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Where Can I find a good metal swing set

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Where Can I find a good metal swing set
By Jtsmom on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 03:22 pm:

I have looked at Walmart and toysrus, and they only have the plain, 2 swing, slide and bar to hang on. I have seen some in yards that have monkey bars and a higher slide. Anyway, can anyone recommend on line or off, where to go? Thanks

By Sandysmom on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 03:45 pm:

We had a metal swingset and there were so many bees nests in them, even in the hollow seats. Just food for thought when you go looking. The one we had was from Best.

By Kate on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 04:20 pm:

Toys R Us should have LOTS. They usually have pics of them with slips which you take to the register to purchase. Did you check the store personally, or did you just look online? Online Toys R Us has very few. Sears used to carry a lot, in the same manner as Toys R with slips of paper to purchase. You're not going to walk in anywhere and see ALL that they have set up. They'll only have a few set up, if any. BJs and Sams Club have them, too. I know Kmart has a simple wooden one with what you're looking for for only $200. Why do you want metal? I first chose metal, too, because I didn't want slivers and I didn't want to spend a lot. It did suffice for eight years, but I recently purchased a used wooden one because my girls are older now and enjoy the climbing offered by the wooden ones, as well as the higher swings and slide, and the play deck towers. You can check used sets in your area thru your newspaper or swap sheet, or do an ebay search for your specific town.

Hedstrom and Flexible Flyer are the big metal name brands.

BTW, my 'new' wooden one DOES have areas where slivers are going to be a problem, and it's true about the bees LOVING to nest in the hollow tubes. Neither option is perfect, sadly.

By Jtsmom on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 04:39 pm:

How would you get a used one to your house, is it too hard to take down and put back up? I would LOVE a wooden one, but they are so expensive. I saw the ones at Wal-mart but they just were so plain.

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 05:48 pm:

We just bought a nice, but small one at Toys R Us this weekend, on sale for $100. 2 swings, a slide, and a teeter totter swing thing... plain but the kids love it!

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 05:50 pm:

Should have read your post better... T-R-U has many more with lots of different things, in various price ranges.

By Kate on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 07:35 pm:

My sister and I have EACH just purchased used wooden sets and yes, we disassembled them and reassembled them. My sister used a flatbed trailer that my brother happens to have, and mine was just down the street so we used a hand truck/dolly to transport the tower part, and my minivan with seats removed for the rest. It took a grand total of about 3-4 hours from the moment of disassemble to completely reassembled, for each swingset. Not bad at all!

By Colette on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 08:24 pm:

Try this site for discounted wooden swing sets.

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