Best site for finding car seat deals!!

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Best site for finding car seat deals!!
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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 11:26am
Was googling this morning to find a deal for the Britax Marathon (can fully recommend, love them - the 2009 models are super cheap now because September the 2010 models are in) and saw an ad for this new price comparison site, just for car seats!! They show prices for each car seat and offer cash back & coupons, did not find it cheaper (especially if you shop with babycarseats.com or diapers.com as they have great offers now). Check it out: http://www.carseatszoko.com/
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Registered: 06-18-2004
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 12:09am

Thank you for the link! I'm in the process of looking at booster seats for my DS who is huge and outgrowing his seats at 5 years old. He wasn't supposed to keep growing so fast;)


I was wondering if you've checked out some of the newer carseats. About 3 or 4 years ago, the Marathon would have been at the top of my recommended convertible car seat list. Now it's fallen way down to probably 6 or lower. I think a lot of companies really have surpassed Britax with the quality and features of their car seats - and usually with seats that cost less than Britax.


I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing about the new Britax seats. Maybe they will move up on my recommended list? However, I've already heard that the shells on the new seats are shorter than the old seats which is disappointing. My DS was outgrowing his Britax seat before he turned 5 years old.


09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Registered: 10-09-2007
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 11:50am
Thanks for this website link! It is a great site, especially for getting an idea for the price ranges for seats. It saves a bunch of price research time.



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Registered: 08-02-2010
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 7:28pm

Sorry for the delay in responding, I try to spend most of the summer offline;) The pictures of your little ones are cute, I have to get my girl on here as well!

Anyway, happy you like the website, indeed it is very easy to compare prices and even better, you get cash back within 48 hrs when you buy at a retailer after clicking the link from the site.

I love the Marathon and have always heard Britax is the best in comfort and safety. I am sure there are lots of other good ones as well. But I already bought it... We are not ready for the booster car seat yet, but know my nephew has the Sunshine Kids Monterey and they love it. Check it out! Or are you searching for a backless seat, Graco?

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Registered: 06-18-2004
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 12:33am

Thanks again for the link! I just ordered the Monterey for my DS. It was $139.99, but the website gave me a 20% off coupon. Then they have an offer for a free magazine for a year, but I can get a $9.99 rebate instead of the magazine. So when everything is done, the booster seat will cost me just over $100. Not bad.


Britax has a great reputation. When I was looking for car seats for my twins when they were 10 months old, Britax was the ONLY option for harnessing over 40lbs. I do think at that time, they were the absolute leaders and they made the safest car seat on the market, especially for someone like me with a large child. There was a time when I could have told you why Britax was the best and given you very compelling reasons why they deserved that reputation of being the best. But a lot has changed in the last 5 years.


09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Registered: 08-02-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 2:01pm
That's great, happy I could help!
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Registered: 08-02-2010
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:47pm

For others still looking for a convertible car seat, right now pretty much all retailers have the new Britax convertible car seats. I see Zoko also features all of them and gives up to 15% cash back on top of retailer sale prices (e.g. Diapers.com coupon "20BRITAX" lowers the retailer price with another 20%), see for a cheap Britax Marathon car seat here: http://www.carseatszoko.com/Britax/

By the way, they emailed me they also provide cash back on other baby gear now: http://www.carseatszoko.com/babygear.html (right in time for a new stroller;)!! Any suggestions?