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Every little helps...

Tesco store left with only 16 baskets after almost 500 are stolen... because shoppers refuse to pay...
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The store in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, has just 16 baskets left following the surge in theft.

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Cash-strapped shoppers, who refuse to pay for plastic bags, are flogging the baskets for £25 each on eBay.

At £25 with, say, a previous average 5 bag use every time you shopped that's a hundred trips before you break even. Is it worth it?
You don't get much in a basket - wouldn't you be better off with a bag-for -life?
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Re: Every little helps...

Maybe they've become a fashion accessory in Wales Wink Wink
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Re: Every little helps...

You would look a right basket case walking around the local Town with one of those !
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They probably use the baskets to collect sheep eggs from the wild for the lamb hatchery.
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Re: Every little helps...

Lol!
Years ago when I lived in the town centre we frequently used to have our own shopping trolley from the local supermarket on the other side of the road. My mate who was living in the house would bring it back full of shopping straight in via the front door into the kitchen (lazy s*d  Cheesy). It would then sit in the back yard until the next trip over there and then promptly return home with him again.
Security knew about it and didn't really worry, they all knew us (manager included).. we were in there every day almost! We'd either be bowling the baskets along the floor or be playing frisbee with the pizzas Crazy (Ok, frisbee only happened once or twice but it was common to see a basket shooting along the floor!) All the security and checkout staff knew when we were about lol. Those were the days..
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Re: Every little helps...

@ sprite.... one assumes that you were in TRAINing to be a BASKET case.  Roll eyes
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Well it was right next to a railway Wink
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Re: Every little helps...

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You would look a right basket case walking around the local Town with one of those !

They'd think you were off your trolly Grin
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When a push comes to a shove I think you're probably right Grin

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It's a wheel concern Wink
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Aisle not argue with you on that one Wink

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Till you want to pick a row Wink
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I'm already weighing up the puns  Cheesy
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Got a few things to do so I'll check out this thread later Roll eyes

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Re: Every little helps...

So long as you don`t discount it.....