Friday, October 10, 2008


I tried to talk myself out of it. I really did. But the boy was practically leaping out of the carriage the moment he set eyes on it. It's missing the steering wheel and the gear shift, but it was only $25. I think the previous owners added the plexiglass windshield, because retail images of it don't seem to have a windshield, and it doesn't quite look like a factory install. I guess it sold at Costco for $150, and at Target and Amazon for $280. But I dropped $20 for an hourly rental pick up truck to get it home, and $15 on eBay for a steering wheel that's meant to be mounted on playground equipment. So $60. Not bad. I'm a sucker for Goodwill. I give you: the Battat Activity School Bus, in all its glory.


anniemcq said...

You, sir, are a thrifty GENIUS.
This find is very impressive and I'm just a lit.tle ti.ny bit jealous.

Living In a Girl's World said...

Glad you were able to get it home!

I, Rodius said...

Ah, don't be jealous. You can come over and play with any time.

Thanks, I'm glad I got it home, too. It was actually something of a Homeric Odyssey that spanned two days, involved multiple vehicles a last-minute plea to the mother-in-law to babysit, and an evil woman who beat me to the hourly-rate rental truck by mere moments. But victory was mine at last!

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