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post #161 of 199
Does anyone know what's going on with this. They don't seem to be pulling as many anymore. I have a couple up and a couple that have gone all the way that weren't pulled and I noticed that there are others up that aren't getting pulled. Anyone know what's up with the petition? Will/Has it been sent?
post #162 of 199
wow. i had never really thought about why i didn't see many/any used ones posted. i am off to the petition if it is still useful. thanks for the info.
post #163 of 199
i made 4380! does anyone know when the petition is getting sent off?
post #164 of 199
Petion comments are so good. Wish I could say things so well and to the point.:
post #165 of 199
Just signed!
post #166 of 199
root*children i was bidding on some of your but i got outbid. i saw today that yours had been pulled anyway. their seems to be no logic behind what gets pulled and what doesn't. i won some earlier in the week with no problems. it was a one day only listing. maybe they can't catch the shorter auctions before they go through?
post #167 of 199
I thought if I did a shorter auction it wouldn't get pulled, but it did. There's someone out there picking on used cloth diapers. The person is from Canada. She bragged about having 150 pulled in 2 days. I guess it all goes by when she decides to "take the time" to get our auctions pulled. I gave up. I don't even go out to ebay much unless I'm selling something else. Which that is not getting to be worth while anymore. The other day I had 4 outfits sell for $2.00. That might cover charges between paypal and ebay. :
post #168 of 199
So, now that I'm completely fed up with ebay on the cloth diapering issues - what are other good venues to sell them on?

I know here at the TP and the Diaper Pin (although that hardly had any listings, maybe 2 under each category). Anyone got a list?

Hellya - another reason I'm disgusted with ebay, is those diapers you were bidding on of mine (5 Kissaluvs) were pulled, along with the other 5 I had in the same size. There was the same bidder on both, and so I emailed her and asked if she wanted to do a BIN for all. (her bids at the end were around $30 for each lot). She offered me $25 TOTAL including shipping to Canada : I want to laugh and growl at the same time! Talk about insulting!
post #169 of 199
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Originally Posted by brookesmommy View Post
I thought if I did a shorter auction it wouldn't get pulled, but it did. There's someone out there picking on used cloth diapers. The person is from Canada. She bragged about having 150 pulled in 2 days. I guess it all goes by when she decides to "take the time" to get our auctions pulled.
Why???
post #170 of 199
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Originally Posted by PrettyBird View Post
Why???
And also, where did you read this? Does she participate in some online forum?
post #171 of 199

Ebay Needs A Good Dose Of Competition!!

What we need to do is start listing our used dipes on another online auction. The trouble is not many people frequent online auctions other than ebay.

It seems like the only way to sell our used dipes is to start doing so on another site. Ebay needs a good dose of competition.

Also, isnt' it time to submit our petition??

Any idea when that will happen?
post #172 of 199
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Originally Posted by mommymo View Post
What we need to do is start listing our used dipes on another online auction. The trouble is not many people frequent online auctions other than ebay.

It seems like the only way to sell our used dipes is to start doing so on another site. Ebay needs a good dose of competition.

Also, isnt' it time to submit our petition??

Any idea when that will happen?
www.wahmchicks.com is a free auction site. People used to sell their diapers on there all the time. I bet it would take off if more people were aware.
post #173 of 199
There is another free auction site affiliated with Diaper Pin but I'm not sure I'm allowed to mention it here. I know the mamas on the Pin are trying to encourage each other to use that site so we can find a decent alternative for eBay. At this rate, though, it'll take awhile. But it certainly has more auctions and traffic than the www.wahmchicks.com auction site.
post #174 of 199

Class Action

As far as I know, selling used cloth diapers is not illegal in the USA.

Maybe we need to organize a legal class action against ebay. Many people have lost a lot of money by not being able to sell their used diapers.

I was banking on the opportunity to recover some of my investment in cloth diapers by reselling them on ebay.

This is so upsetting to so many people who have been loyal ebayers for years.

The point that gets to me the most is that there are diaper services all over the world, not just the US, that continue to provide used diapers to families. If this is considered acceptable, then why does ebay continue to eliminate listings for used dipes? Would they also cancel listings of cloth diapering services who auction off a year of diaper service? Wouldn't that be the same thing???

Another point is that ebay is assuming end use. What if I buy some used diapers simply to use as patterns to sew my own diapers. Who would want to buy a new dipe for that?

This is so frustrating!!
post #175 of 199
Legality has nothing to do with this. Ebay is a privately owned site, not government owned. They can determine what they do and don't want on their own website.
post #176 of 199
That really sucks. I was planning on supplementing my stash with Ebay. Does anyone know if they are going to back off on the issue?

And I agree with pp - We DON'T have underwear services, We DO have diaper services. So how exactly does that work. Next they are going to pull pants and shorts because they are too close to THERE.:
post #177 of 199
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Originally Posted by mommymo View Post
What we need to do is start listing our used dipes on another online auction. The trouble is not many people frequent online auctions other than ebay.

It seems like the only way to sell our used dipes is to start doing so on another site. Ebay needs a good dose of competition.
I totally agree! Even if the petition works, why should ebay get all our money???? Why not concentrate on giving more business or exposure to other, more NFL-friendly sites. A couple of people mentioned diaperswappers.com or WAHMchicks.com. I'm haven't been around long enough to get to the MDC trading post, but why not use that?

Ebay, schmeebay, I say! Let's support smaller sites that actually *encourage* used diaper sales because they understand and promote the use of cloth diapers!!!
post #178 of 199
The person was on the ebay community bragging about getting the diapers pulled. PM me and I'll send you the thread.
post #179 of 199

What About Buzz Shops?

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Originally Posted by feministmom View Post
I totally agree! Even if the petition works, why should ebay get all our money???? Why not concentrate on giving more business or exposure to other, more NFL-friendly sites. A couple of people mentioned diaperswappers.com or WAHMchicks.com. I'm haven't been around long enough to get to the MDC trading post, but why not use that?

Ebay, schmeebay, I say! Let's support smaller sites that actually *encourage* used diaper sales because they understand and promote the use of cloth diapers!!!
What about buzz shops? www.buzzshops.com

I believe that listing is free.

The auction link is

http://www.buzzshops.com/auction/xcAuction.asp

Not many people are currently listing their auctions, but that can change if we all start selling there.
post #180 of 199
I'm thinking a boycott of eBay would speak louder...the number of usual listings was always over 2000 last I was there and some mamas are saying it would be 3000. Right now it is about 600! That is a lot of money lost for eBay right there. I wish there was a way to have everyone boycott using eBay for any diaper, used or new.

And now I'm hearing they are going after hemp diapering products as well?? :

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Ebay, schmeebay, I say! Let's support smaller sites that actually *encourage* used diaper sales because they understand and promote the use of cloth diapers!!!
: I'm so disgusted with eBay for a few reasons but the cloth diaper issue hits it where it counts for me, I'm thinking of not even buying anything from other sellers (b/c that supports eBay too when you think about it) and I'm definately not going to list there again. It costs too much money to list now anyways.
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