Shopping gently used and open box car seats with GoodBuy Gear can help you confidently score the top car seat brands at a fraction of the price.
Is it OK to buy a gently used car seat?
We created the GoodBuy™ Car Seat Safety Check process so parents can make their own informed decision on whether or not buying a gently used car seat is right for their family. We also sell open box car seats, which have never been used.
How do I know which car seat condition is right for me?
An open box car seat has no signs of use. The packaging and box have been opened and the item may or may not have been removed. These products are typically floor models, display models or returns that have been inspected for safety, functionality and cleanliness. Gently used car seats have previously been used, but all gently used car seats listed for resale on goodbuygear.com have passed the GoodBuy™ Car Seat Safety Check.
What's the GoodBuy™ Car Seat Safety Check?
The GoodBuy™ Car Seat Safety Check is the first-ever proprietary process for buying and selling gently used car seats. This 30-point safety inspection process was developed over an extensive 12-month research and testing period with experts in car seat design, engineering and safety, plus child passenger safety technicians (CPSTs). Here’s what it entails:
✔️GoodBuy Gear certified technicians trained by our in-house CPST examine every gently used car seat before listing it for resale on our site.
✔️All sellers must sign a legally binding attestation certifying they’re the original owner and that it has never been in a motor vehicle crash and was only cleaned with manufacturer approved cleaning products.
✔️All car seats accepted for resale must be more than two years from expiration and not recalled.
✔️In addition to our standard quality checks, every car seat must pass all 30 GoodBuy™ Gear Car Seat Safety Checks to qualify for resale.
We strongly recommend that you consult an expert to ensure you are properly trained on how to install your car seat and safely buckle in your little one.