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Originally Posted by allformyboys
I just don't get people who stalk to stalk yk? like they will post "I got this this and this who wants it?" I mean if you didn't want it why are you there wasting the bandwidth and time/energy to snag it? As Karla said via Seinfeld "not that there is anything wrong with that" it just doesn't make much sense to me?
Originally Posted by Butterflymom
I've never noticed anyone stalking just to stalk and then offering it up to anyone. Usually when I see people saying, 'I got this, you can have it' it's because the person just wants to be nice when they see how much someone else wanted the item.
I think that Stell's perception *is* a bit skewed, because she's paying more attention to the stalked-for-dipes, and not remembering that most WAHM diapers are pretty easily obtainable. I tried several attainable WAHM diapers this month, with delightful results. I got a sugarplumbaby fitted that was just sitting there instock, I casually ordered up a calico baby custom fitted, I ordered up an embroidered very baby AIO from flutterbybaby without any hurry to beat the hyenas, as well as one from snuggleyou or snuggle something or other, and Little Lovies was another one of my 'new tries' this month. Next I will try Tykies, Crystal's Cloth, an organic cotton side snapping sugarpeas....(heard these are super soft).... None of these I anticipate having to spend much energy or time ordering, just some $$$. All of these are WAHM sewn diapers, and all of them are currently regarded as super quality, awesomely made, and good fits on most babes. And available!
Anyway, I'm not sure where I was going with that, just wanted to say that I think there are plenty of WAHMs who aren't swamped beyond capacity yet, and I often start threads asking who everyone's favorite 'non-swamped' WAHM is, and I hope they encourage people to sample WAHM products from the less-stalked-over makers.
Originally Posted by lnitti
Angelica, we must be thinking alike.
I have on order a sugarbums, a crystals cloth a calico baby.
I plan to order a ss sugarpeas and I've been thinking about ordering a sugarplum baby and SCC.
whiich have you received and tried? How do you like them?
Originally Posted by jmreinke
I personally don't mind the stalking/stalkers. I don't participate, and it doesn't bother me.
What does bother me is what is referred to in the quote above; quickly buying anything you can get your hands on, then deciding you don't want it - if nobody else wants it, you email the WAHM back and say "Sorry! I don't actually want it". It is rude to the WAHM. This has happened several times at the last couple of MDF stockings. It seems to me that once you "buy" and item, even if you don't complete the paypal process, you have a contract to buy - just like at eBay.
Think of it from the WAHMs perspective. We get very excited when something sells (yes, even if it is a hyena item and you pretty much know it will sell). We count on that money to pay bills. When somebody buys something quickly, then emails that they don't want it after all, or even trades before they pay - so somebody else is now responsible to pay for the original transaction - it makes more work for the WAHM, ties up stock that they could be selling to someone who does want it, and hurts feelings (the WAHMs).
I think all the hynea frenzy is crazy, but I DO understand it. I also understand the OP frustration and concerns. I'm not sure there is much to change it.
However, I would say this: PLEASE if you "buy" something through Hyena Cart (or anywhere else), it is your responsibility to complete the transaction and pay for it, just like if you win an auction or hit "buy it now" on eBay. There's no place for WAHMs to leave feedback for "Non-Paying Hyenas", and Non Paying Hyena-ing is happening quite a bit. That really does hurt the WAHMs business/time/income.
Even if you do have buyer's remorse, you still need to pay for your item. Then, you can put it on the TP or eBay or trade. But don't make more work for the WAHM in having to figure out who owes her money for the purchase.