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post #41 of 163
I think my main problem with this is a few months ago this would have been looked down upon and all the sudden now its ok? There was a thread about NOT selling something above retail and if you did its just unethical, and I still feel that way and Im very very very sad that you all do not anymore, it means the ethics of the diapering world are changing. It saddens me greatly and I am NOT afraid to point fingers, I have always made sure I offer my items at an ethical and reasonable price even though I SURE COULD use the money.
post #42 of 163
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post #43 of 163
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Originally Posted by SEEPAE
There was a thread about NOT selling something above retail and if you did its just unethical
If I remember correctly that thread was about asking more than retail for a dipe on the TP, not on ebay. Ebay is a whole different game, the price is driven by the buyers, not the sellers. Even if the person listing the dipes on ebay was hoping to make a ton of money off of them, the only people who can guarantee that she does is the person bidding. If people weren't willing to pay $80 for a dipe then they wouldn't sell for $80.

I personally would never spend $80 on one dipe and it's not because I can't afford it. I just think it's way too much money for something that gets pooped in. :LOL Appearantly there are people out there who will. Good for them it's their money and they should be able to do with it as they damn well please.
post #44 of 163
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Originally Posted by SEEPAE
I still feel that way and Im very very very sad that you all do not anymore, it means the ethics of the diapering world are changing. It saddens me greatly and I am NOT afraid to point fingers, I have always made sure I offer my items at an ethical and reasonable price even though I SURE COULD use the money.
Maybe you don't mean to sound so completely melodramatic and over the top, but I'm quite sure from my memory of the thread several months ago that the "diapering world" has NEVER been of one singular mind about this. I think that reasonable people can disagree about this subject and nobody needs to insinuate that the ethics of the community have gone to h#ll in a handbasket. Respectful disagreement is what makes this place great, and I tend to think that "pointing fingers" at people who disagree with you is in very bad form.

Perhaps someone can now invoke a customer related service issue so this thread can get pulled.

Karla
post #45 of 163
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If I remember correctly that thread was about asking more than retail for a dipe on the TP, not on ebay. Ebay is a whole different game, the price is driven by the buyers, not the sellers. Even if the person listing the dipes on ebay was hoping to make a ton of money off of them, the only people who can guarantee that she does is the person bidding. If people weren't willing to pay $80 for a dipe then they wouldn't sell for $80.
This is what I remember, too. And people have paid wayyyy more for stuff on ebay that I was selling than what I would have paid. For dipes and Hanna clothes :LOL
post #46 of 163
ok yes that is prosumptious to say that it includes everyone and we are all like-minded, I know that is not true, but it seems that there has been a shift on both ebay and the TP. And yes there was a thread about an ebay item being sold for more than retail and profiting and the majority seemed to agree they looked down upon it.
post #47 of 163
I personally don't really care. I figure if I don't like it - I don't have to bid on it.

I may have my own feelings about whatever it happens to be...but I don't think that everyone needs to think or feel the same way. I don't really care what the majority thinks of something.

I never can quite understand why these things cause such a stir. I keep saying...it's not the first time and it won't be the last. We don't have to get involved in these things. I don't think it really affects us unless we choose to involve ourselves in the process. I do find it amusing when certain items take off and go for outrageous prices. But again...it doesn't necessarily impact my life.

There really are plenty of diapers out there. And what's hot today will not be tomorrow and so on. You can count on it.
post #48 of 163
I've seen some pretty strong arguments made on thi thread. I never did judge what others chose to do, but now I may just put some dipes on e-bay when I'm ready to sell (hyena and non).

It does seem kinda "big brother" to have some moral code stating where is ok to sell a diaper.
post #49 of 163
And angelica that is not true for everyone, I happen to be in a very specific situation where only very specific items can be worn by my child. but I know I am in the bitter minority and maybe even the only one. But thats another story, there is always something that makes it harder than it should be, for me.
post #50 of 163
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Originally Posted by clothcrazymom
I personally don't really care. I figure if I don't like it - I don't have to bid on it.

