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    Check now at Babies-R-Us, Toys-R-Us and Walmart (probably Target, too) - they floor models will be on clearance. The covers will be dusty, so you'll have to wash them, but they'll already be assembled! I found my 2nd child's infant seat at Walmart for $10, base & everything.

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    Date: Sun Jan 1, 2006 8:54 pm
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    I used second hand carseats for both of my kids. You can take it to your local
    police station and have them make sure it is safe. I always washed them down
    with bleach and washed the covers in hot water.

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    Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:24 pm
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Infant car seat xanadoodler

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    Car seats that have ever been involved in a car accident should be
    disposed of immediatly. Stress points can occur which are not visable,
    compromising the safety.

    If you purchase a used one, do so from someone you know, and who was
    the only owner of the seat.

    Cosco makes one that sells for around $65 at Target.com, which is
    likely a bit cheaper than that at Walmart, and if you can find it at
    Toys R Us, you can use TRU or BRU coupons, plus the gift card towards
    it, and get it for around $20 total.

    Take your child with you, and Toys R Us lets you strap the child into
    them, and test how well they will work for each child, and your own
    needs.

    From: "Heather" <gilly_bean_baby@...>
    Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:51 pm
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    Another thing is, if you buy new, you will have the registration card
    which you'll want to send in because then they will send you
    notifications of recalls or if the seat needs a replacement part or
    something like that. If you do decide to buy used (please, from a
    trusted friend who can tell you if it's been in an accident and not
    from a flea market), be diligent about checking online for recalls.

    From: Erin M Davey <erinfloyd101@...>
    Date: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:30 pm
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Digest Number 1476--car seats

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    I bought our latest edition (keep in mind that toddlers ruin carseats?you?ll probably have to buy two in her llifetime) at K-mart for $89. It has armrests and a cup holder, but the biggest attraction is that it doubles as a booster seat. It is by safety first. So if you do manage to embrace the toddler years w/ only one carsear; you wouldn?t have to buy a booster.

    From: "Martha Villanueva" <mpvillanueva@...>
    Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:08 pm
    Subject: RE: Budget101.com : Infant car seat dacrazyzoo

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    The other reason for not buying used is the aging of the seat. Over time the shell will become brittle & break down. (They also need to meet current codes.) If you have an older seat, it may not withstand larger impacts. When my kids were little there was very little I bought new........this was thing that was worth their safety & one less thing to worry about.

    To save money, try & look at used clothing, toys, etc. Those items where safety is not as much of a concern in the actual item. Money you save in this department can be put towards a seat. Check the sales, price shop..........identical seats shouldn't $$$'s apart. You may be able to find a seat that is cheaper than the one with the coupon. Specialty baby stores tend to be higher priced. Try Walmart, etc. Best of luck!

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    Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:12 pm
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Infant car seat luvu4always2002

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    Most car seats are supposed to have a date on them somewhere and if its
    passed that date they are unsafe to use so if you do find a used car seat
    that was bought a year ago and everything is still good on it then it should
    be fine. I did it with my daughter one year. Now my son he outgrew is
    carseat last year and it was tax season time so we splurged on a 89.99 car
    seat at walmart that is supposed to be until he is out of carseats and can
    be used as a booster seat eventually. It doesnt have those fancy cup holders that come out of the sides but i figure he cant even reach the cup holder so why buy it. It does have the bar that comes down and extra padding around where he has his head and its almost a year old and its still looking good. It also reclines a little bit. Its an Alpha Omega ( dont know the brand just the model) and i thought it was worth the money because it will last a couple years unlike those infant car seats...LOL

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    Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:45 pm
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    My dd just finished using a booster seat. On her booster it has an experiation date on it. I have never seen this befor I have 4 children. It is good for 6 years

    From: "dianna" <luvmy4angels@...>
    Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:00 pm
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