OS Chic Shopper club (ex Wally trolley) :)

RacyRed
RacyRed Posts: 4,930
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edited 16 March 2012 at 8:53PM in Old style MoneySaving
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What's it about?

The original concept came from MoneySaver Ticklemouse who spotted a shopping trolley in Lidl. These are now "the thing" to shop with and can be bought in various shapes, sizes and colours from various outlets.

What to do?

Look further down thid discussion for a list of the sites where you can find these shopping trolleys.

Back to the original thread....
Msybe we could all join a club ! I could name it ! but not on an open site :rotfl:

Anyway, for those who are interested, Lidl are doing Wally!trolleys as one of their specials on 9th Feb (that's those wheeled shopping trolleys, used by old ladies and now re!invented as "the" thing to be seen with, by OSers) Assorted colours ! maybe we could get one of Martin's car stickers on them :rotfl: £7.99. They do appear throughout the year as well.

Do say if you get one ! I'm seriously tempted 1) to annoy the pants off Mr TM and 2) so I don't break my arms any more carting all my fruit/veg and meat back from the market :D

(Do ya think they'll do one to match old trackies and moon boots :D:D)

:rotfl: I don't think Wally-trolley was quite the club name TM had in mind, but....

Right, I will get us started!

Here is my Wally-trolley (exact same make and colour, but mine is a bit tattered and torn these days icon11.gif)

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Today I carted it 1.5 miles home (uphill) containing:
**** Very, very long boring list removed by Racy****
The interesting bits were
3 paperbacks (Borders 3 for 2 range gets me every time)
box of wine icon11.gif :rotfl:

So who is going next?
(MrsB this was coffee break icon7.gif)



Links to Trolley sites

Chic

PariShopper
Rolsers
Rolsers - France To Your Door
Verko
Also worth checking are
Catherine Manuell Design (Australia and Scandinavia)
LaRedoute (search for shopping trolley)

Trad
Andersen Shoppers (German Range)
Argos Range
[STRIKE]Habitat (Flash site: Do search on Shopping Trolley or Theo)[/STRIKE]
Marketeer Range (Ebay shops)
[STRIKE]Tesco four wheeler [/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]Traditional trolleys (link is to Mills Leathergoods)[/STRIKE]

Additional features
Andersen shoppers - attach to the back of bicycles (watch Ebay for these)
Other Bike trailer details in THIS post
Lakeland Funky Trundle (Man friendly and great for hauling plants)
Marks and Spencer - Folds to A4 size
[STRIKE]Mastrad (click on Ranges in the blue bar then "outside" on the bottom bar when the site loads) mini insulated backpack trolley[/STRIKE]
Shop-A-Seats
[STRIKE]Travelon Click n fold[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]Anucci folding wheeled shopper for £2.99[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]Travelon Backpack Trolley[/STRIKE]
Backpacks with wheels Various from Haystack
Backpacks with Wheels - Kelkoo search
Backpacks with wheels - ebags
Tri-Wheeled stair climber - Betterlifehealthcare.com


Care tips
Protecting trolley stiffeners


Misc.
OS badge
MSE car Sticker
Shopping Trolley Cartoons

Thanks to all who posted the original links; please PM me to let me know of any I have missed icon7.gif
My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead :D
Proud to be a chic shopper
:cool:

Wally-trollies: do you 392 votes

Love them?
48%
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18%
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Have no idea what they are
33%
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  • squeaky
    squeaky Posts: 14,130
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    I'm beginning to think more and more that it's about time I got one. Made a mistake today - went shopping at the aldi near my doctor's this morning - and forgot they don't give you bags to pack in!

    Unfortunately I can't reach a Lidl.
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  • MrsB_2
    MrsB_2 Posts: 659 Forumite
    RacyRed wrote:

    (MrsB this was coffee break icon7.gif)

    I do hope so young lady!! Although from the sounds of it you'd be more deserving of the box of wine than a coffee!!! :rotfl:

    Can I ask a serious q though?? Being as how I'm currently pregnant, I obviously should be a little bit careful about lifting heavy stuff. Would a wally-trolly be a good alternative for me?? Or would it still be heavy, just using different muscles?? :o
    I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are – Milton Berle
  • MrsB_2
    MrsB_2 Posts: 659 Forumite
    squeaky wrote:
    I'm beginning to think more and more that it's about time I got one. Made a mistake today - went shopping at the aldi near my doctor's this morning - and forgot they don't give you bags to pack in!

