Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I see issues with self checkout and I see issues with this far beyond the "was it purchased or not" aspect.  What if someone spends time on the booze aisle, or the pregnancy test kits or other "highly personal medical issue" aisle.  Amazon is in the business of selling data (that's right, it's not products they sell).  What will this tell us?  Will cops be getting your shopping habits to prove drunk driving behaviour?  Will insurance companies have access to it?  Buy a lot of pregnancy test kits?  Buy a lot of condoms?  Maybe your insurance rate will go up because of a higher chance of getting an STD?

Feb 26, 2020 08:20 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The future may be closer than anything imagined.  

Feb 26, 2020 08:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I believe that the technology programming job pays more than $15/hour!

Whole Foods in my area has more "store customer shoppers" than customers like me who do their own shopping. 

 

Feb 26, 2020 06:58 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The Internet of Everything is upon us. I have no idea what the future holds. I would suspect the younger folks would be more accepting of such things than I would.

Feb 26, 2020 09:06 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Some cities have outlawed this type of store claiming that it discriminates against those without bank accounts or personal electronic devices to utilize them.

Feb 26, 2020 07:28 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Maybe. I'm not sure that I would shop their for the prices. It's like a robot run grocery store - someone has to put out the turnips!

Walmart actually has an app that will help you shop if you want it to but you have to check out on your own. The app knows even when you're in the parking lot which is kind of creepy. I think that's the way of the future.

Feb 26, 2020 06:58 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

They are holding back certain breakthroughs because it will eliminate jobs but they wont be able to sustain it for long. Better, faster & cheaper says so

Feb 26, 2020 06:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no thanks..... I can just imagne the messups with billing and purchases....

Feb 26, 2020 08:01 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Employers will find an alternative to "entitled employees" that demand more than they are earning for the company.

I see that McDonalds now has machines in the lobby to do your own ordering.

Feb 26, 2020 10:58 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Soon to be the Socialist Republic of Amazon. Just like those who use Z, those who use A are just shooting themselves and small businesses out of existence. It is a slash and burn philosophy on A's part and this new business model is another nail in the coffin

Feb 26, 2020 10:22 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Coming soon to Whole Foods.

Feb 26, 2020 09:31 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think it's coming!

Feb 26, 2020 08:58 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We both are fussbuckets.  No one shops for me, and the GO stores (my understanding  is that they are for convenience items).  We also dislike our Whole Foods store here and in Oxnard.  Their personnel is not happy working there, so well do not shop there!  A

Feb 26, 2020 08:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan but may have to adjust in the future.

Feb 27, 2020 05:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES it is a direct result. That is why you are seeing more self checkout and in restaurants i am seeing more order kiosks. The left is legislating away jobs more than they create with these policies.

Feb 27, 2020 05:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's basically already here 

Feb 26, 2020 09:52 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Someone must have bought groceries at a local store on my account through Amazon Go Grocery. My card was hacked just last night! Not interested.

Feb 26, 2020 05:40 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers - Miami Beach, FL
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Sounds and seems very strange, but a cashier-less operation could save the merchant a lot in salaries of actual cashiers. Reminds me of something I heard and read about CHINA - they have a "Social Score" for each person. The score is created by the way one interacts with others...

Feb 26, 2020 02:40 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Pinnacle Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
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A couple people mentioned the selling of our information and spying on us. Well they've been doing it since you entered your phone number at the drug store or grocery store for "Discounts." I'm not good with all the selling of my habits, not like I do anything fabulous; but it is bad for personal freedom. I see an advantage for my Mom who is 88 and really shouldn't be driving around town to pick up stuff here and there. I also see the personal shoppers with carts lined with foil padded bags to insulate and keep items cool. Still a real person picks your eggplant. And now for a big leap Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041   did you see the video of the robot delivering food to "prisoner/patients" in Huhan Province ... that's what I think of when Amazon Goes into my life... LOL not 

Feb 26, 2020 11:32 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I DO think this is what is going to happen to all the minimum wage retail jobs Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . With the pressure on to make the minimum wage earner capable of making house payments on $500,000 home and pay for college too employers will stop hiring for these positions.

Feb 26, 2020 11:08 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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If the Coronavirus doesn't get us, the robots will!

Stay tuned....

Feb 27, 2020 07:25 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

It's a scary future.  I'm sure glad to be my age and not having to face what is coming down the pike.

Feb 28, 2020 05:26 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I see pros and cons and am a little leary about it. I like my privacy but see more and more being given up voluntarily for the sake of convenience. 

I admit that I would go in an Amazon Go store if I was near it just to try it out. 

Feb 27, 2020 09:08 AM