Join Date: Jun 2003
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No, I dont buy used diapers. The furthest I have gone is lent a couple of prefolds to a girl I know well from a close, tight knit forum to try on her son before she took the plunge and bought some.
I felt funny offering them to her, thinking she might think it was yuck but she washed them herself first and washed them again and sent them back to me at which point i washed them AGAIN and put them back in the drawer.
I dont buy used clothing either.
I guess I dont really think anything is wrong with it, per se, like I know its all washed so its not really that that concerns me. Its just that I prefer new. I dont buy used anything really, ecxept for a car. If Im going to pay money for something, I want to enjoy the newness of it, that's half the fun. I dont want it to be already showing signs of wear.
A diaper is an article of clothing that gets treated pretty roughly really, a lot of washing, and when you buy it used, a lot of the life has gone out of it. That's not a bargain in my book. I look at it from the opposite perspective and think that because its new, if I look after it, then I can sell it again. I only buy fashionable label clothes for my daughter for precisely this reason - resale. I think it works out just as cheap to enjoy new and fashionable clothing and then sell it, than it does to buy clothing used. Either way, you're not really paying full price for the item.