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hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Onalee's Mummy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting hobbit*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Onalee's Mummy:</b>" ... [snip!] ... just considering the strider compact. Looks good does what I want it to and cheaper. I don't know. Strollers are hard to choose"</blockquote>




Haha they are hard! In 3 months I had the city select, mountain buggy +one, and Phil and teds navigator. I totally love my navigator though!

Shannon +4 Due February 16; 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 7628 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .chele.:</b>" SHEESH! You can get a City Select w/2nd seat for $550 in the US...$670 at most. For some reason I thought Canada's dollar was similar to the US..."</blockquote>




We are way for expensive sadly :(

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Shannon +3 {21w}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .chele.:</b>" SHEESH! You can get a City Select w/2nd seat ... [snip!] ... For some reason I thought Canada's dollar was similar to the US..."</blockquote> We are way for expensive sadly :("


Is it the cost of importing or something? I know the prices in AU are outrageous. I'm on a stroller forum and most of the girls are from Australia and it's actually cheaper to buy from other countries and import yourself...vs buying from a shop!

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .chele.:</b>" Is it the cost of importing or something? I know the prices in AU are outrageous. I'm on a stroller ... [snip!] ... the girls are from Australia and it's actually cheaper to buy from other countries and import yourself...vs buying from a shop!"</blockquote>




We looked at Doing that but only would've saved around $60.
From my understand (with nz and and AUS anyway) our wages are a lot higher than the US so it kind of evens out - we earn more but pay more for things.

Shannon +4 Due February 16; 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 7628 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .chele.:</b>" Is it the cost of importing or something? I know ... [snip!] ... nz and and AUS anyway) our wages are a lot higher than the US so it kind of evens out - we earn more but pay more for things."

Same goes here

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
23rd May '13

Maybe you ladies use your stroller way more then me? I drive and we only use our stroller for walks to the park (10 mins away), maybe thats why I cant fathom spending more then $200 on stroller. And I have only one child requiring a stroller so I dont need doubles??



I dont know lol

Shannon +4 Due February 16; 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 7628 posts
23rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" Maybe you ladies use your stroller way more then me? I drive and we only use our stroller for walks to ... [snip!] ... spending more then $200 on stroller. And I have only one child requiring a stroller so I dont need doubles?? I dont know lol"</blockquote>
I use min maybe 4 times a month :S but yah double if you get a cheap one it will be huge and hard to push

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting Shannon +3 {22w}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" Maybe you ladies use your stroller ... [snip!] ... I use min maybe 4 times a month :S but yah double if you get a cheap one it will be huge and hard to push"


My last one was $40 and I used it for 3 years, the only thing I didnt like is the handles were too low.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" Maybe you ladies use your stroller way more then me? I drive and we only use our stroller for walks to ... [snip!] ... spending more then $200 on stroller. And I have only one child requiring a stroller so I dont need doubles?? I dont know lol"


That's totally understandable. I use my stroller atleast once a day...and then for hours on end during the weekends, cause we are either at a zoo, amusement park, museum...etc.! We're always on the go...and I can't expect her little legs to keep up. lol

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
23rd May '13

I used onalees every day pretty much. It doubled as a bed if we were at a friends place for dinner when she was tired. Everytime we were at the shops it was the stroller (baby carrier before she got to heavy) then if we go out somewhere like the zoo etc we used it. Aside from her carseat and cot, the baby carrier and atroller is what I used most. I didn't get one of those travel systems though. I didn't see the point.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3627 posts
24th May '13

We have the Phil and teds navigator and it is worth every single penny!!! We have owned In the past a travel system ( biggest wast of money ever for us!) and I hated the thing , a single jogger ( baby trend) that was ok but still rather bulky and of course the umbrella strollers . By far our Phil and teds is my favorite . We do live in a town where only about %10 of the streets have sidewalks so we need more of a rugged stroller . It also handles better then any other stroller we have had and is less bulky then the side by side joggers like the BOB . I do believe in most cases ( not all mind you) you get what you pay for . We do use our stroller almost daily during the summer and take it everywhere like the zoo ans such so its more of an investment for us then it might be for other people.