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Old 08-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Please flag this 6 year old Marathon. The person wants $75 for it!

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I am writing because several of the things you wrote in your Marathon ad are wrong. You are selling a classic Marathon. It only rear-faces to 33 pounds, and forward faces to 65 pounds. You stole the ads for the new version of the Marathon, which was completely redesigned last year. The one you are selling is very different. This seat does not have the SafeCell technology, or the steel bars that are in the newer seats.

Also, Britax seats expire 6 years from the date of manufacture. So, you are selling an expired seat, which is illegal to use, as Indiana requires seats be used per the manufacturer's instructions, and using it is against them.

In your picture, the seat is missing the required HUGS that must be used with the seat. These are the rubber pieces that go on the straps at the chest clip. They reduce force in the event of a front collision, and are required to be used with the seat. Taking them off makes the seat unsafe.

Please do not sell this old, expired seat to someone. It should be trashed, with the straps cut. Imagine how you would feel if some child was hurt when you KNEW the seat was expired and sold it to them anyway.

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:48 PM   #3
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I can't believe they want $75 for a SIX year old seat!! Absurd
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what a creeper to list that seat and advertise it like that.
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Just looking to make a buck. It wouldn't make the seat any safer if they were selling it at $10 but it would make them a little less of a scummy human being
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Flagged- i've only got phone now but if you have acces to more than one ip you can flagg more.
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Hi Kristen,
I will change the listing. I would never want to put anyone in danger. I have purchased 4 Britax carseats used, one carrier, one Roundabout and one Marathon, and one Parkway, and they have always been so reliable and well made that the fact that they were used didn't bother me, in fact it made it possible at the times to purchase them. I was trying to pass along a good carseat at a reasonable price, because I really appreciated buying my carseats used at a discount knowing that I was buying some of the safest carseats on the market. I have actually always had good response to selling Britax carseats in the past.
I appreciate your desire to create safe and honest listings, so thank you and I will get to the changes.
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Hi Kristen,
I will change the listing. I would never want to put anyone in danger. I have purchased 4 Britax carseats used, one carrier, one Roundabout and one Marathon, and one Parkway, and they have always been so reliable and well made that the fact that they were used didn't bother me, in fact it made it possible at the times to purchase them. I was trying to pass along a good carseat at a reasonable price, because I really appreciated buying my carseats used at a discount knowing that I was buying some of the safest carseats on the market. I have actually always had good response to selling Britax carseats in the past.
I appreciate your desire to create safe and honest listings, so thank you and I will get to the changes.
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