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The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery

"Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron."

“Most shoplifters are in fact otherwise law-abiding citizens. They would chase behind you to return the $20 bill you dropped, because you’re a person and you would miss that $20.” A robot cashier, though, changes the equation: It “gives the false impression of anonymity,” Staib says. “This apparently empowers people to shoplift.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/stealing-from-self-checkout/550940/

Shopping can be quite boring because it’s such a routine, and this is a way to make the routine more interesting. These can be risk-taking, stimulation-seeking people.”

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