What does "Open Box" mean?

Good Buy Gear has become a go-to resource for many families seeking to find a deal on the long list of items needed to raise a tiny human. Parents can shop for all the essentials they need, at a price they want to pay. From Gently Used to Barely Used to Open Box, Good Buy Gear carries a wide assortment of high quality gear. 

We have detailed our conditions like this: 

Brand New – Item will be in original packaging and/or have the tags still on it and show no signs of ANY use.

 Guidecraft Magnetic Set fine motor development toys 

Open Box -- Box has been opened and item may or may not have been removed. These products are typically floor models or returns that have been inspected for safety, functionality and cleanliness. Flaws, if any, will be minor. The original box may not be included.

 open box baby gear ergo baby carrier 

Barely Used – Item will show minimal signs of use and may not have the original packaging or tags. 

 used uppababy vista stroller 

Gently Used – Item may show some signs of use, like minor scratches or stains, but will still include all pieces and is in perfect working order (e.g. battery operated functions all work properly), unless otherwise noted in the comments.

used activity center  

Loved – Item shows signs of wear in the form of tears, fabric stains or fading, and may be missing pieces.  Some features or functions may not be working properly, but if the item is not working properly it will be noted.

Used Burley Bike Trailer


Many consumers are familiar with gently used but we often get questions about what exactly Open Box means? While it’s not always possible for us to determine, and therefore definitively disclose, the exact origin of a product that is designated as Open Box, these items are typically store returns, floor models, or products with a box that was damaged during transit. Many retailers have a “final sale” policy on Open Box baby items, meaning they do not accept returns on those specific items.  But Good Buy Gear provides a Stress-Free Guarantee on all the inventory we sell, including consigned seller inventory and Open Box products. 

After reviewing thousands of baby items it has become apparent that even an item that has never been used can still have some slight blemishes. For example, an expecting mom received a stroller as a registry gift, took it out of the box, realized it was not her preferred color, and therefore it was returned. The simple act of taking a stroller out of a box and putting it back into a box can, unfortunately, create minor blemishes. 

The best part about buying Open Box baby items is you can score an amazing deal on an item that is functionally new so you don’t have to compromise on the useful life of the product. But, if a minor blemish is going to drive you bananas, or you need the comfort of a manufacturer’s warranty, shopping for a brand new product is definitely the way to go. The good news is, either way you can always easily resell it with Good Buy Gear!

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