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Old 05-13-2004, 03:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It seems like there are all kinds of great dipes, some pretty hyena IMO, that are just sitting there. and have been for a while. I spy with my little eye, a few pinheads, a PWP, a couple of kiwi pies, and a little lonley firefly. It bites for the mama's who are trying to sell, and for me too b/c I'm going to be able to sell in abt a wk!!! Guess I might try my hand at Ebay
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Well, what's hot to sell right now is newborn diapering items. Those go really fast!
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I've noticed a lot of Mediums flying off the board too - at least all the mediums I've been interested in :
I had a similiar experience though - I had some pretty popular fitteds, almost brand new and went elsewhere to sell. I had tons of views but no bites and my prices were very fair.
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I should be looking on the tp more often.
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I know -- I had a ton of stuff on there (some great stuff) and only sold 3 dipes. The rest is on ebay now! :
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Oh but I forgot to say the reason I have a bunch of stuff for sale is that I BOUGHT so much great stuff from the TP that now I have to sell old stuff
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it's *really* slow going on the tp and diaperpin nowadays. see how many begging posts are up?

pretty frustrating!

one of these days maybe I'll try selling on e-bay.....
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Sometimes I see a diaper in the TP I like pass because I'd rather buy more than one at a time. Maybe others are the same way?

Or...maybe people just aren't updating *sold* when they're post falls off the first page??
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it bites...I'm trying to sell right now too. Just when I decide to simplify--to go on the wagon too! I have a lot on ebay right now.
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I think right now is just a tough time for people financially... I have bought LOTS off the tp over the last few months, but right now- new baby have to hang on to those extra bucks...

I second the thing about buying in "lots" though. It really saves me on the shipping, and it always seems like people want to sell individually or just 3-4 really quality items.
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It has definately been slow for awhile now. I have a box of stuff I am holding onto for when it picks up again. I havent done ebay yet and I am kinda scared to.
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I have been TRYING to keep myself regined (sp?) in as far as spending is concerned. My DH just got me a lovely new (expensive) stroller for mother's day and I have promised myself that I would forgo any diaper buying this month, but you know how that goes...

I am still looking for a nighttime solution so DS doesn't have to wear a disposable at night... so that could be my undoing if I see a sleeptight fuzbaby on TP.

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I noticed that too. I had some things I thought would be sold quickly and they just sit there. My prices are high though because I wasn't thinking when I bought them too high.
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I keep on changing the thread title! I've changed it so many times I can't keep up! I haven't thought about selling the three AIO's as a lot. Do you really think that they would sell that way, even if they're three different types of AIO's?
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I don't know about this lot thing, I just stuck a big lot up for dirt cheap. We'll see I guess.
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I am DEFINATELY going to ebay to sell my diapers from now on... they sell for so much more than the TP (especially lately).

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Oh yeah, I always make more on eBay but it's such a PITA. I'm not buying right now, that's probably accounting for some of the TP slowness, lol.

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Yes Ebay is a PITA because if you want quick money, it doesn't work that well, :LOL. You have to wait until the auction closes.

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Oh yeah, I always make more on eBay but it's such a PITA. I'm not buying right now, that's probably accounting for some of the TP slowness, lol.
:LOL:
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might have to check this out.



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I'll be selling all of my dipes on Ebay (months and months from now). There's more of an audience and (IMO) a better return.
Not a PITA if you don't mind waiting the days that your auction is posted (and it's kind of addicting to watch the bids go up and up...).

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I have bought tons from the TP but now that I know what works best for us, that is all I want, KWIM? So if anyone has FCBs...
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Danielle! I'm :LOL over your ddddc!
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Danielle! I'm :LOL over your ddddc!
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I've noticed that everywhere! Inflation is taking it's toll on everyone so not very many people are buying too much anymore. That's my guess. I've had a lot of stuff on the TP lately and not very many buyers.

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So let's vote Bush out in November, then we can all go back to purchasing diapers as we please!! :LOL
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I give my listings on the TP (and DiaperPin) 3 days tops and then they go to the auction block. I've found that "ppd" is an incentive for buyers. I usually don't buy if shipping isn't included on the TP unless it's something I absolutely cannot live without.

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So let's vote Bush out in November, then we can all go back to purchasing diapers as we please!! :LOL
I'm with ya there!! I would love to buy more diapers.

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I'll be selling all of my dipes on Ebay (months and months from now). There's more of an audience and (IMO) a better return.
Not a PITA if you don't mind waiting the days that your auction is posted (and it's kind of addicting to watch the bids go up and up...).
What I like about ebaying is that if you score something on the TP that was just an obscene deal and would like to sell it but not for such a low price if it's worth more, ebay is great. I would feel weird about buying something off the TP for say, $5 and then turning around and selling it for $10 or $15 but if it's worth that, then you'll get it on ebay and it's out of your hands how much it'll go for, kwim?
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I don't check the tp regularly b/c well, that would be like shopping everyday and I try to keep myself in check. You can get some good deals there tho. Thanks for reminding me to check. I scored today! http://www.jordynbitton.com/gallery/ds/IMG_0832

what do yall think? (i was afraid to say til I got it b/c of the s lookin for nb stuff) think its gender neutral enough? It was instant and its pink *and blue! :LOL
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