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Old 08-16-16, 08:00 PM   #1
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Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

I always thought that odd. I actually asked once and the guy laughed at me. Anyone know?
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Old 08-16-16, 08:15 PM   #2
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

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I always thought that odd. I actually asked once and the guy laughed at me. Anyone know?
It's weird the Walmart Corner Grocery near where I live has them, but the Walmart Supercenter in my area doesn't. I asked one of the greeters where the baskets were and he told me somebody stole them all..... Really weird....
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Old 08-16-16, 09:01 PM   #3
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

I actually asked this question too once, at the one I shop at lunchtime by work. The answer was the same, that people steal them. But that they were getting a bunch of new ones in the next week. Sure enough, next time I went there they had stacks at each entrance. But they were completely gone within a couple of months.

So the question becomes, who are these people & what do they do with them? Is it the homeless who can't commit to a full cart?
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Old 08-16-16, 09:15 PM   #4
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

I think I've been to some that do, and more that don't.
One answer - the stores are big, carrying around a basket could get heavy.
Possible answer - they do get stolen.
Real answer - people tend to buy more stuff with a buggy versus a basket.
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Old 08-16-16, 10:23 PM   #5
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

I don't like the baskets because I like having both hands free when I shop. Sure, I could put the basket down on the floor, but... eh... I'd rather just push a cart around.
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

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I don't live on campus ke the baskets because I like having both hands free when I shop. Sure, I could put the basket down on the floor, but... eh... I'd rather just push a cart around.
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

The two WalMarts near me have hand baskets. Unless they were removed within the last 3 months.
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

They want you to buy more stuff.
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Old 08-17-16, 04:55 PM   #10
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

My local Walmart just got baskets a couple of weeks ago, as well as self checkouts. Both changes brought me great joy when I saw them.
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

What. I was just at my Walmart and used their baskets.
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Old 08-18-16, 12:31 PM   #12
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

Our Walmart doesn't have them and coincidentally we were asking each other why just yesterday. They do have self-checkout, but there is always a waiting line for self-checkout too! The Fred Meyer, right across the street from Walmart has twice the number of self-checkout machines as Walmart has, we've NEVER had to wait to self-checkout at Fred Meyer. Fred's is also friendlier!
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Re: Why doesn't Walmart have hand baskets for shopping?

Are these super ghetto walmarts? My two local walmarts, which are only somewhat ghetto, both have plenty of baskets to go around. Carts too.
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Real answer - people tend to buy more stuff with a buggy versus a basket.
Bingo!
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So the question becomes, who are these people & what do they do with them? Is it the homeless who can't commit to a full cart?
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