A close friend of mine just recently got pregnant. I went to look at some baby things with her and I was shocked…SHOCKED… at the cost of baby things such as strollers and cribs. Boy, when I looked at those items, I swear, they are like the Transformers:
Look at how Bumblebee Transforms:
Now look at how the crib transforms:
and the Stroller transforms:
I think these are the higher end stuff for babies and I know there are cheaper version of strollers and cribs. I am just shocked with the price tag.
Given the high price tag, I always want to find out if there is a “better deal” out there. I went onto craigslist to see if people sell used cribs and strollers and they DO!
- I found the same stroller, used, on craigslist selling for $500 – $700 CAD after a year of use.
- I also found the crib, used, on craigslist selling for $600 CAD.
However, I am not sure if I want to buy a used stroller or crib for a newborn from strangers. I would buy it off if I KNEW the parents / baby who used it beforehand. That goes for the same for clothes.
I didn’t mention anything about used car seats because there are expiry dates to them and I think for safety reasons, I would buy brand new instead of used.
Would you buy new or used for your newborn?
~The Money Pincher ~