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  • #16
    Jane, there are no Wal Marts in Europe If I could buy one, I would never steal one, but I have never seen a shop where I can buy it. The only possible way is to steal it
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    • #17
      An alternative to becoming a criminal and "lifting" a wally world basket is the reusable bags you can buy for like $1.99 at most all the grocery stores now. I always use them when I go to the grocery because each one will carry more than a plastic bag AND it's good for the landfills. I use them for carrying all sorts of things.
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      • #18
        I bought this bag. It is a bit pricey, but it is great because I use it on my lap while shopping, bring the stuff to the counter, they ring it up and then put it back in the same container. It is available in different colors, including some solid colors, but I bought this one because it is obvious to the world that it is owned personally and that I am not ripping off the store. It is made in Germany I think, so you should be able to find one WFE without too much problem.

        http://www.reuseit.com/store/reisent...ora-p-730.html

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        • #19
          It was very nice, but I have never seen anything like it in the shops here. I had a wooden basket but I can't find it.
          TH 12, 43 years post

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          • #20
            a small rolling cart is handy too .....
            T7-8 since Feb 2005

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            • #21
              @WFE: My mother has a similar basket to the one in Eileen's link. She bought it in a chain store for outdoor sports aficionados. I hadn't considered that it might come in handy for me, but I think it's about the same width as the space between my wheels.

              Thanks, Eileen!

              Also, I would never steal a store basket: if nothing else, it's forbidden in most stores here to take them outside after shopping (precisely because too many people have been tempted to steal them). When I was a student, we had a stolen shopping cart in our courtyard. I swore for a long time I'd bring it back some day, and never did. But between that and stealing a cart (or a basket) myself, there's a pretty wide gap, in my estimation.

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              • #22
                If I can't find it. I know the people in the stores around here and if I ask to get or buy one, they will let me.

                LOL, tomorrow Ramadan is starting, I am sure they are kind to me
                TH 12, 43 years post

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                • #23
                  You have to wheel the groceries out to the van, then back in to return the basket. You can't leave it in the parking lot, like you would a cart. It was cold and icy...and it never occurred to me they were available for purchase!

                  Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned-and stealing a basket from CVS is pretty low on my sin list. Sins 'R 'Us.
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                  • #24
                    Oh, trust me, Betheny, this isn't me being 'holier than thou'. I'm pretty sure the worst sin I've committed is at least as bad as anyone's here, if not worse. I'm just too much of a coward to try and steal something so big and visible (because here, the staff will literally halt you when they see you try to walk out with a basket --you're supposed to bring your own container to carry things to your car in).
                    Last edited by Saranoya; 08-01-2011, 02:19 AM. Reason: Typo

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by betheny View Post
                      You have to wheel the groceries out to the van, then back in to return the basket. You can't leave it in the parking lot, like you would a cart. It was cold and icy...and it never occurred to me they were available for purchase!

                      Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned-and stealing a basket from CVS is pretty low on my sin list. Sins 'R 'Us.
                      I was in the wrong shop today, they had only baskets who were too big for the lap They have a new kind, people drag them and makes me crazy because they are always in front of me and I can't pass them.
                      TH 12, 43 years post

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by betheny View Post
                        You have to wheel the groceries out to the van, then back in to return the basket. You can't leave it in the parking lot, like you would a cart. It was cold and icy...and it never occurred to me they were available for purchase!

                        Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned-and stealing a basket from CVS is pretty low on my sin list. Sins 'R 'Us.
                        Yeah, I wasn't implying that I was too holy either. Since I would never go to the trouble to bring the basket back into the store I would have to "steal" the same basket everytime I left the store. Not worth it, so that is why I bought my own.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Eileen View Post
                          Since I would never go to the trouble to bring the basket back into the store .....
                          I will sometimes return the basket by placing it in one of the carts parked outside. I figure when they collect the carts, they can collect the basket. And since my favorite spot is right next to the carriage corral (guaranteed not to have someone parked too close to me when I come out) it is no extra trouble.
                          T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                          • #28
                            I have all the things that have been mentioned, including a stolen store basket that I've had about four years (I think it may have been Betheny who suggested it back then).

                            A lap tray with a raised edge is a must, as are various pads so you can put hot stuff down.

                            I'm far more refined when I have visitors but when I'm on my own I've been known to carry hot pans around in my teeth by the handle (NOT RECOMMENDED) and I always eat from the pan, packet, box. Washing up is a pain.

                            If you're living in the city I find the best way to shop is to get deliveries of all the bigger things that fill up a bag too fast (tinned stuff, washing powder, paper towels, booze) and buy smaller stuff or meals when needed. I take a sturdy bag similar to this and trap it under the work/catheter kit satchel I carry round my shoulders. It's ok for a mile or so but not long distances.
                            C5/6 incomplete

                            "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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                            • #29
                              Oh, I covet your grocery deliveries! And booze too? That sounds like heaven.
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                              Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by betheny View Post
                                Oh, I covet your grocery deliveries! And booze too? That sounds like heaven.
                                You're still welcome to visit. I'll let you watch the nice delivery people put everything away neatly and then politely enquire as to whether I'm having a party.
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                                "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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