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    CPS Technician amyd's Avatar
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    How much should I ask for this stroller?

    I have a 2008 Valco Trimode Single that I love, but I need a double for this summer so I'm going to have to sell it, I think. I paid $500 for it new. I've got a bunch of accessories (parent cupholder, rain cover, bug/UV cover, tire pump, snack tray...something too maybe...can't remember). It's in great shape. I was thinking I'd try for $350 on Kijiji initially and be willing to take $300 if offered. Does that sound reasonable? Or am I asking too much?
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    Well first, you can't tack on for the rain cover or the tire pump, or really even advertise them as 'extra accessories' because those come WITH the stroller. That being said, I have the same m.y. stroller WITH a toddler seat, and I can't even get $275 for it on my local CL. I started the listing at $375 about two months ago, and still no interest at the lower price. It's a huge bummer. Of course, I could offer it here on swap but shipping would probably be astronomical so that's a turn-off for most buyers. It's just sitting in a closet right now, because selling it would basically mean losing money.
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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuvMyCharlie View Post
    Well first, you can't tack on for the rain cover or the tire pump, or really even advertise them as 'extra accessories' because those come WITH the stroller.
    Yeah, I know. I think I'd list them in the ad, though, just so folks looking would know they're available, kwim? Not as extras, but that they come with it. Cause with some strollers, those are extras so if I were looking, I'd want to know if they were included or not.

    Anyway, that's a bummer that you can't sell yours I will be very surprised if I can sell mine, either, to be honest. Most of the strollers on our local site are Gracos that go for $25. I don't exactly live in a high-end stroller market. There really isn't anywhere to even buy a high-end stroller here, although I think BRU special orders Bugaboos now.

    On a totally separate note, have you ever transported your Valco in your 5? I've been preggo and it's been winter ever since I got my 5 so haven't attempted dragging the Valco out of the basement to see how it fits. I'm assuming it will swallow whole my entire cargo area behind the second row I love that thing, but man, it's a beast.
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    Yeah, it's definitely a beast but it's an awesome stroller. It takes up about 3/4 of the cargo area with the wheels on. If you take the back wheels off, though, it will only take up about 1/2 the space.
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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    I'm also in CT and tried selling my 2008 valco with the standard accessories for $200 and couldn't get a bite. I think it's because people are just not very familiar with the valco brand as opposed to BOBs, or even baby joggers which are beoming more well known now that BRU sells the city mini in store. I still have the box for mine and it's actually not that big and certainly not as big as the car seats we all ship. You could even take off the fabric seat in order to fit the wheels inside the frame. I'm still using mine at the moment since the weather is starting to get a little nicer and DD hasn't arrived yet SIGH!!!

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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    Glad to know it's not just me! I think you're right, thought, about it being not as well known. There's one Valco double on the RI CL but that's the only other one I've found around. I keep advertising in hopes that with the weather warming up, someone will bite. The only other thing I can think of is to consign it, but that's definitely losing money! Also just listed my BJCMD on CL today. We'll see what happens with that. :/
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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    If you have any great consignment sales in your area, you're more likely to sell it there for a decent price. FWIW, I bought my Valco Tri Mode here 2 yrs ago, on swap.

    Also, would it work for you to keep it if you added the additional seat and/or the buggy board?

    henrietta

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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    Quote Originally Posted by henrietta View Post

    Also, would it work for you to keep it if you added the additional seat and/or the buggy board?

    henrietta
    Yeah, I think this is probably what I am going to end up doing...thanks, ladies.
    Amy~ Canadian tech instructor (CRST-I), Mama to Peter (4.20.08), riding in a Diono Monterey and a Clek Ozzi; Jasper (4.25.11), riding in a Britax Frontier CT and a Graco Nautilus; and Ruby, riding in a Clek Foonf; wife to my CRST hubby, Chris

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    Re: How much should I ask for this stroller?

    Sorry to hijack, but I am looking for a toddler seat (and possibly other accessories) for my single Valco stroller if anyone has one they would be willing to ship to Canada for a reasonable price. Please PM me if you are.

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