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Until now I've always loved each and every piece of fluffy mail I've received. But yesterday I got a dipe I won at an auction that I'm unhappy with - I'm so disappointed. I *really* wanted this diaper too - it looked SO cute in the pictures! BUT - the diaper looks used, and the auction implied that it was new. It didn't actually say anywhere in the auction that it was new, but it was from a CuddleWAHM, and the auction lisitng looked exactly like all the other auction listings from her storefront.<br>
It never said anything about being used, and none of the ordinary things used diaper listings usually say such as "VGC - no staining - very well taken care of etc"<br>
It's a fleece AIO, and the fleece is very definitely pilly, as it gets when washed over and over. The doubler/liner is pilly too, and looks a little faded and worn.<br><br>
Don't get me wrong, it's still a very cute diaper (although very bulky - are all Cuddlebuns this bulky?) but if I had known it was used I wouldn't have bid as much as I did. Anyway, I just have to vent. I'm better now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
So anyone else ever been disappointed?
 

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Sorry you didn't like your fluffy mail. I too have had the bad eBay/fluffy mail experience so I know how you feel.<br><br>
I was looking for Chumbas super trim AIOs and found some on eBay. They were listed in very good condtion, with some "minor pilling" from wash wear. Supposedly they were only worn "a handful of times". Well I got them and they were AWFUL. I expected a little bit of pilling but these were obviously washed many times. They were also COVERED in white lint (the dipes were dark fleece), that didn't show up in the auction pix because they were taken from several feet away. I wasn't too happy about the pilling/lint because I have sold many dipes on eBay and ALWAYS mentioned things like that. IMHO the dipes were not in good condition...more like "worn but with some life left in them".<br><br>
The worst part was, I washed them and put them on DS...and the moment he wet in them they started to STINK so bad! OMG the mildew smell coulda knocked you over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
Anyways, I wrote the whole thing off as a bad eBay experience and now I'm pondering what to do with the dipes. I don't want to sell them to someone else because IMO they aren't really sellable. I may try soaking them in bleach or Oxyclean and see if that at least gets the smell out. Otherwise they are going in the trash.<br><br>
So I def. know where you're coming from! Did you contact the seller?<br><br>
BTW My Cuddlbuns vary in their bulky-ness. Some WAHMs really stuff them and others don't. The ones I make for myself are less bulky because I put most of the soaking layers in the snap-out doubler so the diaper dries faster.<br><br>
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I was super disappointed when I got my CPF's the first time. I know everyone reminded me that we be flat but when you see the fluffy CPF's online and you get the flat ones in that haven't been washed it's hard to believe they will fluff up! I felt like crying when I saw them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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I think I've probably been disappointed about as often as I've been pleasantly surprised. Some of the more delicate fabrics or organics seem to look like crud within 5 wearings/washings, so even though in truth they are in vgc, they might look not so nice. I was shocked with my first sherpa diaper...it had only been washed, never worn, and when I got it, I thought it surely must've been used a ton of times. Well, then I got one brand new and after just one prewash, it looked like it could have passed for being washed and worn several times. Fleece pills. Some worse than others. That gets on my nerves sometimes (moreso as the seller than the buyer b/c I'm afraid someone will think I'm trying to pass off junk). I think with ebay, unless you know the seller or the item is brand new, it is always a gamble. I'm always esp careful of what they don't say too....ya know, those vague auctions that don't tell you much but offer to ans q's in emails and stuff like that. Another thing to consider is that there is no universal diaper rating system (though I wish there was one!) so what is vgc to some may be used like no tomorrow to others. Also, diff ppl have a different idea of what a large rotation of diapers is. I always see that one, but it makes me wonder how many diapers they have, and just b/c they have a bunch, how do I know if this particular one got used once a week or once a day or once in a blue moon, yk? Again, ebay is a gamble. I'm sorry you crapped out. (pun totally intended <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ).
 

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I ordered some kissaluvs 0 colors and thought they were so cute. Then I decided to get some that were natural and the terry/fleece. I was so sad that the natural with terry wasn't as cute as the colors with fleece. I probably should have known they wouldn't. I will sell them when my baby outgrows them but keep the colors. I'm sure they will work just as good the colors just not as cute.
 

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That's one of the big reasons I just don't buy used dipes anymore, unless they're from a an online friend I've known for awhile, whom I "know" has the same ideas of condition as me, kwim? It's just so disappointing to get something that was advertised as "great condition" and have it be stained, faded, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Sorry you got a bad deal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I bought a brand new diaper from Luke's Drawers that looked just darling on the picture. When I got it though, it was just way too bulky for my tastes. I was so disappointed because it is just darling, and looks very well made, but I just can't handle bulk like that--could be cause I'm new to CDing and am used to disposies.<br><br>
Now I'm not quite sure what to do with it.
 

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Try having your baby wearing this diaper a couple of times more before you sell it or give it away.<br>
I am also new to CD and I swear - I never thought I would get over the "bubble-butt-shock"! My son's behind looked huge and I was kind of afraid that it would put me off...<br>
Well, someone here in the board told me that "my eyes would adjust" - and she was so right!! I was even mentioned to my husband the other day how "normal" our baby boy looked in pants and was wondering whether I was maybe CDing better... Nope!! It is just that our eyes have adapted!!
 

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I love the bubble butt thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If the auction did NOT state used, and it is clearly used, e-mail the seller and ask for a refund. No question about it. I understand being leary of buying used diapers off e-bay however you thought you were buying a NEW diaper right? this was your intention and you never would have purchased it had you known it was used. Tell her that, and if she isn't nice about it, or offering a refund (and says a BIG SORRY) then I would tell her than misleading auctions on e-bay are a big no no and e-bay will take care of it.
 
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