Post # 1
I’ve decided on the City Mini as my everyday stroller. One of my coworkers who has been giving me some advice said she has one she is willing to sell for $75 (retails currently for $249). Her’s is 7 years old but she said still in really good condition.
How does the City Mini hold up over time?
Have there been any significant changes done to the City Mini? Weight? Folding mechanism?
Are the any compatibility issues I should be worried about with current carseats or stroller attachments?
Post # 2
My only concern would be with the wheels, but I know they sell an upgrade kit for the GT wheels, so that would be an easy fix for that. Could you go see it to get a better idea of what kind of shape it’s in? I’m all for saving money on baby stuff wherever you can!
Post # 3
Oh, and most of the attachments etc (from what I’ve seen) should be compatible, as should the carseat adapters. I know my adapter just said “Chico Keyfit 360”, nothing about the year.
Post # 4
First of all, ask where it was stored. Make sure there is no rust.
The city mini had A few changes done to it in 2012. The locking mechanism was changed to make it easier to use. Also, the under seat basket was made bigger. The pre-2011 baskets were smaller, plus less accessibl, meaning larger items that could texhnically fit into the basket could not fit through the opening.
My daughter was born in 2012, and it was worth it for us to wait until the newest model was released versus buying a 2011 on clearance. Mostly for the basket.
Post # 5
thanks. that is exactly the info i wanted to know. i’m glad you said there were changes in the model. i’m now leaning more towards just getting new. it will be our everyday and i hope to get a lot of use out of it.
yes, thanks good point. i asked her if she could bring it in for me to see before i fully commit. but not i’m leaning towards new with PP’s info.
Post # 6
I couldn’t in good conscience sell a 7 year old stroller to anyone No matter how good the condition! I just sold our $200 jogging stroller that’s a year old and used 5 times max for $50 even though the buyer was willing to pay $100. I would just buy new if you can spring for it. Or check consignment shops and Craigslist. I see much newer ones going for the same price or less.
Post # 7
So I bought a 2012 GT Double used for $50 so I think a 7 year old single non-GT model for $75 seems high.
Post # 8
$75 is a lot of money for a used, 7 year old, stroller, no matter what the brand. I feel like that’s something you sell at a garage sale for like $30.
Post # 9
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thanks ladies for all the input. i told my coworker yesterday we were going to buy new. my husband and i decided new is best unless we found one a year or 2 old, since we hope to use it a lot and want it to hold up for a 2nd kid.
Post # 10
Honestly, they are durable. I have had mine for 7 years as well and it looks brand new and is still going strong with my 3rd/last child. But, I wouldn’t buy a second hand one for $70 bucks. I’m sure you’ll get your money’s worth but you are better off buying new.
Post # 11
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You can get a newer one for less, in some cases one or two years old- check Craigslist. I agree with the others- your co-worker was trying to charge too much! And make sure to check out the City Mini GT vs the Mini- you might like it better. Yes, it’s more expensive, but that single vs double front wheel has worked SO well for us (live in the city, bumpy sidewalks, etc.)