I just sold another perfectly fine baby stroller I found on the curbs by my apt, so I thought I'd show some examples of what I've saved from being crushed in a garbage truck -- and passed on to families who need them!
I find a lot of high-end strollers. If they're not in perfect condition, I sell them online for parts. For example, the frame may have a crack in it, or the brakes don't work, but everything else is perfect. This is a strong income stream for me. Parts make a lot of money.
When strollers are appropriate to sell for cash on Craigslist, I list them and they move fast. People are happy to get a good deal, or a same day solution when they're in a bind.
The most important thing to me is the pride I get in saving these from being wasted to help the environment, others and myself at the same time.
It's a triple win.
People either want to or talk about helping, or they take action and help. Everyone can make an impact if they choose to.
Here are just SOME complete strollers I've sold for cash, usually in the $75-$350 range:
City Mini Baby Jogger #1
City Mini Baby Jogger #2
Yes, City Mini Baby Jogger #3
Yessss, City Mini Baby Jogger #4
Bugaboo Cameleon 3 - got $350 cash for this one to someone living two blocks away. Found three buildings from my doorstep. Easy.
Maclaren Triumph Twin
Maclaren Major Elite Stroller
UPPAbaby G-Luxe (very common)
Maxi Cosi Stroller Taxi
Peg Perego Pliko
Let's not leave the pets out with a Burley Tail Wagon DOG Stroller/Bike Trailer. The woman was thrilled to get this for her dog at the beach that day. I found on the curb nearby with a note saying "trash" on it.
Here's a recent example of when I take a complete stroller apart and sell it online for much more. These were initial estimates. Most sold for more. I find countless strollers to sell as parts.
Sometimes I take larger accessories or parts that I prefer not to ship and try to sell them for cash
Bugaboo Cameleon Chassis With Wheels
City Mini Baby Jogger Second Seat
Britax Stroller Ride On Board
I've sold hundreds of stroller parts sales. Many parts go for $30, $50, $75, $100+, etc., ALONE because they're from discontinued models. These are just a few for ideas and inspiration.
- Front Wheels
- Rear Wheels
- Seat Cover(s)
- Belly Bars
- Car Seat Adapters (can be big $ for small parts)
- Seat Straps
- Seat Frames
- Brake Mechanisms
- Spring Loaded Release Systems
- Locking Mechanisms
Most importantly, I make sure I test and inspect everything to make sure that everything is safe. I also clean (rubbing alcohol does wonders), hand wash the fabrics, and oil things as needed.
I also find a ton of car seats and their adapters I'll post another time.
Thanks for reading. Don't be shy to share this post if you feel it'd help others.