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    Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    Does anyone know if this car seat (Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat http://www.amazon.com/Fisher%252dPri...9720764&sr=1-3 ) is actually available for sale right now? Especially in a store you could actually go into to see it in person? My sister is looking for a car seat for her 5 month old. He is 21 pounds and is just about to outgrow his infant car seat. The F.P. Safe Voyage was on Amazon.com with 3 good reviews, but says it will be available soon, and target.com says 2-6 weeks. They can't wait that long!! So I'm curious if this is a new car seat that isn't out yet or what anyone might know. Thanks, Sara

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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    I think they have that car seat at albeebaby.com. I was looking at their website a little while ago and I'm pretty sure they had it. I think their price was around $129.99? Check it out!
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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    Last I checked, albeebaby.com had it for $130.

    It's a Britax Marathon knockoff (actually manufactured by Britax), but lacking some of the features. No built in lockoffs (you're not missing anything), a really simple anchor belt through the belt path instead of the really nice ones on the side bars (but that's not that important), a more difficult to use base (but you only adjust it a few times, really), 55 pounds instead of 65 FF (more realistic, honestly, as very few kids would make it to even 55 pounds in it), and no rear facing tether (which kills the deal for me. No RF tether, no deal).

    So it's not *as* nice as a Marathon, and I would pick a Marathon over it if I had the money. But it is far and away better than any other seat you can get for that price. So if $130 is a reality for her, that's a great seat. Otherwise, check out the Safety 1st Uptown for $90, also a really nice seat.
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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    Yup, www.albeebaby.com $129
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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    See, while I absolutely LOVE the FPSVD, the fact that it doesn't have the lockoffs and the tether means I wouldn't buy it.

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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    I just bought one from Albeebaby.com and the DOM was April 2007!!I love my fpsvd.
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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post

    and no rear facing tether (which kills the deal for me. No RF tether, no deal).
    Quick question. If a person doesn't have anchor points for a tether, would the tether option not be important for them then? Sara

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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    I don't think they're in stores, but they are online for a good price at albeebaby.com:
    http://albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco2.html

    There was a discussion on the board about a week ago--it seems the model with the red/black cover is recently manufactured, but the black/tan cover model that people have ordered lately has a DOM of summer 2006 (not that there's anything wrong with them--it just means the seat will expire sooner. These seats are good for six years from DOM.)

    It's made by Britax based on their Marathon model (both RF to 33 lbs), but the FPSVD doesn't have a quite-as-nice cover or lock-offs, and is rated FF to 55 lbs rather than 65 lbs.). However, like the Marathon, it's easy to install in most vehicles, and easy to buckle/unbuckle the child (both RF and FF).

    If you search the forum for "FPSVD" or "Fisher Price Safe Voyage", you'll find lots of information about it. Also, there is a review in the Review forum that might be helpful.
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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saramomofmany View Post
    Quick question. If a person doesn't have anchor points for a tether, would the tether option not be important for them then? Sara
    All seats have tether for forward facing. Only Britax and Sunshine Kids do for rearfacing. There aren't 'anchor points' for rearfacing tether. The seat comes with a D ring modifier to tether the seat to the frame in front.

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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    I just bought one from www.albeebaby.com, but it has not arrived yet.

    You can see it at Burlington Coat Factory. They have the tan circus dot one, I think it was for $150.

    HTH.
    Stefani.

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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by stefani View Post
    I just bought one from www.albeebaby.com, but it has not arrived yet.

    You can see it at Burlington Coat Factory. They have the tan circus dot one, I think it was for $150.

    HTH.
    Stefani.
    I'm glad you said it. I was about to go insane because I vaguely remembered seeing one in a store before I got pg but couldn't for the life of me remember where. Yep, it was BCF!
    Here's a link to their store locator http://corporate.burlingtoncoatfacto...a/mqsa_loc.php

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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    I'm pretty sure our burlington did not have it. I looked about a month ago
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    Re: Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Convertible Car Seat?

    If you are a military family the NEX carries the circus dot FPSVD.
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    DD~2 years old/ Graco Nautilus in Mariposa


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