I've been doing alot of nursery shopping recently. I'm the kind of guy who researches pricing and details/reviews crazily, and I must say Retail and Online, it's hard to find true bargains in baby gear. Even online stores take you for a ride most of the time. So I'll show you the best deals I could find in my travels.
NOTE: I KNOW THE COUPON HAS BEEN POSTED BEFORE. That's not really the point here. I'm not sure anyone actually found a good use for it as the postage kills the deal usually at Harvey Norman Baby and Toys. But this is a good one I found, and since it involves a coupon code I used it as the header bargain.
Childcare brand Change Table Mat - $26 posted if paying via paypal, with coupon "PAYPAL"
Same one sold at Big W currently for $35.
I doubt you'll find it any cheaper than this $26 price, and it's probably going to be cost for HN.
Edit: deleted part where I said I thought HN may have hiked the postage cost to cover this paypal deal, rereading that now thats wrong, I think the postage price is just normal Australian postage cost - that is, high! But good news is, as below, rep advises they're looking into doing something about that.
Info on the actual 20% off paypal coupon here: http://www.harveynormanbabyandtoys.com.au/c/623/paypal1206?u...
Also - Change tables themselves are a rip off. Generally you can't find a decent wooden one for less than $150, and some go over $350 (total joke), but this deal from Super A Mart is really a bargain.
Sweet Dreams change table $99 - stock is low at many stores, but you can order it in if needed. Available in WHITE or COFFEE.
Note: I think that may be more expensive in some states (like $139) so apologies if your out of luck there!
While I'm at it, here are a few other good nursery deals right now
Easily the best deal on a (cheap) cot at the moment. This ones at BIG W.
Childcare Lullabye XT Cot - $180, in white or dark wood. Also another model available for $187 also good. I've seen one shop in particular trying to flog essentially the same one for $399. Wow.
Baby Bunting also has this deal. Childcare Sussex Cot + Mattress + Childcare change table + Mattress $399.
Page 7 of catalogue. This is hard to beat, but you can beat it if you buy separate items as I've listed, and can perhaps get a better mattress (I recommend the Childcare Premium for $98 at BIG W, or the $130 BB branded one)
Or, if your after a really nice cot for a good price, BB have a Boori Pioneer in various colors, with a (horrible) mattress for $495. This is a VERY nice cot. The mattress is horrible though, but if your really nice to the lady at the store they may swap it for a Baby Bunting Premium Mattress (usually $130) for no extra cost. This is a highly rated cot currently being superseded, similar ones are in the $600+ range. Note: there is a deal on a Tasman Eco for $435 (with a great latex mattress) but there is concerns over the latch breaking, so I'd go for the Boori Pioneer.
Cheapest decent Bassinette $99 @ Target (sells for $129 at baby bunting)
Cheapest decent electronic/sound walker $45. 50% off (Target brand, 50% off, but similar ones sell for $70-80) and other ones at same price (BB) which are smaller and no electronics/sounds/lights.
Cheapest decent sized play mat $25/50% off (Online store sold out, and stores had no stock since DAY ONE but you can do a raincheck at a real store)
Great deal on an electronic swinger $99 / save $50 (you usually dont find a proper electronic swinger for less than $150ish)
The best carseat for safety, convertible for 0-4 years, is the Safe n Sound AHR Meridian for $415. DO NOT PAY MORE. Many shops are still selling it for ~$450. Most places will price match various shops such as The Baby Gallery, Hush a Bye, and a other shops I've seen it at this price. There is a HUGE markup I believe on these things, as price matching was far too easy.
- Personally, for strollers we wanted something light, not too expensive, and VERY easy to fold up. The best deal here is the Steelcraft Agile. It's a Aussie copy of the Baby Jogger City Mini, but it's actually better, they've improved it a fair bit. Don't pay more than $325 for it. Many places still charging much more, but you should be able to find and price match it for $325.
Edit: Apologies, it was $324.95, not $315, I was confusing with the carseat!
- If your looking for a stroller that's a bit cheaper I'd suggest checking this one out. I can't say anything for its long term reliability, but its almost exactly the same as the Agile and $116 cheaper. The only real difference I noticed was the fabrics used weren't quite as good, but in the end its essentially the same smart design of the Steelcraft Agile/Baby Jogger City Mini.
Note: for any Target sales, if they have no stock, get a raincheck!!
Okay, I think thats all I can think of for now. Enjoy!
Edit: Additionally, if your after something a bit fancy and electronic (ie. baby monitor) then PriceUSA.com.au and Amazon.com are your friend.
Eg. we got this $199 (+shipping) baby + movement monitor
for $125 shipped via Amazon.com thru PriceUSA.com.au