Originally Posted by radish
Is it just me or the only people saying it is unethical the ones who have not shelled out hundreds of dollars for fluff?
There's a lot of us who are saying that it's entirely ethical
to ask whatever price you want for your property, but that in terms of how we feel about our community TP, trying to recoup your charitable auction win there
seems a little 'off' to some of us. Of course, no one is forcing anyone to pay the asking price, which is why I totally see nothing wrong with asking whatever you want to ask for it....but it just feels funny
to see someone wanting a lot
of $$ for a used
item on our TP because the price of it went really high for charity to begin with. (Yes, some of the items are very special and one-of-a-kind, but let's be straight, I've never seen anything auctioned off for charity that was so unbelievably alien-in-nature to anything
previously stocked/sold at retail directly from the WAHM. So, a ballpark retail price isn't impossible to come up with.)
And no, I have never, unfortuantly, found myself in the cushy financial situation to be able to afford to spend 400 dollars on a single hyena fluffy item, for charity or not.
We have a certain standard of living that doesn't change drastically from month-to-month, and that does allow for my WAHM-supporting purchases to keep cloth diapering fun for me, and I have
won charity fluff, but not for insane-bidding-war-driven end prices, since we are not wealthy so my husband would never agree we have the means to spend those kinds of amounts.