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Confused about car seat regulations? Read our reviews of baby car seats, toddler car seats and booster seats to find out which ones are worth investing in.

Is this too good to be true?
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RangerMummy1 · 23/11/2018 19:25

I've been looking online for a two way pearl, they are over £200 on most sites. However I've found an eBay seller who is offering them (new) starting at just a few pounds. Obviously they go up and up but still go for a LOT less than anywhere else is selling them... Am I right to feel this is just too good to be true or should I just go for it and start bidding? Anyone bought a car seat in this way? Any problems /advise? Thanks x

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Jackshouse · 23/11/2018 19:27

Are the second hand? General if it sounds too good to be true then it is.

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RangerMummy1 · 23/11/2018 19:39

Nope, says they're new. They have largely good reviews too. Not sure how they're doing it. Think it probably is too good to be true though

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teaandbiscuitsforme · 23/11/2018 20:13

Not worth the risk. You've got no idea where they've come from, how they're being stored, how they've been transported etc. You'd have no seat so no come back with Maxi Cosi should you have an issue. For some things that would be ok but with car seats you are literally talking about the possibility of life and death.

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teaandbiscuitsforme · 23/11/2018 21:04

No receipt even!!

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RangerMummy1 · 23/11/2018 21:28

Hmm...I think you make a very good point. Right off I go to find the best deal I can from an altogether more legit looking shop.

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teaandbiscuitsforme · 23/11/2018 21:41

The Two Way Pearl is fairly pricey for what it is. Would a different seat be an option? If you're looking for an 18kg seat then the Joie Stages is about £100. Otherwise the Britax Two Way Elite is an excellent 25kg ERF seat and about £180.

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RangerMummy1 · 24/11/2018 19:13

I'll look into some of those. I was going for the 2 way pearl because it fits on the isofix base we already have, so I thought it would save buying another base, and also I've heard good things about them.

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teaandbiscuitsforme · 24/11/2018 19:32

Neither of those seats I mentioned need a base so it's just the one price.

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BertieBotts · 26/11/2018 14:18

Prob a Chinese fake. Worth reporting to ebay actually, fake car seats are death traps.

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