(Closed) Stroller – buy now or wait until after shower?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re getting the B-Agile as well!  I’m so excited for it!  I wouldn’t doubt that some people may go in on a big item, like a stroller.  At the same time, if you really want the stroller in that color and can get a good deal on it, I’d say go ahead and buy it and take the other one off your registry.  If you’re like me, and I’m assuming most people, there will be plenty you’ll need to buy off your registry after the fact – probably more than the $212 you’d spend on the stroller – and those who would maybe have gotten you the stroller can get you something else off your registry or maybe even give you gift cards.   Unless you have very few things on your registry, I’d go ahead and get the stroller.  And now you have me interested in what the kiwi color looks like.  🙂

Post # 4
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When is your shower? And when will they be having it in stores?

If the stores will be carrying it before your shower then I would wait and put it on your registry. If someone doesn’t buy it then you can always purchase it after the shower and I’m sure people will give you money and gift cards.

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Could you buy it and just return it if you get one for your shower? As for someone buying a $250 stroller, it depends on your family but I’d say definitely! I’ve found that close family members have no problem splurging when it comes to the first baby. My BIL/SIL got EVERYTHING that they registered for between both families. A $250 stroller would be a good aunt/uncle gift in my family. 

Post # 6
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

And now I’m hooked on the Britax line of strollers. Thanks! lol

To answer your question I say buy and return if you get it at the shower.

Post # 7
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just as an FYI, I have now gone ahead and bought my stroller from Amazon because it was $70 cheaper than my registry.  Totally unplanned but Darling Husband and I both were in agreement that we should just get it and if we get another one at the shower, we’ll return that and use it to fulfill our registry or for formula, diapers, etc after baby comes.  Never would have happened if I didn’t read this thread.  🙂

Post # 8
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d wait. I was shocked at the sorts of big items people got for us at our shower. It was pretty insane.

Post # 9
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am actually registering on Amazon because I realized everything I was registering for at BabiesRUs was so much cheaper on Amazon! Highly reccomend it.  Also, I am registering for the Britax B-Agile Travel System, it is a great deal for the stroller and car seat.

Post # 10
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would go ahead and buy it if it’s one you really want.  If you’re registering, most people should buy what’s on the registry.  If you happen to get a stroller at your shower, you can always return it for store credit.


Post # 11
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would wait. I was surprised at the things people brought us. We only brought our baby’s bedding and the grandparents brought pretty much everything else.

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