In the pink

A forum for and about wine retailing. Consumer questions, retailer rants, etc. All are welcome to post
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Randy Bowman
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 9219
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 2:23 pm
Location: Napa, CA

In the pink

#1 Post by Randy Bowman » March 21st, 2014, 9:35 pm

A young couple comes in and picks out some wine and couple cigars. Carrie starts to ring them up and all of sudden the register displays PPPPPPPPPPP. Carrie hits buttons and turns the key to off, on, mngr, etc., but nothing works. I punch a few buttons, nothing. Rats. The register either blew up or we'll have to read instructions on operating our digital cash register. I hit the paper feed button to see what Carrie rang, up, but the paper doesn't move. I grab and pull the receipt and get a half inch of paper. It's out of paper. Why didn't it say "PAPER" instead of PPPPPPPP. There's no red line on the paper indicating the end of the roll. (bought it on sale at costco). put in a new roll of paper, business as usual. Now there's going to be young couple telling other about the OLD couple that couldn't operate an electric cash register. :o
IN THE BUSINESS SHILL: An associate of a person selling goods, who pretends no association to the seller and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer.

User avatar
PeterH
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3026
Joined: May 14th, 2011, 3:06 pm

In the pink

#2 Post by PeterH » March 21st, 2014, 9:36 pm

What's a cash register?

P Hickner
P Hickner

On s'en bat les couilles

User avatar
Scott Fitzgerald
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 2631
Joined: March 12th, 2013, 7:32 am

In the pink

#3 Post by Scott Fitzgerald » March 21st, 2014, 9:40 pm

Image
CT: BigTex22

User avatar
Matthew Brown
Posts: 5542
Joined: June 4th, 2009, 10:03 am
Location: Charlottesville, VA/ITB

In the pink

#4 Post by Matthew Brown » March 22nd, 2014, 5:21 am

More importantly, how long had you been nursing that one roll of paper to forget how to change it?
The Chav who mostly isn't.

User avatar
Chris Presutti
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1734
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 7:38 pm
Location: Ohio

In the pink

#5 Post by Chris Presutti » March 22nd, 2014, 6:03 am

Maybe you should try one of these. I think they also make them without the paper. neener

Image

User avatar
T. Melloni
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 2029
Joined: June 2nd, 2009, 9:18 pm

In the pink

#6 Post by T. Melloni » March 22nd, 2014, 8:29 am

Chris Presutti wrote:Maybe you should try one of these. I think they also make them without the paper. neener

Image
I think having an abacus is a great idea for any retail business, because it is so dependable. It is a tool you can always count on.
Limit of 32 characters; I am #33

User avatar
Ken V
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 38365
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Location: Delmar, NY
Contact:

In the pink

#7 Post by Ken V » March 22nd, 2014, 1:36 pm

T. Melloni wrote:I think having an abacus is a great idea for any retail business, because it is so dependable. It is a tool you can always count on.
Even Mark C groaned at that one! champagne.gif


I was thinking Randy and Carrie had one of these:

Image
Ken V @ s t o l @
The Fine Wine Geek
Click on the W W W button under my name to see my website.
"Don't be meek, embrace the geek." -Terry Theise
Twitter: @FineWineGeek

User avatar
C. Bowman
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 6199
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:57 pm
Location: Napa

In the pink

#8 Post by C. Bowman » March 22nd, 2014, 2:06 pm

Ken, I would love one of those, it does fit us ;)
Carrie
ITB in Napa Valley where Wine is made & Cigars are smoked

Twitter @nvwineandcigar

User avatar
Ron Kramer
Posts: 7124
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 4:09 pm
Location: Near Boston

In the pink

#9 Post by Ron Kramer » March 22nd, 2014, 2:17 pm

I was one of the first three EPOS salesman in the US. We argue among us who was first. It was great selling products that were in great demand and with few competitors. [wink.gif]

User avatar
Brian G r a f s t r o m
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 17579
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 12:54 am
Location: westside

In the pink

#10 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 25th, 2014, 11:04 pm

one of the wine shops I went to while living in England didn't even have a cash register. The employee at the front counter would add-up the total by hand --- on the flaps of the boxes being used to load the wines! I'd be lying if I said I didn't check the total before leaving the parking lot; they were never off --- not even by one penny!

btw, it's one of the best wine shops I've ever been to ... in some ways, it is the best.
Los Angeles Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury

“All these characters spend their time explaining themselves, and happily recognizing that they hold the same opinions … how important they consider it to think the same things all together.” --- A.R.

CT handle: grafstrb

User avatar
Ron Kramer
Posts: 7124
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 4:09 pm
Location: Near Boston

In the pink

#11 Post by Ron Kramer » March 28th, 2014, 11:49 am

Ken V wrote:
T. Melloni wrote:I think having an abacus is a great idea for any retail business, because it is so dependable. It is a tool you can always count on.
Even Mark C groaned at that one! champagne.gif


I was thinking Randy and Carrie had one of these:

Image
We traded these in for $15 the smaller ones we had refinished for $50-$75 and gave to friends who had bars in their basements. Some go for over $1000 today.
Funny what memories these bring back. We usually sold cash register based on clerk theft. When the owners told us that their clerks were honest we had many why to argue the point but we always removed the drawer to find a bunch of cash and asked so how did you balance out? Boring but in many bars even today you will see an upright slim chrome model we called the bartenders friend. The easiest sale was to a new bar owner who had one. We would ask "Do you want to make your bartender a bar owner?" That usually clicked with him.
Lastly I do remember trading out an eight drawer monster from Levy's bakery in Queens and finding over $600 (in the 60's) and more cockroaches then I had seen in my life.

