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In the UK our local Tesco started charging for trolleys (you know, the £1 in the handle type thing), and we stopped going pretty much ever - think I've been back about 5 times in the last 5 months. There is a small parade of chain shops there, Boots, M&S and the like, so we've stopped going to those as well as a result. Its more the inconvenience than anything else of having to make sure you have change, but after two people ripped us off (us saying 'we'll take your trolley, here's the pound' and them not having put a pound in it, so we didn't get it back when we returned the trolley, and someone actually managing to steal our pound out of the device whilst going around the aisles) it really really annoyed us, so didn't bother any more and went to other supermarkets. Their loss really.
Anyone know how much it will be? I must say that it is really annoying driving round and round looking for a space on a hot day - think everyone goes down there to cool off! On the one hand I will probably get a space quicker on those days but on the other there may be a lot of elderly people staying at home and getting too hot rather than cooly sipping a latte at a marion coffee shop.
I think it will be the coffee shops / eating outlets that will be the ones to lose out from this - you are not likely to go and have a leisurely lunch after shopping if you know that you may have a parking fine.