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Quick. Emergency.

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Where can I get carseats and booster seats free or extremely cheap, immediately?





CPS just called, they are removing my step kids from their home and wanted to see if we would take them or if they needed to go into foster care. Obviously we are taking them. Planning on leaving in an hour or two, (it is a 12 hour drive)





My problem is, I dont have car seats or boosters for them. I really cant afford to go buy 4 new ones, although I will if I have too. Any ideas where to get some asap for cheap? any help would be appreciated


Eta: Thanks ladies, I knew you could help fast. I am headed to Walmart.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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purpleducky
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

This right here

Quoting Jennyanne322:

Booster seats are like $20 and a 5 point harness is like $35 at Walmart.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Oh, I was thinking like 100 a piece. $20 I can afford. I never go to walmart lol, but I guess Ill try there.


Quoting Jennyanne322:

Booster seats are like $20 and a 5 point harness is like $35 at Walmart.

carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Call the fire station, explain the situation and ask.

SOCO101
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Wal-Mart's great. 

You can also look at a resale shop, or flea market, but be really careful. Know the requirements, because some of these are old or missing important safety requirements.

brittany208
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM

 You should NEVER buy a car seat used because you don't know if its been in an accident. Are consignment shops even allowed to sell them?


Quoting TaylorBaby:

consignment shop.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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Do not get on from any consignment store. You don't know what type of shape it truly is in.

Quoting TaylorBaby:

consignment shop.

Jennyanne322
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Well get moving girl. Go get those seats and babies. Good luck!!!!

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh, I was thinking like 100 a piece. $20 I can afford. I never go to walmart lol, but I guess Ill try there.




Quoting Jennyanne322:

Booster seats are like $20 and a 5 point harness is like $35 at Walmart.

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Nicoleb9
by Emerald Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM
I *think* so. I'm always seeing their "carseat drives" they do where they give out carseats. I don't really know if they have them all the time. I'm sure they'd know where you could get one if they don't have any.


Quoting Anonymous:

Do they have those? I will call right now, thanks




Quoting Nicoleb9:

Fire station?





Police station?


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karraselle
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM

 Try to borrow from a friend, just for the day...And try freecycle...I took in my two year old nephew and got a carseat for him through their website but it took a couple of days searching for one.

3kidsmom357
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM
children's hospital in their area? it's does that for like $5 a seat. maybe cps will have some you can use since it is such a short notice
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