I've thought about this thread and something else came to mind. Sometimes there is a situation that necessitates people selling diapers for profit. I'm not talking about selling just to "make money" but selling to pay bills, buy something else that their family needs, etc. My own small example is this: I had an opportunity to purchase a brand new Kiwi Pie for Lexi on the TP. I fell victim to the "it's so gorgeous, I'll just save it a bit longer and pet it but not let her pee in it
" syndrome, and it sat on the shelf. Then I needed to fund a purchase to help a friend out. My diapers are my only real "liquidatable" (I know I made that word up
) asset. I can't take $$ out of the house money sometimes to pay for other things, so sometimes I resort to selling in-demand items for cash. I put the KP on ebay, knowing that market value would give me a bigger return, because I needed it. The mama who bought it is happy, I'm happy because I got to help someone who means a lot to me (but sad because I don't have the KP anymore- but I was too chicken to use it anyway). I also recently sold 3 Kiwi Pie covers that weren't working well for us anymore (size-wise) on the TP and through a private sale here on MDC for very small amounts of $$, compared to the market value, because the mamas really wanted them and couldn't afford what they would have brought on ebay and one of them helped me out with another stocking of sorts.
Anyway, just wanted to remind everyone that sometimes selling for a profit isn't about trying to take advantage of the "community" aspect of the diapering mamas here- sometimes it's about needing money. Just my .02