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Added Dec 08 2012

I always see people with them when they're going to the store, but they've been kinda hard to find. I've looked at a few grocery stores and they don't seem to have them. Any suggestions?

  • They have them at the Jewel at Lincoln & Montrose. They are up high, above the aisles.

  • I think we got ours at kmart. I've also seen them at cvs. Good luck!

  • Liz

    I got mine at Family Dollar. I think it was maybe $15?

  • I got mine at a flea market. They are so handy that I ended up getting another one and then one for my daughter when she went off to college. Helps when you have to bring in groceries from the garage to the house and when you are moving into a new place and if you have to go to a laundrymat and when you have to return a whole lot of books to the library -- I use them for all sorts of things!

  • Walgreens and Jewel used to sell them.

  • Ace Hardware and Craft Beaver have them.

  • Wicked Fast BMW Average Chicagoan who loves her city

    You might try posting a WANTED for one on Freecycle, they show up there every once in a while. and it's free.

  • PhilG Belmont Heights Resident Since 1981

    Mariano's on Elston has them. You can also find them online on eBay, Amazon, et al.

  • Andrea D ...in the middle of Albany Park

    Walgreens at the corner of Lawrence and Pulaski has them, as does keystone hardware near karlov and Lawrence. We got a replacement one there. It had held up well.

  • sunnyside parent

    Walgreens on Montrose and Kedzie, The have the put together for you and do not cost that much.. I love mine use it all the time.

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  • Bed Bath and Beyond also has a good sized collapsible cart

  • I bought mine online from Target.

  • The Container Store has them, too.

    Warning, do not push them, especially the cheaper ones. I work with the elderly and two clients were pushing their empty carts, the carts hit a crack in the sidewalk, collasped and the ladies fell and broke bones.

  • John Warner 14 year resident - Rogers Park Positive Loitering

    Thanks for the sdvice cash! Never thought of that.

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Yes, if you sometimes see folks pushing their grocery carts in the side streets instead of up on the sidewalk, don't automatically curse them. They may be trying to bypass a particularly crummy stretch of busted-up sidewalk. I twice hit a broken spot in the sidewalk after dark (the same place both times - shame on me!) and, of course, the front wheels pitched down into the shallow hole and I followed sprawling to the ground.

    Re: pushing vs. pulling - pushing is always easier for the long haul. Just make sure you can see where you're going. If you have to go through a large crack, tilt the cart back on its rear wheels to go down, then forward on its front wheels (if it has them) up on the flat to push out of it, or turn the whole cart around and pull it through the hole.

    More than you ever wanted to know?

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    I've purchased 3 grocery carts since I got rid of my car 10 years ago. Two of them probably gave up the ghost due to being grossly overloaded far too many times. All came from the Container Store. I'm presently using this one http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10007349&N=&Ns=p_sort_default%7C0&Ntt=grocery+cart
    The handle is a little short; if you take long strides your ankles bump into the cart. Otherwise, although it's pricey, it's light weight and has held up since I stopped trying to move furniture with it. :) I bought the liner for it later. I've found that really useful since you don't have to worry about getting caught out in the rain and the grocery bags or other items don't fall through the openings on the side as sometimes happens. Of course, with the liner installed, the cart doesn't fold exactly flat, which may be a problem if you're short of storage space.

  • The elderly use them as walkers which is very dangerous. There should be warnings on the carts.

  • i have bought at many places but mostly small asian stores liek on granville and broadway many colors i too have broke a few...current one red and is holding up in past had black royal blue originalones were silver.

  • I bought one at Ikea a few months ago.

  • When shopping for a cart, choose one with sturdy wheels. This is a frequent point of failure.

  • ...and don't push the flimsy ones when they are empty.

  • joyeliya Albany Park Resident

    Awesome. Thanks everyone!

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