How to Unlock a Shopping Cart Without a Coin

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Intro: How to Unlock a Shopping Cart Without a Coin

I never find a correct sized coin when it's really needed mostly when I go for shopping.

You can buy a premade key ring which has the correct size and can replace the coin.

But I found a very good tip to have the ability to unlock a shopping cart with something all of us have at hand!

Step 1: Watch the Video

Get a rounded key and use it like a coin ;)

There is no exact steps the video include everything you need to know about how to unlock a shopping cart.

It can be so useful so check it out!

Thanks for your support!

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    terrefirma

    3 years ago on Introduction

    If you get the coin back and used a key to get it aren't you stealing? If morality doesn't stop you, consider that they will know if it doesn't equal out and catch you.

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    nekolinterrefirma

    Reply 2 years ago

    no you get the coin back when you return the cart so you just get the key back its not theft you are just using a key instead of a coin either way when you return the cart you get it back if you are at aldis they sometimes give you a different cart back so you actually want to let them know you used your key instead of a coin so you keep your cart afterall the key blank costs 3usd and in the usa you are putting in a qaurter which is .25 usd so really you are robbing yourself of 2.75 usd if you dont keep your cart

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    RussellF1nekolin

    Reply 2 months ago

    It's only stealing if you take the cart home with you. When you put a quarter in, you are only renting the cart. Keys are cheap, or even free if you know where to look. This would be handy if you are shopping someplace that has a large number of shoppers and only one register is open. Personally, I have no intention of waiting 10 to 15 minutes to make my purchases. So, this is where I would retrieve my money, and let them put the merchandise and cart back. Nothing would be stolen. And it would show my deep appreciation of the store's policy to make their customers wait while only one register is open at the busiest time of the day.

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    nekolinRussellF1

    Reply 2 months ago

    I think you completely misunderstood that 3 year old comment. I'm saying you are robbing yourself since a key is 3dollars and a quarter is 25 cents so if you leave a key in there you are wasting 2.75 usd

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    RussellF1nekolin

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    I understood what you meant in your three year old comment. But, I think you may have misunderstood my point. Who doesn't have a few dozen keys laying around and don't even know what they go to ? I personally have a quart mason jar full of orphan keys. I could throw them away. I doubt I could sell them. But, I kept them because there might be some way to repurpose them in the future. My point : Use what you already have, if it serves no other purpose. A cut key has very little value if you don't know what it goes to. If I can get 2.75 usd for my orphans, I'll take it. Even less.

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    nekolinRussellF1

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    Most non hoarders don't have a Mason jar of old non standard security keys. That aren't even really used for anything except for in a few countries. Where they where mass bought by the government for use in projects. But more power to you if that's the case. Do as you like but don't be surprised if the store bans you.

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    mrgw98

    2 years ago

    You gave me so many ideas from this I wish I hadn't seen it.

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    nekolin

    2 years ago

    ill say what i said to the last guy good job but there are over 1000+ different type of keys with all different ends so you need to update with the key model since not all round keys will work

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    PlomackEcoExpatMike

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    some grocerie stores in large cities have problems with cart theft so they use it as a deterrent. its normally a loonie (1 dollar) in canada

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    jesssPlomack

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I believe the main reason for the coin is not so much cart theft (£1 is a pretty good deal for a cart!), but more to incentivise people to put the carts back in the right place after they're finished with them, rather than leaving them all over the place...

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    agulesinEcoExpatMike

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Most of the stores where we live have them chained together to prevent theft. You put a pound coin (Euro, whatever) into a slot on the handle and it releases the chain holding that trolley in. Of course you get the coin back after re-attaching the trolley to the others. See: http://bit.ly/1izlyB2

    PS: Once I gained two pounds from airport trolleys (in Gatwick?) - two of them had been abandoned with coins still in them - connecting the three in a triangle solved the problem and was worth the time!

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    clay.in.co

    3 years ago on Introduction

    He's talking about a physical lock on the cart that can only be released with a coin. The point isn't spending the coin, it's having one physically available to use to unlock the cart. If you don't have one, the key will work.

    BTW - In the USA, Aldi uses these locking carts. There are usually a couple of unlocked ones left in the parking lot.

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    ahorabin

    3 years ago

    Most of the big stores in the uk use these trolleys and have to put £1 to release it but we always get that back when we return the trolly. going to try the key idea next time I go.

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    ethan_hair7

    3 years ago

    Nice music on the video