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Old 29.03.2015, 22:21
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

I really don't think a question about the trolley system in Europe is worth a ban. Jeez, this seems like one of the more mild complaints that I've seen on this forum. For someone not from Europe, the trolleys do need an explanation. #harsh
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Old 29.03.2015, 22:35
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I really don't think a question about the trolley system in Europe is worth a ban. Jeez, this seems like one of the more mild complaints that I've seen on this forum. For someone not from Europe, the trolleys do need an explanation. #harsh
He wasn't banned for asking a question about trollies but for having a duplicate account.
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Old 29.03.2015, 22:38
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

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in the us you do not get your $3 back at the airport...... now thats stupid
Last I was at a US airport ('11) I remember something more like $5, no refund on return of trolley
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Old 29.03.2015, 22:38
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

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He wasn't banned for asking a question about trollies but for having a duplicate account.


Probably asked too many dumb questions under one account, and didn't want to seem a real wuckfit numpty, so created a new account for the next wave of dumbarse questions and observations.
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

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Some of the trolleys in the stores have two different sized slots for either a 1 or 2 franc coin. The 1 franc slot also fits a 1 euro coin, which is good to know.

For the complete newbie, EUROPEAN TROLLEYS 101:

1. If there is only one slot in the little plastic device on the trolley handle, this is for a 2 franc coin.

2. Slide your coin forcefully into the slot in the front of the little plastic device on the trolley handle.

3. You will see a metal key attached to a chain coming out of the back of this plastic device. If you follow the chain, you will see that it is connected to the trolley IN FRONT OF YOURS. Once you have inserted your 2 franc coin in the front of the plastic housing on the handle of your trolley, (with authority), the metal key in the back will pop out a little bit.

4. Give a tug on this metal key and it will come out completely and your trolley will no longer be attached to the one in front of it.

5. When you are finished with your trolley, roll it up behind the others, (tightly and with authority). NOTE: Oftentimes there are rows of differently shaped trolleys, like at Hornbach, for example. Make sure to return your trolley to a row of trolleys EXACTLY like your trolley.

6. Place the metal key from THE TROLLEY IN FRONT OF YOURS into the key slot in the back of the little plastic device ON YOUR TROLLEY, (with authority).

7. This action will push your 2 franc coin out of the front of the plastic device on your trolley. Grasp firmly and retrieve.

Voila How To Use A Trolley/Buggy/Cart in Europe. I think this should be a sticky.
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And me who was expecting endless fun in the week to come!
I'm bored, been ill all day and need something to amuse me; I'll therefore keep the discussion going.

The Spouse's first point is actually incomplete. On some trollies there are TWO slots, one for a 1 franc coin, the other for a 2 franc one.
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Old 29.03.2015, 22:43
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

Also keep in mind not all trolleys have slots in the front. Our local Denner has trolleys with slide-in trays on top of the handle (for lack of a better description). You set your coin into a little tray and slide it to the right so it locks into place and then the chain will release. When you re-insert the chain after you're done shopping, the tray pops back out.
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Old 29.03.2015, 22:44
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Not seen a Coop, or indeed any supermarket either in Switzerland, France or the UK where you don't have to have a coin for the trolley.
Waitrose in Cambridge has all varieties (one child, two children, deep, shallow, attach to mobility scooter, ad infinitum) of trolleys that require no coin. Same for Ely Waitrose.
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Waitrose in Cambridge has all varieties (one child, two children, deep, shallow, attach to mobility scooter, ad infinitum) of trolleys that require no coin. Same for Ely Waitrose.
You pay at Oxford Waitroses, trollies are free at Tescos. The rivality between the universities continues!!!!!
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

hmmm I've tried it and it didn't work so I just leave the freaking trolley behind...
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I'm bored, been ill all day and need something to amuse me; I'll therefore keep the discussion going.

The Spouse's first point is actually incomplete. On some trollies there are TWO slots, one for a 1 franc coin, the other for a 2 franc one.
In some major coop hypermarket you need to deposit your ID card or car keys at the info desk in order to get access to the kiddie trolleys. Apparently too many were disappearing!

And most baskets are now equipped with an anti theft device, for the same reason
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

Manchester Airport charge you for the trolley. Which is why we have suitcases with castors

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I do wonder where OP comes from- as most countries have trolleys that require a coin these days, both airports and supermarkets. The local area used to be littered with trolleys, as people would take them to the local airport hôtels or their home in the Grand Sac. etc area, and leave them there.

Not seen a Coop, or indeed any supermarket either in Switzerland, France or the UK where you don't have to have a coin for the trolley.
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Old 29.03.2015, 23:41
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You pay at Oxford Waitroses, trollies are free at Tescos. The rivality between the universities continues!!!!!
The largest Cambridge Waitrose is just a tad far out of town to attract many customers on foot - and its pretty tricky to steal a trolley riding a bicycle
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The largest Cambridge Waitrose is just a tad far out of town to attract many customers on foot - and its pretty tricky to steal a trolley riding a bicycle
Or punting from the wrong end.
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Or punting from the wrong end.
That is probably why certain parts of the Cam are filled with trolleys - what do they understand about physics Fair number of bicycles as well
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He wasn't banned for asking a question about trollies but for having a duplicate account. being a troll-ey
Fixed that for you.
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

And just to point out the trolleys at GVA (as well as pretty much all the supermarkets in the area) also take 1 EUR coins (and return them too).
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

At Geneva Airport arrivals, there is also a machine where you put your credit card in, it's supposed to charge you some small amount, and it gives you a token to use in the trolley. For what it's worth, I once had to use the machine because I didn't have any change on me, and my credit card was never charged.
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

There was a spate of thefts of trolley money in our local Migros. It doesn't take much to insert a piece of metal or wood cut to size to press out the coin on an unattended trolley. A good way of getting some beer money...!
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

I think that taking home an airport baggage for trolley for CHF 2 is a really good deal. The Migros version only costs a single Franc.

So far I've accumulated 37 trollies from ZRH, 432 Migros types and 187 Coop branded.

And unless the authorities in Israel release 10 carousels from Ben Gurion airport by 6am tomorrow morning, I'm going to remove the wheels from 100 trollies and post a video to Al-Jazeera.
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Re: Baggage trolley in Geneva airport

I think it's reall funny that there is so much random discussion about such a topic specially that the person originally asking is banned and gone... He he.... Oh just for the sake of completeness of the information, here is my two cents: in Toronto's airport till recently you wouldn't get your two dollars coin back.
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