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jacqui wrote:
I take a hand basket as I enter the store...when it's full, I know all the contents will fit in the milk crate.

jacqui
I think you should just take the hand basket! I don't condone stealing, but it would fit in place of that milk crate pretty nice....

Seriously this is a good Idea on how to gauge the volume, and I'm not going to lie, the though of taking in my entire pet carrier into the store has casually crossed my mind before. It seems ridiculous, I realize this, but is it really tempting when I'm using reusable bags anyways.
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scootmom wrote:
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Right, I'm adding duct tape to the list of items I should be carrying in the pet carrier at all times.
Ummm, it's not duct tape. That WOULD leave a sticky residue. It looks more like static cling wrap. Easier to use and less destructive (and frankly, holds better too!)

Personally, I find I save a lot of money when I shop by scoot. I'm much more aware of space limitations and don't "stock up". If it does't fit in my top case or my back pack, I probably don't need it.[/quote]

I agree, it looks more like this bundle wrap.

http://www.uline.com/BL_5404/Uline-Bundle-Wrap

Which may not be a bad item to pack for some situations, less reusable that some bungee, but potentially more water resistant.....and it would be terrible if that precious Gunnies got water in it and became Bud Light.
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jacqui wrote:
I take a hand basket as I enter the store...when it's full, I know all the contents will fit in the milk crate.

jacqui
I think you should just take the hand basket! I don't condone stealing, but it would fit in place of that milk crate pretty nice....

Seriously this is a good Idea on how to gauge the volume, and I'm not going to lie, the though of taking in my entire pet carrier into the store has casually crossed my mind before. It seems ridiculous, I realize this, but is it really tempting when I'm using reusable bags anyways.
Maybe try something like this
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Re: Grocery Shopping with Your Vespa
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I'm just curious if anyone takes the shopping cart out to their Vespa to load it up.

I've done it on occasion but it feels silly. I use the cart to rearrange my groceries as I'm packing up my scoot. It beats putting bags on the ground until I get it all packed.
Oh yeah, all the time

This is a photo coming home from work. Stopped by to buy some groceries for the dinner, and picked up some clothes at the drycleaners:

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Coming back home to Malmö, Sweden, after finishing work in Copenhagen, Denmark:

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Another time, this time it was loaded up front and back, plus passenger, as we headed for the bridge that takes you back home to Sweden from Denmark:

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We need some pictures of the Vespas loaded up with groceries!
IKEA:

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I wonder how legal riding loaded up is lol
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I never shop with a list
also a bit of bargain hound so if something is on sale, I usually can't help myself and often buy a case or two. I don't use bags. Just about every time I approach the scooter with the loaded trolley I wonder how this will all fit and fear I overdid it this time. Usually to my relief, the astonishment of an onlooker or the entertainment of a bunch of kids in a neighboring car, I stick this can here, a bag of oats there, try several times to close the seat, rearrange, until it is right, ride away with a couple cases strapped to the top box, a bag straddled in the step through with a bow, a wave and a toot. It is truly amazing what these things will haul and how performance art can add another dimension to your shopping experience.
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Being a student i am obliged to buy cider. I can get 38 tins of cider plus a food shop on a LX.
Huge load on the rear rack, load on the seat and a load bungeed between the two, a rucksack plus what i can fit between my legs. And thats with a puppy bucket full of rubbish, if i emptied that out i could move so much more.
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Shopping with my LX
A 12er doesn't get as fuzzy when it rides on the floor boards hanging off the seat hook, than it does in the pet carrier. That low center of gravity thang I guess. Just a tip.
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