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If you go to Target's website, Britax Marathon's (granite) are $42.99 with free shipping! This seat is normally priced up to $280!
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I just see the cow for $60 which is still half off, but its a cow...

I'm more of a Ricaro person myself. If only Momo made a kids seat.

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Wow! Why can't we have Target in Canada??? That is an awesome deal!
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Thank you so much for posting this!

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think it would be worth buying this for a baby who wont even be born until april? (and obviously wont be able to use it right away). im thinking not but it is SO tempting!!

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uh, YEAH!! I'm telling grandma to get one for our may baby! This seat is one of the best on the market! It is totally worth it.

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think it would be worth buying this for a baby who wont even be born until april? (and obviously wont be able to use it right away). im thinking not but it is SO tempting!!
Absolutely!

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think it would be worth buying this for a baby who wont even be born until april? (and obviously wont be able to use it right away). im thinking not but it is SO tempting!!
Uh, I just bought one for my MAY baby. LOL

I work at a baby store where I get a pretty darn good discount, but the price I would pay there with discount doesn't even come close to this price.
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ok you all talked me into it. LOL.

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there is going to be a huge rush of MDC mamas on this seat! Hopefully they don't take it down!

Has anyone posted this in family safety? I normally don't go there but they would be pumped to get this seat for cheap!

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OK, I want to buy one of these so bad. I'm a nerd & I've ALWAYS wanted one of these seats in cow print...I'm seriously considering getting this, even though DS has his seat already & the next baby isn't going to be here until May...until it's $60.

What's the catch here? Not catch really, but anyone know why these are so darn cheap? I've NEVER seen this brand for any less than like $150.
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Heh. I bought one and we're not even ttc (yet). Lol. And really, I'm thinking about buying both, just in case one gets canceled....

ETA: Um, yeah, I bought them both. I swear I'm going to return one. Unless I've got a BFP by the time they arrive. Then I'll keep the one I like better and DP can use the other one. Heh.

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Just bought one, WOW, thanks!!
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un-freakin-believable.

I bought more than one...

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Wow, that's fantastic! If you use ebates.com, you can save 4% on top of that!
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I bought the cow print and I'm due in July. Very good deal! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the tip! I just bought one for my May baby too! Can't beat that price!
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Anyone hear a rumor of a recall or anything like that? Why would this be so cheap?!?!?!

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Thank you! I just bought one for the new baby due in March! :
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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?

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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??
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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.

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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.

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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??
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im wondering if its too good to be true also. at that price though, there's no harm in trying.

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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!

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i just placed an order for 5 and it seemed to go through. this is a crazy deal!

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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.

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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...
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