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Old 07-24-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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I found a Cosco Alpha Omega Elite Convertible 3-in-1 Car Seat at Target discounted to $100. Should I have gotten it? I want to save money but I think I am going to get a Sunshine Kids 18530 Radian 80 because I feel like it will fit my tiny car better. But was it such a good deal I should go back ad get it?

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Old 07-24-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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Absolutely! We were looking at these in Babies R Us next to a Britax and to be honest we liked it better. We got ours at Big Lots of all places for $85 and absolutely love it!
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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I refuse to buy any carseat made by cosco. We had an alpha omega for our son and I hated it so much that I got rid of it and bought a something else.

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Old 07-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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Re: Should I have bought this?

Save your money for the Radian. The Alpha Omega only allows the harness to be used until 40lbs, then you remove the 5 point harness and have to use it as a booster with the seatbelt.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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I agree. I wouldn't pay $100 for a car seat that only keeps a child in the 5 pt harness until 40 pounds. You can get that for $40.

If you're in that price range, you can get a FPSV which harnesses to 55 pounds.

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then you remove the 5 point harness and have to use it as a booster with the seatbelt.
And a couple of years ago when I did the research, it rated very poorly when used as a booster seat.
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I agree with everyone else who said don't get it. In general, 3-in-1 seats aren't great, and spending $100 on something that will only harness to 40lbs is kind of a waste of money IMO.
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I would return it. Thats what I did with our AO
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I refuse to buy any carseat made by cosco. We had an alpha omega for our son and I hated it so much that I got rid of it and bought a something else.
I personally can't buy anything made by Dorel after reading this article.

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