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Old 03-06-2015, 03:09 PM   #6591
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I call that a "granny wagon". I have used them for decades. I often ask a cashier if she or he minds if I leave it at the cash while I shop.
Yes I have contemplated doing this (I have one of these but never used it) but would come unstuck (not know what to do) if they said no. Wouldn't just chance it and leave it around somewhere in case it got stolen.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:24 PM   #6592
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Yes I have contemplated doing this (I have one of these but never used it) but would come unstuck (not know what to do) if they said no. Wouldn't just chance it and leave it around somewhere in case it got stolen.
Do it on a day when you don't mind just leaving if they say no.
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:45 PM   #6593
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Do it on a day when you don't mind just leaving if they say no.
And try to shop on a day when there aren't many people in the store shopping. For me, I go shopping at 7 a.m. The store has just opened, parents are getting their kids to school and don't show up until after 9 a.m. The only folks in the store are me and my son, and the employees.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:57 PM   #6594
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I have thought about this but wonder what you do with it when reaching the supermarket. Do you carry it around with you with the shopping trolley or what?
Some of them have a hook that hangs the folded cart The handle goes between the basket and the push handle of the grocery cart.

Make sure the description says that it has this hook. Many don't have it as I found to my annoyance when I got my last one. I was able to figure a do around by removing the handle and turning the cart upside down and letting the wheels hold it to the grocery cart.

If you drive, you can keep it in the trunk of your car. You use the store cart to move the bags to your car, then when you get home, you load up your cart for transport to your kitchen.

I also found it's easier to pull the cart using just the back wheels. Pushing takes lots more energy.
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Pushing those things is mostly for going down a step, like at the curb.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:00 PM   #6596
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I have three carts now...I forget to use it and make one trip with my 17 bags.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #6597
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Living in the section of Boston that I do, a lot of folks skip buying one of those "granny carts". They just steal one of the stores big ones and wheel the groceries home in it. Yup, they go right past and out of the parking lot and head home. Then they store it in the back yard. If you report a stolen one, you can collect a $25 reward. We have two of those carts here in this building. One is from Target and the other from Walgreen's. We use them to bring our bundles up to our apartment. You would think HUD would have bought one for the building. Instead we have to rely on stolen property.
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:06 AM   #6598
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Folding Shopping Cart, Black - Walmart.com

Now I roll my groceries home. Much easier on my old achy body.
I still have my Mom's very old (vintage 1950s) cart. She always called it her "Polish Cadillac". I remember when we got to the register she made sure we put the heavy things up first so that they would be put on the bottom. Produce always was the last to be rung up. To this day, even though I have the reusable bags, use the grocery cart to get them to my car trunk, and then drive them home to the garage, I still unload my shopping cart heavy items first, produce last when I get to the check-out. Old habits die hard.
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I unload the same way at checkout. Bread, chips and produce last so no crushed bread or bruised produce.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:37 AM   #6600
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I always make sure I buy something I can just heat up. I'm beat by the time I'm done shopping, and the fridge is packed full of things that need prep work done just to make room in the fridge to maneuver!
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