Aldi now searching empty bags

CRISPIANNE3
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edited 6 March 2023 at 2:39PM in Praise, vent & warnings
We went to a retail park on Saturday to do our usual weekly shop at Aldi.   I arrived at the checkout with three bags for life and were placed on top of the shopping. They were completely flat as they had nothing in that at that point. The checkout operator said he wanted to search the bags because they has a shop lifter last week who tried to get away with £300 worth of shopping before running off.  So because of that incident I assume all shoppers are now treated as shop lifters. 

I have phoned Aldi and they advice this is not their policy and are going to. investigate and promised to call me back. I will update when I here back. 
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  • goater78
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    Does it cause a problem if they want to look in an empty bag?

  • baser999
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    Perhaps hoping they’d fill it my way of compensation for pain and suffering? 
    If the bags were empty, can’t see the problem
  • CRISPIANNE3
    CRISPIANNE3 Posts: 1,471
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    The problem is being asked in the first place
  • comeandgo
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    Maybe they were just checking your bags were not new pre purchased?  
  • sheramber
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    edited 27 February 2023 at 5:50PM
    The problem is being asked in the first place
    As long as they asked everybody who had a bag I don’t see the problem. Staff were probably told  to search all bags so the cashier was doing as they were told. The fact that the bags were flat naked it laughable but not worthy of a complaint.
  • baser999
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    @ sheramber, worthy of a complaint? Why? 
  • Pollycat
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    sheramber said:
    The problem is being asked in the first place
    As long as they asked everybody who had a bag I don’t see the problem. Staff were probably told  to search all bags so the cashier was doing as they were told. The fact that the bags were flat naked it laughable but worthy of a complaint.
    baser999 said:
    @ sheramber, worthy of a complaint? Why? 
    I wouldn't be happy if they had singled me out to search my bags - and would want to know their reason why I'd been chosen - but if it was something that they were asking everybody, I don't see it as worthy of a complaint.
    I arrive in Aldi with an empty personal shopping trolley and reach the checkout with a basket usually full.
    I wouldn't object if the cashier wanted to look inside my trolley to make sure I'd not got a couple of bottles of gin in there.
  • km1500
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    If the bags were flat I suspect they were trying to see if you were trying to take new bags without paying

    I once had an Aldi cashier say they lost a huge number of bags each day with people taking them and not paying the 45p or whatever they cost
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