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    Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    I was told last week when I emailed asking for a shipping date that Hipmonkey wasn't going to have more Frontiers for another week or two. I emailed today to see if there was an updated shipping day and they said that it's going to be another two weeks from now I would think that updating people on their orders/shipping would be a good idea, but I guess I'm the only one that thinks this.

    Does anyone know where there is a good deal on a Frontier 85 that is INSTOCK?! I have squeezed DS in the Radian that I have, but he is almost over the top slots, I had to install it very upright to even have that space. I need this Frontier yesterday! Hipmonkey is sitting on my money and not even updating me about my order, they just offered to cancel at any time . Very frustrating.
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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    If it's any consolation, I believe Sunshine Kids when they say you can go over the top slots as long as his ears are below the top of the shell. I was skeptical, but the chat we had with the engineer convinced me that it is okay. I might not go a couple inches over, but 1/4-1/2" wouldn't phase me.

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    If it makes you feel better, I believe Radian's allow the child's shoulders to be above the top slot, *as long as* their ears aren't above the top of the shell.

    I think. Let me go double check.

    ETA: Yep, crunchier and I cross posted.
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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Thank you guys, that does make me feel better. I did know that about the Radian, but I wasn't sure if it still applied to the XTsl. That's good to know, but I still want my new seat! lol

    Does anyone know of one that's instock with a good "deal"? I thought I'd post here before I bought somewhere else. I can't get through to Albeebaby.com they show that they have it, but so did hipmonkey.
    Michelle, mom to Chase 8y/o, Connor 6.75y/o, Gracie 2.5y/o & Ava 7mo

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    It looks like Diapers.com has it. I added it to my cart and had to enter my Zip to make sure it was available.
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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    One of our Sponsers here...http://www.kids-n-cribs.com/... had it in stock and a code for 15% off. Not sure if the code still works, but it is CARSEAT15.
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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Ugh...are you serious about HipMonkey...I've been waiting 2 weeks for the Frontier 85 and 86Y harness...looks like I'm off to send them another email. I need the harness, like yesterday.
    Good luck on your search...if they tell me 2 weeks I think I'll cancel my order as well. I ordered from them since they had both items I needed/wanted.
    Sara, CPST & mother of two
    Daniel~ 11/28/05 -54lbs. GN & FR85
    Dominic~ 4/10/08 -27lbs. RF in a MR65

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Quote Originally Posted by MOM25BOYS View Post
    One of our Sponsers here...http://www.kids-n-cribs.com/... had it in stock and a code for 15% off. Not sure if the code still works, but it is CARSEAT15.
    Coupon is still valid We have Red Rock / Pink Sky in stock. Rushmore / Canyon available mid-April

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Quote Originally Posted by bfmarini View Post
    Coupon is still valid We have Red Rock / Pink Sky in stock. Rushmore / Canyon available mid-April
    I wish you carried the 86Y harness...I would place my order right now. I'm pretty annoyed with Hipmonkey right now.
    Sara, CPST & mother of two
    Daniel~ 11/28/05 -54lbs. GN & FR85
    Dominic~ 4/10/08 -27lbs. RF in a MR65

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    We have it at Buy Buy Baby in all colors. But I just saw you are in CA and we don't have any stores out there yet.

    DS1 - 9, DS2 - 6, DS3 - 3, and DS4- due September 2016

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    What makes me more annoyed is that if I had known that this was going to be an issue, I would have ordered from another store from the beginning and would have my seat already. I sold his Regent the weekend after I ordered the Frontier in anticipation that it was shipping right away from TX and being in CA I would have received it pretty quick. I was wrong and there was no communication on their part...I had to email them to find out what was going on.

    I ordered from Albeebaby, lets hope I get it soon.
    Michelle, mom to Chase 8y/o, Connor 6.75y/o, Gracie 2.5y/o & Ava 7mo

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    I can't even find contact info for hipmonkey! I ordered on Wednesday and it said mine was in stock with same day shipping. Saturday now and i have not received a shipping confirmation, and nowhere on their website (that I can find) has any contact. My only choice is the "no reply" email I got. Even in that email it says to contact them with any questions, but there is no contact info in that email either!
    I'm glad you're a safe driver. I'm eating cereal and applying mascara using my rear view mirror while playing bejeweled on my iPhone. And I'm driving right behind you. 
    You're only as safe as the most dangerous driver on the road. Buckle accordingly.  

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    How did you find that? I just went back to their main page and it is nowhere. Nada. I scoured that webpage and never found any "contact us" page or link.
    I'm glad you're a safe driver. I'm eating cereal and applying mascara using my rear view mirror while playing bejeweled on my iPhone. And I'm driving right behind you. 
    You're only as safe as the most dangerous driver on the road. Buckle accordingly.  

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Diapers.com will price match, even coupon codes. They just need to make sure the other place has it in stock. Diapers.com has free shipping and great customer support. Even free return shipping. My seat came very quickly from them.

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    I found it on their main page. Top left almost directly below "Hip", a little pink/red tab like the rest of the sections.

    I've ordered from them in the past and had to wait weeks for my seat as well. I don't order from there anymore even though I like their cause.

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    It's completely not there. I looked there, there is only one row of tabs and their mattresses, car seats, carriers, for mom, etc. I'm not losing my mind!

    I am, however, called diapers.com and getting them to price match it. Didn't know they did free return shipping as well.
    I'm glad you're a safe driver. I'm eating cereal and applying mascara using my rear view mirror while playing bejeweled on my iPhone. And I'm driving right behind you. 
    You're only as safe as the most dangerous driver on the road. Buckle accordingly.  

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Hipmonkey doesn't seem to return emails on weekends. I emailed 2 Fridays ago and it took until that next Monday to hear back. I emailed at 3, yesterday and probably won't hear back until Monday again. They really do have poor customer service I cannot wait another 2 weeks for the 86Y harness. Does anyone know of another site that sells them? I just emailed a bus service place where a friend got the safe rider travel vest from, so I'm hoping to hear back from them soon. If hipmonkey tells me another two weeks on my order, I'll be canceling and ordering elsewhere too. 1 month for an order and an order that is already paid for with no updates on their end, isn't very acceptable.
    Sara, CPST & mother of two
    Daniel~ 11/28/05 -54lbs. GN & FR85
    Dominic~ 4/10/08 -27lbs. RF in a MR65

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    It's completely not there. I looked there, there is only one row of tabs and their mattresses, car seats, carriers, for mom, etc. I'm not losing my mind!
    The upper bar of buttons is only loading some of the time for me. It was there, and then I clicked on contact us, and it wasn't there. I hit back and it didn't show up again until I refreshed.

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    Re: Anyone know where FR85 is instock?

    I ordered one from Hipmonkey this past week too and haven't heard anything about the order. That is really annoying that the site makes it appear they are instock, yet it obviously isn't if it hasn't shipped yet. But since I got 20% off I really don't want to cancel and order from someplace else and pay more.

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