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Old 01-07-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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I have to carrie my grocerys quite a distance, and then up 2 flights of stairs, I used to be a paper boy (30 years ago) and I was thinking that I wish I had one of those bags I used to carry around with me at 4 in the AM. I might cut my trips from 8 trips to the car and back to maybe 2. Anybody know where to get one? I tried Amazon, no luck, there is ONE on Ebay, but its very expensive. Any ideas?
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Wow! That's a great idea. I was a paper girl and remember that you can put quite a few newspapers in one of those things! Maybe the newspaper office would sell you one.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I was thinking the same thing as photobuff. I work for a newspaper. My son is on their teen selling team and uses them door to door. So, the paper would HAVE to have access to a vendor who sells these types of bags.

Maybe you could get in touch with one of those vendors and make a killing selling them online!!!

(Also, check out the local flea market....)

ADDED: I found this link...check it out....
http://www.thomasnet.com/products/ne...2691681-1.html
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Good idea, but knowing my luck they would be too heavy to carry.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I kept mine. I can still use it, the stitching is just now beginning to break apart. I've been amazed just how well it has held up.

Items of note:
The shoulder strap is about 4" wide and has multiple rows of stitching.
Not only is the strap stitched under the bag, there are substantial brass rivets at the junction of the strap and bag.
The material itself is a heavy duck canvas, similar to the canvas that used to be used in wall tents.
The bottom corners are slightly rounded.

Although the strap spreads out the load, there is still substantial pressure on the shoulder. If you have rotator cuff issues, these bags aren't a good idea. Also, groceries won't stand up or be neat in the bag, since part of the reason the bags work is they mold the load to the shape of the body.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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My neighbor uses one of these, her husband put 4 sides on it about 12 inches high..

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/radioflyer/5.jpg
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