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    Question hmm... what should I do? Sell or keep MA?

    I have a Cowmooflauge MA DOM 2006 so good through 2012, or another two years. I have a three-year-old who has just outgrown it (he is 41lbs and off-the-charts tall) and a three-month-old who won't be in it until he outgrows the CCO. So, it will be at least a year until I can use it.

    I was originally thinking of selling it and buying a Radian for the baby when he outgrows the infant seats. But, maybe I should hang on to it? It's a super cute, easy to use seat that we *could* use for a little bit down the road. But then it seems silly for me to store it for one of it's last two years of use. I would only save money for a short time, then have to buy a new seat for him in 2012, probably a Radian or another super tall shell seat because I make such tall boys. So, is it worth it?

    Money isn't an issue, I'm only trying to be practical. What would you guys do?
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    Re: hmm... what should I do? Sell or keep MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jesster View Post
    I have a Cowmooflauge MA DOM 2006 so good through 2012, or another two years. I have a three-year-old who has just outgrown it (he is 41lbs and off-the-charts tall) and a three-month-old who won't be in it until he outgrows the CCO. So, it will be at least a year until I can use it.

    I was originally thinking of selling it and buying a Radian for the baby when he outgrows the infant seats. But, maybe I should hang on to it? It's a super cute, easy to use seat that we *could* use for a little bit down the road. But then it seems silly for me to store it for one of it's last two years of use. I would only save money for a short time, then have to buy a new seat for him in 2012, probably a Radian or another super tall shell seat because I make such tall boys. So, is it worth it?

    Money isn't an issue, I'm only trying to be practical. What would you guys do?
    Well - my concern ist hat if you have very, very tall kids - you might be done with your CCO earlier than you think. I doubt you will make it much past a year if your kiddos are that tall - so that is more like 9 mos from now.
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    Re: hmm... what should I do? Sell or keep MA?

    I just sold our extra Marathon today. I wanted to get rid of it before they released the newer ones. Realistically, I could use it for the new baby in about 6 months, but by then, I'll probably want something different.
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    Re: hmm... what should I do? Sell or keep MA?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiaxMarie View Post
    I just sold our extra Marathon today. I wanted to get rid of it before they released the newer ones. Realistically, I could use it for the new baby in about 6 months, but by then, I'll probably want something different.
    And there's that. I might want something new, too.

    Do you mind telling me how you figured what to sell it for? I was thinking of asking $75 for ours, dividing the cost of the seat if I were to buy it today by 6 (years until the seat expires) then multiplying times two (because the seat has two years left). Does that make sense? Or is that a ridiculous way to price a seat?! I've sold one before.
    Jess, mama to three BIG boys!
    Sammy (8.5) in a Monterey as a NBB
    Freddie (6) in a Graco TB
    Jack (4-15-10) in a ???

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    Re: hmm... what should I do? Sell or keep MA?

    They told me on another group to divide the price you paid new by 6 years and then you will get a per year price. You can times the per year price by 4 years since that is how old it is and that is what you take off the new price that you paid. What did you pay new?? I am kinda falling for the whole cowmooflage pattern and was trying to see if I can get 3 seats that match.

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    Re: hmm... what should I do? Sell or keep MA?

    I'd sell it. You're going to need a new seat anyway, and you'll probably want whatever new is out when the time comes. Yet, it's hard to give it up, I can understand that! I'm saving a Generations and a Platinum Cargo which I 'might' use. Sometime.
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