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(Guardian)   Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes. The wøndërful telephøne system. And mäni interesting unstäffed supërmarkets   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Convenience store, Grocery store, Supermarket, Hypermarket, Village, Safeway Inc., Retailing, village shop  
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2020-09-06 9:27:57 AM  
do you even lifvs?
 
2020-09-06 10:33:10 AM  
Looks like you would have to get a Swedish bank account to have access to these stores.
 
2020-09-06 10:43:06 AM  
Do they sell møøse bites there?
 
2020-09-06 11:07:59 AM  
Amazon Go stores are a more high-tech version of this.  You enter with a scan of your phone app, grab stuff off the shelves, and just walk out.  Positional sensors track what you've taken, and you get emailed a receipt.
 
2020-09-06 12:24:28 PM  
Lutefisk often in a 80% discount there.

The smellier it is the more authentic it must be!
 
2020-09-06 12:28:00 PM  
...the person who greenlit this needs to be sacked for incompetence.
 
2020-09-06 12:40:08 PM  
they can be dropped wherever the company sees a market, and then removed if it doesn't work out. "It's gone really, really fast," says Daniel Lundh, who co-founded the company with the social media entrepreneur Bea Garcia in 2018.

What if they see a market in a town that already has a store, they wreck that store, and then pull out?
 
2020-09-06 12:41:47 PM  
Sœcìälîßm!
 
2020-09-06 12:54:18 PM  

DerAppie: they can be dropped wherever the company sees a market, and then removed if it doesn't work out. "It's gone really, really fast," says Daniel Lundh, who co-founded the company with the social media entrepreneur Bea Garcia in 2018.

What if they see a market in a town that already has a store, they wreck that store, and then pull out?


Sounds like a different business plan than what's implied in the article, but if the "must expand infinitely" credo of multi-location retail business holds true for them it could happen.
 
2020-09-06 1:07:21 PM  
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It's been done.
 
DVD
2020-09-06 1:24:08 PM  
I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.
 
2020-09-06 1:25:52 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: [Fark user image 850x662]

It's been done.


Shut up!  Not even remotely the same.

See this one uses modern, disruptive technology:  Smartphones, Big Data *and* shipping containers!
 
2020-09-06 3:02:18 PM  
ftfa: 'fridges and shelves packed into a 22sq metre container - has made it a lot more convenient to live in Eket, a village of 400 people in the far-north'

So Amazon Go-Go-ed to the far north, eh?
 
2020-09-06 3:45:50 PM  
It's a damned needed service that's been sorely missed in many rural communities over here for a long time now. It's filling a niche in a way no staffed supermarket can, or has been able to for over a decade now.

/BankID is a really useful ID system.
 
2020-09-06 4:16:24 PM  

DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.


The Swedes have been trying to get rid of cash for years.
 
2020-09-06 4:24:12 PM  

DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.


Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash. I regularly have to call people because their CC declined when I tried to preauthorize their reservations, and the most common response is "I took all the money out of my account before I left".

It just makes no sense to me.
 
2020-09-06 4:31:43 PM  

Jgok: DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.

Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash. I regularly have to call people because their CC declined when I tried to preauthorize their reservations, and the most common response is "I took all the money out of my account before I left".

It just makes no sense to me.


Debit cards maybe?  Otherwise why would that affect a CC?  I sometimes get declined for reservations or hotel check-ins because my CC issuer tries to keep a lid on fraud.  I click "Yes, it's me" on their app and it goes through.
 
2020-09-06 4:32:50 PM  

Jgok: DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.

Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash.


But to answer your question, DVDs are obsolete.
 
2020-09-06 4:58:23 PM  

Jgok: DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.

Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash. I regularly have to call people because their CC declined when I tried to preauthorize their reservations, and the most common response is "I took all the money out of my account before I left".

It just makes no sense to me.



Maybe some people actually value their privacy ?

Also... cash doesn't require a smartphone with an internet connection..

And cash still works even if the power has gone out...
 
2020-09-06 5:00:19 PM  

Jgok: DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.

Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash. I regularly have to call people because their CC declined when I tried to preauthorize their reservations, and the most common response is "I took all the money out of my account before I left".

It just makes no sense to me.


The US dollar is the most desired and widely used currency on the planet. If you won't take my dollars, I'll find someone nearby who will.

These things are fine for remote areas. Essentially an oversized vending machine. But if you're going to put one in a big city, you better take cash. Some cities, like SF, already have laws that say businesses must take cash. GTFO with your goofy store, Amazon.

George Carlin - Credit Card Purchases
Youtube DO-inGy3DIc
 
2020-09-06 5:04:43 PM  

DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.


You must be fun at a toll booth at 3am when it's 20 below and windy in the winter.
 
2020-09-06 5:07:45 PM  

DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.


Most nordic countries are moving away from cash. Credit cards and e-Pay are the way of the present and future in those countries.
 
2020-09-06 6:37:37 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Do they sell møøse bites there?


Leaving satisfied.
 
2020-09-06 7:29:32 PM  

malle-herbert: Jgok: DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.

Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash. I regularly have to call people because their CC declined when I tried to preauthorize their reservations, and the most common response is "I took all the money out of my account before I left".

It just makes no sense to me.


Maybe some people actually value their privacy ?

Also... cash doesn't require a smartphone with an internet connection..

And cash still works even if the power has gone out...


Except in the stores that have POS systems that don't work with no power and employees who couldn't care less about selling you something.
 
2020-09-06 10:11:31 PM  
Møøt point, Swedish women are hot.
 
2020-09-06 11:11:09 PM  

PreMortem: Møøt point, Swedish women are hot.


Only in the summer time or when they're standing right next to the fire.
 
2020-09-07 1:48:38 AM  
Actually, Japan dealt with this issue, even in high traffic areas. In areas with large numbers of machines, you could probably find one with engine parts for a 1940 Fokker Triplane.
 
2020-09-07 1:50:32 AM  
I guess unemployment isn't a problem
 
2020-09-07 5:17:02 AM  
Skåne's far north? That's like talking about the far north of whatever is Florida's southernmost county.
 
2020-09-07 11:59:48 AM  
Japan and Sweden - two countries in a race to see which can set up a sustainable system where you will literally never have to see another human being in your life.
 
2020-09-07 5:45:08 PM  

Jgok: DVD: I still want to use cash.  Make that possible and I'll be more likely to go.

Why?

No snark, I just don't understand the insistence on cash. I regularly have to call people because their CC declined when I tried to preauthorize their reservations, and the most common response is "I took all the money out of my account before I left".

It just makes no sense to me.


In Denmark we quite often have people who "don't trust banks", and thus withdraw all their money.

Then when they want to purchase something like a car or a house, they can't. It could be money from illegal sources, and they might not have paid taxes on it etc.

The bank won't accept the money either, for the same reason.

So now they have oodles of money, than they can use at McD perhaps.
 
2020-09-07 9:15:06 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: In Denmark we quite often have people who "don't trust banks", and thus withdraw all their money.


Denmarks bad, Deutschmarks good.
 
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