Friday, May 29, 2015

Lousy @WholeFoods shopping trolley

One of the things I try to do in this blog is document products that break prematurely.  One such product is a shopping trolley that I bought from Whole Foods about a month ago.

One thing that has happened is that the sleeve that holds the drawstring has pulled off.  Here you can see where I've improvised a bunch of safety pins, held closed with gorilla tape, to hold the draw string.

Another thing that has happened is that the rectangular piece at the bottom of the trolley, which is there to give the trolley structure and hold the cargo off the wheels, is breaking through the fabric.   Here you can see where I have put gorilla tape over the corners, to keep protect the corners where the holes are and keep small objects from falling out.

1 comment:

  1. Ann you definitely have an eye of your mother.

    After WW II we started live in a disposable/throw away World. Make things cheap, sell high price and then make it break as fast as possible. Back in the 70's and 80's we were ALREADY aware that this was not good. What was was stopping a reversal of this ? Corporation !!!
    See if you can get a copy of the book,
    "The Waste Makers" by Vance Packard first published in 1960 !!!! Or

    It will certainly make you think as to what in the World is going on here on this little Globe.