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Bought a new stroller.....my pockets hurt. (xposted)


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October 20th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Well, the one I got just isn't good at all. I have 2 strollers. One that is just the base for carseats, which is great for now, but I am not sure how long I am going to be using the little car seats for, as they are getting super heavy.

Then I have the side-by-side stroller that I would love if it wasn't so wide, and actually fit through doors.

So, I was at babies R us looking around, and saw the Britax B-ready stroller. Talk about expensive!! The stroller itself is $529.00 and the second seat is 169.00. With tax, total it would cost 788.00.

I went to go find carseats for the twins the other day, at a little store in my City. They had the B-Ready on sale for $450 including the second seat, so after some deliberations in my head weighing out the pros and cons, I got it. It cost $500 with taxes. A lot of money, but it will probably suit us best. It is very compact, it has the reclining seats for both seats, and I am not driving a bus (my biggest issue with tandem strollers are the bus issue, and there only being 1 reclining seat, plus how bulky they are).

Does anyone have this stroller? What do you think?
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October 20th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Well first, congrats on the great deal find! That looks like quite the deal - almost $300 less than you were expecting! Wow!

I don't have experience with that stroller at all, sorry, but I do know that I'm glad I went with my own instincts where a stroller was concerned. I knew what would work for us and I'm glad I stuck to it and found what we needed.
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October 20th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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What kind do you have?
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October 20th, 2011, 07:36 PM
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I think the biggest problem with strollers it there isn't one that fits you all the way through birth to when you're done (at least thats how I rationalize my stroller collection) I haven't the seen the one you are talking about but if you like it and its a good deal then I would get it, double stroller in good shape generally have good resale value so you should get some money back out of it. (we bought our Kolcraft tandem for $175 then sold for $125) Now we have a used Bob Revolution Duallie (which I love love) for $250 and will probably get at least $150 just to give you an idea.
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October 21st, 2011, 10:51 AM
abwright17's Avatar Ashley
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We are thinking about getting the mini city one. Yea the prices for strollers for twins does make your pocket hurt.
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October 21st, 2011, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Smashley View Post
What kind do you have?
LOL Well... I have two!

The one I stuck to my guns to get and finally found, used on craigslist, for $35 was an older version of this one. Mine doesn't have the swivel wheel in the front, but I liked it especially early on because the seats reclined WAY back for my babies who weren't yet sitting.

It's really bulky though, and we had a hard time getting it to fit in the back of the minivan, so when we found this one at 25% off of only $14.95 at the Salvation Army a few months later, we grabbed it, too. (Okay, I can't find a picture! It's an older Kolcraft, but not a Jeep. Side by side umbrella stroller is all. Very simple. Similar to THIS one instead, which is a Jeep, which MUST be the "upgraded" version of what I have.)


This is the one we keep in our van (different from the minivan we had when they were born) and use for our every day, getting in and out of the van kind of trips. We use the big one for going for walks, or to the zoo, or when they will be in the stroller for most of the day because of an event or something.



ETA: Oops. The images didn't work. Tried to change them to links. Will go find the other thread we had recently about strollers, because I think I found pics for that one!
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October 21st, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Well..I LOVE This stroller! I picked it up today, and tried it out. The babies loved it, both fell asleep in it. They loved how they could really look around, even Silas who sat in the seat down below. Definitely a great investment.
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October 24th, 2011, 06:42 PM
nat1970's Avatar Nicole - Mom2Leah,Ty,TJ
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That is great. I love Britax products, however, I had Chicco with my newborns. The good thing is twin stuff is easily sellable. I bought my Chicco tandem for $260 and sold it for $200 at my local MoM's sale.
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