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The never ending quest, or does anybody have a firm date for the Raspberry yet?

(13 Posts)
Ijustworemytrenchcoat Sun 02-Mar-14 14:42:08

Hello, I called in to my local independent baby shop yesterday firstly to look at a Baby Jogger in person but also to ask if they knew when the icandy Raspberry would be rolling in to town. The owner didn't seem too confident it would be any time soon, he said he'd see it at Harrogate at the end of the month but with the Peach (can't remember if it was the peach 2 or the first) it was 18 months between him seeing it and it arriving in his shop. He didn't expect the Raspberry to take quite that long but made a joke to the effect I might not be bothered about parent-facing by the time I can actually get it, and my little one could be walking by then grin.

So I'm in a quandary, do I wait? Has anybody pinned down a firm date, are we definitely looking at March or could it be April/May? I would like to at least try it before I buy anything else.

Ijustworemytrenchcoat Mon 03-Mar-14 18:45:26

Just bumping, I spoke to the owner of the local baby shop today who thinks it's doubtful he will have the Raspberry before April possibly May shock. He said he knows some independents are taking orders but he won't without first seeing the pushchair and having a firmer date. Has anyone heard different?

He also can't get a firm date off Kooltrade for the 2014 Baby Joggers so may have to look elsewhere if I want one soon.

Artandco Tue 04-Mar-14 11:39:59

Have you considered the babyzen yoyo 0+? Just out and folds tiny and rear faces first 6 months

Ijustworemytrenchcoat Tue 04-Mar-14 14:32:21

Hi, thanks for your reply. My baby is over 6 months now, he'll probably be wanting to face the world soon but I just want the option of parent facing after 6 months.

I've been told august/September at the earliest by 2 different shops local to us last week. I've given up and bought a bee. I'm really pissed off actually, because I'm told that the raspberry is better than the bee in a lot of ways, but I need a lightweight now not in 6 months time (or whenever icandy manage to get it organised for)

iCandy themselves are saying June.

Ijustworemytrenchcoat Sun 16-Mar-14 00:02:07

In that case I'm officially giving up on it, I can't cope with my bulky travel system that long! Baby Jogger or Graco Evo Mini it is then.

I so love being able to see him in parent facing though.

SeaNanners Sun 16-Mar-14 00:40:21

so icandy made a bugaboo bee basically ?? like this can compare to the bugaboo bee looks shakier and less sturdy IMO and i dont own a bugaboo lol was tempted though and it is on my prammie list

I loved my Bee and would have loved to have tried the Raspberry but DD2 is 26 months now and already we don't use the pushchair all that often. No way I could justify any other pushchair now. sad

emark Sun 16-Mar-14 09:54:11

john Lewis are saying will be a display model in June then they will take orders which they expect will be available early august, this was the cheadle Manchester branch

Having spoken to people who have seen it in the flesh everyone has confirmed that it doesn't have the wobbly rickety feeling that the bee has, the suspension is excellent, the basket much easier to get into and the push is nicer than the bee. It doesn't fold quite as small as it doesn't telescope in like the bee does, but is free standing when folded.

Ijustworemytrenchcoat Sun 16-Mar-14 19:22:44

I have listened intently to everything Tiggywunkle has said on this pram SeaNanners and she said it is sturdier than the bee. I have also heard that the Bee can be a little awkward to use, quite difficult to change the seat round and fold etc. although some people obviously have no problem with it.

It's nice to have another option but Bugabee enter the market, I think people are crying out for this kind of pushchair.

emark Sun 16-Mar-14 20:35:05

I really hope it is available to buy by June, it looks really good like it will cover many requirements

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