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MOVED AGAIN! Wow, what a year it has been. We moved in June, due to our building being purchased and slated to be demolished this fall. At that time, we decided to move into a building in an area that would be torn down in a phase 2 development (2-3 years)

so that we could stay in the campustown area. Developers then decided to do the entire project at once, so we moved again after Christmas!

We absolutely love our new downtown location and we know you will love it too! Come check out our new space at 330 Main Street in the historic Main Street Cultural District! There are meter parking spaces in front of our store, and a large free parking lot behind the store!

It's Ugly Christmas Sweater time! Why do people have those ugly sweater parties? It 's fun! We have over 200 sweaters, vests, sweatshirts and turtlenecks saved up for the season. Come early to get the best selection!

Gearing up for fall!

Random Goods is packed full of great stuff for your apartments! We have furniture, and household items. Make sure you stop by our store for your apartment needs.

Opened in August, 2011

Random Goods is a retail store in Ames campus town in the front of the old Varsity Theater on Lincoln Way. We offer a mix of new, used and vintage items such as clothes, purses, accessories, shoes, costumes, furniture, housewares, books, movies, and much more!

At Random Goods you can not only buy and consign goods, but you can also make a difference in the Ames and Iowa State communities by reusing, reducing, and saving! Random Goods caters to the students of Iowa State University by trying to stock items that would appeal to college students.

We encourage community members, as well, to check out what we have to offer. The Varsity Theater provides a fun backdrop for our vintage items of the 50s-70s and theme costuming. Maybe someday we will fulfill an additional dream of restoring the 1930s theater for movie nights, murder mystery dinner and theme parties.

We are located across the street from Iowa States campus, so it is very convenient for students. Our staff is made up of ISU students who have helped make some key decisions in the opening of the store.

We want the excitement to start the minute you walk in the door. An upbeat, fun atmosphere, cheerful and courteous staff and selection of merchandise (from the really unusual to the really useful) are all very key in making the wow statement. Since it is a continually changing environment with new items coming in daily, you never know what you will find. Our motto says it all: It is what it isand when its gone, its gone. Creative promotions that are not your everyday type for customers to receive a discount on their purchase, such as singing a karaoke song (oldies, of course) or answering a Disney trivia question is another way we will add a bit of fun.

Our Mission:

-To provide the customer with an assortment of quality and gently used items at reasonable prices.

-To make a difference in the world by providing a means to recycle and reuse goods.

-To give back to the ISU and Ames communities by providing a means for individuals and charitable organizations (through Charitable Acounts) to make money by selling their unwanted goods.

-To establish a Charitable Account for the purpose of raising money for ISU need-based scholarships.

-To provide a fun and creative place to work and shop, and an opportunity for student retail and design experience.



It is what it is...and when it's gone, it's gone!

Reuse, Reduce!



Mon - Sat 11 am- 6 pm, and open until 7 pm on Thursday evenings (extended hours during major downtown events and Halloween) ....and other times if we feel like it!

330 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 50014