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post #1 of 126
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What are your thoughts on this? Should it be disclosed somewhere on their site? I recently got some diapers in the mail that reeked of smoke. My dd said "stinky" when we opened it.
post #2 of 126
I think it should be disclosed. Just like having pets. Some people have serious allergies to things like that and it's only fair to the consumer that all pertinent information about the product (including a potentially-offensive smell) be disclosed up front. Buyers can decide from there whether they want the product still.
post #3 of 126
that's disgusting. i detest cigarette smoke.
post #4 of 126
.I say, if you are paying for something you should at least get a heads up!That is just gross IMO.I hate cigarette smoke.
post #5 of 126
I think it should be disclosed probably, but at least you can wash it out. also, maybe the wahm's dh smokes and there isn't much she can do about that (although I don't think sending out a smoke-smelling dipe is a good business practice). probalby the wahm would be horrifed to know that a dipe she sent out smelled like that.
post #6 of 126
yucko. i wouldn't want to get smoky smelling dipes. it should be disclosed on the site.
post #7 of 126
I recently got a podaegi and some dipes in the mail that smelled horribly of cigarette smoked. I was so ticked. Then the next week, I was driving my dd back from dance class and we passed our mail carriers truck and he was sitting there smoking. In the truck. I got home and called the post office and complained. Not sure that it did any good, because yesterday I saw him smoking in the truck.

So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
post #8 of 126
I think it should be disclosed as well.. or if it isnt clearly stated you could always email and ask, esp if you have an allergy.

Also, I *used* to smoke and never realized how bad my clothes and car reeked until I quit *3 years ago.YAY* and she may not realize how bad it is, yk? It is hard to smell it on yourself if you are used to it!
post #9 of 126
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Originally Posted by drea2447

So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
oh, that's a really good point.
post #10 of 126
I like it when a seller says they have a smoke-free pet-free home. It makes me MUCH more likely to buy from them.
post #11 of 126
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Originally Posted by Sustainer
I like it when a seller says they have a smoke-free pet-free home. It makes me MUCH more likely to buy from them.
post #12 of 126
On a tangent, I bought a coat on Ebay last fall, and the box reeked of perfume. I could smell it before even opening the box! When I opened it, I found a very pungent fabric softener sheet in there with the coat. I guess it was supposed to act as a sachet.

I emailed the seller and explained (very nicely) that she might not want to continue that practice. I had to wash the coat 3-4 times before I could even wear it (asthma). She was very apologetic and said that she should have considered that since her brother is asthmatic. Some people just don't think.
post #13 of 126
I remember getting dipes stinkin of smoke a couple years ago, it was pretty gross. I think someone running a business shouldnt be smoking around her product.
post #14 of 126
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Originally Posted by drea2447
I recently got a podaegi and some dipes in the mail that smelled horribly of cigarette smoked. I was so ticked. Then the next week, I was driving my dd back from dance class and we passed our mail carriers truck and he was sitting there smoking. In the truck. I got home and called the post office and complained. Not sure that it did any good, because yesterday I saw him smoking in the truck.

So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
ITA, the postmasters smoke in my PO and I try to use the larger post office for mailing items but am not always able to get there. It would not be totally inappropriate to send the WAHM a polite e-mail explaining that the items smelled like cigarette smoke and maybe she can explain. Also, I know of a couple of WAHMs that this has come up with in the past so maybe check feedback here and on Diaperpin in advance and see if there is any mention.
post #15 of 126
i had this happen with a clothing order from a wahm several years ago--someone i was thinking of having do some sewing for me. it put me off so badly that i never even considered her as a possibility after that. i know some smell could rub off from the carrier, but i'm talking totally saturated and nasty. i think if you smoke, you need to be careful to do it in an area that doesn't affect any product you sell. it's especially important to me, as i have an asthmatic child.
post #16 of 126
I received a diaper once that smelled like smoke. It reaked, and I started having problems with my breathing. I wasn't sure what to do at first. I didn't want to be rude and confront the WAHM, but I didn't want to buy from them again if they smoked. I finally emailed her, and at first she was confused b/c they don't smoke. Then she remembered that her wood stove or fireplace was backed up or something and had filled their house with smoke. I can't remember all the details, but it ended up being that stove, and she thanked me for letting me know it got to the diapers, and she washed all the diapers she had instock.
post #17 of 126
I agree with the idea that they should disclose the info. I quit smoking awhile back and now the smell (which I never noticed before) makes me physically ill.
post #18 of 126
I really think it should be disclosed.

And the mention of that it can be washed out - not necessarily. I've had to toss items that I couldn't get the smell out of.

As for the delivery person smoking - maybe this is why some of the WAHMs send in ziplock too.
post #19 of 126
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Originally Posted by drea2447
Then the next week, I was driving my dd back from dance class and we passed our mail carriers truck and he was sitting there smoking. In the truck. I got home and called the post office and complained. Not sure that it did any good, because yesterday I saw him smoking in the truck.
So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
I know UPS drivers are allowed to smoke in their truckds. It wouldnt surprise me if it is allowed for the usps to also.
post #20 of 126
I am shocked postal workers are allowed to smoke in an enclosed space with our mail.You would think in this day and age that would be outlawed.
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