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Old October 19th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Just lookit those creative juices flowing!

I'll take this following:
Originally Posted by johnkzin View Post
Take that app that lets you compare product prices by taking pictures of the bar code (smartshop or something like that?) and let it simply track your purchases while you're in a store. You tell it what store you're in, and as you throw things into your shopping cart, you first take a picture of the bar code and then tell it how many you're buying. It should be able to track sales tax, etc.
It's already installed - calculator.

Originally Posted by johnkzin View Post
It should also have a mode where you can use items in your pantry, or items from online databases, to build a shopping list. Bonus if you can tell it, over time, where in the store that item is located, so that when you come back for future shopping trips, it will order your shopping list accordingly. That way you don't have to hunt back and forth from aisle to aisle to make sure you got everything on your list (nor will you have a bunch of missed items at the end of your trip, forcing you to go back through the store to find them), nor do you have to scan through your list to make sure you got everything from the current aisle.
This will NOT work.
In the world of retail and wholesale, we never keep the aisles stagnant.
Items should and will be rotated.
Many reasons:
Creates the illusion of NEW merchandise. If you never go down aisle 10, moving something from aisle 10 to aisle 1, sales might increase.
If Product A didn't sell well in aisle 123, swap it with another product. If sales increase, good move. If not, move it back.

There are so many flaws with this idea. But IF IT SHOULD WORK, fukken-ay, I'd be damned glad.
Originally Posted by Pdeco1 View Post
Just pop your collar. Problem solved.
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