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Heading to Costco in Brick?

Heading to Costco in Brick? Take along a quarter, as they started the $0.25 requirements again for shopping carts.

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There are 7 Comments to "Heading to Costco in Brick?"

  • Good! Do it in Lakewood says:

    I’m sick and tired of “”people”” abandoning their carts, taking up parking spaces, dinging me. Put another quarter in the pushka.

    Pushka your carta backa where ya gotta it. BE THOUGHTFUL. BE COURTEOUS.

  • pa says:

    To “Good! Do it in Lakewood”:

    I return my cart whenever possible. However, onee in a while I am parked very far from the location where carts get returned and I have a number of small children who came shopping with me who are now buckled in my car. In that case, I leave the cart where it is (near my car but out of the way of other people and cars) and DO NOT leave my children alone in the car even for the two minutes it will take me to go back and forth.

    I know many people who feel the same way.

    A little judging favorably will go a long way.

    • Speak to the Manager says:

      Doesn’t sound like he’s judging anybody. “”Many people”” do not make it right nor give them the right to judge. I don’t see how it is possible to leave a cart near your car, but “”out of the way.”” It will have to be in someone else’s way wherever you put it or wherever it rolls. Maybe the establishments can have multiple places where carts can be returned and be more professional about the situation. He’s not judging you in general but commenting on a particular and potentially harmful situation. Why do you need to justify yourself here and judge him here?

  • Everyday Joe says:

    pa,
    Your point is well taken. Though, I think you’d agree that the vast majority of abandoned carts about whom the poster you responded to are referring to, are not left neatly tucked away in a corner of the lot. They are more often than not left in the middle of the parking lot (often a mere few feet from a designated cart return) by people who are either too selfish or, at the very least, too self-absorbed to return it to its correct place. The fact that some stores employ people specifically to collect and gather the scattered carts is not an excuse to leave it in the closest empty spot, it is only a testament to how pervasive this behavior has become.
    Also, regarding going shopping with children, perhaps instead of strapping your children in to their seats, consider taking them with you to return the cart and take the opportunity to explain to them the importance of being thoughtful and considerate of others. Yes, it may take a bit longer and is not always ideal with whining or tantruming children in tow, but how else will the next generation learn if not by example?
    I commend you responsibly refusing to leave your children alone in the car, and thank you for the reminder to judge others favorably.
    Much nachas

  • Gelt says:

    Before jumping on those who leave the carts in the lot, think of another prospective. There are shopping centers who have eliminated convenient cart return isles in these selfish quest for additional parking. Centers built without the necessary parking. When I shop in those centers I do not return the cart, my take is that if it becomes annoying, perhaps the store owners or landlord will think about reinstalling the cart returns or designate a spot so that carts can be properly returned. It should be the cost of doing business but greed has replaced providing the customer with a pleasant shopping experience and I won’t be part of it

  • Uncommon sense says:

    When my kids were younger, they always looked for a chance to earn a quarter cleaning the lot up.

    @gelt the owners aren’t going to put a cart return in just because you’re letting someone else’s car get dinged, or forcing their minimum wage employees to walk a little further in 95° weather. If you don’t like it, a better option is to complain and shop elsewhere.

  • Outsider looking in. says:

    If you’re concerned about your car getting dinged up from a stay shopping cart, just park further away from the store.