I couldn't resist snapping photos of this – see what a great deal you're getting? You pay $5.00 for the use of the cart and you get .25c back as a 'reward'! A reward for what? For returning the cart? Was the cart usage really worth $4.75?
I can understand that people would be leaving the carts everywhere after they're done with them but to charge $4.75? Daylight robbery if you ask me! They could at least refund the full value and they've got their cart back – a win-win situation all around.
Thankfully luggage manufacturers are coming out with suitcases/luggage with better mobility! I remember the first suitcases which had wheels and you had to tilt it and drag it along – now I have one that will roll upright. I'm waiting for one that can be operated via remote (that would never happen – that would boggle TSA to no end).
What a difference at Hong Kong international airport – rows and rows of free carts welcoming passengers to the City of Life!!