Most of the stores are starting to push self-checkouts now. BJ's usually has only one register open that isn't self-checkout, although they'll open another if the line gets too long. Even our local Hannaford is adding self checkout registers. I hate them. Invariably, I will have at least one thing in my cart that won't scan, or I'll get some other error, such as something about an item in the checkout area or some such thing. So, every time I have tried to use a self-checkout, I have had to call someone over to help, and that doesn't amount to time savings to me; rather, it's simply a way for the stores to eliminate another job by making us do the work.