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    hip monkey carseat sale

    http://www.hipmonkey.com/store/
    ALL the carseats there are on sale, MA was 239, with FREE SHIPPING!! AND the proceeds benefit the KDMF!!!
    i did see teh mossy oak cover was an extra 10 tho..

    and then i was poking around and saw this:
    We recommend that you keep your child rear facing as long as possible within the limits of your seat and in a 5 point harness as long as possible. To learn more about this please visit the Kyle David Miller Foundation page on Extended Rear Facing and Extended 5-Point Harnessing. Up to 85% of car seats are used improperly so please always have your car seat installation checked by a Child Passenger Safety professional.

    go hip monkey!!
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    All proceeds? A percentage of proceeds? A percentage of profits? Just looking for a little clarification.
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    It seems that the website is founded by Kyle's mom! I couldn't find anything that said exactly how much went to the foundation, though. It's in the About Us section (bottom of the homepage)

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Under the MA, they list Recommended Use for rf as 5-35 pounds. I wonder if they have the 35 pound MA? I may try to call Monday and see if they can confirm it. To support a foundation like that and get the 35 pound rf limit would be great.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Oh, I'd so buy from there if they offered the return shipping insurance like elitecarseats.com.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Wineaux View Post
    All proceeds? A percentage of proceeds? A percentage of profits? Just looking for a little clarification.
    Don't quote me on this, but I believe it's a percentage of the profits.
    Last edited by NatenMaddiesMommy; 02-25-2008 at 09:04 AM.
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by XmasEve View Post
    Oh, I'd so buy from there if they offered the return shipping insurance like elitecarseats.com.
    Doesn't hurt to call and ask. Since this is a small, start-up business she just might offer it.
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    I have spoke to Christine (Kyles Mom) she answered the phone when I called looking to see if they would carry the frontier, and they will. She is such a very nice lady. I wanted to post about the site here but was advised (by the mods here) not to, something about advertising (I didn't know as I was new here), so now that someone else did I thought it was ok for me to make a comment...I will be preordering the frontier from them as soon as it's available.. They do have really good sale going with free shipping and it's not just britax... From what I understand from the way it's worded, (better to clarify with them on this though) the proceeds go back into the foundation (I would imagine that any fees to run the business and operate would be excluded as well as costs for seat from the manufacturer..) Just what I got from it... I never asked though... hth..

    Anyway it says the sale is this week only...They did have a presidents sale too though and some others here and there...Oh and I did find the return policy... it's here:
    http://hipmonkey.com/store/terms-conditions/info_3.html
    Last edited by jwren; 02-24-2008 at 02:21 PM.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    I wonder if they are carrying the 35lb rear facing Marathon. I would spend the extra 20 to get the higher limit.
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    yes just looked and it said:
    Rear Facing Child Weight: 5lbs - 35lbs.
    on sale for $239


    Quote Originally Posted by saa2006 View Post
    I wonder if they are carrying the 35lb rear facing Marathon. I would spend the extra 20 to get the higher limit.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Ya' know... This is the type of site that REALLY ought to consider becoming a Sponsor here. Recipricol links and all. It would really "pay" for her to do so I think. Someone want to send her a link to the Sponsorship page here?
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    I would have done that but I have still not figured out where it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wineaux View Post
    Ya' know... This is the type of site that REALLY ought to consider becoming a Sponsor here. Recipricol links and all. It would really "pay" for her to do so I think. Someone want to send her a link to the Sponsorship page here?

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Wineaux View Post
    Ya' know... This is the type of site that REALLY ought to consider becoming a Sponsor here. Recipricol links and all. It would really "pay" for her to do so I think. Someone want to send her a link to the Sponsorship page here?
    I'm sure that will come in time considering the Foundation's website offers links to the boards.

    Please be patient and keep in mind that this business has only been up and running for about a month and that the Miller Family is expecting a new addition to their family any day now. The part where is says "Mom of 4" under the About Us is about to become very true. So needless to say she is very busy with the day to day operations of the Foundation, her home, her family, as well as this new business.
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by jwren View Post
    yes just looked and it said:
    Rear Facing Child Weight: 5lbs - 35lbs.
    on sale for $239
    I didn't think that the 35-lb RF Marathons were out yet. Didn't someone post about a completely different shell, not just revising the RF limit?

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Wineaux View Post
    Ya' know... This is the type of site that REALLY ought to consider becoming a Sponsor here. Recipricol links and all. It would really "pay" for her to do so I think. Someone want to send her a link to the Sponsorship page here?
    Many non-profits don't have advertising budgets to do this. On the other hand, I have seen targeted Google ads for their store recently so this may not apply. They do have a couple member accounts here and I'm pretty sure they are fully aware of the sponsorship opportunity, so perhaps they may reconsider in the future.

