Years ago the supermarkets brought in trolleys that could only be used by inserting a $1 or $2 coins ie a gold coin.
It was supposed to get rid of abandoned trolleys on the streets surrounding the stores.And it did. Not a single trolley anywhere to be found.
Thus earlier this year I was really surprised to find Woolies have scrapped the idea and their trolleys are now just plain trolleys. As in no need for coins . Whereas Coles still kept their coin operated trolleys.
It’s nice in that I didn’t have to rummage for a dollar coin to use a trolley. Not that it mattered as parking costed a dollar so either way you’d still need a dollar regardless.
I remembered thinking to myself I wonder how long it would last? Well it didn’t last . It’s only the beginning of March and well found 3-4 abandoned trolleys from one end of the street to the other.