I’ve seen the half carts in numerous places, I vaguely remember them from a European shopping experience or I imagined it. I for some reason always equate useful, small and smart with European not sure why. Regardless it is perfect for a quick trip which has awkward sized items not good for a basket – like 2 gallons of milk, 1 gallon of Soy Milk, 1 big apple juice a, bananas and cereal.
From a financial perspective, I’m pretty sure I spent more than I would have with a basket so it appears to be a good share of wallet decision as well. Give ’em a shot – easier to maneuver and better than the little baskets without a doubt.