Babies R Us Has Completely Lost My Respect!
If you are a mommy or know someone who will be soon, then you may want to
reconsider that trip to Babies R Us. As a breast pumping mom, I was very happy
with the breast pump that I purchased years ago, the Medela Pump in Style.
However, as an internet retailer of pumping products, I became aware very
quickly that Medela was not looking out for moms and their wallets, but for
their own. Medela was extremely strict on allowing retailers to lower the price
of their breast pumps, which infuriated me because having a newborn is the time
when parents need a break.
Well, it turns out that Medela was not the problem after all. Thanks to
everyone’s big box baby store, Babies R Us, they were requiring manufacturers of
breast pumps, strollers and many other products from allowing other retailers to
lower their prices. Are you kidding me? They weren’t trying to help moms out,
but not allowing other retailers to lower prices and they might be the only
retailers with a good low price, but instead wanted to make sure that moms would
pay the high price only at their store. How lousy is that?
A class-action lawsuit has been brought against the big box chain and is
expected to go to trial in 2010. This article at Time.com
gives great details about the dirty little secrets of Babies R Us. So, as the
Time article states “all you moms who splurged on that $300 breast pump a few
years ago: start looking for the receipt.” This mom will no longer be giving
any more of her hard earned money to this company any more.