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