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    Question about DOM - good deal or no?

    Albee Baby has a SafeSeat1 (Meteor) for $94.99. So far this is the cheapest I have seen anywhere. However, the DOM is September 2006 so I am wondering if this is really a good deal, or if I would be better off waiting a month or so until DD actually outgrows her SnugRide by height and risk paying $30 -$50 more for one with a more recent DOM?

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    Re: Question about DOM - good deal or no?

    The safeseat1 is still an infant seat isn't it? I worry less about a recent DOM with an infant seat because they use them for such a limited time anyway. Unless you're planning on having a bunch of kids to pass the seat down to a a big age difference (4+ years) I don't think you really need to worry about it.

    It's not like a convertible were you will likely use it until it expires so those 6 months are helpful. Unless of course you really do think you will get the full 6 years of use of it .... just depends on your situation, but I don't think it would matter for most people.
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    Re: Question about DOM - good deal or no?

    We are planning to have 1 or 2 more children and hoping to space them 2 years apart with the last one being born in 2010. So I guess I would like to get as much use out of it as possible. So it wouldn't expire until September 2012, so my thought is that it will be just fine, and I won't have to buy another infant seat.

    I've already tried putting her in a convertible, but she seemed to actually prefer her infant seat. She always put up a fight when I would try to strap her in the convertible, but I never have any problems with getting her in the infant seat. Plus it's hard carrying her around town when I have my 3 year old and my sister's 2 year old in tow. If she falls asleep in her convertible, she wakes up when I get her out. But in her infant seat she just snoozes away. And if she's anything like my son she won't be down to one nap a day until close to 18 months. So I just thought it would be more convenient (for me) to keep her in the infant seat as long as possible. And since she's about to grow out of it, I either need to get her a SafeSeat or just bite the bullet and move her to a convertible.

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    Re: Question about DOM - good deal or no?

    Buy it. If you have to buy a new seat for the hypothetical third child, then you have to buy a new seat. You'll probably want to, anyway. I have a SS1 in my shed that I loved with my son, and might use it for the next kid... but, maybe not. If there is something better on the market, I'll use that. I can't see myself getting six years out of any car seat, to be honest. I'll give the thing away before then and upgrade to a newer model.
    Besides, in a brick and mortar store, you're not likely to find a seat newer than a few months old, anyway. This is only seven months, about a tenth of the seat's "life" with a quarter of the price knocked off.
    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: Question about DOM - good deal or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Buy it. If you have to buy a new seat for the hypothetical third child, then you have to buy a new seat. You'll probably want to, anyway. I have a SS1 in my shed that I loved with my son, and might use it for the next kid... but, maybe not. If there is something better on the market, I'll use that. I can't see myself getting six years out of any car seat, to be honest. I'll give the thing away before then and upgrade to a newer model.
    Besides, in a brick and mortar store, you're not likely to find a seat newer than a few months old, anyway. This is only seven months, about a tenth of the seat's "life" with a quarter of the price knocked off.
    Thanks, very good points. I will buy it

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