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Dh and I have decided to get dd a swingset for Christmas. Yes I know it's cold, but she keeps talking about one. She wants a metal one not a wooden one.
Anybody have any idea where I can get a decent quality one in the middle of the winter? Dh says he'll spend whatever it takes. But I'd like to keep it under $600.
No clue but good luck!! Just a suggestion would it be easier to wait until Easter and the the bunny man bring it?
You could try toys-r-us they have a catalog in store that you could probably order 1 from or wal-mart online.
We got our boys one for Christmas this year at Walmart, it was their top line metal swing set and we paid right around $225. Good luck.
My vote is for wood. Our metal one rusted right away. We bought ours for $1000 at Sam's club. I think they have less expensive models in wood there too.
I didn't know they sold metal ones for that price (the $225).
We're going with wood in the spring, but a smaller set around $300. Good luck making a choice!
Dh built a wooden one about 15 years ago for the boys. It is still there but needs repair and updating. I would just as soon update it and add some things. But dd wants the metal ones she sees at her friends. I went to Toys R Us today and every single swingset had a note that said "not currently available". I've been searching the internet and find all kinds of stuff but have wondered if the lower priced ones were worth taking home. I saw one I liked that was in the $350 range. The comments about the actual item were everything from love it and well worth the money to wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy. It said that the instructions were almost nonexistent.
This is getting frustrating. We may have to change our minds on this one.
You can also go to www.willygoat.com (I am pretty sure that is it) if not google willy goat. They seem pretty reasonable on their metal swing sets, plus they usually run a special on their shipping.
Is $225 too much or too little? All the swings around here (target, toys r us, walmart) ran around that price or under.
I was looking at swingsets on the internet with dd and she picked out one she like on Willygoat that was less than $300. She wanted to know if that was too expensive to ask Santa for. Her big Christmas gifts from Santa have always been fairly inexpensive until now. I told her we can always ask. It doesn't mean that is what he will bring, but you can tell him it's something that you'd really like to have.
One of my child care families a few years ago decided to get their dd a swing set for her birthday (in March). They got a really nice wooden one for about $1000 which was what the mom had planned on spending. Well, then the dad had to get some power tools to put it together, paint and all the equipment to "paint it right", the border for the safe fall zone, the material for the safe fall zone, etc. By the time they were done this $1000 play set ended up costing almost $3000!!! Mom was okay with it, though because they knew they were going to have more kids and it would get years of use. That little girl is in first grade now and has two little brothers (2 and 3) and mom gets to stay home with them so it's getting all that use!
I hope your dd enjoys her swing set.
Ordered the swing set for Willygoat a few days ago. It arrived today Fedex while I was gone to pick up dd from school. Fedex left in the driveway where dh parks his car. It had swingsets all over the outside of the box. THIS DD'S SANTA CLAUS PRESENT!!!! Urgh! The only thing that saved me was the fact that we brought home a small box from school with fundraiser stuff in it. The box we brought home was the same shape (long and skinnny) as the swing set box. DD said "Mommy, you got so much stuff, it had to be left at out house." I said, "yep and ushered her into the house w/o looking back.
Man, I made a lot of typos. Dh needed my attention on something and I posted w/o reading it.