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To not want to take my pram back?

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 22-Jan-14 22:36:54

I'm due in march. I've searched long and hard for a pram which ticks all of my fairly picky boxes. I got a fantastic bargain. With a sale going on, a free car seat and a discount for an old seasons colour, I got the pram carrycot and car seat for less then just the pram in any other colour. Its dirt cheap and on a by now pay later 0% interest thingy.
Anyway. This is third baby so I'm not a starry eyed first timer. Everything else is hand me down or second hand. that is fine.
DP has gone to play pool and one of his team mates has offered him their old pram for free. Hes decided that we should return the new one and take the freebie.
I'm feeling rather upset.
I haven't seen this pram, its not what I picked, and I have saved on everything else. I don't want it!
DP has the arse now.
Apart from anything else, the new pram has been here for 6 weeks and has been opened. I'm fairly certain it's not returnable.

LowLevelWhinging Wed 22-Jan-14 22:38:27

keep it. by third baby, you know what you want/need.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 22-Jan-14 22:38:36


The pram is always my choice, as 9/10 I will be pushing it.

HenriettaPie Wed 22-Jan-14 22:40:08

Keep it. It's your choice

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 22-Jan-14 22:40:16

The only reason I would consider it is that the new pram is on finance. If the second hand one works, ticks your boxes and is in good nick, might be worth a look. I had to convince DH not to rely on a second hand one after making him try to lift it with one hand. He is a black belt and goes to the gym every day. He couldn't. I had a 9lb baby and a c-section scar. Still pisses me off.

Mim78 Wed 22-Jan-14 22:41:19

No yanbu. Tell him it's not returnable if you want to save a row.

Otherwise explain the benefits of the one you have chosen rationally in a way he will understand.

You could just tell him to sod off but that's probably not v reasonable!

I can completely understand wanting something new for new baby and something you have chosen. However I should say I am 35 weeks myself so maybe not looking at it rationally. With pfb I was v funny about having anything second hand or not perfect until after baby was born and then I was glad of all contributions so it may have been hormones.

bunnymother Wed 22-Jan-14 22:41:28

DH can push the baby in the freebie and you can use the nice new pram. Actually, seriously, tell your DH that you are keeping the new pram as you love it and chose it carefully. Prams are so important when your DCs are little. A bad one is a nightmare.

Bumpandkind Wed 22-Jan-14 22:41:59

No YANBU. Most of our baby bits have come second hand from my big baby heavy family. It's really nice to treat yourself to at least one new thing. Keep and enjoy the pram.

PollyPutTheKettle Wed 22-Jan-14 22:42:31

YANBU. Keep the pram.

whitepuddingsupper Wed 22-Jan-14 22:42:50

Tell your DP you have absolutely no right to return the new one just because he changed his mind and the shop will probably tell you to jog on. Could the freebie be a spare for at grandparents' house?

LouiseAderyn Wed 22-Jan-14 22:45:50

If your dp wants to save money, tell him to stop going out with his mates!

Keep your pram.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 22-Jan-14 22:45:51

I'm fairly certain that it is non returnable. Its a credit agreement because the pre payment plan they used to do resulted in too many returns. I'd have done the pre payment plan out of preference.

Purplefrogshoe Wed 22-Jan-14 22:46:57

Yanbu tell him it's too late to take it back grin

BumpNGrind Wed 22-Jan-14 22:47:51

You say that a team mate has offered it for free. Does his partner know? This sounds like something my DH would do, offer something for free when I had plans for it or wanted to sell it.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 22-Jan-14 22:49:14

Hes sulking now! He's on to a losing streak if he thinks he can out sulk a hormonal pregnant person. hmm

HoneyDragon Wed 22-Jan-14 22:49:49

What pushchair is it, and what's the freebie?

<<loves prams>>

notso Wed 22-Jan-14 22:58:42

Yes what brands are we talking about?

My Mum got pissed off when I was pg with DC1 and I refused her 'vair rich' cousins pram. It was the size of a tank and fugly!
Apparently it was the same type Madonna used for Lourdes hmm and as an 'unmarried teenage mother I should be bloody grateful'.

HemlockYewglimmer Wed 22-Jan-14 23:00:47

I let DH get the pram for DC4 free from one of our friends. He could use it fine, but I had such difficulties with it, it actually made me cry. I should have said no and got the one I wanted. So YANBU.

foreverondiet Wed 22-Jan-14 23:04:08

Well I think its probably irrelevant because you probably can't return it after 6 weeks.

I would attempt to return it - ie agree with your DH, but when you can't return it they you can pretend to be disappointed?

Starballbunny Wed 22-Jan-14 23:04:11

YANBU a shiny expensive go anywhere mountain buggy was the one new, full price thing DD1 got.

It was a dream to bush, went smoothly along the canal tow path and DMILs Cornish coast paths. It was very carefully researched and I would not have swapped it for all the free push chairs in China.

Even if people did giggle and call it my baby wheel barrow (it was the only three wheeled buggy in town, DD1 is 15)

LittleBabySqueakSqueak Wed 22-Jan-14 23:06:05

We got a free one from my sister. I used it a couple of times, established that the handle was the wrong height and hurt my back, and it wouldn't fit in the car, and it's been taking up space ever since. I got the one I wanted after that and I love it.

MsAspreyDiamonds Wed 22-Jan-14 23:11:05

Keep the new one for daily use & keep the free pram for travelling. If it gets lost, stolen or damaged whilst en route somewhere then it's no big deal.

yorkie11 Wed 22-Jan-14 23:19:27

My dh did the opposite. I got an adequate pram on freecycle but he wanted new. We choose the new one together and it is fab.
Yanbu. Keep the new one.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 22-Jan-14 23:38:34

Travelling? Whats that? confused
Mine is a britax 3 wheeler. I searched long and hard for the right pram, I have very fixed ideas about what I need. Mainly, 3 big wheels which will go off road and a rear facing seat. Also not costing £900!
The pram is a discounted old season colour, the car seat was free and there was 20% off of everything. Including the carrycot the whole loy was less than the pram alone in a current colour. It came to £289.
I have no idea what the freebie is. It could be a Bugaboo chameleon and I still wouldn't want it!

MrsOakenshield Wed 22-Jan-14 23:42:49

I'm guessing you're the one who's going to be pushing it the most, in which case you get to choose!

We bought a new cot for DD despite having been given one from Dsis's Sil. I just didn't like it. At all.

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