I personally have never brought anything second hand. Except for cars…and even then when I started to work and got my own car, I got one that was less than a year old with very low mileage.
So when my friend mentioned I should check out a well know auction site for a pushchair I literally recoiled in horror.
What?! Second hand? Are you serious?!
I guess I am a second hand snob!
Yes I know there is nothing wrong with second hand, I am just not used to it!
But I started to come round to the idea.
When I was expecting with munchkin I got a pushchair that was around Â£400. However, she hated the pushchair and the rearward facing car seat and would scream blue murder! So we usually used to carry her around whenever we went out. Then when she found her feet she just wanted to walk! The pushchair hardly got any use and when I eventually sold it it was still practically brand new.
Now the pushchairs that I like are around the Â£600 mark.
What happens if I spend that much and munchkin number 2 is exactly the same as munchkin number 1 and freaks out in pushchairs……I will have spent Â£600 for nothing.
Out of curiosity I looked at the website.
The same pushchair, only 9 months old so still under warranty, was on the site for Â£240.
A huge saving.
And in all honesty I was tempted. I could use the money saved on something else.
However I still can’t bring myself to buy something second hand for my baby that has taken so long to conceive. And as I still have most of munchkin 1’s baby stuff, the only expense I have is the pushchair.
So new it is!!