October 15 2004 23:25 (+ 8 - 5 )
posted by (gen_here)

I've been meaning to do some baby stuff "hunting" for awhile, but it's not really Geof's thing... so I needed to find a day when I could go into the city on my own (read: he wouldn't need the car) so that he wouldn't get dragged to all these little stops while I bargain hunt.

I love to bargain hunt!

I made a few other stops on the way to Once Upon A Child... ToysRUs for a changing table pad (and I think I found our crib!), the mall for a new candle at Yankee Candle (only to find out they sent coupons recently, so I'll wait to get that before purchasing), and then to the wonderland that is OUAC.

I found...

A Nojo Sling (view here)
List price: $36.95.... OUAC: $7.50

A Snugli front carrier (close to this)
List price: $19.99.... OUAC: $12.50

Goodnight Moon board book (view here)
List price: $7.99.... OUAC: $1.00

Small Diaper Bag with changing pad... similar bags at Target for about $10.00
OUAC: $4.50

Snowsuit... size 0-9 months from JC Penney - still had the store tags on (with price torn off) - it's really neat because it can be a regular snow suit (with snap on booties and fingerless mits) or the legs can be re-zipped to make it a bag rather than legs... and it seems really thick - good for South Dakota winters!
OUAC: $18.00 (I can't find anything for babies on JCP's website - but kids' start at about $35)

(And that bouncer I bought in Chicago... regular price $39.99 - OUAC $20.00)

Have you been doing the math? Including my estimating, that's $86.42 off the retail price for things that have been gently used. And I don't compromise quality - I check to make sure it's still in great condition before purchasing.

So if you have kids - or are planning on a new arrival soon, you HAVE to check this place out! They have clothes and toys that go up to about 6 year olds at most stores, not to mention books for adults to read about parenting, and bigger furniture, too (cribs, gliders, play yards, etc.).

two comments:

mom(stella) [ ] October 16 2004 07:12
Hurrah for bargain shopping! You'll really appreciate that snowsuit/sack this first winter.

Stingray [() (link)] October 16 2004 11:06
I fixed your links for you.

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