Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Just when I thought I'd made up my mind

I have been looking at baby bedding for weeks now, trying to decide which one I should get. I finally made up my mind. Yes I even looked one more time last night at work and found nothing better than the something blue. So I was fully prepared to order it today. But then I got a call from my MIL, she and her cousin had found the pottery barn tractor bedding I had been eyeing since I first started looking at bedding options. Now what do I do? Well once I got a little more info the decision wasn't that hard to make? They found it on ebay, someone had purchased it at Pottery Barn Kids, and now that it is no longer for sale at the store, this ebayer is auctioning it (new in package) on ebay, with an asking price of $529, and a starting bid of $499. I think the store price was somewhere around $250-$300. Apparently this person has multiple similar items for sale. Must be a good way to make a living.

Even though my MIL and her cousin offered to buy it for me, which was very thoughtful, I just can't justify spending that much of anybody's money on baby bedding. Plus my sister Rachael has assured me that we can do something very cute with the something blue bedding I had picked out. And now that I think about it, if I were to splurge and spend $500 on baby bedding, I would probably get this sock monkey one from posh tots.

However, being the indecisive person that I am, I will probably wait until Aug 23, when the ebay auction ends, and see if the tractor bedding sells or not. If it doesn't maybe she will relist it for a more reasonable price.

Whoever would have thought picking out baby bedding could be so hard. Is this what it's going to be like when I pick out a car seat, a stroller, bottles, pacifiers? I mean really how do you ever decide which one is the best? Having a baby is getting very complicated.


Francie said...

I really like the monkey one! How cute! Hey, at least you only have a couple days to wait for the auction to be over with... then, if it does sell, it'll help make up your mind!

Rachael said...

The monkey one is really cute.

I still think you can do a lot with the something blue set and that you should order it soon so we can match colors to paint!

Shannon said...

PBK tractor is adorable, but you are so right about not spending that much on bedding. Just think of all the other stuff you will be able to get and not feel guilty over. You and Rachael will have alot more fun being creative if you get the something blue.

As for the other stuff you are worried about? It just works out. alot of the stuff will come as gifts so you dont have to decide.

Peg Perago for the stroller though. Strollers are the one place you should not skimp.
(Not sure if I spelled the brand correctly, but its close enough if you want to google it)