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sam from worthing

Shopping Trolleys

ok - so not strictly food related - but food purchasing, lol.

I am seriously thinking of getting a shopping trolley - no not the type that you find in tesco/sainsbugs and bottom of canals, the trendy sort of the granny shoppers with wheels.

I am wondering if any of you use one of these, and if you had any recommendations, for brand, 2 or 4 wheeled and size.

thanks for your advise.

sammy

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foxylady

Shopping trolley's

Have you googled shopping trolleys Sam? There are lots of sites selling them , some really funky designs. Tempted to get one myself. foxy x

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tubs

shopping trolleys

I think they're brilliant. In France they are seen as a fashion accessory!
Young yummy mummies can be seen with them at the local market. Anything that limits the use of the dreadful plastic carrier bags can only be good in my opinion.

My late Mum had one of the original ones,a wicker basket on wheels which she affectionately called her "willy wagon" Goodness only knows why!!!

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SonyaK

Shopping Trolley's

"Young yummy mummies can be seen with them at the local market. Anything gthat limits the use of the dreadful plastic carrier bags can only be good in my opinion"

They are popular here in Oz too. We don't have plastic carrier bags in supermarkets anymore! Everyone has to bring their own bags or buy a reusable one at the SM.
I have a 'dLine Shop & Go' but that probably doesn't help you, Sam!! Also a metal one that folds - very popular here.

My late mother also had a wicker basket on wheels - she used it for years!

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Linzechris

Shopping Trolley's

My daughter is a student and lives in central London so does not have a car and she uses a shopping trolley all the time! She says that in London all the young people use them. Tesco do a large fold up bag on wheels which is good if you are short of space to store one (and could be kept in the boot of the car if needed). It is kept with their recyclable bags and is not expensive although I do not remember exactly how much. It might be worth a look.
Unfortunately as the nearest shop to me is about five miles away, I need to use the car for shopping so tend to do a huge shop by car or order online so have no use for one myself.

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Welshcookie

Shopping Trolley

Lakeland do a Funkey Trundle. Amazon have lots. Saw a nice Pink one (if that's what you like) on a British Heart Foundation (I think) stand at a garden show. Often see MPs trundling through Lobby at Westminster on TV with them. Sober colours for men, apparently!

Do you remember those wicker ones. Approach at you peril! Tights snagger!

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Krish

Off yer trolley

I was only looking at these on Amazon the other week - I think they are great if (like me) you are within walking distance. Oh and there's the fun in packing them too - especially with my OCD

:oD

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Shopping trolley

I always wanted one of those when I lived in town. Lugging groceries home in a rucksack was just so undignified ;)

Go for one with kerb wheels if you have a lots of kerbs or steps to negotiate. Our garden trolley has them, and they make life much easier. Also get one with a rigid back panel. I once borrowed a floppy bag type thing with wheels. It was worse than useless for heavy stuff.

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Angieboods

Beware cheap trolleys

I'd advise anyone thinking of buying a trolley to carry anything remotely heavy, to check the wheels first. I found this out to my peril after buying one from Argos in an emergency (all my bags fell apart when I was Christmas shopping lol)

I took it for a spin to Iceland the next day. Got abit of shopping, not much, got the bus home, and whilst getting of the bus, the wheel broke off it. It was a kneel down bus and I thought it was low enough to wheel the trolley off but NOPE! I heard a crunch and then did a walk of shame home dragging my trolley along. Luckily it was dark or I'd have died of shame haha. Went on the Argos site to read reviews, and realised that most of them said the wheel broke off on the first use. Took it back and got a refund. Learnt my lesson and bought a Rolser retro one. It was pricey at £77 but I got it 10% off so it was £69 and it's so much better. The wheels look alot sturdier, the material is alot thicker, and the bag is bigger. Says its guaranteed to carry 18kg. Only used it once so far as I've only just got it, and after paying for it I can't afford to do any shopping haha. But I have a feeling when I can, I'm gonna go mad! :p I see it as an investment, not only is it saving me money on taxis, but it's saving my arms as well :) btw I'm 40 but I think I look younger than 40 (so I'm told ;) ) so I've been looking around on the net for reassurance that younger people do infact use them, because if not, I'm trying to make it look acceptable so everyone in my area will get one and then I can feel less self conscious when I go out with it lol. I just think, can it really look more ridiculous than me struggling down the road with 5 heavy carry bags and having to put them down and swap hands half way down the road. No is the answer to that haha!

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Dottie May

Grannie Wagons

I think they are a good idea if you have a long walk after you've done your shopping but they can be lethal. On a number of occasions in shops I've been dug in the ankle by elderly ladies who have no control or interested in what is happening with the trolley that they are trundling behind them. As I have a mobility problem anyway I can do without the extra punishment. By the way, I haven't seen any youngsters yet using them in my neck of the woods, interesting though.

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Angieboods

Re Grannie wagons

That's what I need to change. I want it to become acceptable for younger people to use them where I live, so I can use it without having to go out in the dark till I lose the self consiousness of using it lol. I know it's acceptable in places like London where no one bats an eyelid, or Spain and other places, but if you live in a 'Royston Vasey' type place where anything out of the ordinary gets a negative reaction, then it takes abit longer to be accepted. Even though I bet people will look at me and think "I wish I had the guts to use one of them, but I wouldn't be seen dead pulling it along". They'd rather struggle down the road with 5 heavy bags of shopping. If you don't drive, and do most of your top up shopping at the local shops, then they're a god send. My shops are only a 5 minute walk away, but when you have a few heavy items, they might as well be 5 miles away. The amount of times I've got home with white lines across my hands and achey arms, yet the other day I bought a trolley full of heavy stuff to 'test it out' and it was amazing how much easier it was. I loved it. Made the stigma of them all the more worthwhile, because there is no way I'd have been able to carry the amount I bought. Not sure if anyone has laughed and pointed at me yet but it was dark when I went out ;) I doubt anyone really cares, but you always get one don't ya. As for old people ankle bashing, I try and avoid tripping anyone over with mine, I've only been into town with it once, but managed not to graze anyones ankles with it.

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sam from worthing

Granny Wagons

well I am loving my Granny Wagon - and i certainly am not a Granny!!!!

Mine was a cheapy but a funky cheapy (amazon) it was brought solely to find out if i would use it, and whether it could cope.

I would say, I would replace it when and if the occassion arises for a rolser or a typhoon. which are more expensive but you get what you pay for - and as an experiment/try out - in a heart beat.

All the rage in Paris apparently are shopping trolley's - so i am setting a trend for funking up Worthing!!!!

And i live up a very steep hill, and my little old cheapo can carry weight admirably - when i say weight, i am talking box of wine, bag of potatoes, whole chicken and various other bits and bobs - if your anything like me who intends to pop in for a loaf of bread and come out with 3 carrier bags full to splitting this mode of shopper is perfect.

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SonyaK

Shopping Trolley's

Angieboods
Just see yourself as a trend-setter! Others will eventually see the light!
Where I live they are just considered normal and very convenient - as they should be!!

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Campbek

Shopping Trolley

I bought a funky looking one which is Ok but as it doesn't have a solid bottom it is not easy to stack. Things fall over so you cannot pack it properly. Next time I will make sure I get a Rosler which has a solid bottom and a square shape so things stack properly without falling over Cx

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Shopping trolleys

There are quite a few in the shop, including the Rolser - plus you would earn e-points if you go through our site.

http://shop.deliaonline.com/

 
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