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January 25th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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I am soooooo psyched about how much money we will have saved! A pregnant lady who works in the mall at the store next to mine said that she decided to just see what she could find and checked out the Salvation Army. She bought an $85 carseat for $2. So, since I'm not one to turn away a well-priced used item, I decided to check the place out. And THIS is what we found for $40: An Eddie Bauer stroller and carseat combination, in PRISTINE condition!!! I couldn't believe it! Not a single stain or tear or anything!





That saves us a lot of money, since we were going to buy our stroller new! This thing practically is new!
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January 25th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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congrats on your find, I'm actually surprised they had a carseat though... thought it was illegal for them to sell them since they have no way to know if it was ever in an accident etc? At the least please check the date on it to make sure it's not expired etc
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January 25th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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congrats on your find, I'm actually surprised they had a carseat though... thought it was illegal for them to sell them since they have no way to know if it was ever in an accident etc? At the least please check the date on it to make sure it's not expired etc
Yes, that is what I was going to say. I thought that carseats could not be resold used because they are not reusable if the car has been in a crash, even if the seat seems fine...
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January 25th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Wow! That is awesome! good find girl!
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that is such a great deal!!!

ditto the others though, car seats are not supposed to be sold used as you don't know if they have been involved in an accident. I am really surprised that the Salvation Army is selling them!
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January 25th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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I was going to say the same thing. It's a great deal but a used car seat is something I personally wouldn't use. You just don't have any way to know if it's ever been in an accident or how it's been stored.
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January 25th, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Yikes! I didn't know that about the carseat! The stroller in and of itself, though, is worth the $40, so I'm still happy!

Carseats by themselves aren't very expensive at all, so we'll just have to pick one up.
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January 25th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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The whole set looks awesome to me and is a great find. If the carseat looks safe I would totally use it after I washed the cover. I'm sure you can check recall info online and are able to see if it has any flaws.

Way to dig for a bargain!
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January 25th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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I think that is a great find! And I have bought a used car seat before, heck I have used a recalled bassinet and then gave to a friend to use.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I personally think as mom's we just have to make the best decision on this type of stuff.
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January 25th, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Wow it looks like its in awesome condition!
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January 25th, 2010, 04:31 PM
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I mean, the carseat looks brand-new, just like the stroller. All the straps and hinges are tight and secure. I don't see anything wrong with it. I checked for recalls, and I couldn't find any for this model. Maybe someone could double check for me? It's Eddie Bauer Designer 22 car seat and stroller.
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January 25th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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wow that's a great deal!
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January 25th, 2010, 04:52 PM
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I mean, the carseat looks brand-new, just like the stroller. All the straps and hinges are tight and secure. I don't see anything wrong with it. I checked for recalls, and I couldn't find any for this model. Maybe someone could double check for me? It's Eddie Bauer Designer 22 car seat and stroller.
With car seats though you also need to now how they were stored and if they were ever involved in a car wreck. Those aren't things you would know from looking at them. If they've been involved in a wreck they should be replaced.

ETA here's a link of what you need to look for

CPSafety - Your online child passenger safety resource
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Great Find! If you feel comfy using it then by all means I say use it. It is true that you're not suppose to use carseats if they havent been in an accident but shoot if I was in an accident and my child wasnt in the carseat or it was just a fender bender in which nothing happened to the carseat, I'm still using it lol.
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January 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
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Here's another link dealing specifically with car crashes and car seats:

The Washington State Safety Restraint Coalition • After A Crash
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You can also ask on the car seat board here on JM.. they are very informative and can definitely help you figure out if it's safe or not
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Thats AWESOME!!!! Congrats on the super great find!!!
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January 26th, 2010, 02:56 AM
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Thanks for the links. And I didn't know we had a car seat forum; I'll have to check it out!
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January 26th, 2010, 05:53 AM
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Dang girl! Good find!
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That is awesome!! I wish I could find great deals like that! I'm just not that lucky! Way to go!!
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