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  #2302433 20-Aug-2019 16:40
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As someone who replies to those, I can confirm someone somewhere at someplace does :p


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  #2302434 20-Aug-2019 16:42
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MadEngineer:As someone who replies to those, I can confirm someone somewhere at someplace does :p

 

Well done!

 

You must be an endangered species.

 

Keep up the good work.


 
 
 
 


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  #2302649 20-Aug-2019 22:29
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Trade Me sellers who write things which might prejudice your auction (for example claiming that they think your pricing is completely wrong because of blah blah) as questions.

 

 

 

If you answer them, any potential bidder might be put off by their fake news. If you do not answer them, it just looks bad because it says 'There is one unanswered question on this listing' forever.

 

 

 

You should be able to delete moronic questions without answering them.






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  #2302664 20-Aug-2019 23:24
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Someone dumped a supermarket trolley in my street a few weeks ago. I phoned the relevant supermarket chain and they said someone from the closest supermarket would come collect it within about two days.

 

I get back from a trip to Auckland after a few days and it was still there. Damned if I was gonna phone 'em again so I wheeled it up to the nearest scrap metal dealer and left it outside their gate.


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  #2303030 21-Aug-2019 14:22
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DarthKermit:

 

Someone dumped a supermarket trolley in my street a few weeks ago. I phoned the relevant supermarket chain and they said someone from the closest supermarket would come collect it within about two days.

 

I get back from a trip to Auckland after a few days and it was still there. Damned if I was gonna phone 'em again so I wheeled it up to the nearest scrap metal dealer and left it outside their gate.

 

 

 

 

Good work! They will replace it (they are really expensive) and the replacement cost will be built into even more expensive groceries for you and the rest of us. It's the same when people get tired of waiting in queues at supermarket and then leave the trolly including vegetables, meat and milk there too. All of that wasted product, goes into calculating what everyone else pays for their food.

 

 


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  #2303046 21-Aug-2019 14:40
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DarthKermit:

Someone dumped a supermarket trolley in my street a few weeks ago. I phoned the relevant supermarket chain and they said someone from the closest supermarket would come collect it within about two days.


I get back from a trip to Auckland after a few days and it was still there. Damned if I was gonna phone 'em again so I wheeled it up to the nearest scrap metal dealer and left it outside their gate.



Do any of the supermarkets use the systems that prevent the trollies from being removed from the carpark?





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  #2303047 21-Aug-2019 14:40
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But the sooty-faced children of the impoverished scrap metal dealer will get to eat that night while the capitalist supermarket brats go sullenly to bed without their Swiss hot chocolate!

 

 





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  #2303048 21-Aug-2019 14:42
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Rikkitic:

 

But the sooty-faced children of the impoverished scrap metal dealer will get to eat that night while the capitalist supermarket brats go sullenly to bed without their Swiss hot chocolate!

 

 

 

 

Yeah, you should boycott those filthy profit making supermarkets immediately. That will learn them!

 

 


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  #2303068 21-Aug-2019 15:09
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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

But the sooty-faced children of the impoverished scrap metal dealer will get to eat that night while the capitalist supermarket brats go sullenly to bed without their Swiss hot chocolate!

 

 

 

 

Yeah, you should boycott those filthy profit making supermarkets immediately. That will learn them!

 

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/108114861/is-new-zealands-supermarket-duopoly-ripping-us-off

 

 





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networkn: p>Good work! They will replace it (they are really expensive) and the replacement cost will be built into even more expensive groceries for you and the rest of us. It's the same when people get tired of waiting in queues at supermarket and then leave the trolly including vegetables, meat and milk there too. All of that wasted product, goes into calculating what everyone else pays for their food.


 



He calls the supermarket, they say they'll pick up the trolley, don't, so he gets rid of it. It's somehow his fault?

What am I missing?

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  #2303117 21-Aug-2019 16:17
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The part where if he had left it where it was, it wasn't getting broken down into scrap metal basically rendering it forever unavailable to the supermarket, who will eventually replace it (At a cost to the consumer).

 


Perhaps they hadn't gotten around to it, or even forgotten, but it was more likely than not, going to end up back at the supermarket at some point. Not sure what right he felt he had to move something that wasn't his to be disposed of anyways.


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networkn:

 

Good work! They will replace it (they are really expensive) and the replacement cost will be built into even more expensive groceries for you and the rest of us. It's the same when people get tired of waiting in queues at supermarket and then leave the trolly including vegetables, meat and milk there too. All of that wasted product, goes into calculating what everyone else pays for their food.

 

 

You're right, supermarket trolleys are expensive. Something like $400 or $500 I think. They therefore shoulda given a crap about their expensive trolley and picked it up when they said they would.


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  #2303165 21-Aug-2019 16:38
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DarthKermit:

 

networkn:

 

Good work! They will replace it (they are really expensive) and the replacement cost will be built into even more expensive groceries for you and the rest of us. It's the same when people get tired of waiting in queues at supermarket and then leave the trolly including vegetables, meat and milk there too. All of that wasted product, goes into calculating what everyone else pays for their food.

 

 

You're right, supermarket trolleys are expensive. Something like $400 or $500 I think. They therefore shoulda given a crap about their expensive trolley and picked it up when they said they would.

 

 

Sure, and people shouldn't dispose of them as if they own them, since they don't.

 

A second follow up phone call would have been considerably less effort, or even .. I don't know.. Wheeling it back to the supermarket as an act of decency?

 

 


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  #2303187 21-Aug-2019 16:41
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Maybe you should have told them you would be happy to bring it back for them in exchange for $500 worth of groceries for your trouble. Heck, tell them you will even cut them a break since you are devoted to civic duty and will be happy with just $200 of groceries! What cost-conscious business would not jump at an opportunity like that?





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  #2303219 21-Aug-2019 18:11
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networkn:

 


Good work! They will replace it (they are really expensive) and the replacement cost will be built into even more expensive groceries for you and the rest of us. It's the same when people get tired of waiting in queues at supermarket and then leave the trolly including vegetables, meat and milk there too. All of that wasted product, goes into calculating what everyone else pays for their food.


 



Or the scrappie, knowing full well that accepting stolen property is illegal, has rung said supermarket and they have collected it from there, rendering the whole point of this argument moot.

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