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Old 07-12-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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yes those ones that everyone has been talking about here. You can get an Ikea blue bag just like the yellow ones for .60 to hold alot and use at HEB also I figure. just came as a shock to see that at first.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think IKEA is doing this across the country with hopes that people will start using reusable bags. I have seen it at the IKEA near me in Southern California.
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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IKEA in Frisco, TX is doing this too.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I wouldn't mind paying a nickle or so for the disposable plastic bags that I prefer to put my groceries in. I have a dog and I have to clean up after her. I use every bag that I bring home from a store. I'm not going to clean up after Bean using a cloth bag.

Plus, the plastic bags are easier to carry things in. But I'm all in favor of paying for the cost of damaging the environment. I'm hurting the environment by driving to the store (a lifetime's worth of plastic is probably equal to your use of a car for a day), using plastic bags, buying ANYTHING, owning a dog... and I believe in taking responsibility for the damage I cause to environment by paying an extra fee. I think gas taxes should be more like those in Europe, where their taxes have been so high for so many years that they don't have the problems we do in the USA with roads that are clogged by gigantic gas-guzzling SUVs, and they have much better public transit.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you understand IKEA's philosophy then it really does make sense. They try to cut costs as much as possible, which gives the customer a much better price in the end. Those plastic bags get expensive after awhile... you can bet that HEB is not giving them to you; they're just rolled into the cost of groceries. You're still paying for them in the end.

One interesting thing I noticed at IKEA is that if you eat in their cafe, you have to bus your own table. It only takes an extra few seconds to pickup your stuff and it saves them from having to pay someone to do it for you. I thought that was a good idea.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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The bag issue doesn't bother me so much.

Bussing my own table? I do that at fast food places so that's not an issue. Unless, of course, you're the person who was hoping to have that job and get paid to do it!
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Bag issue does not bother me in the least. Just get the reusable bag and volia! Issue solved. I know the cost of the bag is already in the cost of the service HEB provides. I wish they would give us a discount for using reusable bag. Maybe more would opt for it, but hey at least they offer them at the store to buy.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree, I think more stores (even Walmart) should offer some sort of discount to a patron who does not use store bags, but elects to bring their own bags or reuse old plastic bags. Just an idea!
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