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Old 04-14-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Question about the bagged vs boxed carseats

I always see replies here that the box takes the bulk of the damage if it's dropped, banged around, etc during shipping, stocking, and customers messing with it. I've seen a number of people here that seem to know their stuff recommend not to buy carseats that are no longer in the boxes, because you don't know if they were dropped or mishandled. Same reasoning given for why not to check a carseat on a plane since it's not packaged for that kind of rough travel and potential mishandling.

So why is it that the cheapies are ok to be sold in what amounts to a plastic bag which does nothing but keep the dust off it?

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: Question about the bagged vs boxed carseats

good point.
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I have wondered the same, just never thought to ask. It's either the Scenera or the Cosco combo seat that I've seen that way at Walmart.
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Re: Question about the bagged vs boxed carseats

They're shipped to the stores in boxes. The seats you should avoid are display seats because they're handled by lots of people who are not gentle with them.
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Re: Question about the bagged vs boxed carseats

They are shipped to the stores in boxes of two, then unboxed and put on the shelf.
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