Becoming a new parent is physically, mentally, and financially draining. Particularly in the current climate of Covid-19, the continuation of furlough, many businesses closing down, and a spike in unemployment, it is an exceptionally difficult time to be expecting or have a new-born. And as certain areas within the UK re-enter lockdown, the saying ‘life goes on’ is more applicable than ever when it comes to expecting and new parents. Wearing face masks, remaining two meters apart and a lack of human contact takes the fun out of shopping for those perfect accessories and can dampen the joy and excitement one is meant to feel when expecting.
To add to this unsavoury situation, the perennial pressure to ensure you have the best, safest, and highest-rated baby equipment, such as car seats, sterilisers, pushchairs, and so on, is like a devil weighing down the backs of parents.
But what if you could get the majority of essential baby equipment at the fraction of the retail price, without even leaving your home?
Partnered with John Lewis, Wayfair, and other top brands, Global Auctioneers is first in the list to receive some of the most sought-after baby brands, including Tommee Tippee, Maxi Cosi, Medela, Béaba, and Joie. You can catch a range of items from pushchairs to breast pumps, sterilisers to baby grows, and almost everything in between, which will surely kit out your nursery for a comparatively fractional amount of the retail price.
Success stories of auction-bought baby products include a Maxi Cosi car seat selling for 14% of the retail price (RRP £240), with another bagging a Tommee Tippee steriliser at 25% the retail price (RRP £65). These are only two examples from a countless list of happy customers who managed to kit their nursery for a fraction of the cost, with the biggest of brands.
The prices are most certainly what should win you over to switch from buying from the retailer to auction houses, but the atmosphere, particularly the Saturday Live Auction, is a fantastic environment that can instil some more excitement and joy into a currently stressful situation. You can watch and participate from the comfort of your own home, or you can mask up, get the hand gel at the ready and head down to the warehouse for a full day of live auctions, where a baby bargain can be bagged.
In these tumultuous and challenging times, a helping hand is more than welcome, especially for new and expecting parents. Save the date for Saturday, as our massive auction goes live at 10 am.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Love from the Global Auctioneers Team