View Full Version : Should I sell my new Buzz for a Phil & Ted's e3?
05-23-2005, 12:13 AM
Alright, I am pathetic. After weeks' of research, I finally settled on a Quinny Buzz for my 5.5 month-old daughter. We like it a lot, but are now thinking that an e3 might have been a better choice. We hope to have another child relatively soon (within reason, LOL!) and think the e3 would be as smooth as the Buzz as a single, but would be great because it can be converted to a double. I would miss the ability to have DD face me, but would love the basket.
I am about to receive a brand new chassis and wheel set for my Buzz because my original one sqeaked. We are the only people who have ever had this problem so I am not really worried it will happen again, but it would be a good time to sell. The wheels and chassis would be new and the seat certainly shows no wear.
What do you all think?
05-23-2005, 12:45 AM
IMO, stick with what you have if you're happy with it right now. You can sell or trade when you have a second child and actually need the double stroller; you may have a different idea what kind of options you want at that point, and new strollers with new features will certainly have come out in the interim.
I'm not a stroller guru, but it's what I would do.
05-23-2005, 01:50 AM
I sold my Buzz because I liked my E3 and P3 much better. For me the negatives of the Buzz were that it is very wide, no storage and huge fold.
05-23-2005, 05:39 AM
If you'll have your second soon, you'd probably need a real double anyway. If you like your stroller, keep it. When you have youe second, and know the age difference, you'll know more what you need.
05-23-2005, 07:57 AM
Is the E3 as long or longer front-to-back as the Buzz? Do you find it roughly the same in shops?
05-23-2005, 08:03 AM
You and Marit have a point, but I guess I am worried that I will spend so much more money if I keep the Buzz for a year or so and then have to buy something like the e3 anyway. We hope to have 2 under 2 (I know--a little nuts!) so I think the e3 would be a good double for that age difference. Though you are right that I will probably covet something new in the interim!
I would hope to get almost what I paid for my Buzz if I were to sell it now since the chassis and wheels will have never been used and the color is the rare Wakeboard topline. Maybe I am kidding myself.
05-23-2005, 09:36 AM
I agree with the other posters. I think 2 under 2 would be better suited to a true double, like a MBUD. My kids are further apart, but if they were closer I think I would have gotten a true double and not a single hybrid. I looked at both the e3 and the Valco with TS and I ended up with the Valco.
Mom to Charlie (3.2 years) & Mateo (6 months)
05-23-2005, 10:08 AM
You are in NYC correct? Feedback I've heard from some NYC mamas is that the second child sits down too low...close to exhaust, fumes, noise and too close for curb clearance in some places. Just something to consider.
05-23-2005, 12:25 PM
On the other hand- the e3 is SO much easier to get in and around stores in NYC than the MBUD. I have both (stroller obsessed...) and While I do love the side by side, I am finding that I use my e3 more often and the kids are both happy in it. they are 19 months apart. I didnt have the stroller when I owuld have used it in infant/toddler mode so I have no suggestions on that one, but in toddler/toddler it is a great success- easy to push, very agile and 2 happy kids!
And I run into more moms who come up and tell me theirs is due in in July- they are goign to be everywhere by August!
05-23-2005, 12:25 PM
If it's what you want to do!
I love my e3 but I'm not using it and DH has put down the threat, strollers get used or they get new homes - waaaaaaaaaaah! Of course now I'm seeing the 05 Zippy and thinking that would be nice, and I still want a Loola, then I saw the Buzz and that looks interesting. I can't make up my mind on anything and I'm about to go nuts!
I can't decide what I want, but the e3 is going......
05-23-2005, 01:37 PM
Hmmm....so tempting to ask how much. Why aren't you using it?
05-23-2005, 01:44 PM
Yep, I am in NYC. I am still a little worried about the exhaust, etc., but we may move to Portland, Maine before (or shortly after) #2 is born (assuming you can actually plan these things!) and it would bother me less there I think. Hadn't thought about the curb clearance. Guess I could wait and see how everyone does when they all arrive this July. I am not sure I can part with my Buzz yet either.
05-23-2005, 01:47 PM
Thanks Betsy! Did you use it as a single? I would be giving up a buzz to get it and would be using it as a single for at least a year. Not sure it is worth it for the single mode even if it is a great double.
05-23-2005, 02:02 PM
>Hmmm....so tempting to ask how much. Why aren't you using
Still trying to figure out how much, we have piles of accessories for it too.
Not using it because youngest DD prefers to sit up more, like half hanging over the napper bar, she's a busy body, older DD just doesn't want to ride anymore, none of her friends do :o She's 3.5 and the peer pressure is strong! She's just done I guess......
05-23-2005, 02:17 PM
Samantha, I have no opinion on the stroller, but I just wanted to let you know that we've got a couple BBB members in the Portland area. Let us know if you move up here! :)
05-23-2005, 02:27 PM
Really? Do you love it? We are really "this close" to making a decision. It won't be until next summer (I need to finish law school first), but we are getting a bit excited!
05-24-2005, 08:25 AM
Samantha, I didn't get the stroller till I had 2 kids and the little guy was already 6 mo. However, I do intend to use it as a single once I am down to one rider again (whenever that may be) That was one of the great things about it- totally great single stroller (look at all the folks with MBUSs and Single Valcos- and I much prefer the look of the e3)
I might recommend having a small umbrella- Volo or Triumph just for public transportation but I do love how the e3 rides.
And the big thing in our fam is that DH LOVES the e3. He wants me to ditch all the other strollers (yeah right) because he says this one is the best! Now that is something!
I don't know much about the Buzz to comapre it to but I would say the e3 is probably longer front to back than the Buzz which makes getting in and out of doors a bit harder- however, I have been "driving" an MBUD so the e3 is so much more nimble and easy to maneuver in the city!
I really think someone needs to set up a stroller rental business so you could check out a stroller for a few days before buying it. Wouldnt that make life easier!?!?
05-24-2005, 08:43 AM
05-24-2005, 11:18 AM
Hey I don't have an opinion on the stroller since I don't own nor have I seen either of them in real life, but.... I do live in Maine. Lewiston to be exact and I don't think exhaust would be a problem!!!!!
I love Maine by the way!!!:)
05-25-2005, 08:06 AM
How is Lewiston? I went to Bates so I have fond memories of life up there. This time of year we were on the 'Scog rowing at all hours of the morning and evening. It was soo beautiful! I miss it.
Life in NYC is very different but I love it too.
What I really miss is Freeport! Hard to get used to shopping anywhere else and esp NYC after the great deals there!
Hope spring has sprung!
05-25-2005, 08:47 AM
Lewiston is great. Except right now it has been raining for weeks. I can't stand the rain!!! I am a teacher so I'm almost done working so I really hope the summer weather gets better because if it is like it has been I might just have to move :)
05-26-2005, 08:10 PM
you want to sell that one to me?
I am looking.
please write back, as I can't seem to pull up your address on here anymore.
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