I posted some pics of my finished nursery (for baby #2, due in 3 weeks) on a pregnancy message board, and one of the girls there said she loved my mobile but can’t afford it–it’s really expensive because they don’t make it anymore. She included an Amazon link and I about crapped myself: it’s $188.99. What the FUCK?
I bought it new for my first son about 4 years ago for $40 at Target. Yes, it’s gaudy and ugly, but it was far more interesting for my son to look at as a newborn than the bland pastel thing that matched his crib set. I loved that mobile as it enabled me to shower (with the monitor on high so I could hear it in the bathroom, of course), brush my teeth, or otherwise get 15min for personal care during those blurry early weeks. I made sure to keep it should there be a baby #2.
But–$200?! Are they INSANE? I don’t get it–there are other mobiles by this company still being made, and Ebay has this very mobile in the $70 range (still obnoxious, if you ask me, but it’s NOT in the $200-are-you-out-of-your-mind range).
Hubby of course is all about Ebaying this sucker once baby #2 outgrows it, though I don’t see any used ones fetching obnoxious prices.
Color me baffled.