The Internet was all aflutter this evening when the website BabyCheapskate put out the 411 on getting Britax Marathon car seats for $42.99, instead of the regularly price of $279.99. We didn't really need any more carseats, but I made sure to send the link to Anne, whose son will outgrow his baby carrier soon enough. Then Dan and I talked about it and we ordered them as well, so we'd have them on hand for his car and for the occasional plane trips that we hope to take over the next several years.
Not long after I saw the posting, news of this deal spread like wildfire. I received e-mails and Twitter's left and right for a good three hours about the great price on the car seats. I read details of it in blog after blog. It was a Britax invasion!
But just now the invasion has come to a halt. Something happened on the target.com website, and the car seats are no longer available. (Oh, the humanity!) You should read the rumors going around now. There's talk of Target not honoring the purchases that people made. Discussions are happening about how this price was an error! I don't know what happened, but when I clicked the link to see for myself, target.com just said they were sold out.
We'll see what happens with our order. I hope they honor our purchase, and the purchases that all the other people made on their site. But it is Target, so who knows. But for now, the story has made an otherwise mundane Sunday evening quite interesting. I'll let you know the outcome when our order arrives, sometime between 12/16/08-1/6/09, which is what my receipt lists. :-)