If you don't already know this about me, I'm a bargain shopper. I used to say I was the Queen of Bargain Shopping until I read about some of the bargains my blogging buddy Gwen Mangine has gotten. So I'll just be the Duchess of Bargain shopping.
Here is my latest story of the hunt:
Colin is growing out of his car seat/infant carrier so I wanted to be prepared and have the new stoller and car seat ready when it was time. So I went on the hunt for the perfect new stroller! I knew I wanted another Maclaren because of the quality and the wonderful umbrella fold quality. I ordered the Maclaren Triumph from BabiesRus.com and when I came I realized that none of the 'five position recline' was even close to flat. This stroller is going to be a major place for naps while we travel next month (I'm crazy for traveling internationally with an 8 month old, but that's another post) so I needed it to recline flat. So it went back. Turns out it is the Maclaren Techno XLR that reclines flat. Well that one retails for 360.00! OUCH! So I went on the hunt and found a new one on Ebay for $195 including shipping, a matching foot muff, the rain cover, an extra piece of padding (not sure exactly why it came with that) and the baby head positioner. The catch.. its is a color pattern that no one wanted. Its called Tan/ Crimson and her is the picture. However, in REAL LIFE its more of a camel and burnt orange (the picture does not come close to how ugly it really is!). My biggest concern looking at it online was that it would get dirty. My new concern is that it is borderline embarrassing to push this color combination around and have people think I actually picked it out and paid money for it. However, I have no shame. Some of you might remember the 'ugly luggage' discount I got when I first moved to NYC. I used a piece of luggage that had jean pocket print covering it. It was hideous!
The upside of the 'ugly discount' is that you never have to worry about people stealing your stuff!
P.S. this is my 200th post! I'm the big time now. =) HA!