erf volvo want £305 ?

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  1. emmi26

    emmi26 Pregnant

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    hi again,
    i just contacted my volvo dealer about their erf seat they want £305 ! for the seat and fitting it ! does this sound right ?
    i cant afford that i was thinking about 200 max on a volvo website i saw it said 189 pound im really confused now ! nowhere round here sells erf seats at all :cry:
    worried i wont be able to get an erf seat at all now !:cry:
     
  2. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    Which Volvo seat is that? I think they do a couple - one that is a rebranded Britax one (which will be the one you saw for £189 but they did put the price up pretty quickly) and they also do a Volvo seat for Volvo cars.
     
  3. Sam292

    Sam292 Well-Known Member

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    They all seem outrageously expensive to me! Not sure what makes them so expensive but not everyone can afford that kind of money. My current one cost £25 new but lo is nearly outgrowing it and I dont know what we will do when he does - Walk I suppose!
     
  4. bubbles123

    bubbles123 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, double check they're not quoting the price for the Volvo only car seat. I've got that one and it came in at about £300 all in all.
    They have put the price up for the re branded multi tech recently and when I got my Volvo only seat they said they couldn't get hold of the re branded multitech, so I think there is something going on with the supply at the mo.
     
  5. twiggy56

    twiggy56 Mummy expecting #2

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    Fitting? I never paid for any fitting, installation isnt hard at all!!
     
  6. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    depends what way volvo are fitting it hun.. i know back in the day it was fitted to the chassis of the car.. my neighbour has a built in one folds out of the rear passenger seat... brill piece of equpiment
     
  7. Eala

    Eala Mum of two gorgeous girls

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    Sounds like they are looking at the wrong part, as some others have already said.

    The part number they need to look up is 31320139. It should be around £200 - make sure they also know that the VAT on carseats is only 5%, not 20% (the dealer where we got ours didn't know!)

    They don't need to fit the MultiTech, it's easily doable by yourself, and comes with a very comprehensive manual.
     
  8. kirmal12

    kirmal12 Well-Known Member

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    Failing that you can get the Britax Hiway from "in car safety centre" for £200 with free delivery and very easy to fit and it fits most cars.
     
  9. modo

    modo WAHP

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    That's where we went to pick up ours. They were very nice :)
     
  10. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    My Volvo Multitech was £180 x
     
  11. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Claire where did you get yours?
     
  12. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    Arnold Clark in stirling! Want me to ask my buddy if theres any in just now?
     
  13. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Yes please she will need one in the next few months I think so may as well ;) thankeees
     
  14. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    He's not in Stirling branch so doesnt know :( Just ring up tho, they can get them from UK stockists in days if they dont have any in!
     
  15. Eala

    Eala Mum of two gorgeous girls

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    We got ours at Arnold Clark Volvo in Stirling too. The guy had never even heard of it till we asked him to look up the part number :rofl: He was most surprised to find out that they did carseats :haha:

    Ours came from their Hub, but it was still there within 24 hours :)
     
  16. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    I was lucky they had 2 in stock so me and ruth went and got them, He said tho that there was 1 in glasgow and 3 in england at the same time so we could have still got it within days :) was very good service tbh!
     
  17. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    I was at Volvo Hamilton the other day and quoted £199 for the carseat - order it in and arrives within 2 days......

    We were looking at the Volvo carseat (up to age 5/6) I though it also turned into the booster to age 12 but it appears not!

    So, all the seats that are rear-facing are £200+........are there any that do til age 12....I mean that turn round and convert to a booster.

    Once child is 5 or 6 and out of the rear-facing position, how much is it for a decent booster? Are we talking of another £100 or so?

    Any advice?:flower:
     
  18. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Not all rear facing are £200 + no my dd had a concord one cheaper, but then I'm not fussed I'd sell my kidney or something if I couldn't afford it :haha:

    Not sure on the booster that age is still so far away you have no idea what they will bring in by then?
     
  19. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    Yeh booster wise there will no doubt be new ones in 5 years anyway so best to just wait till u need it then look into it i think!
     
  20. Eala

    Eala Mum of two gorgeous girls

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    The Volvo MultiTech does become a booster though? :shrug:

    It forward faces to 18kg as a group 1 seat (harnessed), then does up to 25kg as a highback booster (Group 2), which you just use your seatbelt on.

    I don't know how long it takes a kid to reach 25kg, but I'd imagine you get at least 5 or 6 years use out of the carseat, if not more than that.

    Still a lot of seat for £200 ;)
     

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