Originally Posted by SEEPAE
the people that complained only do it behind their backs. Like those bunkybuns, they complained and dawged binkybuns but never said anything to her until 1 of them came forward a few months later and then they ALL came forward.
People on another board ridicule Tinker, but they buy from her. Apparently it is ok to do this. No one seems concerned. I love her soakers. I never had a smoke issue, and I am quite sensitive to smoke. I think some people like to make fun and cause drama (maybe there is not enough in their lives).
Funny enough those people's concerns about the BinkyBuns were quite unfounded. One lady said that the diaper leaked for her heavy wetter overnight--she was using no doubler or anything. It was kind of silly. The issue was not NEARLY as bad as some made it seem. If I am not mistaken--and I may be--the same few women threw fits over ANOTHER diaper maker
(when the boards are slow) really over minor cosmetic issues (diapers w/serging errors sold as seconds). They never once addressed the issue with the WAHM, which is how the problem would have been solved. They claimed they did not want to hurt feelings, but in the end they did far more than that.
I personally think communication is key. I was saddened (and left those boards) because certain people attacked others. And when one jumped on, THEY ALL jumped on. Groupthink? Possibly. And really it turned into a juvenile name calling situation where people's feelings were not considered (and people like me left because the drama was too much. High School anyone?). I just thought moms could show each other respect and support rather than tearing them down and being derogatory (I get enough of that in the real world).
Anyway my point is I agree with you
If you have a problem, kindly email the person before you tell your closer 100 internet friends. It might make the WAHM a lot more likely to correct it and make you happy. I know a few times on eBay a buyer misunderstood something, and had they simply ASKED me it would be been explained. I say go for Tinker's. She ships quicky. They work great. She offers soakers inexpensively
Which is rare in this world (thought I realize some are very time consuming and are worth the high amounts of money asked for them).
eta: After reading the thread I would never discount a handmade creation
I have a lot of respect for soaker makers. Pamela and the women who did the Midsummer's Night one (and others) are EXTREMELY talented. Their soakers are worth far more than they could put a price on--simply with the love involved. I cannot personally afford a soaker of upwards of $100 especially when I can have 5 for that price and can have some variety. That said I own a few BaaBaaBottoms, and I love their fit over any others I have. But they are not so easy to get. I learned how to knit to make myself a soaker like BBB w/o the craziness of getting one. I think highly of ANYONE who can create a soaker
Again they keep the WAHM and CDers afloat. Without new wonderful things, diapering could get *gasp* boring. :LOL