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Old 02-23-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Can you resell a car seat?

Please forgive me if this has been discussed and if it has, please feel free to point me in that direction.

We have a Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat (travel system base, infant car seat and stroller) that we purchased in January 2008. I am guessing it was manufactured in late 2007. We have decided that there will be no more babies in our family and we have just moved our 10 month old DD to her new Radian.

The car seat is in great shape. No accidents. I hate to throw it away and would love to post it on Craigslist for another family or a grandma who needs a good but inexpensive car seat.... is this ok? What do I need to know?

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Old 02-23-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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Re: Can you resell a car seat?

It's not illegal or anything
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Re: Can you resell a car seat?

Yep, I would totally resell a car seat that I know is safe to use. I wouldn't buy an unknown used seat, but I would definitely sell one.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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Re: Can you resell a car seat?

I agree, I have sold used carseats and will sell them again if the situation comes up. As long as I know it is perfectly safe to use, it is perfectly okay for me to sell it.

As Jess said, I wouldn't ever buy one though! I don't have that much trust for people that I don't know.
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As Jess said, I wouldn't ever buy one though! I don't have that much trust for people that I don't know.


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Yep. We just sold our Marathon and our Keyfit in the last 6 months!
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Re: Can you resell a car seat?

I agree safe to sell not to buy. Probably doing someone a favor since there are so many crappy expired damaged seats out there. If it is accident free and in good condition I say sell away!
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I'd resell mines, unless it was in a accident, or damaged in anyway.
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Re: Can you resell a car seat?

Is it ok to give away a car seat for free? I have 2 extras and one is expired, never in an accident, not exposed to extreme temps. I hate the thought of a big hunk of plastic in a landfill.
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Is it ok to give away a car seat for free? I have 2 extras and one is expired, never in an accident, not exposed to extreme temps. I hate the thought of a big hunk of plastic in a landfill.
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You shouldn't give it to anyone to use if it is expired. It needs to be put out of commission one way or the other. Some areas have a recycling program, so check that out. You could see if the local Safe Kids Coalition could use it for training purposes. If you can't do either of those, then you could hold on to it until BRU does their next trade-in event and use it to get 25% off baby gear.
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