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Old 09-09-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

So I have a Signo on pre-order from Elitecarseat (I was able to order it at $259 with the return shipping insurance with free shipping to me). I have a Blvd right now in my car for my 18 month old RF son. The new seat is for DH's car. Would you wait on the Signo or get another Blvd now (Babyage $240)?
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

I sold our BLVD to buy the Como and now I'm really regretting it- just because of the issues that have come up with the Como (the head bolster being mandatory for certain harness positions, RF height max, no RF tether capability, and there has been at least one person who has had trouble with the straps twisting and folding over the buckle tongues). If I were you, I would buy the BLVD, since none of us have any idea what "issues" the Signo is going to come with.
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

We have the Boulevard seats also and love them. I would love to try the Signo out but at the price that the Boulevard seats are now I'd snatch one of them up!!!
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

I'd get another Boulevard. The RF tether is awesome.
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

Boulevard. It's such a great seat.

I'm always leery of buying anything when it first comes out. I'd be more inclined to look at Recaro seat in 6 months or maybe a year from now, when all the kinks get worked out.
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

I'm in the same position as you. I was going to get a Como or a Signo for DH's car. I've been waiting for ages for these seats, and I'm not happy with the confusion over the RF issues. I know these will get sorted out in time, but I'm not willing to wait. I know the BV works in our cars. The main factor for me is my son's height/weight. He's 2 yo 8 months, 27 lbs, 34" and 13" torso, so in the BV we have plenty of RF time left (I expect until age 4), and then FF probably to around 6. Then I'll look at what seats are available then. Yes, the Como/Signo would take us FF past 6, but what I really need now is a RF seat. I also would like to see the RF como in my car in person to make sure DS could climb in it (higher up than what the BV is). I've driven DH crazy listing all the pros and cons, because both seats have them. I've decided to go with what will work for us now rather than what might/might not work when DS is 6. So, I got a BV from Baby Age.

You may differ depending on your child's height/weight, whether you can wait etc.

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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

Does anyone know how long the sale is at Babyage?
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

I think it goes until 9/14.
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

Now DH's saying we don't "need" one for his car. But of course we do
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

I have been really thinking this through also. We have DS (18 months) and DD (5 months). We retired our RAs at the beginning of Aug, so we had to replace them with one new seat for DS. We bought him the BV. I just couldn't wait for the Recaros. Now DD is 18 pounds and going to need a new seat in the next month or so. I was thinking about getting a Recaro seat for her and switching later if we needed. But with some people having install issues and no rearfacing tether. I have decided that we are just going to get a BV. I know that seat and have never had an install problem with any of our Britax seats. My kids will probably outgrow the seats by at least 6 years old. But that is okay with me.

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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

Just wanted to let you know www.babycatalog.com has them for $239 with free shipping, whereas Babyage charges $7.95 to ship...so you save $9. (Hey, money's money, right?)
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

Does anybody have any codes for babyage.com or babycatalog.com? Also what has your ordering experise been like? DH doesn't really want to order off the internet, but I want the seat now. If we don't buy it online, it will be a 4 hour drive each way to get the seat we need.

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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

i would get a BV in a heartbeat rather than wait for the signo IF IF IF the top slots were taller than they are. i'm afraid the BV just doesn't seem worth the money if my kiddo will outgrow by 45-50 lbs and can only rearface to 33.

that's why i'm holding out for signo.
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

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The Head bolster is NOT mandatory. It can be removed at any time.

Per CEO of Recaro yesterday.
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The Head bolster is NOT mandatory. It can be removed at any time.

Per CEO of Recaro yesterday.
Yes, and the project manager/engineer told me Friday it was mandatory....Who do you believe?
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Yes, and the project manager/engineer told me Friday it was mandatory....Who do you believe?
The CEO said that manager/engineer should have never spoken to anyone. I don't remember the manual saying it was "mandatory"

In my personal opinion the head bolster, and thigh bolster are only for comfort, NOT safety. The EPS Foam is located in the sides of the seat. The bolsters are merely pillows.
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Re: WWYD - Blvd on sale now or wait for Signo

Page 16 of Recaro Como manual:

"We strongly suggest parents keep the headrest in position when the shoulder straps are in the lowest two slots. When the upper three slots are being used, the headrest is optional. The Como is no less safe without the headrest in the seat."

The project manager was probably talking to people because the CSRs were so clueless.
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The project manager was probably talking to people because the CSRs were so clueless.
I doubt he will be talking to anyone again, since he is obviously giving out very wrong information
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