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April 8th, 2012, 07:12 AM
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So my little guy outgrew his bucket seat and we moved him into a convertible. Problem is...I hate, hate, hate the seat. The straps twist, it has barely any leg room ( and he outgrew his bucket seat by height at the grand age of 6.5 months...the kid is gonna be tall), and the strap covers annoy the daylights outta me. It was the seat we bought for Liam as his convertible and barely used. We got Liam a my ride on awesome clearance and like it 1000 times better.

I always say not to buy a used seat. Hence my dilemma. I know for a fact I could sell the seat on a local second hand selling site for $100. With that money, I could fund a my ride (close enough). And be happy with my seats, knowing I could keep both rearfacing as long as I want. Of course I know the seat has never been in an accident, was stored properly for temperature, and has been used less than a total of 4 months. It has over three years left til it expires (close to four, actually). And there is nothing at all wrong with it, not even stains. It has all of its parts (extra pads and instruction booklet).

So what about you? Would you sell the seat even though you tell people not to buy used seats? Would you keep the seat and deal with hating it to not be a hypocrite? Do you think it is bad to sell a seat second hand, even if you know everything about it and are confident it is safe? Just looking for some opinions
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April 8th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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as long as you know that it has never been in an accident,and you have done everything right as far as storage and washing,i dont think there is any problem with selling it.you know that who ever is buying it is getting a perfectly good and safe seat.I sold my ds infant seat and felt fine doing it because i knew it was safe
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April 8th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I have no problem selling a perfectly safe car seat. If it hasn't been in an accident, isn't expired, and has been cared for properly... I don't see any moral dilemma. I have sold, and will continue to sell, car seats. Would I buy a used car seat? No. But that is because I don't can't trust the history of other seats. But I can trust the fact that I (and would only) sell 100% safe seats.

Sell it!
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April 8th, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Ditto to the pps!!
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April 9th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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I would sell it yourself and not through a consignment store. They normally do some cleaning to the seats that is not recommended. Many of our local stores will pressure wash them with color safe bleach. So even though you've taken great care of it the owners of the store may not.
So try Craigslist or classifieds. Some cities even have classified sites of facebook.
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