I may have my own feelings about whatever it happens to be...but I don't think that everyone needs to think or feel the same way. I don't really care what the majority thinks of something.

I never can quite understand why these things cause such a stir. I keep saying...it's not the first time and it won't be the last. We don't have to get involved in these things. I don't think it really affects us unless we choose to involve ourselves in the process. I do find it amusing when certain items take off and go for outrageous prices. But again...it doesn't necessarily impact my life.

There really are plenty of diapers out there. And what's hot today will not be tomorrow and so on. You can count on it.

my feelings exactly
post #51 of 163
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I am a full propenent for making as much money as you can.
I agree 100% with you on this, Meg. It's ridiculous to think that a mama shouldn't sell her items wherevere she'll get the most money, and on ebay, honestly, it's the buyers who set the price.

However, it has seemed to me in the past that WAHMS who have a "capitalist" slant, or who get really big and successful, are looked down on by diapering mamas (fuzzibunz, anyone remember that?!) There's a "little guy" mentality that buyers like to see in their WAHMs, and it's my opinion that any wahm who would suddenly up her prices from say, $20 to $50, would be slammed up, down and around the diapering forums. She's be labelled a greedy, capitalist pig, for sure. So, I think the suggestion that a WAHM should just raise her prices when ebay auctions of her goods go high is a bit off base. There's a lot more that goes into the WAHM's position than just whether or not there are a few people willing to pay high prices for her goods. Let's face it, in the diapering world, reputation and perception is everything, and if a WAHM is percieved as greedy and just trying to make a buck, she won't be successful.
post #52 of 163
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Originally Posted by Knittin' in the Shade
I agree 100% with you on this, Meg. It's ridiculous to think that a mama shouldn't sell her items wherevere she'll get the most money, and on ebay, honestly, it's the buyers who set the price.

However, it has seemed to me in the past that WAHMS who have a "capitalist" slant, or who get really big and successful, are looked down on by diapering mamas (fuzzibunz, anyone remember that?!) There's a "little guy" mentality that buyers like to see in their WAHMs, and it's my opinion that any wahm who would suddenly up her prices from say, $20 to $50, would be slammed up, down and around the diapering forums. She's be labelled a greedy, capitalist pig, for sure. So, I think the suggestion that a WAHM should just raise her prices when ebay auctions of her goods go high is a bit off base. There's a lot more that goes into the WAHM's position than just whether or not there are a few people willing to pay high prices for her goods. Let's face it, in the diapering world, reputation and perception is everything, and if a WAHM is percieved as greedy and just trying to make a buck, she won't be successful.
what she said....
post #53 of 163
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Okay, I have no opinion. I am a cd newbie reading with interest about the politics of the diapering world... I had no idea! But this quote has me nodding my head vigorously...

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Originally Posted by lifetapestry

I can't help thinking that if men made diapers, we'd all be paying in excess of $30 . . .

Karla
post #54 of 163
I agree with certain parts of each side.

I did want to say that these diapers are hyena for a reason, they fit damn good and are super absorbant yet trim. The reason they are sought after is b/c they work so well, not b/c they are "hyena". Once people hear they are hyena, of course they want to try them, no not for the sake of obtaining a hyena item, but b/c they want to try this diaper everyone finds wonderful for their child. So, my point as to why this is relevant is b/c some children like SEEPAE mentioned can only fit into these diapers. My son is SO hard to fit. You dont even want to know. Ill pay whatever I think the diaper is worth since I WANT/NEED to CD, and no more than that. If people want to pay $80 for the diaper, fine. Who cares??? While this item may be luxury, I truly do NEED the luxury item and Ill find a way to get it whether it be purchasing new or used for whatever price I want to pay.

