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wow almost 2500 now. Listen up ebay!
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Mamas this issue has been resolved...you can buy used baby diapers...but not adult used diapers...if you really want to petition, start one for the adult diapers if you are concerned. Hahaha!!!
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I still hate ebay.

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Mamas this issue has been resolved...you can buy used baby diapers...but not adult used diapers...if you really want to petition, start one for the adult diapers if you are concerned. Hahaha!!!
I'd like to think that is the case but haven't seen anything official regarding the issue being over. If a mama's used baby diaper auction was pulled a few short days ago I don't see as to how the issue just resolved almost over night.
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I still hate ebay.
Yeah, they NARU'ed me a while back because I forgot to pay them a whole dollar in fees, which, go figure, was from listing and selling a used cloth dipe You have to send in all these forms of ID through snail mail to get your account back, heck with that! I no longer plan to sell anything on ebay and started a new account for purchasing. At least that's free.
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Mamas this issue has been resolved...you can buy used baby diapers...but not adult used diapers...if you really want to petition, start one for the adult diapers if you are concerned. Hahaha!!!
What is your source for saying issue resolved? Links? There is a thread here that shows how this was resolved in 2004 but this is now and ongoing. Thanks for info if you can.
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How is ebay going to get the petition?
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I used the live message function on ebay. She said that the sale of used diapers is allowed but under the mature audience category!!!!
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Mamas this issue has been resolved
Can you tell me what you are basing this on? You're not basing it on the "I come in peace" thread, are you? Because that thread is 3 years old. Thanks in advance for any new info you might have! I would love to find out that the issue really has been resolved!

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I used the live message function on ebay. She said that the sale of used diapers is allowed but under the mature audience category!!!!
Huh? Do you mean that an Ebay representative just told you that people will be allowed to sell used diapers in the mature audience category but no where else?

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WOW i wondered where all the dipe listing were going!! signing, and thx for letting us know!!

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well on our way to 3000 signers! Way to get the word out everyone
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Signed it! Forwarding it on now..
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Huh? Do you mean that an Ebay representative just told you that people will be allowed to sell used diapers in the mature audience category but no where else?[/QUOTE]

That's what she said. I tried to copy paste the IM, but it wouldn't let me. :
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That's so sad! I did a lot of my selling of used diapers on ebay and was glad to give someone else a bargain.

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So I looked on Ebay's help page and this lists the items not allowed to be sold. There is no mention of diapers at all! http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/used-clothing.html
For those of you that had auctions pulled, did you fight it? Did ebay show you a link that mentioned cloth diapers? I'm so irritated with them right now.

Used clothing (except underwear) may be listed on eBay as long as the clothing has been thoroughly cleaned according to the manufacturer's instructions. Listings that contain inappropriate descriptions will be ended.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

Listing cancellation

Limits on account privileges

Account suspension

Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

Loss of PowerSeller status

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Joe lists his old sweater for sale on eBay. A buyer won the item and Joe sent the sweater to the winning buyer. Unfortunately, Joe did not have the sweater dry-cleaned before he sent it to the winning buyer. In this case, Joe has violated eBay policy.

Henry listed a pair of his used underwear on eBay. Since this is not permitted, Henry has violated eBay policy.

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Used underwear including, but not limited to, boxer shorts, panties, briefs and athletic supporters are not permitted.

Why does eBay have this policy? Hide

eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Furthermore, due to hygiene concerns, eBay does not permit the sale of used underwear. Since the sale of used underwear or unwashed clothing may cause harm to eBay or its members, sellers may not list them on eBay.
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I used the live message function on ebay. She said that the sale of used diapers is allowed but under the mature audience category!!!!
This is not a resolution IMO. I personally would not go venturing off into the adults-only areas of ebay on a quest for dipes for my sweel lil gal. Who on earth know what might be listed in there?!

I horrified that ebay considers this a valid resolution. Bleh!
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So, I wrote a letter to ebay complaining and got this response:

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Thank you for writing eBay in regard to used cloth diapers.

We realize you may disagree, however, eBay feels this is a hygene and
health issue. We understand many items would be clean and sanitary and
may be fit for resale. However, we feel this is not an appropriate venue
for any type of used undergarment, including used cloth diapers. At this
time, we have no plans to change this policy. We regret any
disappointment this may cause.
So, diapers are a "used undergarment," kind of like the ones that college students are selling to pay for tuition? Yeah. Got it. :

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I was wondering how the petition website worked....does the author of the petition close it and then send it to eBay? Or does it just stay open and eventually gets sent to eBay? How will we know when this is done, or what the results are? (grapevine I guess )
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So, I wrote a letter to ebay complaining and got this response:

So, diapers are a "used undergarment," kind of like the ones that college students are selling to pay for tuition? Yeah. Got it. :
That is disapointing. Other than morbid curiosity : I don't think I'd eally fancy surfing around an adult catagory of used undergarments trying to fish out gently used dipes. Where's the barf smiley? Alot of that underwear just isn't worn...it's been...well use your imagination, and then not washed.

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Up to 2862.

I just did a search for FB and only came up with THREE auctions for used, and all were listed under new, but then the seller noted that they were used in the auction. I have a vested interest in this because I plan on selling my stash of FB in a couple of years.
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What is your source for saying issue resolved? Links? There is a thread here that shows how this was resolved in 2004 but this is now and ongoing. Thanks for info if you can.
Yes I am still dying of curiousity over here! :
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at least two auctions foe well loved/used dipes were cancelled by ebay today. Fuzzi Bunz seem to be good items to watch to see this "policy" in action.
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signed it

dipes and undies have vastly different purposes and cleaning regimes!
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Are there other sites similar to ebay? [meaning not hyena cart and stuff but like- YKWIM...]
iOffer.com is eBay's #1 competitor. They are a negotiation site rather than an auction site. You deal with the seller and then come to an agreement on the price and not get outbid at the last second. I just spoke with the company and they said that cloth diaper sales were welcome. I know that when I go to sell my stash, I am going there.

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and I thought I was being a little over-planning when I bought all those FBs at only 4 months into my pregnancy. Good thing I did, but now my grand ideas of what to do with them when I'm done are thwarted. I signed that thing---and noticed that one of the signers actually was anti-used cloth diapers in the comment. hahaha. Why would anyone be that stupid?
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I signed that thing---and noticed that one of the signers actually was anti-used cloth diapers in the comment. hahaha.
Um, yeah -- Why did "M Laing" sign the petition?

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