Reader Dawn recently wrote me and asked for ideas on how to save money when buying kids’ bicycles and tricycles.
Like me she has a set of preschool-aged twins, and, if she’s anything like me, could really use the wheels to help wear the kiddos out!
I suggested the following to her:
- Put the word out to every person you know and see if anyone has bikes and trikes they’d be willing to give you or sell to you for cheap.
- Put the word out on Freecycle. This is a great place to get free stuff (and get rid of stuff you don’t need anymore).
- Shop garage sales and consignment shops. I was able to pick up a bike and tricycle in great condition for about $10 each a couple of summers ago.
That was about the extent of my advice, but I’m guessing some of you may have better ideas.
How do you save money when shopping for kids’ bicycles and tricycles? Please share!