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Coles Is Getting Rid Of That Annoying "Unexpected Item In Bagging Area" Alert

Thank you supermarket Gods.

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The feature was created to detect products that did not weigh the same as what was set up in the system. Customers would then have to wait for a staff member to come to their checkout and key in a code.

“We are trialling new technologies at our self-check-outs that reduce customer frustration and enable our customers to get through quicker,” Coles spokeswoman Julia Balderstone said.

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"This has freed up more time for our team members to provide a better service experience."

BuzzFeed News contacted rival supermarket, Woolworths, who said it has "no plans to make wholesale changes" to its self-serve check-out messaging.