tammyvanhoose
Posts: 1
Joined: March 31st, 2014, 3:02 am

In the pink

#12 Post by tammyvanhoose » April 4th, 2014, 3:48 am

hehe.. nice one..

best dui lawyer

ronaldtracey
Posts: 1
Joined: April 11th, 2014, 2:46 am

In the pink

#13 Post by ronaldtracey » April 11th, 2014, 8:18 pm

haha its your bad day..don't be sad and go ahead with better machine..

best natural testosterone booster

Bernard Colgan
Posts: 1
Joined: February 26th, 2015, 10:22 pm

In the pink

#14 Post by Bernard Colgan » March 2nd, 2015, 12:18 am

Hey Randy, in my shop I am using a very good quality cash register from discounttillrolls.ie. From last 4 years I have not faced a single. The typical cash register of the mid-20th century, through a system of keys, levers, and gears often electrically driven. Cash Registers are simple machines to operate but we have to take care of some basic things such as
1. Cash registers have to be used according to the instruction manual; any other way will result in an error code.
2. Cash registers must have paper rolls in the printer. If no rolls are used some machines refuse to operate, others will be damaged after a few hours.
3. Paper dust will occur after prolong use of a machine. As with any machine it needs a clean.
4. Ink cartridges must be changed frequently.

Sean Devaney
Posts: 3158
Joined: June 25th, 2009, 5:11 pm

In the pink

#15 Post by Sean Devaney » March 2nd, 2015, 10:53 am

What are the odds that three posters in this thread have made thier first and only post here?

User avatar
Ken V
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 38365
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Location: Delmar, NY
Contact:

In the pink

#16 Post by Ken V » March 2nd, 2015, 5:10 pm

Sean Devaney wrote:What are the odds that three posters in this thread have made thier first and only post here?
Randy and Carrie bring out all the weirdos. [wow.gif]
Ken V @ s t o l @
The Fine Wine Geek
Click on the W W W button under my name to see my website.
"Don't be meek, embrace the geek." -Terry Theise
Twitter: @FineWineGeek

User avatar
Randy Bowman
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 9219
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 2:23 pm
Location: Napa, CA

In the pink

#17 Post by Randy Bowman » March 2nd, 2015, 5:21 pm

You're coming out aren't you Ken? [stirthepothal.gif]
IN THE BUSINESS SHILL: An associate of a person selling goods, who pretends no association to the seller and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer.

User avatar
C. Bowman
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 6199
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:57 pm
Location: Napa

In the pink

#18 Post by C. Bowman » March 2nd, 2015, 8:37 pm

Randy Bowman wrote:You're coming out aren't you Ken? [stirthepothal.gif]
WHAT? Don't be spreading rumors. [wow.gif] [snort.gif] neener
Carrie
ITB in Napa Valley where Wine is made & Cigars are smoked

Twitter @nvwineandcigar

User avatar
Brian Tuite
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 18376
Joined: July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
Location: Podunk CA

In the pink

#19 Post by Brian Tuite » March 3rd, 2015, 5:39 am

Ken V wrote:
T. Melloni wrote:I think having an abacus is a great idea for any retail business, because it is so dependable. It is a tool you can always count on.
Even Mark C groaned at that one! champagne.gif


I was thinking Randy and Carrie had one of these:

Image
Our local hardware store used one of those until about 5 or 6 yearsa ago!
Bob Wood - 1949-2013 Berserker for eternity! RIP

"On self-reflection, I think a big part of it was me just being a PITA customer..." ~ Anonymous Berserker

"Something so subtle only I can detect it." ~ Randy Bowman

2019 WOTY...

User avatar
Brian Tuite
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 18376
Joined: July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
Location: Podunk CA

In the pink

#20 Post by Brian Tuite » March 3rd, 2015, 5:43 am

Sean Devaney wrote:What are the odds that three posters in this thread have made thier first and only post here?
Those first two are the couple from the store!
Bob Wood - 1949-2013 Berserker for eternity! RIP

"On self-reflection, I think a big part of it was me just being a PITA customer..." ~ Anonymous Berserker

"Something so subtle only I can detect it." ~ Randy Bowman

2019 WOTY...

User avatar
Ken V
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 38365
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Location: Delmar, NY
Contact:

In the pink

#21 Post by Ken V » March 3rd, 2015, 7:40 am

C. Bowman wrote:
Randy Bowman wrote:You're coming out aren't you Ken? [stirthepothal.gif]
WHAT? Don't be spreading rumors. [wow.gif] [snort.gif] neener
Not that there's anything wrong with that!

I am in the pink though!
Ken V @ s t o l @
The Fine Wine Geek
Click on the W W W button under my name to see my website.
"Don't be meek, embrace the geek." -Terry Theise
Twitter: @FineWineGeek

User avatar
Brian G r a f s t r o m
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 17579
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 12:54 am
Location: westside

In the pink

#22 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 12th, 2015, 8:42 am

Ken V wrote:
Sean Devaney wrote:What are the odds that three posters in this thread have made thier first and only post here?
Randy and Carrie bring out all the weirdos. [wow.gif]
If you take the thread title, the sub-forum's name, and the fact that this board is Google indexed, then I think you arrive at a reasonable explanation as to why this thread might attract some folks ...
Los Angeles Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury

“All these characters spend their time explaining themselves, and happily recognizing that they hold the same opinions … how important they consider it to think the same things all together.” --- A.R.

CT handle: grafstrb

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Pimps”