Marathon Prices

Jumanji

New member
Has anyone every seen the Marathon go on sale for less than $299. I've seen a few websites that say "On sale $299.99 from $349.99" but Toys R Us sells them for $299.99 regular price
 
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QuassEE

Moderator - CPST Instructor
Never. But make sure you're only charged the one tax on it.

Britax is a bigtime price-fixer. They'll revoke merchant rights if they catch them advertising at below authorized prices. I believe the only reason that it went down to $299 from $349 is actually because when they were introduced to the Canadian market, the dollar was around 1.4 whereas it's around 1.12 now...so in reality, the price is practically the same based on what the stores are paying.

-Nicole.
 

Jewels

Senior Community Member
Never. But make sure you're only charged the one tax on it.
Doesn't it depend on which province you live in or buy in determine how much you pay in taxes? I am pretty sure I had to pay 2 taxes on my seats here in MB and only one when I bought my MA in BC.
 

QuassEE

Moderator - CPST Instructor
She's in BC. BC merchants are really bad for applying the PST on PST exempt items and trying to get away with it. I bought some cloth diapers at Sears and they did this to me, but since I had bought other items I didn't notice until I got home. When I called them, they said come in for a refund. I asked them if they weren't going to change it on their computer--NOPE. I just went back this past weekend, 4 years later, and they're still charging PST on them! All personal protective equipment should be PST free in British Columbia, carseats included.

-N.
 

Loves2sing

New member
I am more than a little cheesed about the Ma price. I paid $350 a year ago for mine, and I could have done something else with that $50, like new shoes maybe? LOL! The price is totally worth the seat though. You might want to check out if there are any other retailers selling the MA in your area, as I found the material on the TRU MA a little rough. I have seen, and own much softer covers. Just a thought.
 

hipmaman

Moderator - CPST Instructor
The Britax rep confirmed last winter that MSRP of the MA had dropped to $299 due to lower exchange rate. The RA dropped too.

There are rarely sales on them, however, if you are near a Bonnie Togs (Ontario), I sometimes see them go on sale ($269ish). Those that still have $349 and then sometimes have special price of $299 is probably doing a bit of 'shady' business by letting people think they get a great sale when that's the MSRP anyway.
 

Jewels

Senior Community Member
Those that still have $349 and then sometimes have special price of $299 is probably doing a bit of 'shady' business by letting people think they get a great sale when that's the MSRP anyway.
I have seen them listed at $349 and it says On Sale for $299. Since the price fixed I haven't seen them higher then the $299 even though it says some say it is a sale (ie. TJ Kids)
 

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