I also could just care less about people selling on ebay and I have to agree that Ive never done it before even when I needed the money for whatever reason b/c I was afraid of being reemed on. I just wanted to state the above b/c some points people were making were invalid. The diaper sells high for a reason. If you can find me a non-hyena WAHM who sells a diaper that has the same quality in sewing, in absorbancy, trimness and hold up tremendous, as FCB, PLEASE let me know as I could really use the diapers. But to my knowledge there is no one. Sorry if this is being mean to other WAHM's but its just true!
post #55 of 163
its not just that he can only fit into certain ones, he use to be easy to fit but now has a small rise and medium waist but the medium rise is HUMUNGOUS on him now, its that he has this stupid rash and I have to choose between certain cloth diapers and switching to sposies and NO WAY could we afford disposables as much as he has to be changed, and no way I could pay the "going rate" for the dipes we need, so its like Im sh*t-outa-luck.
post #56 of 163
Exactly how my son is Seepae. My son is very short with a short rise but a normal medium sized waist. It surprises me that FCB fits him as well as they do b/c I never thought of them as a low rise diaper but they do. The way they are manufactured just fits him perfectly.

I also agree with bad rashes. Braedon has PUL issues but I really need an AIO for certain occasions and so far FCB and VB are the only 2 AIO's that do not give him rashes. So I have to go with what works.

Anyways, I guess my point is that unfortuntely for me, FCB is really one of the only diapers out there that fits my son correctly w/o giving him rashes or wicking. So the point that FCB isnt the only good diaper out there is null for me. Like Seepae said, we are probably the minority, but this is for sure true for my son up to date. Again, if anyone knows a WAHM who makes nearly an identical diaper, lemme know. Who wants to go through the trouble of stalking if they dont have to. But like I said before, I have yet to find anyone identical to FCB and thats WHY they are so hyena.
post #57 of 163
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Let's face it, in the diapering world, reputation and perception is everything, and if a WAHM is percieved as greedy and just trying to make a buck, she won't be successful.
I keep trying to explain this to my dh, mr business major, because he says the WAHMs should just raise their prices to match what they go for on ebay.

Ok, sorry if I am being insensitive here, but how can your child only fit in one type of diaper? How did people diaper for thousands of years with flats and then prefolds if there are these babies that just don't fit in certain diapers? I don't buy the "he/she can only wear elbees so if I don't get a stash of those we are gonna have to switch to sposies" argument. Sure, some diapers fit alot better and look wonderful and stylish, but the real point of diapers is to catch the pee and poop, and you can do that with just about anything. Sorry, I'm just not getting it.
post #58 of 163
Spreding some sunshine on a gloomy thread. Have you gals tried Sugar Plum Baby? My son is what I consider hard to fit and these work wonderfully on him. Easy to get, super absorbant. I use mine overnight with a doubler and not a leak in sight. Plus the best, they are easy to get.
post #59 of 163
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Originally Posted by 2much2luv
"he/she can only wear elbees so if I don't get a stash of those we are gonna have to switch to sposies" argument.
That the thing is is NOT about fit with him it is about his rash, and I pray that if moms thousands of years ago had a DC with a rash like my DS's they were able to find a cure fast because we have not. It is not only painful for him but painful for me to see him suffering and the only thing I can do is make him comfortable in whatever diapers work for him, and THAT is why it is only certain types.
post #60 of 163
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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005
Spreding some sunshine on a gloomy thread. Have you gals tried Sugar Plum Baby? My son is what I consider hard to fit and these work wonderfully on him. Easy to get, super absorbant. I use mine overnight with a doubler and not a leak in sight. Plus the best, they are easy to get.
These diapers hold up like nothing I have ever seen. Also, little-fishy diapers look a lot like FCB. I'm wondering if they fit the same. I've been wanting to try one, but the only knit print in-stock is a print I already have on a FCB. Woven outers usually make the diaper too small to fit Kylie And most of the pretty RB's are woven outers. RB is another spectacular fitting dipe IME. Kylie is really hard to fit and RB's are amazing

Sugarbums are another well made diaper that hold up really well. I had one that was pretty old when I got it, then I used it everyday for months and it still looked nearly new (minus some print fading). Kylie outgrew it and now another baby is wearing it.
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