Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the deal searching pays off...

craigslist is addicting. it's frustrating. it's fantastic.

i've spent the past few days emailing people about their strollers, baby bjorn carriers, car seats, stroller and car seat combos and jogging strollers. i've learned about stroller brands, read reviews, and have perfected my questioning.

strollers are really the item of choice on craigslist, i've discovered. there about about 10 - 15 new postings a day. if you're not on top of things, they're gone immediately. the other evening i found this great looking jogging stroller for $60 and i email the person and say i can come by the next day after work. the next morning, i get the reply that that would be great and to call her for the address. so during my prep a couple hours later, i call to get the address only to find out that someone else bought the stroller that morning. what? yesterday afternoon, two new strollers that i wanted were posted. i emailed them both and said that i could come the following evening to buy them. (yes, i wanted both of them) this morning i get an email from one of them saying that they sold it last night. oh my goodness. so frustrating. anyways - probably too many details BUT getting to the point...this afternoon there was a new stroller with car seat and base for $100! i saw this model at the Bay the other weekend for $450 +! i emailed and said i could come immediately and to call me. it felt a little pushy but apparently this was the way things needed to be.

got the call at 6pm and by 7:30pm we are the owners of a new Eddie Bauer stroller and car seat. it looks like it has been barely used. woohoo! so when craigslist comes through - it's great!

maybe you were wishing you could see some pictures? haha - well, whether you were or not...

the stroller!

the car seat

and the two together.

so new that there were pieces still in original, unopened packages!

and here's the baby that will soon be hanging out in our stroller.

7 comments:

judymacd said...

Your faithful blog commenter is away working on her tan... so I'll have to do! Great looking stroller/car seat! You guys are ahead of the game... and the deal! Wow! You make your mother proud - haha (you look cute too!)

Megan said...

Bec you look so great! Also good job on the stroller, that is super nice. Keep searching craig's list, it's way better than buying things full price!

Alyssa said...

I'm so impressed with your deal-getting skills Bec! A car seat AND a stroller... you are so on top of things.

Margaret said...

I've learned the craigslist lesson the hard way a few times myself. Once you get used to the fact that you have to be totally on top of it though, you really can get some great deals.

ashlee said...

bec...you look ADORABLE!!!

jan said...

i just can't wait to meet that little guy! you look GREAT!

theRachel said...

I love the preggo pics! Great work on the craigslist business! Woot!