Sources for used shopping carts include the Shop Carriage, National Cart, Carriage-Trade and Gershel Bros. websites. These websites include a variety of used shopping carts in both metal and plastic frames, in conditions that vary from completely refurbished to as-is.
The Shop Carriage website, shopcarriage-trade.com, offers predominantly metal carts but also offers some plastic carts, with prices ranging from $80 to $400. Shop Carriage classifies its carts in three grades. Level 1 carts have had their wheels completely replaced and all rust removed. Level 2 carts only have their wheels removed as needed. The National Cart website recycles 100,000 shopping carts each year in both metal and plastic frames. These carts undergo extensive reconditioning and re-coating, and are under warranty for a full year.
Carriage-Trade offers a similar service. It acquires used grocery carts and then refurbishes them. This process includes general cleaning and repair on an as-needed basis to the wheels and frame. Gershel Bros. offers a wide selection of used carts but does not guarantee their condition, selling many of them as-is. However, because of their condition, these carts are available at a lower price than carts on other websites. The company does not specify the exact condition and type of damage to the carts.