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    Britax dark blue base- how old?

    Someone on Craigslist is selling 2 Britax carseats (I believe Marathons) and is claiming they expire in 2012. Isn't the dark blue base from at least 10 years ago?

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    Re: Britax dark blue base- how old?

    Marathons were never manufactured with a blue base, but Britax Roundabouts were. Roundabouts with a blue base were last manufactured in 2000 and would have all expired by now.
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    Re: Britax dark blue base- how old?

    ok thanks.
    I just asked what the DOM sticker on the seat says and she claims it says November 8, 2006
    It's just one car seat for sale, but she said it comes with two covers. But the photos are of two different seats (both dark blue bases)


    Could they have been made out of the country?

    Not that I am even considering buying a used car seat, the ad just caught my eye, and now I'm on a roll regarding the dark blue bases!!
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    Re: Britax dark blue base- how old?

    Not possible for RAs. The last time blue base model RAs were manufactured was nearly 9 years ago, in 2000. Please note that we're really skirting the forum's policy about not publicly discussing seats for sale on CL/eBay and only bending the rules here a tad just to answer your question. There's a sticky post at the top the Carseat Chat forum regarding the policy.
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    Red face Re: Britax dark blue base- how old?

    YIKES! Ooops sorry! Thanks much for answering anyway.

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    Re: Britax dark blue base- how old?

    Yup the last blue base Britax convertible was the RA and around 2000. I had one made in 98 and the other in 2000.
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    Re: Britax dark blue base- how old?

    If it was manufactured in 2000, maybe the 2006 date she found was the expiration date? I can't remember if my 2000 RA had a sticker with the expiration date or not.
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