Friday, May 28, 2010

SHOPPING CART RETURN


Admit it...we all get a little bugged when we come out of a store and see a shopping cart behind our car or that one has blown into another car by the wind. Yeah--hate that. People, why can't you return them to the stall like a responsible person should?! I haven't seen a single shopping cart left out in a parking lot here and I think it is because of this idea:
All of the carts are connected by a little chain. To get one free for use, you must put a coin in the slot and it pushes the chain out. When you return the cart, you use the chain from the cart just in front of yours to push your coin out, which in turn, locks it up until the next person comes along and your coin is returned to your pocket. AMAZING.

7 comments:

Bridget "Fun" Lynott said...

They have these all over the east coast. But it is a dollar here! Amazing and wonderful!

KS said...

They're all over Canada. Some require a quarter and some require a Loonie ($1 coin). The Loonie carts are never left out, but the 25 cent carts are. I'm totally guilty of leaving carts by my cart. Squirmy kids, yes. Gotta go? Yes. Returning cart? Not my priority.

Todd Klassy said...

Aldi has done it for years...though I think they are a German company.

Britny Clark said...

Hmmm...those carts look familiar. Lidl? :)

Anonymous said...

Aldi has these kinds of carts!

deanna said...

Britny: interspar

scrappinheaven said...

what a great idea. wish they did that here.