I made a car seat trade with my friend. She isn't a tech but she is about as passionate about car seats as I am so I totally trust her seat. She gave me her frontier 85 and I gave her my boulevard 70. Her teenage dd has a one year old and they were going to use it as an extra seat when the dd took her baby out w/ her friends.
I was kinda sad to see it go but didn't really need it.
About a week or two later, my friend texted me back and said she was giving me back the seat. She said her dd didn't need it and something about her not being grateful for having it or whatever. Her dd is kind of like that - I think she wasn't liking this seat and probably complaining that it wasn't new. (normally I wouldn't adovcate using a used seat, but I can assure you all, it was a good seat; not expired or in an accident.
So, I was like, that is fine. Actually, I was happy to get my seat back. I have a Cosco Scenera I use as an extra seat for kiddos I babysit for from time to time and decided I'd like to use my boulevard for that instead of the cosco. I kinda wish I had thought of that to begin with.
Well, tonight I get a text from my friend. Apparently, her dd left the car seat in a friends car and the friend (another teenager) ran a red light and t-boned someone, totaling her own car and my seat!!
I'm SO sad. My friend is telling the other teen's mom (who doesn't speak good English btw) that the seat should be replaced. But will the insurance realy replace it? I'm afraid that without pressure from the owner, they won't. And if they do, I don't know if she will give me the money or not (it's a $300 seat). She said she would but I am not counting on it.
It doesn't matter, we made a fair trade. I know that. And I know I'll get over it. But I'm just so sad. I really loved that seat and I was looking forward to getting it back.