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« on: May 05, 2005, 04:37:06 PM »

Leaving Taco Bell today I spotted a lonely Ames cart roaming the streets of Lincoln Plaza in Worcester, MA, a former Ames location.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 05:39:22 PM »

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Leaving Taco Bell today I spotted a lonely Ames cart roaming the streets of Lincoln Plaza in Worcester, MA, a former Ames location.



did ya grab it?

man that cart looks beat up!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 07:17:52 PM »

Unfortunately no.  The only cart I have been able to successfully fit in my Focus 4dr sedan is an Ames handicap cart.  I will possibly check back tomorrow with my Explorer.  Hopefully it is still there!
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005, 12:02:19 AM »

Nah, it must have disappeared into the shadows of one of the many dark alleys of Worcester.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 04:16:44 AM »

i nodiced no body put a ames shopping cart thread  btw did ames ever have any outher collor cart besied Green and Red?Huh?
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005, 03:37:44 PM »

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I think they were just red and green unless you're talking about earlier ones where the main color was yellow


they had yellow carts:o
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2005, 02:19:55 AM »

Here is an Ames cart I found being used as a trash can in the Carl's Jr. parking lot. Big Lots bought a bunch of Target and Ames carts, covering the logos with Big Lots stickers. On this cart, someone (not me) peeled off the Big Lots sticker revealing the Ames logo underneath. (On the other side, the sticker was still there.)  So no, Ames didn't have any stores out here in California, but Big Lots trucked a little bit of retail history out this way...
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2005, 02:23:02 AM »

This cart, I am not sure if it was an Ames cart or not. While it is the right color, all the logos have been scraped off every single cart so I can't say with 100% certainty that this was an Ames cart...
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2005, 05:26:42 AM »

i had no luck finding any carts in the carmel ames they must have stored them some were i did see alot of A&P Carts though
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2005, 10:59:25 AM »

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I think they were just red and green unless you're talking about earlier ones where the main color was yellow


they had yellow carts:o



NO I don't think  so I'm just saying earlier Ames' main color for their logo was yellow possibly the carts were open metal ones like Caldor had.

I was born in 1987 not 1958 so I don't know Ames' first carts


hmm lets see i was nboren in 1988 ames tured 30 that year and bought out the Zayer names closing 74  of there stores that year  

and i first went to ames back in 1996 and i havent been there since 1999 and  i last saw one open was back in 2002 when they were doing there GOB sale:(
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2005, 11:00:25 AM »

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Here is an Ames cart I found being used as a trash can in the Carl's Jr. parking lot. Big Lots bought a bunch of Target and Ames carts, covering the logos with Big Lots stickers. On this cart, someone (not me) peeled off the Big Lots sticker revealing the Ames logo underneath. (On the other side, the sticker was still there.)  So no, Ames didn't have any stores out here in California, but Big Lots trucked a little bit of retail history out this way...


ha ames in California that cart must had have a fun trip heh
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2005, 01:11:48 PM »

Not only did Ames use the Red and Green Carts, but after the acquisition of Murphy's Mart, Ames used rebranded Brown Carts and rebranded metal carts using stickers, some rivited on name plates, and replaced handle covers.
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2005, 05:32:16 PM »

Ames shopping cart sighting: Sept 6 2005 on CBS News

There was a report by Cynthia Bowers that aired around 7:05 about "Camp Katrina" and they shown people based in a camp in a Big Kmart parking lot and i saw an Ames cart twice in the report.  The camp was in Waveland Miss.

http://video.cgi.cbsnews.com/video/video.pl?url=/media/2005/09/06/video818475.wmv&sid=201&dart=news.video3
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2005, 05:39:26 PM »

Makes sense because Kmart bought up some of the Ames carts...for whatever reason. Kind of "funny" seeing it down there though.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2005, 06:04:46 PM »

Ames shopping cart inside Kmart in Bangor, Maine... with the usual Kmart yellow lighting...
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2006, 01:10:00 PM »

An Ames cart found in Southington, CT behind a Price Chopper. There was an Ames in Southington down the street which is now a Bed, Bath & Beyond and a Bob's Discount Furniture. There are tons of them in Southington, sadly most of them are scribbled out after Ocean State Job Lot acquired them for the Southington store.
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2006, 12:38:00 PM »

Ames shopping carts at the Oneonta Salvation Army.
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2006, 04:19:56 PM »

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Ames shopping carts at the Oneonta Salvation Army.


For $20, you probably could have left the store with one of those carts!! =)
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2006, 05:08:42 PM »

Well, I did have the room in my Dad's truck, but I'm not paying 20 dollars for a shopping cart Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2006, 07:06:38 PM »

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Well, I did have the room in my Dad's truck, but I'm not paying 20 dollars for a shopping cart Tongue


Must not be a Diehard Ames Fan like I thought you were then =)
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2006, 09:32:41 PM »

Ames carts aren't difficult to find at all. I see them all over the place, especially on the sites of Ocean State Job Lot. Would I pay $20 for a Caldor cart? Most likely. That's my two cents :)
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2006, 03:56:13 AM »

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Ames carts aren't difficult to find at all. I see them all over the place, especially on the sites of Ocean State Job Lot. Would I pay $20 for a Caldor cart? Most likely. That's my two cents :)


Sure, my thoughts too. I threw $20 out there as a reasonable amount. I'd rather pay $20 for a decent cart, than to find some old rusty one with 3 wheels partially seized up laying around a former Ames, take it, and then have a guilty conscience to go with it.

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2006, 12:06:04 PM »

I apprechiate the feedback, powersbt!

Here's the multi-generational red and green carts found in Agawam's Ames store.
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2006, 02:08:17 PM »

sweet pic, and powersbt, I am definately a Ames fan. I just wouldn't pay 20 dollars for one of the carts because a) I don't have the room for a shopping cart and b) I didn't have 20 dollars..hehe Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2006, 09:06:03 AM »

I didn't have a camera, but there was a green AMES shopping cart looking sad in front of a Salvation Army in Latham, NY. The closest AMES to that location was down the road, in the now completely abandoned (save for a standalone pizza hut) "diamond" plaza? (i'm probably wrong).

Anyway, good find.
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2006, 06:55:04 PM »

A red Ames cart in the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth.
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2006, 08:59:54 PM »

Those red carts are truly gems amongst fields of green and scratched green ones...
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2006, 01:50:26 PM »

It would be funny to see Ames in its heyday booting out other stores, i.e. using Bradlees, Jamesway, and Caldor carts! Like a Big Lots or Goodwill.
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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2006, 12:36:37 AM »

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It would be funny to see Ames in its heyday booting out other stores, i.e. using Bradlees, Jamesway, and Caldor carts! Like a Big Lots or Goodwill.
Here's a picture of an Ames converted Goodwill cart I found in Rocky Hill, CT!

http://www.amesfanclub.com/resource/images/inventory/08.jpg

Here's a gem my girlfriend Cassie and I spotted behind Ames (Peebles) in Hudson, NY!  Unfortunately, I can't fit carts in my car, so we too the child seat flap as a keepsake... Hehehe.
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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2006, 02:35:38 PM »

Here's a covered up Ames cart at the Salvation Army on Oswego Road in Liverpool, NY.
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