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    Default Would you buy a seat off someone second hand, but unused?

    Just a hypothetical, I am not selling one so mods, it's ok lol.

    Would you buy a carseat off someone if it was just purchased and never used, and still had tags attached to the harness part?

    What happened is my car was in an accident last month, and I had to buy dd a seat immediately but it's a dedicated booster, not a convertible booster. The insurance company this week replaced the seat, but I also had someone else buy one. When he turned up here, he saw the type of seat we had, asked why the straps were all cut, so I told him it was taken out of the car, but then I was worried someone would steal it to use so I cut it up because I won't have some child sitting in a damaged seat that I left out. No way. So anyway, he turned up with one the same. After I told him insurance would replace it. Then insurance replaced my seat, and I offered it to my brother to keep at his place as a spare for if I ever take my nephew out somewhere so he now has that for joint use. However I now have a convertible booster and am keeping it, but wondered what people would think and if anyone would buy it, or buy the 5 week old tethered booster?

    What are your thoughts on buying seats from people rather than brand new?

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    Probably would if it was tags on still in box and obviously looked unused.

    I'd be more likely to buy from family/ friends I trusted first though.


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    Still has the crash replacement tag on it, receipt from a couple of days ago, still has the back tether strap tied tightly, etc. I just don't know if I would/could from someone I don't know. The booster I borrowed was 2nd hand, but I know the lady bought it for her 5yo to use in OUR daycare bus, bought it new, put it from the shop to our bus, then at the end of last year she finished what she had to do for her home business to be set up, so I borrowed it from her, knowing it had been used for school pick up a few times a week for a few months, and not used anywhere else.

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    Yes I would buy it if it clearly wasn't used.. I purchased a capsule brand new from a lady that no longer want to use it..


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    Yes I would. I would even if it was used aslong as it was in good condition.

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    Yes if tags were still on and looked unused

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    Nope I wouldn't. I like to know the seat is absolutely new and had a proper warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Nope I wouldn't. I like to know the seat is absolutely new and had a proper warranty.
    Yep, all paperwork, receipt, etc with it.

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    With tags on yeah I would. Otherwise no, just because they say it's in whatever condition doesn't mean it is safe - could have been in an accident etc.

    I bought a carseat from a friend, I knew it had only been sitting in their other car, rarely used and never in an accident etc. Strangers are different.




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    if it had the tags etc yep id buy it.

    if no tags and used then only if it were from a friend or relative


 

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