Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you’ve all been yawning for. Yes, I will finally wrap up this series on finding the Perfect Double Stroller. I have made my purchase and it is the Britax B-Ready Stroller. And no, I did not have to take out a loan to get it.
A wonderful young lady advertising on Craigslist gave me a great deal on the Britax B-Ready stroller and the lower carseat adapter. All I have to order is the universal car seat adapter for my Graco and the second seat (but I don’t plan on getting that until later on since I will use the car seat until Baby #2 is the recommended six months of age).
My estimate in the Britax B-Ready post was that the system would cost $624 with double kit, lower adapter and universal car seat adapter for my Graco. Even if I spend the going rate of $100 for the double kit and $40 for the universal car seat adapter (and I won’t, because I have time to wait on a good Ebay deal), my grand total for this stroller will be $320. That is a glorious markdown of 49%, resulting in sighs of relief from my darling husband.
Of course, when purchasing second hand, some wear and tear is expected. For instance, a snag in the handle bar foam left it torn. I called Britax Customer Service and they are sending a replacement handle bar tomorrow. Gratis. Oh yes, this baby was still under original warranty and the dear lady who sold it to me on Craigslist also gave me the paperwork that came with the stroller.
After some all purpose cleaner and a toothbrush, it looks good as new, with the exception of a few scuffs and bumps it received from its original owners. It’s reassuring to know that I didn’t pay retail price to put my very own marks of ownership on it. I think I wouldn’t have wanted to take it outside if I had actually forked over the $620 to buy this sucker new.
After many months of searching, hours spent writing what I’d found, a trip to Richmond to see these babies in the flesh, and boring my husband to tears with my rants about tandem versus side-by-side, it’s done. We’ve finally discovered the Perfect Double Stroller–for us that is. Now all we need is the second baby.