Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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About a week ago when I went to Ralphs.  Still offered.  Trader Joe's does only paper.  They're trying to get uber stupid out here and ban all bags or charge you extra for them.  LA City already did that and people drive out of the city to shop now.

Mar 13, 2016 11:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I always use my reusable bags. CA tries to get rid of plastic. No major stores are allowed to have them. In some cities you can not even buy water in plastic battles.

Mar 13, 2016 02:56 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I haven't in a long while. But I use my own bags, and I'm a maniac in self-checkout.

Mar 13, 2016 09:44 PM
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Sam Shueh
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We do not give out any freebie bags anymore. You bring your own bags as plastic is banned now. Paper they are 25 cents each.

Mar 13, 2016 03:26 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Bob,

We don't hear it hear.  If you want a bag you have to pay for it.  We bring our own bags.  Santa Barbara instituted that rule last May, and our little city of Carpinteria did it two years before.  So I don't hear either choice.  Have a great week.  A

Mar 13, 2016 01:33 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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They now ask do you have your own bag or 25c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 13, 2016 01:03 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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My answer used to be...Your call and things flowed. When out with my wife, I would respond Her call...and things went well...Now, we tote our own bags

Mar 14, 2016 12:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

From a waiter - cash or credit card?

Mar 13, 2016 11:56 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

long time

Mar 13, 2016 10:48 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Our local stores offer paper or plastic. I ask for the paper quite often as I reuse those bags.

Mar 13, 2016 10:00 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Publix used to say that.  Come to think of it, it has been a while.

Mar 13, 2016 06:44 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Bob. Some of the smaller stores offer both in my local area, the majors do not.

Mar 13, 2016 06:09 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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It's been a long time.  Just about as long as I have not heard. "Do you want your bread in a seperate bag". Usually I get home and it's in with cans, jars and frozen items and no longer resembles a loaf of bread.

Mar 13, 2016 01:13 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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    Now they ask, "Is plastic okay?"   I want to answer, "No!  I want a cardboard box!"

 

Mar 13, 2016 01:11 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I don't think any of our stores offer paper anymore, either. Although I did go into the local Subway. They have done away with the plastic bags and are serving up the sandwiches in paper bags. 

Mar 13, 2016 01:11 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Been a while.  Usually have my own bags.  

Mar 13, 2016 01:08 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
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At the grocery store 

Mar 13, 2016 01:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I think it has been about 10 years since I heard that. I only see plastic and of course the reusable bags and totes you can buy.

Mar 13, 2016 12:52 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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I haven't really paid attention as I usually shop at the specialty stores and not the large grocery chains.

Mar 13, 2016 12:51 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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None still that I know of and I miss it.  Those bags were great for so many things.

Mar 13, 2016 12:27 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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The supermarket I use offers paper or plastic but I have shopped there for so many years everyone knows me so they never ask. They know to put the wet things (milk, ice cream, meat, frozen, etc) in plastic and use paper for bagging dry goods and cans. With our high humidity here, I will be very unhappy if they ever ban plastic as the wet items soak through paper before you can get home and unload the car.

 

Mar 13, 2016 12:25 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Yesterday at Sprouts.

Mar 13, 2016 12:13 PM
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Susan Emo
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I don't think my part of the world has offered paper bags in at least 20 years.  If you want plastic you have to pay for them too.  I much preferred paper!

Mar 13, 2016 11:48 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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They are trying to go back to paper bags in Chicago, they are having a hard time of it.

Mar 13, 2016 11:41 AM
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Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
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I heard it this week.  Our local grocery chain, HEB, offers paper or plastic.  The paper bags are awesome with handles.  They can be reused many times.  Love it.

Mar 13, 2016 11:33 AM
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Bob Crane
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It has been a while

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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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I don't hear it any more. They just give me plastic, or I bring my own.

Sep 25, 2016 12:09 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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We are not given that option anymore, quite a while.

Mar 15, 2016 11:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Every time I go to the grocery sore, but they do promote plastic!

Mar 15, 2016 12:32 AM
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You're right they don't Ask anymore 

Mar 14, 2016 11:28 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Well things are changing but I heard it on Saturday. A number of communities here have banned, or are working on banning plastic bags. I have no issue with that at all!

Mar 14, 2016 10:17 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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15 min. ago!

Mar 14, 2016 09:30 AM
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John Meussner
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Every time I go to a Sprouts grocery store.  One local municipality actually banned plastic last year --- but then retracted it just as quickly.

Mar 14, 2016 08:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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No, not around my area.

Mar 14, 2016 02:30 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Can't even remember. I think they still have paper but they usually ask "plastic ok?"

Mar 14, 2016 02:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no one offers paper..... it's been many, many years....

Mar 14, 2016 01:24 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Yes and we like paper when don't have reusable handy.

Mar 14, 2016 01:13 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Yesterday at publix. 

Mar 14, 2016 12:05 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Bob "RealMan" Timm At the recycling plant.

Mar 13, 2016 11:41 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Properties of the Desert - La Quinta, CA

Last time I heard it was in California. I didn't hear it in TN and I don't hear it in Florida at the many Publix stores here.

Mar 13, 2016 11:31 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

There is an option here and they are now trying to make plastic illegal!

Mar 13, 2016 11:10 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I bring my own canvas bags to the grocery store.   They sell paper bags for ten cents each.  

Mar 13, 2016 10:59 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A long time ago.

Mar 13, 2016 10:46 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not remember.

Mar 13, 2016 10:40 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Probably a decade ago. 

Mar 13, 2016 10:35 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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They do here. I love paper as you can reuse the bags and they are bio degradable. I do have cloth bags as well and after watching the germs they can grown, wash them often. 

Mar 13, 2016 10:27 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I almost always use my recyclable bags but even when I do not, I do not get asked the question.  The default is plastic.   A few years ago, when we still owned a beach house on the Outer Banks, the larger stores were required to go to paper.  So we had to go to smaller stores in order to get plastic bags, which can be reused in a number of ways. 

Mar 13, 2016 10:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Bob "RealMan" Timm - it was 3rd January 1996....(just kidding....)

Mar 13, 2016 04:25 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Have not heard that question for a very long time now, Bob "RealMan" Timm!  If you do not have your 'shopping bags' with you (that usually advertise the store's name!), then you are 'plastic' - HA!

Mar 13, 2016 03:46 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Both paper and plastic is still sold in many stores and online in my area.

Mar 13, 2016 02:24 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Every trip to grocery store in Erie, PA unless it is discount store

Mar 13, 2016 11:58 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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It's been a loooong time, since I usually go through the self check machines.

Mar 13, 2016 11:50 AM