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  1. #1
    Bill
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    <[email protected]_yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > ...Next time you have someone follow you in a store, using a cellphone,
    > BEWARE. They may be programming your shopping.
    >


    I don't think they would get very far with me... I know what I want to buy
    before going to the store, have a list, and head straight for those areas.
    Then I get what I need and am gone!

    However I do know a couple of women that this would work with. These are the
    types who go "shopping" and will spend two hours in a store - make a day of
    it!

    I refuse to go to the store with these females, and I ESPECIALLY will not go
    shoe shopping with them!

    These females can't make up their minds. They will stick something in their
    shopping cart, then later put it back on the shelf - deciding that they
    don't want it after all. So I could see where it would be easy to get them
    to put something in their cart, but getting them to keep it in the cart
    would be a challenge...





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  2. #2
    Jonathan Kamens
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    Re: Programmed shopping using trained cellphone users

    [email protected]_yahoo.com writes:
    >It's being reported that a new method of "programmed" shopping is
    >being used.


    Really? Where is this "being reported"? I can't find a
    single word about it in Google Groups, News or Web search.
    Except for your posting, of course.

    I'll at least give you credit for coming up with a just barely
    amusing conspiracy theory. "Master computer" indeed. Teehee.



  3. #3
    Michael Black
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    Re: Programmed shopping using trained cellphone users


    Jonathan Kamens ([email protected]) writes:
    > [email protected]_yahoo.com writes:
    >>It's being reported that a new method of "programmed" shopping is
    >>being used.

    >
    > Really? Where is this "being reported"? I can't find a
    > single word about it in Google Groups, News or Web search.
    > Except for your posting, of course.
    >
    > I'll at least give you credit for coming up with a just barely
    > amusing conspiracy theory. "Master computer" indeed. Teehee.


    On the other hand, there does seem to be this sort of "programmed cellphone
    user" but not in the way he means it.

    The first time I noticed it might have been as long ago as a decade.
    I was going to buy a muffin at a muffin stand, and right in front of
    me was a woman selecting muffins. But she was on the phone. As I
    waited while she made her large selection, I realized she was getting
    orders right there, live, over the phone.

    So at least some of that cellphone use in the grocery store, what
    remains when you take away the people just making conversation, is
    surely about being controlled by a third party about what they should
    buy. "Okay honey, now you go down the next aisle and you can get
    the pancake mix and the syrup, and then a bit further down a 2.5Kg
    bag of whole wheat flour, the house brand is fine, no no it has the
    name of the grocery store on it...." In other words, the person
    at the other end knows the store, knows what needs to be bought,
    but the "shopper" is acting only under their commands.

    Michael




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