06:36
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 270/221/210 Male 74"
BF:33/28/25
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waitrose is the king of low carb food shops!
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 08:15
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Plan: Lighter Life
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Progress: 43%
Location: UK
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I dont even think we have one near us typical
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 10:46
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Plan: efgt (modified)
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Sainsbury, M & S in about equal proportions and depending on whether I am travelling or not. Also ASDA which I regularly pass.
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 14:19
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 260/142/140 Female 5.7 inches
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Location: London, UK
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I clicked other - get most of my shop from Budgens - the lack of choice means I spend less! But I do use Waitrose and M & S near work sometimes. And Sainsbury's or Tesco if they happen to be convenient.
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 14:20
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Plan: Lighter Life
Stats: 284/234/167 Female 5 foot 10 inchs
BF:yes very!!!
Progress: 43%
Location: UK
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Budgens never ever heard of that one!
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 15:22
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 287/284/154 Female 5'5"
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Location: UK, Hertfordshire
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Waitrose for me, well Ocado home delivery which is waitrose food.
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