Eventually, a bargain!

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Eventually, a bargain!

Post: #213144 Alice Abbott
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:08 pm

We went out this afternoon to try to buy a used twin buggy. We had four to see. Three were the muckiest, most ramshackle and worn out examples you could wish to see. Each one was "valued" at between €60 and €75. Feeling very despondent, we went to see the last one, which was advertised for €25. I was so fed up with the whole idea that we nearly didn't go. After all, if those examples were worth so much, what would the €25 one be like? And there it was, a splendid, almost new buggy. There was a tiny burn mark on the handle and she reduced it by €5 without me even mentioning it.

Here is the previous mode of transport for the twins, then their new chariot. I had to pack them in and take them out to try it out straight away. I suppose it should be pink, but who cares? And it folds up too!

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Post: #213145 thesunflowergal
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Wow what a bargain.

Loving the piccie of the girls they look so sweet!!
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Post: #213146 Silver Ether
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:53 pm

Glad you got a good buy there ... but it does seem a shame they can't be carried about in a shopping basket for a wee while yet ... they look so lovely ... :icon_smile:
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Post: #213172 Millymollymandy
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:21 am

I do like the first one... but can see it is less practical than the 2nd :iconbiggrin: . Well done for getting such a great bargain. :cheers:
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Post: #213174 spider8
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:33 am

It sure feels good to get a bargain and you certainly have. I think the other sellers must have had a cheek wanting those kinds of prices so well done for hanging in there.
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Post: #213182 Mrs H
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:08 am

Ur girls r so gorgeous! Loving the new wheels, I couldn't live without r twin pushchair. Enjoy! Xx

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Post: #213183 Milims
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:13 am

Well done ou - on the twins and the bargain buggy! :mrgreen:
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Post: #213242 battybird
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:37 pm

The twins are so lovely...and the pushchair looks fantastic! Glad to see that there is a bargain out there! Enjoy! :cheers:
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Post: #213253 Alice Abbott
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:31 pm

Thanks.

It's a great buy, they can lie completely flat and will be able to sit up when they are older. Unfortunately, they remain identical after six weeks. No birth marks or any other oddities to tell them apart. I'll have to rely on their bracelets for now and personality differences as they get older. In the meantime poor Geneva is destined to be dressed in greenish clothing whereas Vienna's will be violet. For the time being at least, even if it's a piece of ribbon, a hat (see pic before) or socks. I can't be fumbling about for bracelets all the time! Luca's idea - I'm sure he will be a rocket scientist at some point...

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Post: #213263 Helsbells
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:10 pm

Oh my gosh, your babies are so gorgeous.

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Post: #213329 Jerseymum
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:06 pm

The babies are beautiful and the chariot looks like a stunning new mode of transport. Nice bargain!
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Post: #213334 Mrs Moustoir
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:48 pm

Well done you for getting a bargain. I've found that the French like to sell expensive and buy cheap! Some of the prices on leboncoin (equiv to free ads here) and at vide greniers are unbelievable. Yet if you are selling, they want to knock you down.

And your babies are lovely. Hope they start to sleep through the night soon.

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Post: #213336 bonniethomas06
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:39 pm

Aww, they are so schweet in that baby carrier, they look like two peas in a pea pod! Aww.
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Post: #214135 citizentwiglet
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:21 pm

Alice Abbott wrote:Thanks.

It's a great buy, they can lie completely flat and will be able to sit up when they are older. Unfortunately, they remain identical after six weeks. No birth marks or any other oddities to tell them apart. I'll have to rely on their bracelets for now and personality differences as they get older. In the meantime poor Geneva is destined to be dressed in greenish clothing whereas Vienna's will be violet. For the time being at least, even if it's a piece of ribbon, a hat (see pic before) or socks. I can't be fumbling about for bracelets all the time! Luca's idea - I'm sure he will be a rocket scientist at some point...


You could write their initials on the soles of their feet with permanent marker...... :mrgreen:

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Post: #214427 Keaniebean
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:57 am

That is such a darling picture of the two of them, definately peas in a pod. I like your method of telling them apart, I never realised that identical twins would look sooo similar that even their parents would have difficulty telling them apart. :?
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