The Checkout

Archive: March 2007

So Long for Now

I've often mentioned in recent months that I'm having a baby, and she's now arrived. Ida Sophia Steinberg was born at 2:58 a.m. this morning, weighing in at 5 pounds 13 ounces. So, I'm leaving you and this blog for six months. Six months! I know. It seems like a long time, but I'm told it will go by fast. Since taking over from Caroline Mayer last September, I've learned a lot from readers. In fact, what I've found is that the readers of this blog are deeply versed in many of the subjects I've touched on. You're also the...

By Annys Shin | March 1, 2007; 3:24 PM ET | Comments (18)

Receipt Checks -- You Can Say 'No'

Over the past few months, I've received several e-mails about bad experiences people have had when they've been stopped by security to check their receipt as they're trying to leave a store. A lot of people find the exercise insulting and invasive, especially if they have to wait in long lines. After all, once you buy something, it's your property, right? This is what reader Tamu Wright wrote recently: In general, I think it makes honest customers feel like the store is treating them like a criminal, and in my mind it is a very lazy way of trying to...

By Annys Shin | March 1, 2007; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (0)


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