(Closed) wait for SHOWER or get things now while it’s on SALE and available or get it NOW

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: If you fall in love with a baby item, what should you do?
    wait for the shower : (7 votes)
    29 %
    wait for a sale : (12 votes)
    50 %
    get it regardless! NoW before it's too late... : (5 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If its not onsale anymore you should definitely wait. But if it does go onsale again or if you see something else that you can’t live without at a great deal I would probably buy it. You don’t wanna be kickin yourself for waiting if you don’t get it at your shower.

    Post # 4
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I generally waited until things were on sale then purchased them.  I made sure to purchase them as an item on the registry at Babies R Us because they can bring up the original sale if you do that and you can make an easy return.  Then if I got anything I bought, I just brought it back to B R U and pretended it was the original item I had purchased.  I could still kick myself for not buying the temporal thermometer when it was on sale for $25.  I had $10 in R Us Bucks and a manufacturers coupon for $5 so I could have bought it for a mere $10!!  But I was pregnant and tired and could not muster the energy.  And it hasn’t been on sale since.  Grr!

    Post # 6
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think 30% on sale isn’t great, but if its like what MS is saying ($10 for a temporal thermometer) then go for it. 

    My friend wanted her bedding from Pottery Barn and she knew it was expensive but it was something they wanted to splurge on.  She also wanted to piece together the set, not necessarily buy everything so she went ahead and bought it! 

    As long as you don’t go crazy and buy it all ahead of time, you should be fine returning stuff you get duplicates of!

    Post # 7
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    can you buy it on sale now – not have it taken off your registry. then if you get it as a gift return your own?

    Post # 8
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Whatever you decide to do don’t spend a lot of money buying clothes.  Just had 3 baby showers for family members and they all got tons of clothes!  So hold off on buying that for sure.  As for the bedding I’d go ahead and buy it.  None of my 3 cousins got any of their bedding at the showers.  They mostly got clothes, bibs, diapers and blankets.  All three had different people in attendance so no sure why people gave those items.

    Oh and my aunt found lots of the items on the local online yardsales like Craigslist.  She found the crib on their and it looked brand new.

    Post # 10
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    YEA!  Hope you enjoy setting up the crib!  Can you post pictures of the bedding you chose?

    Post # 12
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like that one!

    Also, consider the return policy of the stores you buy things from.  If it has a 90 day policy (like BRU) then you have plenty of time to change your mind.  I bought my entire bedroom set, then returned it because I found an even cuter set for half the price!  And I did return a couple duplicates without an issue.

    Post # 14
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Thanks for mentioning Sears. I never thought to look there for baby stuff but ended up falling in love with some really cute things.

    Post # 15
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    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    im in the same boat! I want this chaise lounge and it is 50% off!! The sale ends 3 days before the wedding. We have gotten $ gifts so im pretty sure i am going to order it in the next couple days! 

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