I'm a basket person. Are you a basket or cart person?

United States
April 16, 2016 12:07pm CST
Right when I approach the market, I reach down to grab a basket. Baskets are easier to maneuver in the store without having to say excuse me everywhere you go. Plus, this particular store isn't very wide for carts. I usually don't buy that many items since we frequently go grocery shopping so my basket won't be "heavy". And when we do buy heavier items like days when we shop for our milk, juices, more heavier items - my boyfriend would go too and prefers the basket, too! At other stores where the items are larger, like a Wholesale (Costco, Sams Club) you don't have a choice but a cart or your bare hands so I prefer grabbing a cart to use. If the store has an option for a basket or cart - which one do you grab?
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• United States
16 Apr 16
You must not buy much - I couldn't use a basket if they paid me to use one...I'd need 10 of them.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
I visit the grocery store like 5 times a week.
• United States
17 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby We go at least twice we spent quite enough the one time.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Apr 16
You buy so much in 1 go?
@Hate2Iron (7718)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
Definitely the cart. The basket gets heavy so quickly!
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• United States
16 Apr 16
I don't like baskets either if I'm doing a big load of groceries.
@teamfreak16 (40875)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Apr 16
It depends on what I'm getting. Sometimes I get neither and load myself up, looking like a guy too stupid to know there are carts and baskets available at the door.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
You're that guy! Haha just kidding! Hopefully you don't load up too much, buy what you need with your hands and come out with spending not too much or over stuff your cart. May be a good idea actually.
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@teamfreak16 (40875)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby - Yeah, I'm that guy alright. What are these carts and baskets of which you speak?
@TheHorse (63752)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Apr 16
Baskets. Totally.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
Team baskets!
@marlina (72657)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
I am a cart girl.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
I find I often over buy with carts. But I'm glad carts work for you!
@sharon6345 (121456)
• United States
16 Apr 16
I am a basket girl when I am going in for a few things. If I want more I will bring my own cart and use that.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
Same here. I don't go in for much and if I get a cart I may start over buying items I don't even need hehe.
@Mike197602 (13367)
• Worcester, England
16 Apr 16
If I'm shopping for just a few things I'll get a basket but if I'm doing a bigger shop I'll get a trolley (cart).
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• United States
16 Apr 16
Cool! The cart is called a trolley there.
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@Mike197602 (13367)
• Worcester, England
16 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby we have all sorts of differing words between the US and UK. I'm thinking of doing a discussion on it sometime.
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• United States
16 Apr 16
@Mike197602 That would be cool. And hopefully one you won't get sick of! Hehe! What else words do we say differently??
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@TRBRocks420 (75447)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Apr 16
I use carts, because I buy tons of stuff. I make sure to go when nobody else is there
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• United States
17 Apr 16
That is a good tip - shop during less crowded days/times.
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@TRBRocks420 (75447)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, I try to go during the week early hours, when most are at work.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
@TRBRocks420 good idea
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@AkoPinay (11707)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Oftentimes I grab the cart because I am lazy going out so if I go to grocery stores I buy things good for two weeks.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
That is good you go once in a while and the food lasts 2 weeks!
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@Lucky15 (33421)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Basket for.me. sometimes cart are hard to "drive"
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• United States
17 Apr 16
Sometimes the carts are hard to navigate in tight spaces. I get frustrated when it's like that or it's so crowded you can't get across easy so I use the basket too.
@Corbin5 (102964)
• United States
16 Apr 16
I prefer always using a basket. I do not like those cumbersome carts that most people feel it is just fine to park it smack dab in the middle of an aisle making it impossible for other shoppers to go past them.
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• United States
16 Apr 16
I agree - it can be quite frustrating when using carts and I dislike it when people just stop and don't bother to park their carts over so the rest of us can walk!! @Corbin5
@rina110383 (24135)
16 Apr 16
Basket, because I don't buy a lot and it makes my shopping easier when it comes to moving from one aisle to another compared when I'm pushing a cart.
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• United States
16 Apr 16
I agree - it is much easier to navigate the store. And sometimes get confused which cart is yours too if there's a lot of carts.
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
16 Apr 16
I'd go for the cart but mostly neither though as I do it online
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@nonersays (2699)
• United States
16 Apr 16
I don't really prefer one to the other. It just depends on what I'm buying. If I'm shopping for small stuff I grab a basket. If I'm grocery shopping, or getting something like a huge bag of dog food I grab a cart. If I only have one item I won't grab either, just get my item and go.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Cart and/or basket. It depends.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Apr 16
l do pick a cart if i have extra money with me and looking for surprise purchase otherwise it`s basket.I find that picking a cart makes me buy what l did not plan for.
@youless (90959)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 16
Most of the time I will take a basket because usually the aisle is narrow in the supermarket. I don't want to take a cart to block the aisle. Besides, usually I will not buy so many stuff and a basket will be good enough for me.
@kevin1877uk (36968)
16 Apr 16
Seeing I'm only shopping for myself it's normally a basket.
@silvermist (20107)
• India
16 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby I always use a cart.
• United States
16 Apr 16
I am a cart person when I go to the store I generally grab a lot more then the baskets will hold.