    Unfortunately I can't reach a Lidl.

    Lidl dont either - at least not free ones. :mad: I think I like the image of you trundling around OS land with your Wally Trolley Squeaky!! :D
    I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are – Milton Berle
  • Sarahsaver
    Sarahsaver Posts: 8,390 Forumite
    Love them?
    savers have some for 7.99 a bit like fake burberry LOL
    dont have a pic of mine yet (mines a granny bag - don't like the name wally trolley) and its a bag with wheels which can fold down easily. Considering an upgrade...
    Member no.1 of the 'I'm not in a clique' group :rotfl:
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  • Nikki
    Nikki Posts: 775 Forumite
    Love them?
    I have a wally trolley although I call it my granny trolley. Mine's the 4 wheeled variety. As I can't drive and my kids are too old for buggies it was the only alternative to lugging heavy bags of shopping home. Worth every penny imo. Very hand for carting stuff to the laundrette(had to use it until my w/m was plumbed in when we moved). I've managed to fit £75 worth of food shopping in it before. It also came in very handy for packing some of the heavier kitchen stuff into when we moved house.
  • Katgoddess
    Katgoddess Posts: 1,821
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    I love the look of the funky ones but don't need to buy one at the moment. I've seen the furberry ones being used at work. :S
  • RacyRed
    RacyRed Posts: 4,930
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    MrsB wrote:
    I do hope so young lady!! Although from the sounds of it you'd be more deserving of the box of wine than a coffee!!! :rotfl:

    Can I ask a serious q though?? Being as how I'm currently pregnant, I obviously should be a little bit careful about lifting heavy stuff. Would a wally!trolly be a good alternative for me?? Or would it still be heavy, just using different muscles?? :o

    Get one MrsB, and get a good one. My gran bought me my first as a wedding present 30 years ago and told me that if I used it I would still be walking upright when I got older. Well I'm 50 now and still have a reasonably straight back so maybe she was right. icon7.gif

    Have to say the quality can vary considerably. I have had quite a few now and have learned the hard way that quality counts. A well designed shopper literally glides up and down kerbs. I can pull mine, fully laden, with one finger if I have to. It is a Rolser, which are cosidered the Rolls Royces of trollies and cost accordingly. But TBH, having gone through the days of having less well built ones refuse kerbs, disintergrate half way home or be designed in such a way that they just will not take the amount of shopping I need them to take I find that for me, the one I have now just the ticket.

    When you go to try them out try these 2 tests:

    1. Dangle the handle from one finger. It should find it's balancing point quickly and not bang against you in any way.

    2. Ask to see it take a kerb, which can be a telephone directory or 2 on the shop floor if need be. It should be effortless, no matter how laden it is. If it has to be lifted up to go over the kerb, think twice about it.

    I'm checking out some links to post here icon7.gif (housework avoidance scheme No.2)

    Edit: I changed the name on the title to chic shopper as Wally trolly is a bit of a turn off, maybe we should have a competition to think up a good OS name for them?
    My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead :D
    Proud to be a chic shopper
    :cool:
  • RacyRed
    RacyRed Posts: 4,930
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    squeaky wrote:
    I'm beginning to think more and more that it's about time I got one. Made a mistake today - went shopping at the aldi near my doctor's this morning - and forgot they don't give you bags to pack in!

    Unfortunately I can't reach a Lidl.

    HERE is the Lidl one Squeaks, Looks like it is on offer from next Thursday. It looks good, AND it folds. The blue one is a nice "bloke" colour too icon10.gif

    Do Lidl do mail order? can't work it out from the website icon11.gif
    My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead :D
    Proud to be a chic shopper
    :cool:
  • Curry_Queen
    Curry_Queen Posts: 5,589
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    My youngest DS says I'm not old enough for a wally trolley yet! :p :rotfl:
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
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    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • Nelski
    Nelski Posts: 15,197
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    Have no idea what they are
    Now im not 100% sure if im on the right lines but does this count Racy

    lv1.jpg Well it would get a LOT of shopping in it:D ;)
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