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post #21 of 89
Okay, I'm TTC. Would it be completely ridiculous for me to buy one? I have a feeling I'll never see this price again.

Anyone know how long the seats last? In other words, when would the thing expire?
post #22 of 89
Holy cow. My dad recently asked me to keep an eye out for inexpensive carseats for the kids when they're at my parents', so they can take them places. I just sent him the link. Not what he had in mind, but who can beat that deal??
post #23 of 89
I think my DH would think I was insane to buy a carseat while TTC. But this is the best price! I'm curious how many years they are good too.
post #24 of 89
I'm pretty sure they're good for 6 years.

I'll bet they're discontinuing that particular print. I got a Roundabout on sale for $99 that way years ago (so glad I didn't pay $200+ for that thing! My kids outgrow it too quickly!).

This is a GREAT deal! If you need a carseat, jump on it! You won't find a seat that lasts that long (ie, gets the kid to 4+ years old) for this cheap.
post #25 of 89
Hate to be a downer, but I too wonder if this is too good to be true?? Or if it's a mistake on Target's part and I'll be getting an email saying the order didn't go through or there aren't anymore available?? Maybe I should just call Target's 800 # and ask??
post #26 of 89
im wondering if its too good to be true also. at that price though, there's no harm in trying.
post #27 of 89
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Originally Posted by boscopup View Post
I'm pretty sure they're good for 6 years.

I'll bet they're discontinuing that particular print. I got a Roundabout on sale for $99 that way years ago (so glad I didn't pay $200+ for that thing! My kids outgrow it too quickly!).

This is a GREAT deal! If you need a carseat, jump on it! You won't find a seat that lasts that long (ie, gets the kid to 4+ years old) for this cheap.
That is what I'm guessing. I'm thinking they aren't going to be hot off the machine as far as DOM is concerned, but for 40 or 60 bucks who cares!
post #28 of 89
i just placed an order for 5 and it seemed to go through. this is a crazy deal!
post #29 of 89
It looks as if the date of mfr is going to be 2007 on them, I'm assuming, since the RFing limit is 33 pounds, not 35 (which is the newer model limit). Still, given the 6 year expiration date, that's good until 2013. I can't imagine it being older than that, given how quickly they sell and how short the shelf life is on Britax models in general, especially the very popular Marathon.

I figure if we get one or two years out of it, it's well worth the savings.

Thank you sooooo much for posting this! We ordered one for our new baby on the way, and I'm thrilled and have passed along the info to all my friends.
post #30 of 89
Wow! Thank you so much for posting this! I just ordered one for my baby due in JUNE! I seriously contemplated a second one, but just couldn't justify it at the time (we don't have any local family who could use them in their car and we only have one car). When I ordered it said it would take 2 to 6 weeks, which is fine by me. I've got PLENTY of time...
post #31 of 89
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Originally Posted by nighten View Post
I figure if we get one or two years out of it, it's well worth the savings.
Yep! I ordered one for my June baby. I didn't actually *need* another carseat, but it'd be nice to use a Marathon instead of a Roundabout so I don't have to change seats out so soon. My $99 Roundabout is a good basic 40 lb seat, but my kids outgrow it in height way too soon. I'm sure we could get 4 years out of the Marathon, and that would basically get us to the expiration date. Not bad for $44.71 including tax. Plus I can probably rearface longer than 16 months in it! Woohoo!

And thanks to the PP that mentioned the shipping time... While it's 2-3 day shipping, they say it won't ship until Dec. 15! Good thing I don't need it right away.
post #32 of 89
HAHAHA, I'm glad I'm not the ONLY person considering buying 2. I have no real reason to get more then one, but for such an amazing price, I can't help but entertain the thought!!
post #33 of 89
Scratch that, I ordered two! If this deal is for real, it's almost too good to be true! :
post #34 of 89
Just bought 2. Just a thought...DS is currently in an alpha omega elite II which will RF to 35 lbs. DS is 33 lbs. I feel like I should leave him in the seat that will RF him longer, but am hesitating just because I know the marathon is a superior seat. Any suggestions?
post #35 of 89
Wow, amazing!! Thanks so much...I just bought two :
post #36 of 89
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Originally Posted by CashewMommy View Post
Just bought 2. Just a thought...DS is currently in an alpha omega elite II which will RF to 35 lbs. DS is 33 lbs. I feel like I should leave him in the seat that will RF him longer, but am hesitating just because I know the marathon is a superior seat. Any suggestions?
For me it would depend on how old he is. Over 3 I'd personally probably move him to the marathon ff. Under 3 I'd keep him rf awhile longer.

-Angela
post #37 of 89
We just bought one and we don't even need one...
post #38 of 89
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Why don't they have a carseat smiley??
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post #39 of 89
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
For me it would depend on how old he is. Over 3 I'd personally probably move him to the marathon ff. Under 3 I'd keep him rf awhile longer.

-Angela
Thanks, he's only 22 mos, so I'll keep him RF until 35lbs.
post #40 of 89
Soooo...now that I've purchased two of these things...

Will my newborn be able to sit in it right from day one? Is there some necessary insert? LOL. I probably should have researched this first, but I was just too caught up in the sale frenzy of it all!
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