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#1 2013-10-25 10:30:39

CharlieP.
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Two Wheel Shopping Carts

Remember the two wheel shopping carts?Just about every family had one. That was before the supermarkets came around,and you had to use it from one store to another. They were also used for "schlepping "just about anything,incl. laundry. I wonder if they are still around?

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#2 2013-10-25 11:51:58

Olivia
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

They sure are still in use. I live in a retirement condo community. The residents who no longer drive use the village bus to shop. They can't take the carts on the bus, so they leave them @ the bus stop & put the bags in when they get off the bus & cart them up their driveways. Some of the folks who drive keep a cart in the car & when they pull into their parking slot, they put the bags in the cart & make 1 trip into the condo. My friend's daughter is a special needs adult & shares an apartment with another woman. They use the carts to cart their laundry back & forth from the machines. I gave her a cart as a gift when she moved in & discovered that ACE hardware has a selection that takes up a whole wall.

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#3 2013-10-25 12:36:04

ed d
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

My Mom never had a drivers license, and used to use one of these "Granny carts" every week when she went up to the key Food on main Street in Flushing.  They are still in use out here in Missouri, and now come in a 4 wheel style for easier handling.

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#4 2013-10-25 12:56:21

Pomonoker
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

I remember having to lug those carts home from the shopping center when my my mother did the family food shopping each week. Usually way overloaded, and the wheels would be splayed out, and axle bent. Not a fun thing to do when a young kid, lol.

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#5 2013-10-25 17:07:33

from 28th street
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

I still use one for laundry mostly.  Since Costco opened in Manhattan the 116th street crosstown bus and the 1st and 2nd avenue buses accept shopping carts both empty and full.

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#6 2013-10-26 08:33:47

jimbo
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

My mom used a cart for years. It was a pretty good walk to Queens Borough hill from where we lived in Flushing, all uphill. I remember my mom and her next door neighbor Grace hauling their carts, making the trip to Bokack's on the Hill for food.

The carts are great for hauling stuff to a boat rental if you are a fisherman. I bought one years ago and found it handy.

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#7 2013-10-26 10:10:24

Sal
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

Sounds like one of those carts would be handy for my Clay Target Shooting! LOL

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#8 2013-10-28 17:14:42

jimbo
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Re: Two Wheel Shopping Carts

Sal, if you buy a good one you'll find that you can haul some fairly heavy stuff to where you are going. Fold the cart up afterward and put it away.

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