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View Poll Results: Should I sell my SS1

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  1. #1
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    Should I sell the SS1?

    Here I go again. The DOM is 10/06. I've used it with dd for about 9mo. It has a brand new set of harness and I have 2 extra bases.
    Reasons to sell: The plan was to have head baby #2 by now but I'm not even preg (trying again now) and the seat is wasting life. DD was small at 5lbs 14oz and the SS1 swalled her, so if I sell I'd get a KeyFit for next baby.
    Reasons not to sell: It would cost me more to get it new later. The waste of life shouldnt really affect me because I probably wont have more than 2 kids. I wonder if the keyfit will work with my snugrider.

    If you think I should sell please tell me how much to ask for the seat w 2 bases. It's the kind that came with a winter boot and full body insert, but I lost the body insert. Have the boot. It has all the extra foams, it was the top model of SS1s, in Central Park.

    Disclaimer: not offering it for sale right now
    DD 5.5yo, 38lbs, 43" - FF in a Radian XT and Frontier85 SICT
    DS 3yo, 33lbs, 38" - RF in Radian XT and Britax MT

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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    I would sell it.

    I sold my infant seat when I was done knowing that if I had another I would want a newer seat (and I did) so if I sold it when I was done I would get more for it and it wasn't sitting around wasting life. When baby #2 came I got a new SS1 with the same plan thinking that with what I made with selling and buying that my seats would have ended up costing me about $50-75 depending on what I got for them.

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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    No one wants to tell me how much to sell it for? I believed I paid $180 for it. I dont think the pattern is available anymore.
    DD 5.5yo, 38lbs, 43" - FF in a Radian XT and Frontier85 SICT
    DS 3yo, 33lbs, 38" - RF in Radian XT and Britax MT

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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    You could ask $185 for the set (that would be following the formula--divide by 6 and multiply by 4 for the remaing years). If someone needs three bases it's a really good deal. I'd list it at that for a little while and then knock it down if it doesn't sell. You could also say that you'd be willing to sell the extra bases separately.
    DD1--4/6/2006--Britax Parkway SGL
    DD2--12/9/2012--Britax Advocate and Marathon

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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    for the record, I've plopped the keyfit into graco strollers... it doesn't CLICK, but it fits very securely.

    if you get one of those strap-to it things from the ABC expo, it will be even more secure (for peace of mind)



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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    I've seen them on craigslist for about 100 dollars for the seat and one base... and 15-20 dollars per extra base.

    so somewhere from 160-180

    I voted sell it because with a history of small babies, I'd be wanting the keyfit.

    But when you get pg and buy it, keep the receipt... if you get a surprise and get a big baby, I'd then instead opt for the new snugride 32
    Last edited by Kat_Momof3; 10-11-2008 at 10:41 PM. Reason: forgot to add my vote and reason.



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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat_Momof3 View Post
    I've seen them on craigslist for about 100 dollars for the seat and one base... and 15-20 dollars per extra base.

    so somewhere from 160-180

    I voted sell it because with a history of small babies, I'd be wanting the keyfit.

    But when you get pg and buy it, keep the receipt... if you get a surprise and get a big baby, I'd then instead opt for the new snugride 32
    Thanks for the tip on the KF! Do you know if the SR32 has the lock offs like the SS1 and is as easy to install? I heard they're phasing out the SS1 and wouldnt wanna sell mine and end up needing it and unable to buy a new one. But I guess it's worth the risk!
    DD 5.5yo, 38lbs, 43" - FF in a Radian XT and Frontier85 SICT
    DS 3yo, 33lbs, 38" - RF in Radian XT and Britax MT

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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    from the pics on carseatblog, it looks like they're just renaming the ss1 and increasing the weight limit.

    one of the techs that went to the expo would know for surehttp://carseatblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dsc01114dsc01114.jpg

    this is the pic of the snugride 32.

    Basically, they are phasing out the SS system (YAY... waving goodbye to the ss2)

    From the looks of the pic, you can see that the base appears identical.



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    Re: Should I sell the SS1?

    Thanks! I guess CR really gave the SS1 a bad rep... I'm glad they're keeping it one way or another and getting rid of the useless SS2!
    DD 5.5yo, 38lbs, 43" - FF in a Radian XT and Frontier85 SICT
    DS 3yo, 33lbs, 38" - RF in Radian XT and Britax MT

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