You've probably noticed that I'm a big fan of top notch quality baby gear. You've probably also noticed the price tags aren't cheap. A great way to be able to afford the items you've been eyeing and to save yourself some $ is buy a floor model or "open box" item. Most of your local stores will post these things on facebook so make sure your follow them, or just be persistent and call often to tell them what you're looking for. I love to shop local and support the smaller stores, but I know sometimes you just need to look for the best deal. Many larger stores/online retailers will post them on their website. Here are just a few:
Pish Posh Baby
Frogmama clearance (for carrier returns)
No Better Deal
* I just saw that Pish Posh Baby has my favorite City Mini in green for $169, and a City Select with Doubles Kit for $449!!
**Note most floor models are in like new condition, and but I'd ask the store how long it's been on the floor etc...And if its just an open box ask why/how the box is open...:-) Floor models are a great option for things like strollers, high chairs, baby carriers, cribs etc... I would caution against a floor model car seat though. If your local store of folks you trust has an open box that they just opened to take a picture or something simple than that might be a different story, but beyond that its hard to tell how its been handled etc... A sealed box with a car seat ensures that you'll be the first one to handle it etc...
***Remember these are my personal opinions, I am not an expert just a deal seeking mom.
Happy Shopping! I'd love to hear about any great deals you find!!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!