(Closed) Is this deal worth it? How well does the City Mini hold up over time?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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 # 6
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Helper bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

$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 # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

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.) 

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