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    • RacyRed
    • By RacyRed 3rd Feb 06, 3:53 PM
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    OS Chic Shopper club (ex Wally trolley) :)
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 3:53 PM
    OS Chic Shopper club (ex Wally trolley) :) 3rd Feb 06 at 3:53 PM

    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

    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 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

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



    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

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



    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
    Habitat (Flash site: Do search on Shopping Trolley or Theo)
    Marketeer Range (Ebay shops)
    Tesco four wheeler
    Traditional trolleys (link is to Mills Leathergoods)

    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
    Mastrad (click on Ranges in the blue bar then "outside" on the bottom bar when the site loads) mini insulated backpack trolley
    Shop-A-Seats
    Travelon Click n fold
    Anucci folding wheeled shopper for 2.99
    Travelon Backpack Trolley
    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
    Last edited by RacyRed; 16-03-2012 at 8:53 PM. Reason: Updated info
    My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead
    Proud to be a chic shopper
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 3rd Feb 06, 4:08 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:08 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:08 PM
    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
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:08 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:08 PM

    (MrsB this was coffee break )
    by RacyRed
    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!!!

    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??
    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
    • #4
    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:09 PM
    • #4
    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:09 PM
    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.
    by squeaky
    Lidl dont either - at least not free ones. I think I like the image of you trundling around OS land with your Wally Trolley Squeaky!!
    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
    • #5
    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:10 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:10 PM
    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...
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    • Nikki
    • By Nikki 3rd Feb 06, 4:30 PM
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    • #6
    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:30 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:30 PM
    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
    • By Katgoddess 3rd Feb 06, 4:47 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:47 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:47 PM
    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
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    • RacyRed
    • By RacyRed 3rd Feb 06, 4:58 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:58 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 4:58 PM
    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!!!

    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??
    by MrsB
    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.

    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 (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?
    Last edited by RacyRed; 03-02-2006 at 5:00 PM.
    My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead
    Proud to be a chic shopper
    • RacyRed
    • By RacyRed 3rd Feb 06, 5:22 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 5:22 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 06, 5:22 PM
    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.
    by squeaky
    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

    Do Lidl do mail order? can't work it out from the website
    My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead
    Proud to be a chic shopper
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 3rd Feb 06, 5:22 PM
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    My youngest DS says I'm not old enough for a wally trolley yet!
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 3rd Feb 06, 5:41 PM
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    Now im not 100% sure if im on the right lines but does this count Racy

    Well it would get a LOT of shopping in it
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 3rd Feb 06, 5:42 PM
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    But where are the wheels???????
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    ~
    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 3rd Feb 06, 5:46 PM
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    They would spoil the look darling!
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 3rd Feb 06, 5:57 PM
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    Oooh yes - Chic Shopper - has such a ring to it, hasn't it daaaahlings Mind you, with our OS penchant for keeping chicken and cycling (OS travel ) - maybe we ought to call them a "chick chopper"

    I only called it a wally trolley cos that's what I've seen them refered to on here before I think I might actually purchase one just so I can become that really strange mum in the playground. - you know, the one who uses vinegar and buys lots of stuff from the market

    Now - must see if they do one to match my Aldi moon boots
    • moggins
    • By moggins 3rd Feb 06, 5:57 PM
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    Thanks for that, I nearly bought one today as our local market is moving miles away from a carpark. I'll wait until next week now
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 3rd Feb 06, 6:29 PM
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    Since I use a walking stick I'm limited to what I can carry in one hand - especially since it will be an unbalanced load... and anyway, carrying bags for a half hour trip home usually cuts fingers to ribbons and makes shoulders ache.
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    • RacyRed
    • By RacyRed 3rd Feb 06, 7:01 PM
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    Now im not 100% sure if im on the right lines but does this count Racy

    Well it would get a LOT of shopping in it
    by Nelski
    Nelski, Daaaahling, If one must do Louis Vuitton one must do it properly

    Try this....

    A mere 955 Annette from the monogram mini women's luggage range

    CQ, tell DS that HE can carry the shopping home then

    TM I love the Chick Chopper idea And of course you can find one to match your Aldi moon boots

    Moggins and Squeaky, Go for it! You won't regret it
    My first reply was witty and intellectual but I lost it so you got this one instead
    Proud to be a chic shopper
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 3rd Feb 06, 7:02 PM
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    Nelski, Daaaahling, If one must do Louis Vuitton one must do it properly

    Try this....

    A mere 955 Annette from the monogram mini women's luggage range
    by RacyRed
    yeah but can you get shoes to match - huh huh - thats the big question
    • LilacLillie
    • By LilacLillie 3rd Feb 06, 7:06 PM
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  • Lillibet
    Oh my mum used to have one of these when I was younger (a wally trolley, not a LV suitcase unfortunately), by the time I reached 10 I was mortified to be seen with her pulling it & flatly refused to go out with her with it by the time I was 12 Thankfully I have a pushchair with a HUGE basket so I don't need to eat humble pie just yet but when the time comes I hope I can at least get a funky one

    Will those who have subscribed be attaching their OS safety pin to the said wally trollies? Or is the car sticker a serious option:confused:
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