As opposed to a used one? I can get a Beco Butterfly from a local store for $130, or get an EUC one from a trading board for around $120 PPD. I'm debating about whether it's worth it to spend the extra money for a new one.
What prints are they? If you post, I can tell you whether either or both are from the first batch that had to be retrofitted. Which is fine, as the retrofit is not detectable and is totally safe, but on the later version the shoulder strap webbing got lengthened by 6" which makes it easier to adjust.
Does the $130 / $120 include shipping? Often the used prices include shipping whereas new doesn't, so it may be more than a $10 difference.<br><br>
Also make some inquiries about the condition of the carrier. Often people are selling carriers they've tried on for maybe 30 minutes, in which case I'd be happy to save $10 or more for the exact same carrier vs. new. However if it has signs of wear and tear - really it shouldn't b/c most of them tend to hold up really well, but it's good to make sure - I would spring for a new one.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Chloes are not retrofits, so that would be the newest. $130 is also $9 off MSRP, so the store is already selling them under the retail price, FYI.</div>
Actually they sell them for OVER retail price, $145, but I'd be getting a 10% discount. Be nice if they sold them for retail as then I'd be paying $125 for a new one and it'd be a no-brainer for me.
I often buy new if the price is close just 'cause. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd go with the one that is *exactly* what you want!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">