why do supermarkets charge for trollys?
So me and the missus were doing a quick shop at aldi the other day, its a cheep supermarket and we dont normally shop there, but the booze is cheep and actually quite good.
So we got there and I went to get a trolly, I had to put a pound in, but you get it back at the end so its no loss. The ones for wheel chairs and with baby seats are free though.
Walking round we are about the only people who actually paid for a trolly, there are people with loafs of bread in child seats, people trying to push the wheel chair ones round but having trouble because of the hight. It just had me puzzled that none of these people had a pound, or were too tight to use it.
It must suck if you have a young child and all those trollys are taken by people who dont need them.
I know some supermarkets charge for small trolleys to make you get a big one and hopefully spend more, but this store only had big ones, and no baskets.
It could be to stop theft, but if youre going to steal one, your going to at least smash it to get your pound back.
So yea, any ideas why?