I was browsing around Amazon’s Deals Store and stumbled on a great deal on the Diono Olympia cat seat in shadow. Originally priced at $299.99, you can now get it for just $254.99, along with absolutely free shipping.
The Diono Olympia car seat is a convertible booster seat that can be used for up to 49.90kg (110lbs). It has a 5-point harness and has been NCAP crash tested.
Reading about the specs is great and all but it also has the reviews to prove its worth. There are 35 reviews with a general consensus of 4.5/5 stars with positive comments like this one:
Overall I love this seat. It is narrow, easy to get my child into and comfortable for her. It is quite heavy, but not impossible to carry. I almost bought the next model up, but after reading some reviews where kids hate their head supports in it, I decided on this. So happy I did. This is definitely the seat to buy once your child outgrows the infant carriers.
Don’t like the Diono Olympia in black? No worries, there are plenty more Diono car seats to save on:
- Diono Olympia seat graphite in grey/black: was $299.99/ now $254.99
- Diono Pacifica seat sunburst in orange/grey: was $339.99/ now $288.99
- Diono Pacifica sea graphite in grey/black: was $339.99/ now $288.99
- Diono Pacifica seat shadow in black: was $339.99/ now $288.99
- Diono Rainier seat shadow in black: was $379.99/ now $322.99
- Diono Rainier seat glacier in blue/grey: was $379.99/ now $322.99
- Diono Rainier seat graphite in grey/black: was $379.99/ now $322.99
- Diono Rainier seat orchid in purple/black: was $379.99/ now $322.99
- Diono Rainier seat houndstooth in black: was $379.99/ now $322.99
They all come with free shipping as well.
Just to give you an idea, I had a look around at Toys R Us’ site for Diono car seats and the cheapest one I found is the Diono RadianRXT on sale for $305.97 (reg. $359.99). It’s a different model from the ones being sold at Amazon right now but in comparing the specifications, they’re nearly identical with the main difference being that the RadianRXT holds less weight, has an included cup holder and can be folded flat. You’re basically paying more for the bells and the whistles but the safety of the seat remains unchanged.
The only Diono Pacifica car seat I found at Toys R Us is the one in shadow black and it’s currently regularly-priced at $339.99, whereas at Amazon, you can get it for just $288.99. Another point to mention about shopping for a car seat at Toys R Us is that unless you pick it up in-stores, you would need to pay shipping fees.
(Expiry: 12th January 2015 @ 3am ET)