Would you buy a Frontier off of craiglist?

jwoodbri

New member
So I know everyone's comfort level is different but I just found a Frontier 85 for $100 on craigslist. The listing says it was used as an extra and is in great condition. Bought a year ago. I'll check dom and asked if it was ever in an accident even a tiny one. This seat would be used as a backup seat for occasional trips in Grandma's car. Thoughts?

Thanks!
 

Judi

CPST/Firefighter
Any seat you plan to use should be trusted. Do you trust this stranger to be telling the truth about this seat? With more than 87% of seats being misused, I don't trust using a lot of people's seats.
 

Emi's Mommy

New member
I wouldn't. Unless you trust this complete stranger with the life of your child, don't buy a used seat.

And everybody lies. I can tell you that a seat has never been in an accident. But I can also tell you that the sky is green and grass is blue. Do you believe me? Nope.
 

Jessica61624

New member
Emi's Mommy said:
I wouldn't. Unless you trust this complete stranger with the life of your child, don't buy a used seat.

And everybody lies. I can tell you that a seat has never been in an accident. But I can also tell you that the sky is green and grass is blue. Do you believe me? Nope.
Too add to this people have different ideas of WHAT exactly counts as an accident. Even with Britax not requiring replacement after every accident I need to be the judge.
 

Brigala

Well-known member
I've been tempted, but not so much to save money. Just because there was someone near me selling an old style parkway and I really really wanted to see if it would fit in my car (nothing else I've tried fits except a Radian and the RSTV, and the child's almost too big for the Radian and the RSTV isn't a good fit for her). Since it's not available anywhere else... oh... I was very tempted. But I resisted. I just know there are people out there who will lie in order to make a buck. I would only buy a seat on Craigslist if it were new, in the box, with tags still attached. And even then only after closely inspecting the seat AND spending a fair amount of time talking to the seller to make sure I felt the seller was trustworthy.

And maybe not even then.
 

CrunchyMaineMama

Senior Community Member
Nope, for the same reasons everyone above posted.

I *might* consider buying from another CPST, but most likely if it wasn't another tech that I already knew I probably wouldn't.
 

Pixels

New member
Absolutely not. I wouldn't even buy a seat from most of the people here. People lie, especially when money is involved. There is more you can do to invisibly ruin a seat than crash it, too.
 

Kac

Ambassador - CPS Technician
Nope, I wouldn't. You also never know if they washed the straps, dropped it, or was rough with it.
 

jwoodbri

New member
Thanks everyone for responding. I didn't really expect any different here. Another forum perhaps but not here. :) If it was for a primary seat there isn't any way I would consider it but since it was going to be a seat that was used by one of my boys once a month... anyway, didn't buy it. Already sold anyway. Still looking for a good seat that my two oldest boys could share for that occasional one-on-one trip with Gramma. I'll continue by time consuming quest for a good deal on a new seat. :)
 

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