Uncool ? but vey useful
March 2, 2008 2:27am CST
Yesterday I just bought a shopping cart , you know the kind you can pull along, there covered in and on wheels.When I was a kid they called them "shopping strollers"and only little old ladies had them.With everyone worriing about plastic bags they seem to have made a big come back out here over the last couple of years.AS I donn't drive and live a reaseable walking distance from the local shops it seemed to make good sense.It was a cheap one from the local bargain store.And I think by being able to do the shopping easier i've already saved a third of the price in 1 use !Just by being able to by a lot of things I needed that were on special. Daggy or useful.I think as we go greener they are making a big come back.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
28 Mar 08
We had one of these when I was a Kid and Living in a large town,fairly close to the Shops,and without a car-I remember it being useful for hauling big bags of spuds home...I now live in a village with one small shop,and have a nearby town 3 miles away-having a car now is fine,but with the intention of cutting down on car use I have a Bike-with an accessory trailer which I can use to transport a Gas cylinder and a few bags of groceries.. the wheel turns :)
17 Mar 08
Well I guess all I can say is good for you. It will make your load easier having this cart. I am having trouble carrying lots of stuff at times. There are times I wish I could bring my own cart where I can just pull it with my groceries in it but I don't have one.
• United States
3 Mar 08
I have one myself. I paid $40.00 for it as well. it's worth every pennie I paid. It's super sized compared to the cheaper ones. I have what I call front wheel drive. I don't have to break my back pushing or pulling. The cart turns with ease. The cart is so strong that it's heavy when empty. I have no problem pushing that cart. Everyone asks me where i bought it. I still see i am the only one pushing it.
• United States
2 Mar 08
I think its a very good idea and good for you for doing it! We shop at Aldi's as much as possible now, and they don't provide bags free. You can use boxes if they have them, or purchase the paper bags for .05 each. We bought a handful of bags our first time there, and re-use them as much as we can. I empty the groceries out of them and put them right by the door so they can go back into the trunk the next time one of us goes outside. If I were close enough to the store, I'd use a shopping cart like you.