Friday, September 11, 2009

Frugal Friday

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Ok, so my Frugal Friday tip is about high chairs. For the last few weeks I have been putting off buying a high chair. I had been feeding Shelby while she sat in her BUMBO seat but recently she figured out how to use her feet to flip it over so that is no longer a safe option.

So it was time to give in and buy one. When I went to Walmart they had three different high chairs. The first was ~$30 and I just wasn't happy with it...too cheap looking and ugly, besides I do want some of the bells and whistles! The next one was ~$60 and then there was one more ~$90. I liked the $60 one but was not prepared to spend that much without looking around. So I tried a few resale shops who had some used ones but they were priced so highly that I might as well buy the new one!
Anyway, so this past weekend on the way to visit my family Jason and I stopped in the Fredericksburg Walmart for a pit stop. While we were there I decided to run back to the baby section and see if they had a different high chair selection than our local Walmart. What did I find you ask? THE $60 HIGH CHAIR ON CLEARANCE FOR $25!!! No Way! I thought it was too good to be true that maybe there were parts missing or that it would collapse on Shelby, you know something tragic. But the box had never been opened and when I asked the checker she told me that typically things are marked down like that when they are getting a shipment in of a new product. What a lucky find!
So after the fiasco of setting the stupid thing up I finally got to try it out and you know what? It works just as well as if I had spend $100. The seat cover is vinyl and easy to wipe down and the tray has a plastic removable tray on top of it that I can pop off and throw in the sink to wash.
Below is a picture and the info about the high chair taken from the Walmart website.

Evenflo - Expressions High Chair, Bergen
$68.98 Evenflo - Expressions High Chair, Bergen

And here is the $25 high chair. Same thing (Except for the pattern) but a whole lot cheaper.

So my tip is this Friday is to always shop around when making a big purchase. Whether you decide to look in a few Goodwill's, resale shops, Craigslist, or Ebay it's always a good idea. I have found some deals on Craigslist that truly seemed "To Good to Be True".
I'd love to hear about any of your great finds!


  1. Wow, great deal! I love it when I find bargains like this. :) Especially when it's something I need!
    That baby's smile is just darling! Her whole face lights up. cute cute cute!!!

  2. Shelby makes that highchair look like it is worth a million bucks!


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