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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:42 AM   1
lindypops
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second hand prams


Inspired by Jodie_x I've just spent an hour looking at parms/cots etc on ebay.

I've got plenty of time - 6 more months! - so am not hurrying, but I noticed that a lot of the prams on sale there are second-hand, with car seats as part of the pram.

My question is this: are these safe to buy? I've read in more than one place that you should only buy brand new so you can be sure it's not been in an accident.

If I bought one of these, should I ditch the car seat part and keep the rest? But won't the be a problem when trying to find a new compatible car seat?

Also, if I did have to ditch the car seat part and buy new, wouldn't it just be cheaper and less hassle to buy a whole new system (and can I trust those ebay selles who say theirs are new?) in the first place?

I'm so confused!

PS same question applies for cot mattresses...Thanks, anyone!



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:47 AM   2
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I heard that as long as the carseat hadnt been in an accident it was ok to buy second hand however with the mattress i heard the advice is to buy new



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:55 AM   3
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I would use a 2nd hand car seat as long as it wasn't too old.

Personally I have problems with 2nd hand strollers as I know how well I use mine and I'd never even give it away cause it's so well used lol



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:58 AM   4
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I'm going to buy as many things as poss that are second hand - no pretensions ( and no money!!). I just hope I can trust someone when they say it hasn't been in an accident...



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:55 AM   5
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I bought an ex-display buggy with the intention of getting a new car seat but my dad went and bought us the pram we wanted originally with everything we needed. I prob would of bought a new carseat or maybe a secondhand one which i could view before i bought, make sure it was sturdy and nothing wrong with it. This has reminded me to re-list mine on ebay!

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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 09:37 AM   6
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You can buy second hand just make sure carseat hasn't been in accident, but you have to buy a brand new mattress I got told.
I have a pram for sale which is unisex and suitable from birth comes with all extra's except car seat, I have only had it since 8th oct cost me 154.99



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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 09:53 AM   7
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I am using my daughters pushchair for my second child, so I would consider that second hand, its in good condition and ive aquired new fabric for the whole system so in a sense it is partly brand new.

Ive also jusy bought a 2nd hand car seat off ebay. It was in MINT condition and I gotit for 25 with the exact same seat for sale in MOthercare for 125. Its obviously never been in an accident, the family were lovey and I bought it local so I could collect (rather than it be delivered by courier).



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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 10:11 AM   8
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Mines second hand off eBay and it's fantastic. Apart from a few tyre scuffs it looks barely used, the whole travel system is in fantastic nick and should be worth 300 quid new. The only thing I'll be buying brand new is the cot and mattress



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 10:47 AM   9
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I have a second hand travel system, however I would not buy a second hand mattress at all, its the one thing that I wouldnt risk.



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 10:50 AM   10
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As long as the carseat has not been dropped or in an accident, less than 4 years old and doesn't have any blisters in the plastic its ok to use.

Mine is used. Im happy to use it, however my next stage RF seat (9 months plus) is new because these can be used for up to 4 years and plastic can be become brittle over time.



 
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