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post #101 of 130
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No one is doing anyone a favor, but as a WAHM I am trying to promote cloth diapering, both for the children and the environment (and many other reasons as well), and if the prices of cloth skyrocket, then we are just going to drive the general public even more towards sposies.
Someone else said WAHMs were doing us a favor by having low prices. I didnt mean it in a bad way.

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Hmm, I don't see it as judging. I asked out of curiousity. I want to know what people think about items being re-sold over retail. I don't see that as judging how much people pay. We're all just sharing our opinions on this.
The OPs ? is not judgemental but people saying it is wrong or not nice or you are ripping people off and such is judging. I only meant that non one likes to be judged and the diapering forum has felt it quite a bit recently so I thought I try to put it in perspective.
post #102 of 130
Should we have a sing along now? I love those...
post #103 of 130
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by radish
I only meant that non one likes to be judged and the diapering forum has felt it quite a bit recently so I thought I try to put it in perspective.

Yes, I agree! :LOL I'm sorry if this turned into people feeling judged. I've just always wondered what others thought of this type of re-selling. I especially wanted to hear the WAHMs' views on it.
post #104 of 130
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I don't think selling to make $$ as long as you're not intentionally taking advantage with a malicious intent unethical.
ITA! and didnt think that you were suggesting anything else.

Like I said, maybe I am totally out of it but I think the mamas here would notice if one person was snatching up all the hyena dipes and reselling them for 2-3x retail. Those hyenas dont miss a thang!!!

The few times I have seen something on the TP above retail, the mama has a disclaimer that says, "please dont flame me, I need the cash." and POOF! the dipes are sold in a few minutes
post #105 of 130
D'oh! I dint know you were the OP

I didnt think those were your intentions, sorry to derail...
post #106 of 130
Hmmmm I can see both sides of the argument.

Personally if I wanted to get what something was worth I would go to ebay.

If I was going to sell something on the trading post then I would feel obliged to price my items *below* what they are worth just because this is a community where people view each other as friends.

Just recently someone offered to buy something from me, but the shipping costs were going to be too high to make the deal worthwhile. If I'm going to sell something barely used that didn't work for us then I need to be able to replace it and sometimes that means selling something for more than what you would ask a *friend* or community member to pay for it.

Then again I just generally avoid selling to friends because friends and $$ don't mix.

I think I've just gone off on a tangent...sorry!

But as the saying goes something is only worth what others are willing to pay for it. Some of us *would* pay the WAHM more for the products if they could even get a hold of them, but they can't, so for those who can afford it she with the most money/desire wins...
post #107 of 130
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Originally Posted by 2much2luv
Should we have a sing along now? I love those...
YES!! How about "It's a Small World"? Or the nutty little song that the bird sings to Mufasa on The Lion King? I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts...:LOL
post #108 of 130
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Originally Posted by Beanie Mama
I understand Kellie...

I'm such a geek, but I have been following this thread and thinking about it all day! CDing is such an INTERESTING study in economics and marketing. Nearly all of the business done by WAHMs is via word of mouth (WOM) with little investment in traditional forms of advertising. That is AMAZING! I am hard pressed to find another product that is like that.

And the hyena-effect economics make this a terrific microstudy in monopoly economics... especially since most WAHMs do not charge nearly what the actual equilibrium price would be. Just facinating! :
You are so right . Our friends IRL who know nothing about cloth just cannot fathom the price/market etc of cloth diapers. Especially the used CD market!
post #109 of 130
No sing along then?
post #110 of 130
I don't really want to get involved in this debate, but I just wanted to say that there is 1 mama on this board who did an amazing thing today. She unfortunately had to sell one of her custom diapers on Ebay that we just made for her. She didn't want to bother us with a return and needed to make her money back as it was a fairly expensive item. The auction closed with the final price over retail and she SENT US THE PROFITS! We are still floored.

Thanks again mama...you know who you are. 2
post #111 of 130
Yes, natesmommy. "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts..."
post #112 of 130
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Originally Posted by radish
I think I am most bothered by the judgement here and in general in the diapering forum.

Mamas judging how much we spend on dipes, or time spent stalking, etc. We all agree that it is unfair and not nice to judge, right? I think the same applies here.

I dont sell my dipes for more than retail but I dont care if someone does. Maybe the Mama is in a pinch. She shouldnt have to answer to me. Just like I dont wanna answer to anyone about the $$ I spend on CDs. I *could* tell them 50% of my stash is from WAHM trades/barters but I dont think I should have to, YK?? I dont think it is productive to go on about it.
Agreed Radish!

At least 80 percent of my stash is funded by trades, barters, resales ect...and really it is nobodys business how I get my dipes be they hyena or not kwim? and Lindsay had a great point...situtations change...month to month..at least for some of us!

Personally if I had to use garbage to CD with ...I think I would be inclined to use disposables..I need good solid effective dipes that are quality made...and if those happen to be Hyena ..well then so be it!

I cannot say that I ever fund my dipe purchases by dipping into my household income..its all resale...swap...trade....LOL you get the drift!

post #113 of 130
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Originally Posted by kellieblue
Some hyena items might not lose much value (like a Cadillac would have a higher resale value than a Kia), but they certainly don't gain value, IMO.
:LOL :LOL :LOL

Care to explain the Elbee phenomenon to me?
post #114 of 130
"here they are standing in a row...."

(now if I messed that line up it is SOMEONE ELSES fault because noone is helping me out here.... )
post #115 of 130
Thread Starter 
"big ones, small ones.. (I forget the rest...)"

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Originally Posted by Marsupialmuma
Agreed Radish!

At least 80 percent of my stash is funded by trades, barters, resales ect...and really it is nobodys business how I get my dipes be they hyena or not kwim? and Lindsay had a great point...situtations change...month to month..at least for some of us!

Personally if I had to use garbage to CD with ...I think I would be inclined to use disposables..I need good solid effective dipes that are quality made...and if those happen to be Hyena ..well then so be it!

I cannot say that I ever fund my dipe purchases by dipping into my household income..its all resale...swap...trade....LOL you get the drift!


I hope people don't think this thread is questioning HOW others attain their hyena dipes. I feel it has gone a bit off track. I barter, trade, resell, etc. as well. Nothing wrong with trying to get the best stuff you can! I personally do not agree with others asking more than a WAHM charges for her product. But, there isn't a law against it, so I'm sure it will continue to happen - I just won't pay it.


And the El Bee phenomenon - I can't explain that - I've never owned one. To me a used dipe is a USED dipe and not worth more than it was new. But again, that is just my opinion.
post #116 of 130
Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head...
post #117 of 130
I wish I knew the words...I could use a singalong right now
post #118 of 130
give 'em a twist...
a flick of the wrist...
post #119 of 130
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Originally Posted by kellieblue
And the El Bee phenomenon - I can't explain that - I've never owned one. To me a used dipe is a USED dipe and not worth more than it was new. But again, that is just my opinion.
Kellie- I for one have IMMENSELY enjoyed this thread! It got the long-sleeping brain cells awake and thinking!

As for Elbee... I'll let you know. I've got one coming in a few days. I believe it is used and I don't think I paid over retail for it :LOL But it doesn't matter- I'm silly enough to pay b/c I want to try one! (And I was the one who paid over retail for the FCB AIO today... just don't tell my DH!) What can I say- I am a lousy hyena... with a capital L! :LOL

"Beans, beans
the magical fruit
the more you eat..."
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post #120 of 130
"the more you toot."
Good one
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