eBay Deal or have we just blown our money?

eBay Deal or have we just blown our money?

The other day we managed to grab a “deal” on eBay for a Silver Cross Wayfarer travel system however, since winning, we’re now a little unsure if it will actually suit our lifestyle.

It wasn’t an impulse buy as such, we had tried and tested, as much as you can in a shop and at baby shows, a number of prams of which the Silver Cross Wayfarer was one of three that we thought would suit us best.

Silver Cross Wayfarer

Obviously we knew what our friends had and knew what they liked and disliked about their own prams. Most recommended the pram they had so that didn’t help narrow our search down a great deal, and on top of that, none are dog owners so don’t have footpaths to navigate on a daily basis.

We also took time to read a number of Silver Cross Wayfarer reviews which all seemed to indicate it would be an ideal choice for us, and a number of stores said that the pram would be fine on footpaths

Since winning the eBay auction, I can only conclude that Google have rejigged their SEO algorithms because now when we search for Silver Cross Wayfarer reviews, they seem to all be negative!

Our pram requirements

When compiling our travel system requirements, some of the most important factors were;

  • lightweight (not too concerned about it being compact)
  • 4 wheeler (prefer for stability)
  • easy to clean (because of footpath walking)
  • reasonably sized basket
  • well known and trustworthy brand
  • After playing with a number of different makes and models, we ruled out iCandy, Bugaboo, Cosatto and Quinny for a number of reasons. Some just didn’t feel right, others felt like they were more fashion accessories than functional machines and some were priced way beyond what we were happy paying for something that would be covered in poo and vom.

    eBay Auctions

    Our winning bid of £276 has bagged us an 8mth old Silver Cross Wayfarer pram in very good and clean condition. The usual few scratches and scuffs from daily use and a slight tear in the shopping basket which can be fixed very easily;

  • chassis with shopping basket
  • carry cot
  • reversible/reclining seat unit
  • simplicity car seat
  • simplicity car seat with adapters for pram
  • sky blue hood and apron
  • sky blue parasol
  • rain cover that fits carry cot and seat unit
  • drinks holder
  • Silver Cross Wayfarer Reviews

    Like anything on the internet, I always expect to read more negative than positive reviews on the internet as thats human nature. Somehow we all manage to find the time to complain and highlight the negatives, yet find ourselves too busy to do the same when it comes to compliments and positives.

    The differing opinions between how the Wayfarer is rated and the musings of jelly-like wobbles and breaking chasis on NetMums is a bit concerning and confirms that no matter how much research you do, you’ll never know if it fits your lifestyle until you try it.

  • 5/5 from The Dad Network
  • 5/5 from MadeForMums
  • 3/5 from MumsNet
  • 3/5 from Toys-R-Us
  • 72% from Which?
  • 4/5 from Feefo Independent Reviews
  • I think once we pick it up and take it for a spin, borrowing a friends little one, we may end up up sticking it back on eBay and start our search all over again 🙁

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    5 Comments

    1. Chris
      12th February 2016 / 3:04 pm

      4.5

    2. 26th March 2015 / 1:16 pm

      Let me know what you think when you get it. It’s such a personal thing. I’m interested to find out your thought. Don’t be too quick to assume you’ve made the wrong choice. 🙂

      • 26th March 2015 / 1:23 pm

        I will do.

        It’s a minefield out there and we are still very open minded but fingers crossed once we’ve tested it, it will show that we chose wisely. Not all is lost if its not as we should be able to recoup most, if not all of the £276 spent.

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