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What is Sacat?
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Barrybloke
Old 07-03-2008, 3:45 PM
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Question What is Sacat?

Just checking my latest credit card statement. I have entries for 'Tesco Stores Sacat' and 'Sacat Marks and Spencers' that I have not seen before - these sacat transactions are additional to transactions in the usual Tesco/M&S format. Can anyone tell me what Sacat stands for or signifies - and why it has been introduced?
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Old 07-03-2008, 3:49 PM
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Just checking my latest credit card statement. I have entries for 'Tesco Stores Sacat' and 'Sacat Marks and Spencers' that I have not seen before - these sacat transactions are additional to transactions in the usual Tesco/M&S format. Can anyone tell me what Sacat stands for or signifies - and why it has been introduced?
A quick search on Google brings up that it may be using the self checkout at Tesco's or M&S. :confused:
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Old 07-03-2008, 4:51 PM
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As above - type SACAT into Google:

http://nnet-server.com/server/app/fo....asp?ID=133372

Self serve checkouts - I use my cards in my local Somerfield which has the self-serve checkout and it always appears in my statement with the name of the store.
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Old 07-03-2008, 4:56 PM
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Gosh, I was just wondering that today! M&S self service check out. The answer is always on MSE!
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:55 PM
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Interesting point to add to this thread is that, if you've got a card like Abbey 5% supermarket cashback or Barclaycard 2% supermarket cashback if you use the selfscan tills in M&S you get the extra cashback whereas if you use the normal tills you don't. Not that any proper MSE would buy food in M&S anyway, but I work next to M&S simply food and temptation sometimes gets the better of me!
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Not that any proper MSE would buy food in M&S anyway, but I work next to M&S simply food and temptation sometimes gets the better of me!
You're right, but it is lovely...
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Milk in M&S is the same price as in Tesco...
I can't believe you've gone to so much effort to read this.
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These SACAT things seem to have very small amounts next to them...does anyone know if these are additional charges?
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Old 18-11-2010, 12:57 PM
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It means scanning, when you used the self scan tills at those particular stores. Thats what you spent through the till, no additional charge. Keep a spending record and you will be able to check.

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Thank you!
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SACAT stands for Semi-Attended Customer Activated Terminal - it's the self service checkout.
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Thought it was Self-Activated Customer Annoyance Terminal.

One of the best aspects of a foreign trip is getting away from accusations of putting something unrecognised into the "bagging area".
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I also have this problem and am glad to find the answer but why can't they put the name of the store in there. I always thought it was Sainsburys for all my sacat transactions as one bill confirmed but recently on my statement one transaction said Tesco sacat which was how I found myself here.

They should think of their customers and include the store.
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Good old MSE! Always an answer.Thanks all!
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Am I the only one who gets annoyed at having to perform the shops job for them (scanning items and bagging them)?
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a discount for using them would be nice!
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I just don't use them - even if it means queuing for longer. If the staff ask me, I just say I don't like them. It's my choice - and if they take a way the choice then there is another supermarket nearby.

Sure - let them offer a discount. No problem - I'll pay more to use a checkout with proper people. It's a lifestyle choice.
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Am I the only one who gets annoyed at having to perform the shops job for them (scanning items and bagging them)?


Most places don't bag for you anyway so not much different.

I like them as much quicker and easier; just annoying when buying age restricted stuff waiting for someone to approve
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Must admit, if there is a checkout open then I'd rather use that than a self-service checkout as they are always faster. Having to remove each item one by one and place it into a bag and then get accused that the bag is now at an unexpected weight and having to wait for someone to check is very annoying!

I foolishly tried to use a carrier I already had once and was asked for the receipt to confirm where I bought the contents!

Then you need to find someone to open those stupid 'theif proof' cases and age restricted items.

With a cashier, I can be filling bags whilst they are scanning the contents of the conveyor belt.

So now I always use a cashier. Don't care if I have to wait.

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I just don't use them - even if it means queuing for longer. If the staff ask me, I just say I don't like them. It's my choice - and if they take a way the choice then there is another supermarket nearby.

Sure - let them offer a discount. No problem - I'll pay more to use a checkout with proper people. It's a lifestyle choice.
Would you still queue for a long time even just bought say a loaf of bread or pint of milk?
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