I have finally found the time to sit down and write the conclusion to last week's post about trying to find a double stroller. The day after I wrote the post, I was ready to give up. I was mentally preparing myself to give up my dream of a double side-by-side stroller and was trying to convince myself that that 4 block walk to the park was sufficient exercise.
Thursday morning I went to my osteopath on St. Clair and just before leaving saw an email from Moms To Be and More letting me know that their As Is store was having a tax free event from that Thurs to Sat. My first thought was, oh maybe I could get a stroller there. Then I thought, but what are the chances they would have a double stroller let alone a BOB. So I went to my appointment during which I thought about a stroller (yes, I can be a bit obsessive)and then I decided that since I was in the neighbourhood, I might as well check the store (if I didn't it probably would haunt me).
SO off we trekked to the store and as I was pulling up to park, I saw the moms to be truck unloading boxes which looked like they had the BOB logo on the side. I tamped down my excitement because what are the chances that they would have the BOB DUallie in stock at the AS is store. We walked in the doors and there it was, a BOB Duallie! Turns out, they had 5 BOB strollers that had literally just arrived minutes before we had. They were $200 off the regular $649 and there was no tax.
By taking the chance and checking out the store, I had saved $250 (if you include the tax) and gotten the stroller I wanted. I think it was fate. The stroller gods were feeling sorry for me and decided to give me a break.
Now I just have to wait for a day that's not freezing and raining and I will get to use it!