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Old 03-25-2015, 07:23 AM   #15
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Do what my wife does. She goes to house wares and gets a laundry basket, fills it with her shopping needs. At check-out she tells the clerk, " don't ring up the basket, I just needed something to put my things in". Maybe when they do this a few hunderd times, they will get the message, maybe.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:32 AM   #16
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The racket is to warn you at intersections of the isles that someone is rushing from the side.It is to prevent t boneswith the electric carts that someone with no experience is driving.
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Some people on here seem to think that Walmart cares what you think
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:52 AM   #18
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I guess I really don't expect Walmart to do anything about it. I am mostly amazed that the shoppers tolerate it. Yesterday I saw multiple people run all over the store with terrible wheels. Why don't they just go back and get another cart?
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The flat wheels don't bother me, as I just get another cart that rolls good. What does bother us is the people who leave their cart in front of their car, or behind the car next to them. They do this with the basket return next, or close to them. Go figure.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:46 AM   #20
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Low prices, dictate bad, but serviceable, shopping cart wheels.

Everything Wal-Mart does, it does to cut costs.

Because of that, it seems, we are all drawn to shop in their stores.
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Why do half the carts in every WalMart store have flat spotted wheels? How to the people who work there stand the racket?

Just one of the things that irritate me.

They have those because they're too cheap to replace the wheels!
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The flat wheels don't bother me, as I just get another cart that rolls good. What does bother us is the people who leave their cart in front of their car, or behind the car next to them. They do this with the basket return next, or close to them. Go figure.
It is at epidemic proportions in the RGV. Just the other day I saw a women push her cart behind the car next to her, as she was getting in the seat the other driver returned and put the cart behind the first car. When she backed up she hit the cart. She jumped out and screamed who's cart is this. The reply was "Not My Cart!"
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I guess we always have the choice to go to those specialty stores where everything you buy is twice as much as you can get it for at Walmart, but their carts roll nice and smooth. Quality is in the mind of the beholder, for some it's price, for others its smooth rolling carts.
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Pet peeve of mine-not returning shopping carts to the cart corral. We round up the loose carts near our parking spot and put them away before entering the store. We sustained damage from a loose cart once. Wal-Mart shopping carts are terrible.
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Pet peeve of mine-not returning shopping carts to the cart corral. We round up the loose carts near our parking spot and put them away before entering the store. We sustained damage from a loose cart once. Wal-Mart shopping carts are terrible.
That could turn out to be a FULL TIME job, in the RGV.
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I will gladly take the occasional flat wheel in exchange for getting customers to return their carts, as mentioned above. It is epidemic, dangerous and very aggravating. Can't blame this on Walmart itself.
I also don't think you will find a chain store that doesn't specialize in flat wheel carts.
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Last week or so we went to a store and it was a $quarter$ to get the cart out of the pack. When it was returned the $quarter$ was returned. Saw the same thing 15 years or so ago in Lake Charles, LA. I love that idea.

If I were a youngster I'd be hanging out in those parking lots asking the old folk if I could return the cart for them. Works for me. I wish every store had that method of cart return.
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Last week or so we went to a store and it was a $quarter$ to get the cart out of the pack. When it was returned the $quarter$ was returned. Saw the same thing 15 years or so ago in Lake Charles, LA. I love that idea.

If I were a youngster I'd be hanging out in those parking lots asking the old folk if I could return the cart for them. Works for me. I wish every store had that method of cart return.
Yep, that's Aldi's. Got 'em all over Ohio. It still doesn't stop people from leaving the carts out in the parking lots though. I guess they don't mind losing 25-cents.


Unless it's raining or the cart is all snowy (cuz I don't want a wet/cold cart), I'll bring in a cart rudely left loose in the lot by the former shopper & use it when I shop. I've also given my best "death stare" to someone who left their cart in the lot (not returning it to the corral) but to no avail. Oh we made eye contact, but they didn't care.

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