I am the world's biggest bargain shopper. I'm the kind of person who receives a compliment on an article of clothing and responds with, "I got it for two dollars!" (You know, instead of just taking the compliment). So anytime I've had to make a very large purchase, I do A LOT of research, and then I scour the internet for deals, check craigslist in every major surrounding city, stalk ebay, wait a year and finally find something that ends up being non-returnable and not quite what I wanted. Needless to say, bargain hunting can be a good trait, but it can sometimes override common sense.
I've done a lot of research in the last day on double strollers. You read my last post. I had it narrowed down. I thought. Then I took Abram out to a few stores, strapped him in a few strollers, and lamented how every double stroller would just end up being something we would want to get rid of in the next year because we wouldn't want to push a limousine if one of the kids just wanted to walk. So I did more research. And I found this:
It's the Baby Jogger City Select (and here's a video)
So great, right? But they know it's great. And they know they can charge for that greatness. The stroller: $500. The second seat: $170. The car seat adapter: $60
So what do I do? Do I stick to a big, heavy, long double stroller that won't last our family for as long? Or do I ask for this from every single family member and friend that I have for Selah's birth present? Is it worth it? Tell me I'm crazy.