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Devices in hand, stores ditch cash registers

In world of gadgets, trusty old machines out of touch

Posted: March 25, 2013 at 3:28 a.m.

Stores across the country are more and more beginning to use mobile devices to ring up purchases, leaving sales clerks free to offer shoppers more help.

Stores across the country are more and more beginning to use mobile devices to ring up purchases, leaving sales clerks free to offer shoppers more help.

Ka-ching ! Stores across the country are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky cash register in favor of having salespeople — and even shoppers themselves — ring up sales on smart phones and tablet computers.

Across the nation, cash registers disappearing

The cash register, a century-old iconic fixture in retailing, is starting to go the way of typewriters and rotary phones. A lot of stores are now using mobile checkout devices to speed up the process. (By The Associated Press)
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