    We already exchange links with the Foundation and have done so for some time. They also recruit technicians here to help distribute their seats and that is also welcome. The foundation does a good service and we are happy to support other non-profits involved in child passenger safety. Unfortunately, we do remove a lot of advertising done on their behalf, as it has become a unique issue over the last year or so. Usually, this is from members who are simply excited about the Foundation, but it is still a problem if everyone starts doing the same thing for their favorite organization, product, business, etc.

    Unfortunately, we are a non-profit as well and have our own costs to continue our advocacy mission, so we can no longer allow free advertising. New threads like this one are sometimes allowed at the moderators discretion. This one happened to be about a specific sale and was from an established member so we decided to leave it (thank you for anyone who reported it or sent a PM). Sometimes it is a fine line separating a legitimate post responding to an inquiry about the best price or availability for a product, so we often consider the history of the poster and what they are linking.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by CPSDarren View Post
    Many non-profits don't have advertising budgets to do this. On the other hand, I have seen targeted Google ads for their store recently so this may not apply. They do have a couple member accounts here and I'm pretty sure they are fully aware of the sponsorship opportunity, so perhaps they may reconsider in the future.

    We already exchange links with the Foundation and have done so for some time. They also recruit technicians here to help distribute their seats and that is also welcome. The foundation does a good service and we are happy to support other non-profits involved in child passenger safety. Unfortunately, we do remove a lot of advertising done on their behalf, as it has become a unique issue over the last year or so. Usually, this is from members who are simply excited about the Foundation, but it is still a problem if everyone starts doing the same thing for their favorite organization, product, business, etc.

    Unfortunately, we are a non-profit as well and have our own costs to continue our advocacy mission, so we can no longer allow free advertising. New threads like this one are sometimes allowed at the moderators discretion. This one happened to be about a specific sale and was from an established member so we decided to leave it (thank you for anyone who reported it or sent a PM). Sometimes it is a fine line separating a legitimate post responding to an inquiry about the best price or availability for a product, so we often consider the history of the poster and what they are linking.
    This is probably why Hip Monkey has specifically advised customers not to advertise on the boards =)

    Quote Originally Posted by jwren View Post
    I wanted to post about the site here but was advised not to something about advertising, so now that someone else did I thought it was ok for me to make a comment...
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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by jwren View Post
    I have spoke to Christine (Kyles Mom) she answered the phone when I called looking to see if they would carry the frontier, and they will. She is such a very nice lady. I wanted to post about the site here but was advised not to something about advertising, so now that someone else did I thought it was ok for me to make a comment...[/url]

    The purpose of the foundation is a very good one. Even if their new store indicated it had 501(c)(3) non-profit status, it is not relevant in terms of the advertising guidelines here. It's great to be excited over a new product, business or organization. It's not great to give that entity a poor reputation here by continually discussing them and advertising their websites, however incidental it might be. We appreciate the foundation and its goals, but that doesn't mean they are excluded from the same guidlelines that apply to everyone else.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    fwiw... i didnt know it was FROM the foundation.. i just saw that it helped them. i had nooo idea about any of that other stuff. but thanks for leaving it up!!

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    Quote Originally Posted by wildeyes View Post
    fwiw... i didnt know it was FROM the foundation.. i just saw that it helped them. i had nooo idea about any of that other stuff. but thanks for leaving it up!!

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    You didn't break any rules;-) It was a very reasonable thread.

    It's just that there has been some history with members spamming links over the last year so we monitor posts like this a bit more closely and they tend to generate reports sometimes, too. If there had been any real issue, the moderators usually just edit out links or sometimes remove a post and may then send a note as to why it was done.

    Anyway, no worries at all, please feel free to discuss. The Britax sale has spurred a number of threads with comments about all the great sales and websites with deals, so this one is fine too.

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    Re: hip monkey carseat sale

    As a professional salesman, I can just ask the following question. How many seats do you need to sell to pay for a Sponsorship here on car-seat.org? One? Two? If we're talking how many based on profit, then maybe five to six?

    So, that said and knowing that your particular audience here is all about supporting ERF and what you folks are doing at the KDMF, how many extra seats and other goods do you think that you will sell if more of the users of this board know about your site and the fact that you donate some portion of the proceeds to the charitable work of the KDMF? That's the point of advertising btw, especially targetted advertising. Can you bring in an exponentially larger number of sales and profits compared to your cash outlay for advertising. In the case of this board, the advertising costs are negligible compared to the potential sales generated. Please let me know if I'm missing something here.
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