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Old 03-25-2015, 04:38 PM   #29
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I started carrying 4 jack stands and a set of very small, air-filled tires on nice mag wheels whenever we go to a WM. It only takes a few minutes to get a cart just the way I like it.

After disinfecting the handle, off we go. Then, when we are done shopping, it is time to make sure not to place anything on the checkout belt, since it is always covered in a sticky gooey slimy mess. It is amazing that any of us survive such a battle zone. . . . .

Oh, well, just another adventure, eh?

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Old 03-25-2015, 06:35 PM   #30
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Carts no issue here...

But those stupid lazy susans that the clerk fills the bags and then you take bag and place in cart.

Often they place singles in a bag and then not rotate it and customer leaves behind.

Do not care to have to watch them that close...
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:49 PM   #31
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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.

Not all of us, I won't step in one.



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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.

You exaggerate a bit at twice as much money, I don't mind paying a little more to not have to deal with walmart.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:14 PM   #32
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Flat wheels? I would go into the new Wal-Mart in Shawano, WI grab a cart and get shocked every time. I thought it was the slip ons I was wearing. Come to find out everyone was getting shocked. They had to do something to the carts to stop them from zapping a person when touched.
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Look fir a little wire dragging in front between the wheels...not all have them.
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You exaggerate a bit at twice as much money, I don't mind paying a little more to not have to deal with walmart.
Boy don't you take things way too literal...you missed the point sometimes you have to put up with things likes bad wheels on carts to save a few bucks, and I'm not too proud to shop at a Walmart for brand name things that are much cheaper, and yes if you know your prices you can find things that are half the price. I guess that's why I have money in the bank, and spend it to enjoy using my MH. I've seen many Walmarts that are very nice in upscale locations, Often cleaner with a better selection of products than some of your "high end" type stores. Wouldn't life be great if the shopping cart wheels at any store are your biggest worry in life. To each his own like I said quality is in the mind of the beholder.
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You guys are going to ruin my program. Every time I go to a Walmart I take my cordless grinder with me and make as many flat spots on shopping cart wheels as I can, just to irritate people. It's fun to watch little grandmas flipping carts over in the aisles and walking away...
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:27 AM   #37
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Please "ALL" continue to shop and use the flat spotted carts. It's good for my Walmart stock. I agree with most that a flat wheel is not as bad as someone that is to lazy to return the cart. I always yell out "hay, you forgot your cart" as my DW cringes.
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So now WM has us bringing carts back in store, ringing up our own items, loading our own bags at register, what's next, unloading the Wal-Mart truck?

What I hate the most is paying, through membership fees, to enter a Sams Club so I can stand in the long lines at the register!

That pretty much takes care of WM, any other company we need to straighten out? Lol
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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.
Because the low IQ folks they hire to pick up the carts (and this is true of most stores) drag the row of carts sideways on the pavement to steer them rather than make long wide turns. If you drag a hard rubber wheel sideways it will make flat spots. I want to "Gibbs Slap" them when I see that.
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You're so fortunate as it seems that every Walmart I visit, ALL the carts have a "flat tire".

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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.
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They have flat spots because they now retrieve them with "power cart pushers" and side skid them, through the parking lot's, to make turns. Maybe?
i always wondered how the flat spots got there also. I couldn't figure it out but I think you have the answer! Good thinking!
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