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Old 02-16-2011, 11:54 AM
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We need big giant signs in Spanish that say "Stop stealing our grocery carts!"



I see this nonsense all the time, but this one was worthy of a pic because there's only ONE grocery bag in the cart (aside from the McDonald's trash)

The amount of money the store has to pay to get their cart back is many, many times the profit they made from whatever is in that lone grocery bag from Ralph's.



p.s. she's on the phone, not walking crooked on purpose
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Many stores are implementing those wheel locking mechanisms that trigger when the cart is taken past a certain point. Target already has them at most of it's stores. Other stores are in the process.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Torrance, CA
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Isn't Aldi USA fitting their carts with a locking devices which requires a quarter to unlock? In Germany ANY supermarket does it. You have to put a Euro coin in (or any token in the same size) and the cart will be unleashed from the chain which holds to the next one. When you're finished to pack your stuff in the trunk, you simply have to return the cart a few meters to get your coin back. Life can be so easy...
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Many stores are implementing those wheel locking mechanisms that trigger when the cart is taken past a certain point. Target already has them at most of it's stores. Other stores are in the process.
Thus opening up a street entepreneur person's chance to hit the bit time - black market second-hand cart sales (dope or aluminum cans) for un-mechanism'd or earlier model carts.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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Thus opening up a street entepreneur person's chance to hit the bit time - black market second-hand cart sales (dope or aluminum cans) for un-mechanism'd or earlier model carts.
That's Bubbles job!(for all Trailer Park Boys fans!)
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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The smart stores are using plastic carts which frustrate the recycling thieves, forcing them to come into my hood and steal copper wiring. Win/lose.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Funny how this wasn't a problem in CA 40 yrs ago.

Gee what happened?
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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Funny how this wasn't a problem in CA 40 yrs ago.

Gee what happened?
I dare not say the "L" word.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Many stores are implementing those wheel locking mechanisms that trigger when the cart is taken past a certain point. Target already has them at most of it's stores. Other stores are in the process.
I'd rather they dump a few amps through the pusher rather than just locking the wheel.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Honestly, I have seen a whole bunch more homeless white guys pushing shopping carts than any minority group.
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