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To think that if you honestly think you bought a brand new Phil & Ted's Vibe WITH doubles kit for £275 then you are a twat?

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BarredfromhavingStella Sat 30-Mar-13 23:06:34

Just that really, have put my lovely P&T Vibe on FB for sale (yes I know FB is shit which is why I do not have a profile & it's posted on DH page) & have had comments saying 'I'm sure I bought mine new for that price"

Of course you didn't you fuckwit, a simple google would tell you that!!!
DH refuses to put this reply much to my irritation-do you see why I don't have a FB page? grin

differentnameforthis Sun 31-Mar-13 09:37:18

I remember the first flat I looked at. The guy wanted £52.000 for it. We offered him £48k, that was meant with a no. We offered him £50k. Again, no. We moved on, flat wasn't worth much more than that, needed lots of work, damp in cellar, peeling paint in many room etc.

We bought a new build a few months later. We kept an eye on that flat. The price kept dropping, dropping & dropping. Last price it was in the local rag for was £35k. Estate agent told us that he finally sold it at £32k. A full £16k under what we wanted to give him for it.

My point is, is that sometimes it is better to take a reasonable offer, than be stubborn & hold out & get way under its worth.

I gave all of my big baby stuff away, bassinet, cot, pram, stroller etc, plus toys to a young mothers hostel. I wanted to get shot of it, didn't have room to store it. Felt pretty awesome that I had helped out people who needed it & couldn't afford it. I guess the difference was that I didn't pay stupid money for it, so was happy to let it go to a good cause rather than kill myself trying to claw back some money on it.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:40:58

Why does anyone buy above base model? Because they can, because they want to!
Paradise Nothing wrong with spending ££ on a buggy but not everyone is desperate to invest in 'Pat and Tim's' marketing strategy. Shifting it at as small a loss as possible afterwards isn't always going to be plain sailing.

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 09:44:47

Mrslouis, you appear on other threads as quite well balanced, reasonable and normal. Here you seem quite deranged over the issue of a buggy you've neither had nor have the news for.

I'd recommend stepping away, a chamomile tea and perhaps a lie down?

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 09:45:26

news

Need

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 09:46:03

Not defensive about the pram at all, have used it for almost 2 years so I'm happy that i've had really good use out of it, it looks almost as good now as it did new, hardly any wear at all so again happy with the investment I made. As has been said, I chose & could afford the pram, if you wouldn't or couldn't then that's fine (& I've not said anyone is a twat for that incidentally)

They are selling for what i'm asking & i'm in a position to hold out for the price I want, which I'll do.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:48:07

grin @ paradise Are you feeling defensive too?

SolomanDaisy Sun 31-Mar-13 09:48:56

Ah, MN at its worst. A load of irrelevant comments on people buying different things to you, based on total lack of knowledge about usual resale prices for buggies. Lots of people pay what the OP did and lots of people pay what she's asking for second hand. So what? Leave her alone.

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 09:48:57

I think that's fair enough barred, you aren't in desperate need for the space so why not?

Incidentally these fb selling pages are frequented by illiterate hun using twats, I'd try gum tree or even your local paper.

WileyRoadRunner Sun 31-Mar-13 09:49:02

YANBU but a quick look on eBay seems to suggest they are selling for approx £200.

However, the price of these things always depends where you are in the country. For some reason, I'm in the SE, very thing that is pick up only always seems to cost a fortune in comparison to things up in Manchester!

Unfortunately you will just have to ignore the comments from people who obviously don't even want to buy it if they have the same pram already!!!!

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 09:49:31

Defensive? Over what?

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:49:50

Barred please just sell it then! Someone will buy it. But when someone disagrees with your price, really, it doesn't make them a twat.

OHforDUCKScake Sun 31-Mar-13 09:52:13

£275 for a second hand buggy?

Arf. I second the sarcastic reply of the fb person.

Good luck with that.

OnwardBound Sun 31-Mar-13 09:52:49

This thread is one of the funniest I've read in a while.

Buggygate - Keep it coming ladies! grin

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 31-Mar-13 09:54:22

For the last time-disagreeing is fine, couldn't care less. The twat comment was from someone who said they thought they had paid that new-you just wouldn't get the pram, doubles kit, both sets of raincovers & tray for £275, the pram alone is approx £560...

pigletmania Sun 31-Mar-13 09:54:52

Phil and teds are expensive and generally people know that they just trying it on. Sell on e bay, they really retain their value

Theicingontop Sun 31-Mar-13 09:55:40

It's two years old?!

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 09:56:54

Someone commenting on the post selling the pram saying that they paid that for one new when they clearly didn't is being a twat. That's what the op said.

She wasn't moaning about it not selling.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:57:14

OP. Maybe they did. With bright green lurex, giraffe print seat covers with pink spots. You never know. YABU.

MiaowTheCat Sun 31-Mar-13 09:58:00

They go for a couple of hundred on gumtree round here - seem to lose value more than a lot of the doubles since there's such a supply of them with people trying to sell them on once one child's outgrown the buggy phase.

As for who'd spend £500 or so on a double - guilty! Not a Phil and Teds (I don't like the lack of space between the seats) but another double buggy with the extras like carseat, carrycot... I wanted something with as few trade offs and irritations as I could get (and with doubles there's usually lots of them) - second hand what we have seems to go for about £300 at present but that'll drop after a couple of years of using the buggy - and with our age gap we'll be in a double for a fairly long time.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 09:59:15

In the sale obviously. Dodgy 'designs' get dramatically reduced.

Waspie Sun 31-Mar-13 10:00:44

I sold my son's Quinny Buzz with all the trimmings second hand on Gumtree for £300. If it's in good condition and you want a particular buggy and you can get it half price second hand, why wouldn't you buy second hand? I don't see why Barred's P&T won't sell for a good price.

ParadiseChick Sun 31-Mar-13 10:01:41

If you arf (whatever that is) at under £300 for a second hand buggy your obviously not the type of person who would spend £600 on a new one, therefore not even in the relevant market.

Expensive buggies sell for more second hand some cheap ones new.

SamuelWestsMistress Sun 31-Mar-13 10:03:17

I'm sorry Booyhoo but when I bought mine there simply was nothing else like it dimensionally or practically on the market at all. Perhaps now there is, but it paid for itself many times over. I live in the country too so also needed so something with pneumatic tyres that can be dragged over fields and through pot holes! Couldn't have cared less about the make. Admittedly they're far more popular now than they were 7 years ago.

HarrySnotter Sun 31-Mar-13 10:05:27

We were given the same pram as the OP by very generous in laws (they chose it, not us) and I didn't really rate it anyway. Didn't like that DD was so close to the ground, not helped by the fact that a bloody great dog lifted it's leg and pissed on her as I was standing talking to my friend. IMO the whole P & T thing is pram snobbery but good luck to the OP getting what she wants for it. We gave ours to a friend (cleaned up of course! grin).

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 31-Mar-13 10:08:18

My MIL bought me the first bugaboo frog in 2003. It's in the garage. I'm sitting on a gold mine aren't I?

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